A Mansion You Can Play In: Documenting the demise of Oakland’s oldest social club

  • Photographer
    Marla Aufmuth
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention
  • Company/Studios
    Marla Aufmuth Photographer
  • Date of Photograph
  • Technical Info
    Sony full frame with Aputure lighting

Founded in 1929, the Bellevue Club’s membership boomed through WWII, but the social club struggled to maintain its relevance as the city evolved. In 2020, with less than 100 members left, the Covid-19 pandemic was the club’s deathknell. These are the Bellevue Club’s last remaining members.

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