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San Francisco circa 1920. Three gents in a dusty touring car with Arkansas and Colorado tags (and Yellowstone National Park windshield pass) are the stars of this 5x7 glass negative with the caption "Studebaker. Chester N. Weaver Co., S.E. corner Van Ness & California. Remodeled and occupied by Crocker-Citizens' Bank in 1967." Photo by Christopher Helin. View full size.
Production of the U.S. Department of Interior's radio play My Dear Mr. President, broadcast on Jan. 8, 1939, the subject of which was the Interior Secretary's annual report to the President.
January 1939. "Reception room, office, script writers' room, small and large studios, and sound control room. These actors are members of the cast for My Dear Mr. President, a play based upon the President's budget message presented in January 1939 through the channels of the national hookups." Harris & Ewing Collection 4x5 glass negative. View full size.