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Buggy Buffet: 1919

Buggy Buffet: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Grant Six touring car at Alta Plaza Park." Manifesting a variety of conveyances for young and old, in this latest psalm from the Shorpy Bible of Bygone Buggies. (Footnote: running-board doormat.) View full size.

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Frank O. Renstrom, who was previously seen here. The driver seems to be Renstrom.

The entrance to the park behind the car appears to be at Washington and Steiner streets:

Love the description

Shorpy has the best descriptions. "Shorpy Bible of Bygone Buggies". I also particularly liked "Forgotten Phaetons" and "Brobdingnagian Broughams".

Dealer License Plates

The earliest dated ones that I have seen.

[California dealer plates with both the word and the date were first issued in 1915. -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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