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You Are Here: 1922

You Are Here: 1922

"Jewett touring car." Somewhere in Northern California, sometime in 1922, and You Are There. Blocking traffic. 8x6 inch glass negative. View full size.

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Hilltop castle

The turreted house at top left is still there. It's at 206 Bayview Avenue in Tiburon and was built in 1900.

We Have a Winner

I vote with Histry2 and rgraham after finding this pic at the top of the History page on the San Francisco Yacht Club website. Well done!


Photo was taken on Beach Road on Belvedere Island, California. The bare hills of Tiburon are in the background. Although the view is hard to duplicate today due to subsequent bay filling and construction, the row of gable-ended houses overhanging the water at right are a constant landmark.

Belvedere Island.

San Francisco Yacht club in background.


This was obviously a very popular spot for motorists to take in the view. Old cars were well known for "marking their territory" while stopped or parked. The roadway just forward and to the inside of the Jewett tells the tale.

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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