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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

Snowy Honey Grove

Snowy Honey Grove

"Downtown" Honey Grove, Pennsylvania shivers on a snowy day, pre-1952. My grandfather's grocery was apparently getting a delivery. View full size.

Fresno Fulton Mall: 1967

Fresno Fulton Mall: 1967

Our 1967 vacation first took us to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; then on the way to Yosemite we went through Fresno, where I took this Kodachrome slide of the Fulton Mall three years after its opening. Pedestrianizing Fulton Street, with designs by architect Victor Gruen and landscape architect Garrett Eckbo, was a major part of Fresno's urban renewal program of the 1960s. Ironically, now that the big chain stores seen in my slide are long gone, the city's plan to revitalize the area by re-introducing traffic onto Fulton Street is underway. View full size.

Prison Break: 1943

Prison Break: 1943

1943, Marin County, California. "Coffee and cakes taste pretty good to these San Quentin prisoners who have just given blood to the Red Cross mobile unit. Of the hundreds of men who volunteered to give blood to the bank, 150 were taken care of during the unit's four-hour visit to the penitentiary. Warden Clinton T. Duffy (black overcoat), who encourages such activities at the prison, chats with several Red Cross workers." Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

GM on the Beach: 1964

GM on the Beach: 1964

Another look at the fading Atlantic City from my grandfather's family trip in 1964. View full size.

Bank Garage: 1934

Bank Garage: 1934

San Francisco April 14, 1934. "East side looking south, Montgomery Street commercial buildings." In later years the Gold Rush-era building here housing the Chicago Specialty Co. became the law offices of flamboyant San Francisco attorney Melvin Belli. Today this block is part of the Jackson Square Historic District, while down the street at the next corner the Transamerica Pyramid rises. Large format negative by Roger Sturtevant for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

Fountain of the Evening Star: 1940

Fountain of the Evening Star: 1940

Golden Gate International Exposition, Treasure Island, San Francisco, 1940. The The woman with the hat at the Fountain of the Evening Star by sculptor Ettore Cadorin. From a box of Kodachrome slides I found at a flea market. View full size.

Downtown Novato: 1942

Downtown Novato: 1942

May 1942. "In the parade of the Festival of the Holy Ghost, a Portuguese-American celebration. Novato, California." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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