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Eighteen: 1936

Eighteen: 1936

February 1936. "Mission District. San Francisco, California." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

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Pricey neighborhood

It's probably a $4-million condo now.

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I would be nervous walking under potted plants sitting on a rickety railing, especially in a city known for a little earth shaking every once-in-a-while.

Glider therapy.

I'd say the swing was vital therapy for tired moms, and an important thing to keep kids occupied, rather than a whimsical amenity.

I wonder what this place looks like now. 18 on what street? Lucky Street?

So different!

That's an intriguing entrance layout. I really love it! Plus, the glider swing stirred sweet memories of my Grandparents and Grand Aunts.

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Surprised to see a glider on a rickety old porch of a rickety old house where one would expect to see only spartan furnishings instead of whimsical amenities.

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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