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And Step On It: 1917

And Step On It: 1917

San Francisco circa 1917. "Chalmers town car." The ideal conveyance for European nobility, effete academics and the like. Und James, ve do hope zat zeze flowers in de vaz are fresh. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

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A tad too tall

Sitting down, Monsieur could easily be mistaken for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Leathery Livery

Damn, that chauffeur's wearing about half a cow!

Slumming

No spats? It must have been casual Friday.

Handset pocket

An early (short range, one way) mobile phone. Just in case James needs correction enroute. Earpiece conveniently mounted next to James' ear.

Love James' gloves.

Class distinctions

Button shoes and striped pants vs leather gaiters and gauntlet gloves.

Dandy

Behold my polished boot upon the running board. Don't you just love the brocade upholstered interior? How about my walking stick and buttoned gloves? The pince-nez? And do note the curled-up tips of my moustache. Well, I could spend all day talking about myself, but it's time to run.

Back in the 'hood

We're at Lafayette Park again; through the car's side window we can see the front of our recently-visited 2150 Washington St.

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