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Name Atherton
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Image of 2015.003.046 - Bob Melvin Baseball Card, 1987, Topps paper card.  The front of the card has an image of Melvin wearing a white San Francisco Giants uniform with orange, white and black stripes around the collar.  He is also wearing a black baseball cap with an orange interlocking "SF".  The Giants logo appears in the upper left corner and the Topps logo in the bottom left corner.  Text in an orange box at the bottom edge reads, "BOB MELVIN".  The front of the card has a border that is wooden in appearance.  The back of the card is yellow and lists Melvin's biographical information, statistics and accomplishments.  Also includes the Topps logo as well as copyright information.

2015.003.046 - Bob Melvin Baseball Card, 1987, Topps paper card. The front of the card has an image of Melvin wearing a white San Francisco Giants uniform with orange, white and black stripes around the collar. He is also wearing a black baseball cap with an orange interlocking "SF". The Giants logo appears in the upper left corner and the Topps logo in the bottom left corner. Text in an orange box at the bottom edge reads, "BOB MELVIN". The front of the card has a border that is wooden in appearance. The back of the card is yellow and lists Melvin's biographical information, statistics and accomplishments. Also includes the Topps logo as well as copyright information.

Bob Melvin Baseball Card, 1987, Topps paper card. The front of the card has an image of Melvin wearing a white San Francisco Giants uniform with orange, white and black stripes around the collar. He is also wearing a black baseball cap with an orange interlocking "SF". The Giants logo appears in the upper left corner and the Topps logo in the bottom left corner. Text in an orange box at the bottom edge reads, "BOB MELVIN". The front of the card has a border that is wooden in appearance. The back of the card is yellow and lists Melvin's biographical information, statistics and accomplishments. Also includes the Topps logo as well as copyright information.

Image of 2015.003.047 - Bob Melvin Baseball Card, 1986, Donruss paper card.  The front of the card has an image of Melvin with a black border.  He is wearing a white San Francisco Giants uniform with black and orange stripes and letters.  He is also wearing a black batting helmet with an orange 'SF' and is holding a baseball bat over his right shoulder.  Text reads, "BOB MELVIN c".  Also includes Donruss and Giants logos.  The back of the card is orange-yellow with a white box.  Text describes Melvin's biographical information, statistics and accomplishments.  Also includes MLB and MLBPA logos as well as copyright information.

2015.003.047 - Bob Melvin Baseball Card, 1986, Donruss paper card. The front of the card has an image of Melvin with a black border. He is wearing a white San Francisco Giants uniform with black and orange stripes and letters. He is also wearing a black batting helmet with an orange 'SF' and is holding a baseball bat over his right shoulder. Text reads, "BOB MELVIN c". Also includes Donruss and Giants logos. The back of the card is orange-yellow with a white box. Text describes Melvin's biographical information, statistics and accomplishments. Also includes MLB and MLBPA logos as well as copyright information.

Bob Melvin Baseball Card, 1986, Donruss paper card. The front of the card has an image of Melvin with a black border. He is wearing a white San Francisco Giants uniform with black and orange stripes and letters. He is also wearing a black batting helmet with an orange 'SF' and is holding a baseball bat over his right shoulder. Text reads, "BOB MELVIN c". Also includes Donruss and Giants logos. The back of the card is orange-yellow with a white box. Text describes Melvin's biographical information, statistics and accomplishments. Also includes MLB and MLBPA logos as well as copyright information.

Image of 2015.003.048 - Bob Melvin Baseball Card, 1988, Topps paper card.  The front of the card has an image of Melvin with a white border.  He is wearing a grey San Francisco Giants uniform with black and orange stripes and letters and a black batting helmet.  He standing in the batter's box during a game and is in a batting stance. Text reads, "GIANTS" and "BOB MELVIN".  Also includes Topps' logo.  The back of the card is orange-brown with black text.  Text describes Melvin's biographical information, statistics and accomplishments.  Also includes copyright information.

2015.003.048 - Bob Melvin Baseball Card, 1988, Topps paper card. The front of the card has an image of Melvin with a white border. He is wearing a grey San Francisco Giants uniform with black and orange stripes and letters and a black batting helmet. He standing in the batter's box during a game and is in a batting stance. Text reads, "GIANTS" and "BOB MELVIN". Also includes Topps' logo. The back of the card is orange-brown with black text. Text describes Melvin's biographical information, statistics and accomplishments. Also includes copyright information.

Bob Melvin Baseball Card, 1988, Topps paper card. The front of the card has an image of Melvin with a white border. He is wearing a grey San Francisco Giants uniform with black and orange stripes and letters and a black batting helmet. He standing in the batter's box during a game and is in a batting stance. Text reads, "GIANTS" and "BOB MELVIN". Also includes Topps' logo. The back of the card is orange-brown with black text. Text describes Melvin's biographical information, statistics and accomplishments. Also includes copyright information.

Image of 1975.236.003 - c. 1890 Wagonette Carriage has a two-passenger driver seat with facing side passenger seats in back.  It has iron tires and would be drawn by two horses.  Upholstered seat cushions in back.

1975.236.003 - c. 1890 Wagonette Carriage has a two-passenger driver seat with facing side passenger seats in back. It has iron tires and would be drawn by two horses. Upholstered seat cushions in back.

c. 1890 Wagonette Carriage has a two-passenger driver seat with facing side passenger seats in back. It has iron tires and would be drawn by two horses. Upholstered seat cushions in back.

Image of 1975.236.004 - c. 1890 Buggy/Runabout.  Buggy has a single black leather upholstered seat and iron tires.  It would be drawn by a single horse.  Removable black leather cover is affixed with iron side bars.

1975.236.004 - c. 1890 Buggy/Runabout. Buggy has a single black leather upholstered seat and iron tires. It would be drawn by a single horse. Removable black leather cover is affixed with iron side bars.

c. 1890 Buggy/Runabout. Buggy has a single black leather upholstered seat and iron tires. It would be drawn by a single horse. Removable black leather cover is affixed with iron side bars.

Image of 1975.236.005 - c. 1890 Breaking Cart or Sulky has a wooden frame that has been painted red.  Seat and interior are painted black.  Cart has a red upholstered removable cushion.  There are brackets for two backrest cushions but only one, with black leather upholstery, is present.

1975.236.005 - c. 1890 Breaking Cart or Sulky has a wooden frame that has been painted red. Seat and interior are painted black. Cart has a red upholstered removable cushion. There are brackets for two backrest cushions but only one, with black leather upholstery, is present.

c. 1890 Breaking Cart or Sulky has a wooden frame that has been painted red. Seat and interior are painted black. Cart has a red upholstered removable cushion. There are brackets for two backrest cushions but only one, with black leather upholstery, is present.

Image of 1975.236.006 - c. 1890 Two-seat Surrey.  Two horse, two seat surrey has iron wheels and a collapsible canopy top.  Bench seats are upholstered black leather.

1975.236.006 - c. 1890 Two-seat Surrey. Two horse, two seat surrey has iron wheels and a collapsible canopy top. Bench seats are upholstered black leather.

c. 1890 Two-seat Surrey. Two horse, two seat surrey has iron wheels and a collapsible canopy top. Bench seats are upholstered black leather.

Image of 1975.236.007 - c. 1890 Single-seat Buggy has a bench seat with black leather tufted upholstery stuffed with horse hair.  Wooden body and wheels are painted black and vehicle has rubber tires.

1975.236.007 - c. 1890 Single-seat Buggy has a bench seat with black leather tufted upholstery stuffed with horse hair. Wooden body and wheels are painted black and vehicle has rubber tires.

c. 1890 Single-seat Buggy has a bench seat with black leather tufted upholstery stuffed with horse hair. Wooden body and wheels are painted black and vehicle has rubber tires.

Image of 1975.236.008 - c. 1890 Shooting Trap Carriage.  This is a two-horse drawn carriage.  Metal frame and wheels are painted red.  Body and seat cushions are upholstered in brown-colored leather.  Vehical has white rubber tires and red metal step plates.  There is a wicker boot on the side of carriage.  Possibly used for hunting.

1975.236.008 - c. 1890 Shooting Trap Carriage. This is a two-horse drawn carriage. Metal frame and wheels are painted red. Body and seat cushions are upholstered in brown-colored leather. Vehical has white rubber tires and red metal step plates. There is a wicker boot on the side of carriage. Possibly used for hunting.

c. 1890 Shooting Trap Carriage. This is a two-horse drawn carriage. Metal frame and wheels are painted red. Body and seat cushions are upholstered in brown-colored leather. Vehical has white rubber tires and red metal step plates. There is a wicker boot on the side of carriage. Possibly used for hunting.

Image of 1975.236.010 - c. 1890s Brougham Carriage seats four passengers and has a hardwood body, enclosed doors, windows, curtains and upholstered floor coverings intact.  Seats face opposite each other. Driver seat outside.  Elaborate silver door latches, black upper body, dark green bottom panesl with yellow striping.  Interior silk and leather.  Exterior is painted black with a green undercarriage.  There is ornate woodwork on axels.  Interior walls are lined with tufted upholstery.  Small round 'porthole' window in back.

1975.236.010 - c. 1890s Brougham Carriage seats four passengers and has a hardwood body, enclosed doors, windows, curtains and upholstered floor coverings intact. Seats face opposite each other. Driver seat outside. Elaborate silver door latches, black upper body, dark green bottom panesl with yellow striping. Interior silk and leather. Exterior is painted black with a green undercarriage. There is ornate woodwork on axels. Interior walls are lined with tufted upholstery. Small round 'porthole' window in back.

c. 1890s Brougham Carriage seats four passengers and has a hardwood body, enclosed doors, windows, curtains and upholstered floor coverings intact. Seats face opposite each other. Driver seat outside. Elaborate silver door latches, black upper body, dark green bottom panesl with yellow striping. Interior silk and leather. Exterior is painted black with a green undercarriage. There is ornate woodwork on axels. Interior walls are lined with tufted upholstery. Small round 'porthole' window in back.

Image of 1975.236.011 - c. 1890 Carretto Siciliano (Sicilian Donkey Cart).  Sicilian pony cart has two wheels.  Wood is highly carved and very ornate.  Underside of carriage is highly decorated hand-painted iron.  Entire cart is painted with figures and images of various colors throughout.

1975.236.011 - c. 1890 Carretto Siciliano (Sicilian Donkey Cart). Sicilian pony cart has two wheels. Wood is highly carved and very ornate. Underside of carriage is highly decorated hand-painted iron. Entire cart is painted with figures and images of various colors throughout.

c. 1890 Carretto Siciliano (Sicilian Donkey Cart). Sicilian pony cart has two wheels. Wood is highly carved and very ornate. Underside of carriage is highly decorated hand-painted iron. Entire cart is painted with figures and images of various colors throughout.

Image of 2010.092.004 - Holbrook-Palmer Cloth Carriage Lap Robe, c. 1926-1958.  Robe backing and front edges are wool with a circular overall print of grey and tan in color against a brown background. Backing is folded over to the front to create a 1.75in binding with mitered. Front is a thick brown crushed velour fabric. Binding edge has four rows of linear quilting.

2010.092.004 - Holbrook-Palmer Cloth Carriage Lap Robe, c. 1926-1958. Robe backing and front edges are wool with a circular overall print of grey and tan in color against a brown background. Backing is folded over to the front to create a 1.75in binding with mitered. Front is a thick brown crushed velour fabric. Binding edge has four rows of linear quilting.

Holbrook-Palmer Cloth Carriage Lap Robe, c. 1926-1958. Robe backing and front edges are wool with a circular overall print of grey and tan in color against a brown background. Backing is folded over to the front to create a 1.75in binding with mitered. Front is a thick brown crushed velour fabric. Binding edge has four rows of linear quilting.

Image of 2010.092.020B - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century.  One of a set of two (2010.092.020A-B) Rose Canton china bowls from Holbrook-Palmer Estate.  Fine china bowl painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and four Chinese figures.  Bird and flower are also present in the center.

2010.092.020B - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.020A-B) Rose Canton china bowls from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china bowl painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and four Chinese figures. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.020A-B) Rose Canton china bowls from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china bowl painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and four Chinese figures. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Image of 2010.092.021A - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century.  One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate.  Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window.  Bird and flower are also present in the center.

2010.092.021A - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Image of 2009.003 - 1926 Painting of Lurline Roth Driving a Single-Horse-Drawn Carriage by Harris.  Oil painting on canvas mounted inside a beige colored painted wooden frame with a green colored central border and a 1" linen interior mat.  Image depicts Lurline Roth wearing a gray dress with a white lace shirt with a lace collar and broach and a low-billed hat with a blue ribbon.  She is holding reins and a horse whip and is sitting inside a black single-seat topless carriage or buggy with gray rubber wheels.  Carriage is led by a single black horse with white back feet who's front right and back left feet are lifted as if he is mid-motion.  They are riding on a dirt road and there is a green grassy field in the background.

2009.003 - 1926 Painting of Lurline Roth Driving a Single-Horse-Drawn Carriage by Harris. Oil painting on canvas mounted inside a beige colored painted wooden frame with a green colored central border and a 1" linen interior mat. Image depicts Lurline Roth wearing a gray dress with a white lace shirt with a lace collar and broach and a low-billed hat with a blue ribbon. She is holding reins and a horse whip and is sitting inside a black single-seat topless carriage or buggy with gray rubber wheels. Carriage is led by a single black horse with white back feet who's front right and back left feet are lifted as if he is mid-motion. They are riding on a dirt road and there is a green grassy field in the background.

1926 Painting of Lurline Roth Driving a Single-Horse-Drawn Carriage by Harris. Oil painting on canvas mounted inside a beige colored painted wooden frame with a green colored central border and a 1" linen interior mat. Image depicts Lurline Roth wearing a gray dress with a white lace shirt with a lace collar and broach and a low-billed hat with a blue ribbon. She is holding reins and a horse whip and is sitting inside a black single-seat topless carriage or buggy with gray rubber wheels. Carriage is led by a single black horse with white back feet who's front right and back left feet are lifted as if he is mid-motion. They are riding on a dirt road and there is a green grassy field in th

Image of 2009.030.012 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Kevin Bass of Menlo School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 7, 2000.  Plaque includes image of  Bass and a brief biography:  "Kevin Bass got his baseball start on the sandlots and youth league fields of the South County. Later, at Menlo School in Atherton he excelled on the diamond. He went on to become a major league outfielder for 14 years, beginning in 1982. He played for five different big league ballclubs before retiring after the 1995 season. In his professional career, he played in 1,571 major league games, winding up with a .270 lifetime batting average, 611 runs batted in and 118 home runs."

2009.030.012 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Kevin Bass of Menlo School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 7, 2000. Plaque includes image of Bass and a brief biography: "Kevin Bass got his baseball start on the sandlots and youth league fields of the South County. Later, at Menlo School in Atherton he excelled on the diamond. He went on to become a major league outfielder for 14 years, beginning in 1982. He played for five different big league ballclubs before retiring after the 1995 season. In his professional career, he played in 1,571 major league games, winding up with a .270 lifetime batting average, 611 runs batted in and 118 home runs."

Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Kevin Bass of Menlo School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 7, 2000. Plaque includes image of Bass and a brief biography: "Kevin Bass got his baseball start on the sandlots and youth league fields of the South County. Later, at Menlo School in Atherton he excelled on the diamond. He went on to become a major league outfielder for 14 years, beginning in 1982. He played for five different big league ballclubs before retiring after the 1995 season. In his professional career, he played in 1,571 major league games, winding up with a .270 lifetime batting average, 611 runs batted in and 118 home runs."

Image of 2010.092.021B - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century.  One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate.  Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window.  Bird and flower are also present in the center.

2010.092.021B - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dinner Plate, mid-19th century. One of a set of two (2010.092.021A-B) Rose Canton china dinner plates from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china plate painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Pink and green border divides front into four alternating sections depicting birds/flowers and five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. Bird and flower are also present in the center.

Image of 2009.030.028 - Plaque commemorating Greg Buckingham of Menlo-Atherton High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 22, 1997.  Plaque includes image of  Buckingham and a brief biography:  "Greg Buckingham was a standout swimmer at Menlo-Atherton High School in the early 1960's when the Peninsula was a world-renowned haven for outstanding young aquatic athletes. He attended the College of San Mateo, producing 10 community college all-American times and four national JC records. Later at Stanford, he led his team to the 1967 NCAA swim championship, capturing two freestyle races. His career peaked in 1968 when, as a member of the U.S. Olympic team, he won two medals, a gold and a silver."

2009.030.028 - Plaque commemorating Greg Buckingham of Menlo-Atherton High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 22, 1997. Plaque includes image of Buckingham and a brief biography: "Greg Buckingham was a standout swimmer at Menlo-Atherton High School in the early 1960's when the Peninsula was a world-renowned haven for outstanding young aquatic athletes. He attended the College of San Mateo, producing 10 community college all-American times and four national JC records. Later at Stanford, he led his team to the 1967 NCAA swim championship, capturing two freestyle races. His career peaked in 1968 when, as a member of the U.S. Olympic team, he won two medals, a gold and a silver."

Plaque commemorating Greg Buckingham of Menlo-Atherton High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 22, 1997. Plaque includes image of Buckingham and a brief biography: "Greg Buckingham was a standout swimmer at Menlo-Atherton High School in the early 1960's when the Peninsula was a world-renowned haven for outstanding young aquatic athletes. He attended the College of San Mateo, producing 10 community college all-American times and four national JC records. Later at Stanford, he led his team to the 1967 NCAA swim championship, capturing two freestyle races. His career peaked in 1968 when, as a member of the U.S. Olympic team, he won two medals, a gold an

Image of 2010.092.022 - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Oval Platter, mid-19th century.  Thick stoneware with fine china glaze on top painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Motif has birds and flowers in center and at ends.  Top and bottom motif depicts five Chinese figures--one looking through a window.  "MADE IN CHINA" on back in red letters.

2010.092.022 - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Oval Platter, mid-19th century. Thick stoneware with fine china glaze on top painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Motif has birds and flowers in center and at ends. Top and bottom motif depicts five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. "MADE IN CHINA" on back in red letters.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Oval Platter, mid-19th century. Thick stoneware with fine china glaze on top painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Motif has birds and flowers in center and at ends. Top and bottom motif depicts five Chinese figures--one looking through a window. "MADE IN CHINA" on back in red letters.

Image of 2010.092.023 - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century.  Fine china dish painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues.  Four alternating images of birds/flowers/fruit and 3 Chinese figures.

2010.092.023 - Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century. Fine china dish painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Four alternating images of birds/flowers/fruit and 3 Chinese figures.

Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Bowl, mid-19th century. Fine china dish painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Four alternating images of birds/flowers/fruit and 3 Chinese figures.