Seen Monday Oct 15, 2012 in San Francisco CA.
It’s not every day that you see the Cal Berkeley band on one of San Francisco’s world famous cable cars.
Film heads can only envy the young folks today who can take digital photos in dark places with no problems (really?) but back in the day “available light” photography was a challenge. We found this snapshot while researching the topic of snapshot collecting. We have no idea who took it. Where. or When.
We may write a column on it just for a change of pace topic.
As part of our new snapshot collecting fact finding process, we acquired one that includes this portion that shows a 36 Ford Sedan parked next to a 40 Ford convertable.
To our way of thinking, the 1940 Ford Convertible was the best working man’s priced production car ever made.
Other cars (such as a Cobra) make for a more exotic collector’s prize, but for a mass produced affordable car, we have always put the 40 Fords Deluxe convetable and Coupe, at the top of the list.
Now, back to reality . . .
As part of our new snapshot project, we acquired this 8X10 print of the Waukegan Township High School History Club’s historic trip on October 9, 1936. There is no indication if the club went somewhere on the DC-3 or if their history trip was just to an airport to see it.
Isn’t it doubtful that that many folks could fit into a DC-3?
We are not sure where we are going with our snapshot collecting project but, so far, it has been fun finding items such as this.
If anyone knows about this WTHS History Club trip please add your information in the comments section. Thanks!
As part of our new snapshot project, we found this photo of Jack Schribner’s Union Oil gas station. We don’t know where it is or was but the car makes us guess that this is a print from a snapshot taken in the forties or fifties.
Anyone with better information is invited to share it via a post in the comments section.
(Update on Sunday Jan. 16, 2011) The read is correct. Using a powerful negative loupe we gave the print another look. This is Jack Scribner’s Union Oil Station.