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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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Traffic Report 1955

Traffic Report 1955

Traffic report for the Golden Gate Bridge, Tuesday August 2, 1955: there isn't any. We're in the Hudson on the way to Golden Gate Park and Playland at the Beach. My brother's 35mm Tri-X negative.

Conclusion confusion

North Bay, actually. Marin County. Lived in Larkspur 1946-1980.

My conclusion is . . . .

Based on your many photos you've posted, I'd say you grew up in the East Bay, that is, east of San Francisco. Being from Pleasant Hill in the East Bay, I recognize many of your photos. Thank you for posting.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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