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This looks like it was taken in San Francisco. The lady in the front seat looks like she is holding a doll. Car appears to be from mid teens.

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re: Spreckels Temple of Music

Thank you, I had a feeling this was taken in San Francisco. I have a few other photos from the same collection I'm pretty sure they are also from the bay area, I'll post them soon.

Spreckels Temple of Music

Behind the car is the back side of the Spreckels Temple of Music, the bandshell at the southwest end of the Music Concourse in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The Temple, which was a gift of Claus Spreckels, the sugar magnate, was built in 1900. The car is near the entrance of the Japanese Tea Garden, which began as part of the 1894 California Mid-Winter International Exposition. The Music Concourse was originally the Grand Court of the Exposition.

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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