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Sidewalks Are for Sissies: 1920

Sidewalks Are for Sissies: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Franklin car ascending steep grade." Bonus points if you can Street View this. 8.5 x 6.5 negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.


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From the Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 29, 1920; pg. A7

City Driving Art In Itself

Driving in Country Far Different in Method, Expert Holds

Franklin Car Proves Power

The Franklin car has a lot of power, as will be proven by the accompanying photo, which shows the new touring model speeding up a difficult and roadless grade.

Article does not mention the location of the hill.

Forget the location

Feast your peepers on that paint job!

Blood, Sweat and Tears

What goes up ... must come down.

About those Bonus Points

I think tterrace deserves them for fast work and a great view of the lovely houses.

[Bonus points are included with the Shorpy Inc. Christmas bonus, as per corporate policy, redeemable in turkey or ham. - Dave]

Thanks Dave. Does that come with cranberry sauce?

$an Francisco!

Those beautiful old stacked homes in San Francisco now go for millions!

Nice upgrade

I don't know if it's unusual or not in the City, but I do find the squeezing in of a garage there rather ingenious.

[Very common in older San Francisco homes. -tterrace]

Vallejo Street

The 900 block of Vallejo Street.

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