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A Pretty Grille: 1927

A Pretty Grille: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Cadillac and swimmers at Fleishhacker Pool." 5x7 glass negative formerly of the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.


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It's probably not nice choose favorites, but she is mine!

Diving or Radiator Caps

They look like they are posing for a radiator cap to me.

That water was COLD!

Sure, they look cute on the car, but I dare any of them to go into the pool. Fleishhacker was near the ocean and fit only for members of the polar bear club. It's now paved over and provides parking for zoo employees.

Thoroughly modern Millies

Bobbed hair and exposed skin aside, these girls' display of athleticism would have been quite scandalous only a few years previously. Nevertheless, I spy their chaperone lurking in the driver's seat or on the other side of the car, no doubt making sure that the photographer doesn't start encouraging them to pose in a less wholesome manner.

Nice car

I've always said that Caddies attract the babes.

Pouting girl

On running board unfairly NEVER gets chosen to dive off hood.


The young lady leaning against the radiator is so Irish, I'll eat my tam o'shanter if her hair isn't red.

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