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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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Criminal Background: 1923

Criminal Background: 1923

San Francisco, 1923. "Nash sedan at Spreckels Mansion." With Alcatraz in the distance. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
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Bald tires, steep hill, two wheel brakes.

King of Kaptions

Dave, every now and then you really outdo yourself on captions - this is surely one of those times. Nice touch offering the viewer a fog shrouded view of "The Joint" to drive the message home, so to speak.

[Or is it more like the Tsar of Titles? In any case, thanks. - Dave]

Danielle Steel's house

That's author Danielle Steel's house now. The story behind the hedge.

Vegetation overload

For more laughs, back up and see the Washington St. side.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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