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UPDATE: By amazing coincidence, the photographer here (the late father of Shorpy member rsyung) seems to have stumbled upon a shooting location for the Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Vertigo," with the same cars lined up along the curb as in a scene from the movie. Scroll down to the comments for details. -- Dave
Taken by my dad in August, 1957. Bay Bridge in the background. I'm sure someone with an intimate knowledge of "The City" and / or Google maps will figure out which street this is. Kodachrome slide, Contax camera. View full size.
News item: "A photograph of the fox and its capture in the 'fox hunt' staged in the Capitol grounds Monday, in which more than a score of persons aided the Capitol police force to run the brown animal in. George M. Green, foreman of the garage of the Adjutant General's office, who was passing the Capitol on a motorcycle, won all the honors when he succeeded in capturing the fox. It was discovered that the fox wore a leather collar, indicating that he is domesticated." (Washington Times, Dec. 23-24, 1919.) National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.
In the aftermath of James Garner's death, a pair of Wisconsin TV producers are hoping to solve the mystery of which Alice in Dairyland was photographed with the Hollywood actor many decades ago ... [Continue reading]-- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 20, 2014
And Shorpy has the answer: "April 21, 1958. James Garner on the set of the television show Maverick." With co-star Jack Kelly and the Wisconsin "agricultural ambassador" Alice in Dairyland of 1957, Miss Nancy Kay Trewyn (later Prosser). Photo by Maurice Terrell for Look magazine article "TV's Midas Touch," which appeared in the Sept. 16, 1958 issue. View full size.