In 1936, there were fewer than 200 surfers in California, can you believe? Back then, 16-year-old Don James borrowed his dad's camera to photograph his friends riding the waves, thereby recording the beginnings of surf culture. Today, this gallery poster highlighting his work now sells for up to $500, but there's a lovely reprint for just $29.95. It would look beautiful above a desk, I think.
(via The Year in Pictures)