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So Confusing: 1927

So Confusing: 1927

San Francisco, 1927. "Traffic signals -- police officer stops pedestrian crossing against the light on Arguello Boulevard." Our second look at this shiny Hudson under the pretext of a traffic-safety lesson. 8x10 film negative. View full size.

 

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Police attire

Our officer's getup -- complete with leather gaiters and jodhpurs -- seems more suited to mounted patrol duties than "instructing" attractive young women on foot. Did all SF policemen of the era have this uniform?

Golden Bear Furniture

In the 1927 city directory it is listed as being at 314-324 Sutter Street. However, in the 1928 directory it is listed as being at 3701 Geary Blvd. Which is the corner of Geary and Arguello. This means that they moved some time during 1927.

314 Sutter

Is where you would have found The Golden Bear Furnishing Company, actually 314-324, and you could have phoned them on Sutter 1177.

[Maybe so, but that's not where this picture was taken. As noted in the caption (and on the sidewalk), we're on Arguello Boulevard, at the intersection with Geary. - Dave]

As seen on Shorpy

"Lady, that's what tterrace calls a birdcage signal. Don't ever cross against a birdcage signal."

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