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Kid Dogs: 1919

Kid Dogs: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Service truck at Dodd warehouse." If anyone knows the whereabouts of Nick and his piece of chalk, the foreman would like to see him in the warehouse office. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.


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...the Dodd Warehouse was located at 190 Lombard St. The building (a sturdy stone structure apparently the home of Del Monte Milling from 1884-1907) is still standing and the thing takes up a good chunk of property at that location. It's hard to figure out where this building and its low-number address would fit in.

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Door 15

My suspicion is Nick made off with it.

Dressed for Success!

I am always amazed how folks dressed for work back then; no matter what the job, it was always shirts (dress white), and a tie, and sometimes a suit jacket. Even for the messiest work!

I think people took more pride in their appearance back them but that's just my opinion.

Is that a bird?

Can anyone tell what he has stuffed into his coveralls?

[It looks vaguely paisley. - Dave]

Where'd the rest of my truck go?

It probably bounced off driving on a cobblestone road with solid tires!

Where it was

The 1920 Crocker-Langley City Directory shows Dodd Warehouses at Lombard and Montgomery in the waterfront district, just a block from the Embarcadero and Pier 27, in fact. Today the area, which is at the northeast foot of Telegraph Hill, has all been redeveloped.

I see the problem

There's not enough bolts holding the rear wheel on, we need more bolts!


Just to confuse future researchers, let's call this door "14½."

Where'd the rest of my truck go?

Oh man, I'm so gonna get fired for this!

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