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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Getting Hitched: 1925

Getting Hitched: 1925

Mill Valley, Calif., circa 1925. "Nash touring car with trailer." Outfitted with a patriotic profusion of flags. 5x7 glassneg by Christopher Helin. View full size.

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The car is towing an Auto-Kamp Trailer, one of the first fold-out campers made.

Mill Valley Fuel Company

In the background at right, just where it should be at what is today 71 Throckmorton Ave., though the old building is long gone. You could, however, have bought one of these there, according to the Sausalito News of October 19, 1918.

Mill Valley, that's my home

This view shows the old Mill Valley train depot at the corner of Miller and Throckmorton Avenues. This depot was torn down in 1928 and replaced with the current "Book Depot" station still standing today.

Trees have obscured much of the background in this contemporary photo of today's Depot (bottom photo below), but the Bank of America in the background of the circa 1925 photo is still standing strong.

[Excellent detective work! I've updated the caption. - Dave]

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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