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Vintage photos of:
I am guessing from the building style that this could be the town courthouse. Unknown location, from teens to 20's. From my negatives collection. View full size.
It looks like there may be a squirrel in the crook of the first branch at the end of Bob's nose but it's hard to be sure. All I know about this is that "Bob" was written on the original sleeve and that it came from an antique dealer in Minnesota. Scanned from the original 5x4 inch glass negative. View full size.
The southbound on-ramp to U.S. 101 in Corte Madera, California, in a Kodachrome slide I shot through the back window of our 1956 Rambler station wagon in January 1963. Corte Madera is the "twin city" of my home town, Idyllic™ Larkspur. Rising up in the distance is Marin County's iconic symbol, Mount Tamalpais. Closer and to the left, Corte Madera's "Christmas Tree Hill" is so-named from the practice, in days of yore, of homeowners banding together to illuminate their houses to produce an outline of a Christmas tree when viewed from the distance. To the right, Larkspur's Little and Big King Mountains. Yes, we call hills "mountains" in Marin County. Fortunately, they're protected from development by open-space regulations, and Mt. Tam by state park and Marin Municipal Water District ownership. View full size.
Another photo found in a bought frame; this one from a prop house that was the successor to the 20th Century prop department.
This picture shows a 'class photo' style of the teams playing an early century baseball game. The game appears to have taken place at the Medfield State Hospital (see scoreboard), between Medfield Baseball club and the USS Georgia.
The outfits of the players, band, and women in the back, along with what little we can see of the car leads me to believe this is from the early 1900s. Beyond that I know very little, there is nothing listed on the back of the photo.
Any information would be appreciated, I'd love to get this photo or a historical society for Medford, the USS Georgia, or other similar group. View full size.
Me at the fairground near Zurich, Switzerland, 1965; I was 4 years old and happy! View full size.