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Downtown Novato: 1942

Downtown Novato: 1942

May 1942. "In the parade of the Festival of the Holy Ghost, a Portuguese-American celebration. Novato, California." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

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Very few spectators

for the Holy Ghost parade. Brings to mind Mellencamp's "I was born in a small town, etc."

Still in business in Novato

Pini & Co. rebuilt and opened in a new location down the street in 1946, then moved a few years ago to a shopping center where it's now Pini Ace Hardware. Their 1946 location remains unoccupied, unfortunately. I live a few blocks away so I know the neighborhood well.

A man and his truck

The history of McClelland's Dairy.

H. Pini & Co. destroyed

by fire in 1944.

[The fire was on April 19, 1945 according to the Novato Historical Guild. -tterrace]

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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