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Image of 2015.001.00105.2 - Dedication of Burlingame's New Community Center, 1949

2015.001.00105.2 - Dedication of Burlingame's New Community Center, 1949

Dedication of Burlingame's New Community Center, 1949. Black and white negative of a dedication plaque at Burlingame's new Community Center (now called Burlingame Rec Center) honoring the men and women who gave their lives during WWII. This image shows three unidentified individuals (two men and a woman) looking at a plaque on a brick wall. The woman is holding the cloth that was covering the plaque prior to the unveiling, there is also a ribbon attached to the cloth. The plaque on the brick wall reads, "THE BURLINGAME COMMUNITY CENTER REVERENTLY DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF BURLINGAME WHO PATRIOTICALLY GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II THAT WE MIGHT LIVE AND ENJOY THE AMERICAN FREEDOM

Image of 2015.001.00106 - Santa on Firetruck Driving in Burlingame, 1948

2015.001.00106 - Santa on Firetruck Driving in Burlingame, 1948

Santa on Firetruck Driving in Burlingame, 1948. Black and white negative shows a man dressed as Santa Claus standing on the back of an antique fire truck that is being driven down a Burlingame residential street. Santa Claus is holding on to a spooled fire hose with one hand and waving with the other. There are four other individuals in firemen's uniforms on the truck - one driving, two standing on the running boards on either side of the truck, and one person standing at the back of the truck behind Santa. At center left, a boy riding on a bicycle trails behind the fire truck. Along the side of the truck's hood is written "BURLINGAME FIRE DEPARTMENT" and on the front of the hood there is a c

Image of 2015.001.00203 - Burlingame Fire Department Bicycle Baseball Team at Washington Park, 1949

2015.001.00203 - Burlingame Fire Department Bicycle Baseball Team at Washington Park, 1949

Burlingame Fire Department Bicycle Baseball Team at Washington Park, 1949. Black and white negative of Burlingame Firefighters playing "bicycle baseball," an annual Burlingame Fire Department fundraiser that began in the 1940s at Washington Park in Burlingame, California. The image shows 12 firefighters in costume, either sitting on or standing next to "trick" bicycles. The men wear a large variety of costumes, such as dresses and wigs, oversize jackets and pants, top-hats, and plaid suits. One of the bicycles has an unusually tall seat and handlebars, and some have different sized front and back wheels. The firefighters appear in a line on a dirt infield with some chalked lines visible nearb

Image of 2015.001.00291 - Burlingame Fire Department Equipment, 1949

2015.001.00291 - Burlingame Fire Department Equipment, 1949

Burlingame Fire Department Equipment, 1949. Black and white negative of a Burlingame Fire Department fire engine parked on the side of a road. The wheels on the right-hand side of the engine are up on the sidewalk. The fire engine has an open cab with a high windshield. There is a bell on front right-hand side. The front right-hand side reads, "BURLINGAME F.D." with the number 2 inside a shield. There is a large row of eucalyptus trees and several telephone poles in the background. See also series 2015.0001.00403-1.

Image of 2015.001.00313.1 - Belmont Cub Scouts Training at Belmont Fire Station, 1948

2015.001.00313.1 - Belmont Cub Scouts Training at Belmont Fire Station, 1948

Belmont Cub Scouts Training at Belmont Fire Station, 1948. Black and white negative shows five Belmont Cub Scout Troop members receiving first aid training at the Belmont Fire Station. Four of the cub scouts are kneeling around a fifth Cub Scout who is lying prone on a dark blanket. At right, a firefighter in uniform with a white hat kneels next to the cub scouts and turns to look at the camera. A woman stands next to him wearing a long dark dress, gloves, and a hat. There are two fire engines in the background. The fire engine on the left reads, "TANK CO. 1." Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.00314.1 - McKinley School Dance in Burlingame, 1948

2015.001.00314.1 - McKinley School Dance in Burlingame, 1948

McKinley School Dance in Burlingame, 1948. Black and white negative of McKinley School's 8th grade school dance in Burlingame, California. Approximately 35 people are visible in the image. Most of the people in the foreground are young couples who are dancing. In the background, older individuals stand and watch the dancers (likely school staff or adult chaperones). Some of the students are looking at the camera. In general, the boys wear jackets and ties and the girls wear long dresses. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.00356.1 - Burlingame Fire Department Equipment and Staff, 1948

2015.001.00356.1 - Burlingame Fire Department Equipment and Staff, 1948

Burlingame Fire Department Equipment and Staff, 1948. Black and white negative shows the Burlingame Fire Department staff posing for a group photograph with new equipment. The group stands in an area of North Burlingame with the undeveloped Mills Estate Hills in the background. Twenty-one Fire Department staff members stand in front of or on a fire engine. Some of the staff are in uniforms, and the others wear suits. There are two large hoses leading to the fire engine from outside the frame at lower left. On the right, the end of another vehicle is visible. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.00358 - Burlingame McKinley School Orchestra, 1949

2015.001.00358 - Burlingame McKinley School Orchestra, 1949

Burlingame McKinley School Orchestra, 1949. Black and white negative of the Burlingame Elementary School Orchestra shows approximately 42 students and one teacher posing in front of the entrance to a large building. Most of the students are holding their instruments and some stand next to them. The teacher is visible standing at the back of the group. The entrance to the building has two large pillars in front of large glass doors with an oval window above.

Image of 2015.001.00376.4 - Burlingame Fire Department Volunteers, 1951

2015.001.00376.4 - Burlingame Fire Department Volunteers, 1951

Burlingame Fire Department Volunteers, 1951. Black and white negative shows approximately eighteen volunteer firefighters from the Burlingame Fire Department putting out a fire in Burlingame, California. Some of the volunteers wear firefighter jackets and helmets and others wear civilian clothes. Three of the firefighters with their backs turned to the camera have lettering on their jackets. The firefighter on the far left has the number "23" as well as an illegible marking on the back of his helmet. Next to him is another firefighter in lighter colored pants whose jacket says "GF L." To the right, another firefighter has the name "Gene J" on his jacket and a number "31" above it. He also wea

Image of 2015.001.00403.4 - Burlingame Fire Equipment, 1949

2015.001.00403.4 - Burlingame Fire Equipment, 1949

Burlingame Fire Equipment, 1949. Black and white negative of a fire engine in front of a building with a fire escape. The fire engine has a closed cabin and an open back. On the back there is a hose on a spool. The fire engine is facing left with the left side visible. On the side of the engine are two large hoses and a large axe. On the door of the truck there is a small seal with an eagle. Part of a series of 6.

Image of 2015.001.00436.1 - Burlingame Police Officers and Mascot, August 1949

2015.001.00436.1 - Burlingame Police Officers and Mascot, August 1949

Burlingame Police Officers and Mascot, August 1949. Black and white negative shows eleven Burlingame police officers standing in a line next to the side of a single story building. The police officers are wearing dark uniforms with hats. The police officer on the far right is holding a nightstick, has an extra large badge, comically oversized shoes, and what is likely a fake mustache. There is a drainage grate in the street in front of the police officers at lower right in the image. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.00442 - Burlingame Clean-Up Days, 1949

2015.001.00442 - Burlingame Clean-Up Days, 1949

Burlingame Clean-Up Days, 1949. Black and white negative of fire department personnel hanging signs for Burlingame's Clean-Up Days on the corner of Broadway and California Drive in Burlingame, California. Two Fire Department personnel on ladders are stapling a broom and a mop to a poster on a lamppost. One of the men is on a free standing ladder and the other is on the ladder of a truck. The poster reads, "IT'S / CLEAN-UP / TIME / IN / BURLINGAME / MAY / 15-21." The poster also shows a cartoon image of a figure carrying a large wooden barrel full of junk. Below the firefighter on the left is a street sign for California Drive and another street whose sign is facing away from the ca

Image of 2015.001.00451.2 - United States Navy Aircraft at SFO, 1950

2015.001.00451.2 - United States Navy Aircraft at SFO, 1950

United States Navy Aircraft at SFO, 1950. Black and white negative of a Lockheed R6V Constitution naval aircraft on tour at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). A large aircraft appears at center parked on the tarmac, which extends into the foreground of the image. "YOUR NAVY-AIR AND SEA" are written towards the top of the plane's fuselage. A Lockheed logo with a shooting star appears on the rudder of the plane, beneath which are the words "RM / US NAVY." There are approximately 19 people on the tarmac near the plane. Some are soldiers in dress uniform and some are civilians viewing the plane. There is a roped-off area in front of the side of the plane. This area is to the rear of th

Image of 2015.001.00475 - California Drive at Buringame Avenue, 1948

2015.001.00475 - California Drive at Buringame Avenue, 1948

California Drive at Buringame Avenue, 1948. Black and white negative shows a car driving south on California Drive at the corner of Burlingame Avenue. The Burlingame Train Depot appears in the background on the left. In the parking lot of the train depot is a striped truck with the words "BAGGAGE / EXPRESS" on its side. A Borden Dairy billboard reads "Give to fight Cancer" on top of a P.G.& E. office building. There are several cars and buses driving on the street, as well as a group of three women crossing the street at center in the image. On the right in the foreground are two newspaper stands and a fire hydrant. There are several other signs for businesses and products in the background

Image of 2015.001.00510 - Burlingame Girl Scout Troop on Fire Truck at Burlingame Fire Department, 1948

2015.001.00510 - Burlingame Girl Scout Troop on Fire Truck at Burlingame Fire Department, 1948

Burlingame Girl Scout Troop on Fire Truck at Burlingame Fire Department, 1948. Black and white negative shows a Burlingame Girl Scout troop posing for a group photograph with a Burlingame fire truck in front of the Burlingame Fire Station on California Drive. This image shows approximately 27 Girl Scouts in uniform standing or sitting on a fire truck that is parked on the street in front of the two story Burlingame Fire Station.

Image of 2015.001.00529.1 - Dedication of Burlingame Fire Station No. 2, 1949

2015.001.00529.1 - Dedication of Burlingame Fire Station No. 2, 1949

Dedication of Burlingame Fire Station No. 2, 1949. Black and white negative shows the dedication of Burlingame's new Fire Station No. 2 on Hillside Drive. This image shows six firefighters standing in front of three fire trucks. There are two firefighters standing in front of each truck. Behind them is the newly dedicated station with the words "BURLINGAME FIRE STATION / NO. 2" above the two garage doors. Hillside Drive appears in the foreground of the image extending from center left to lower right. Part of a series of 2.

Image of 2015.001.00583.1 - Daly City Grocery Prices, 1952

2015.001.00583.1 - Daly City Grocery Prices, 1952

Daly City Grocery Prices, 1952. Black and white negative shows canned goods with prices inside a Daly City grocery store. The cans are stacked in a row and include asparagus, beans, corn, spinach, sauces, and meats. Prices are advertised on signs hanging above the canned goods, ranging from 10 cents to 29 cents.

Image of 2015.001.00650.3 - Development of Brewer Island into Foster City, 1956-1967

2015.001.00650.3 - Development of Brewer Island into Foster City, 1956-1967

Development of Brewer Island into Foster City, 1956-1967. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of Brewer Island and the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge before the development of Foster City. Brewer Island is visible in the foreground along the lower portion of the image, and the drawbridge extends across the image at center. Part of a series. See also series 01771; 02643; 02887; 03037; 03974; 03820; 03078; 04283.

Image of 2015.001.00705.16 - San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1957

2015.001.00705.16 - San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1957

San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge, 1957. Black and white negative shows the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge on San Francisco Bay. The drawbridge is in the center of the image and several cars are crossing it. There is an overhead power line tower to the left of the bridge in the upper right corner of the image. To the right of the bridge towards the center of the image is a dredging barge. Choppy waves are visible in the water. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.00712.31 - Aerial View of Frank's Tannery and Port of Redwood City, August 1958

2015.001.00712.31 - Aerial View of Frank's Tannery and Port of Redwood City, August 1958

Aerial View of Frank's Tannery and Port of Redwood City, August 1958. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of the Port of Redwood City with Frank's Tannery in the center of the image. The tannery consists of a cluster of buildings, mostly long single-story structures. There is one larger structure in the center with a water tower, smokestack, and another tower. The Bayshore Freeway (Highway 101) is visible to the left of the Tannery. To the left of the Freeway is developed marshland and to right is undeveloped marshland. There is a slough running just above the Tannery. There appears to be another major road in construction to the right of the Tannery. Part of a series showing al