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Image of 0000.011 - Oil painting of early Pescadero as it looked in 1860.  Transferred from disintegrating old board to masonite panel in December of 1964.  Panel is mounted inside a raised brown wooden frame with a gold-painted inner border.  Image depicts sections of land with a creek and buildings, including a church, toward the center and far right.  There is a figure on a horse in hills in the foreground.    More hills and possibly sea in the background.  The top two thirds of the paining is nothing but pink and blue sky.

0000.011 - Oil painting of early Pescadero as it looked in 1860. Transferred from disintegrating old board to masonite panel in December of 1964. Panel is mounted inside a raised brown wooden frame with a gold-painted inner border. Image depicts sections of land with a creek and buildings, including a church, toward the center and far right. There is a figure on a horse in hills in the foreground. More hills and possibly sea in the background. The top two thirds of the paining is nothing but pink and blue sky.

Oil painting of early Pescadero as it looked in 1860. Transferred from disintegrating old board to masonite panel in December of 1964. Panel is mounted inside a raised brown wooden frame with a gold-painted inner border. Image depicts sections of land with a creek and buildings, including a church, toward the center and far right. There is a figure on a horse in hills in the foreground. More hills and possibly sea in the background. The top two thirds of the paining is nothing but pink and blue sky.

Image of 0001.606 - Burlingame Hills by W.C.F. Gillam, 1923.  Small watercolor on paper mounted behind a white mat under glass inside a gold-colored painted wooden frame with a recessed inner border and beaded outer border.  Image is from the perspective of the top of hills.  There is a row of trees in the background and a gray road and brown fence toward the center.  Image blurs as it goes out but it appears as if one is overlooking a town or city.  Top half of painting is comprised of gray and blue sky.

0001.606 - Burlingame Hills by W.C.F. Gillam, 1923. Small watercolor on paper mounted behind a white mat under glass inside a gold-colored painted wooden frame with a recessed inner border and beaded outer border. Image is from the perspective of the top of hills. There is a row of trees in the background and a gray road and brown fence toward the center. Image blurs as it goes out but it appears as if one is overlooking a town or city. Top half of painting is comprised of gray and blue sky.

Burlingame Hills by W.C.F. Gillam, 1923. Small watercolor on paper mounted behind a white mat under glass inside a gold-colored painted wooden frame with a recessed inner border and beaded outer border. Image is from the perspective of the top of hills. There is a row of trees in the background and a gray road and brown fence toward the center. Image blurs as it goes out but it appears as if one is overlooking a town or city. Top half of painting is comprised of gray and blue sky.

Image of 0002.312 - Tunitas Roses by Sybil Easterday, c. 1961.  Depicts a green vase full of red or pink roses.  Background is a landscape that includes a white building and a large tree.  Oil on canvas is mounted in an ornate wood and plaster frame that is painted gold.

0002.312 - Tunitas Roses by Sybil Easterday, c. 1961. Depicts a green vase full of red or pink roses. Background is a landscape that includes a white building and a large tree. Oil on canvas is mounted in an ornate wood and plaster frame that is painted gold.

Tunitas Roses by Sybil Easterday, c. 1961. Depicts a green vase full of red or pink roses. Background is a landscape that includes a white building and a large tree. Oil on canvas is mounted in an ornate wood and plaster frame that is painted gold.

Image of 1986.327.004 - 1985 San Gregorio from Old Stage Road by Frank Spadarella.  Color photograph mounted to a masonite wooden board.  Image depicts fields of farmland scattered with a few barns and other buildings.  There are hills in the distance and clouds in the sky.

1986.327.004 - 1985 San Gregorio from Old Stage Road by Frank Spadarella. Color photograph mounted to a masonite wooden board. Image depicts fields of farmland scattered with a few barns and other buildings. There are hills in the distance and clouds in the sky.

1985 San Gregorio from Old Stage Road by Frank Spadarella. Color photograph mounted to a masonite wooden board. Image depicts fields of farmland scattered with a few barns and other buildings. There are hills in the distance and clouds in the sky.

Image of 2015.014.001 - Leslie Salt Plant Redwood City by Judy Sherman, 1998.  Watercolor painting on paper mounted behind glass and beneath a white matt with a brown colored inner border inside a black painted aluminum metal frame.  Painting depicts a dock over water.  On the dock is a large metal crane with a slide and drill mechanism.  To the right of the crane is a small wooden building or shack.  There are ramp walkways with railings on either side of the dock.  Abstract sky is made of large brushstrokes of blue and purple.

2015.014.001 - Leslie Salt Plant Redwood City by Judy Sherman, 1998. Watercolor painting on paper mounted behind glass and beneath a white matt with a brown colored inner border inside a black painted aluminum metal frame. Painting depicts a dock over water. On the dock is a large metal crane with a slide and drill mechanism. To the right of the crane is a small wooden building or shack. There are ramp walkways with railings on either side of the dock. Abstract sky is made of large brushstrokes of blue and purple.

Leslie Salt Plant Redwood City by Judy Sherman, 1998. Watercolor painting on paper mounted behind glass and beneath a white matt with a brown colored inner border inside a black painted aluminum metal frame. Painting depicts a dock over water. On the dock is a large metal crane with a slide and drill mechanism. To the right of the crane is a small wooden building or shack. There are ramp walkways with railings on either side of the dock. Abstract sky is made of large brushstrokes of blue and purple.

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 2015.001.00650.3 - 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 2015.001.00712.31 - 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

Image of 2015.001.00725.1 - San Francisco International Airport, 1958

2015.001.00725.1 - San Francisco International Airport, 1958

San Francisco International Airport, 1958. Black and white negative of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) terminal with an Alouette Jet Helicopter flying above. There are four people in the helicopter and signage on its side reads, "EXPERIMENTAL / N-504." A large sculpture entitled "Peace" by Beniamino Bufano is being erected in front of the airport. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.01003.10 - United Airlines Maintenance Base Near San Bruno Avenue, 1960

2015.001.01003.10 - United Airlines Maintenance Base Near San Bruno Avenue, 1960

United Airlines Maintenance Base Near San Bruno Avenue, 1960. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of the United Airlines Maintenance Base at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The base consists of several large hangars with planes parked inside and outside the hangars. There is also a large tarmac in the center of the base with a plane on it. There are many trucks and service vehicles around the base. The main terminal and runway of SFO is visible in the background. South San Francisco and Oyster Point are visible in the background. Part of series.

Image of 2015.001.01325.3 - Bohannon Park in East Menlo Park, 1960

2015.001.01325.3 - Bohannon Park in East Menlo Park, 1960

Black and white negative shows an aerial view of Bohannon Park in East Menlo Park looking west between Marsh and Willow Roads.The Southern Pacific Railroad overpass can be seen to the right of the photograph. Most of the land in the bottom half of the image is a landfill. The Bayshore Freeway (Highway 101) runs along the upper portion of the image. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.01771.4 - Aerial View from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 1961

2015.001.01771.4 - Aerial View from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 1961

Aerial View from San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 1961. Black and white negative shows an aerial view from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) looking northwest. San Bruno, South San Francisco, and Oyster Point can be seen in the foreground. Past San Bruno Mountain is Brisbane, Daly City, San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay, and the Marin Headlands. Angel Island and Alcatraz can be seen in the upper right of the image. The Golden Gate Bridge is barely visible at top center.

Image of 2015.001.02218.1 - Redwood City Drive-In Theater, 1961

2015.001.02218.1 - Redwood City Drive-In Theater, 1961

Redwood City Drive-In Theater, 1961. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of the Redwood City Drive-In Theater. The theater is a large parking lot with a building at its center. A large projection screen has a billboard behind it facing the Bayshore Freeway (Highway 101). Leslie Salt Company and the salt ponds are visible in the upper left corner of the image.

Image of 2015.001.02804.1 - Aerial View of Cow Palace in Daly City, 1962

2015.001.02804.1 - Aerial View of Cow Palace in Daly City, 1962

Aerial View of Cow Palace in Daly City, 1962. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. The Geneva Drive-In Movie Theater can be seen in the foreground at the bottom left of the image. There are many rows of houses in Daly City at the top of the image. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.02968.3 - San Carlos Auto Salvage Yard, 1962

2015.001.02968.3 - San Carlos Auto Salvage Yard, 1962

San Carlos Auto Salvage Yard, 1962. Black and white negative shows an aerial view looking west over the San Carlos Auto Salvage Yard. There are many rows of several hundred wrecked or decommissioned vehicles. Many of the cars are sitting in water or muddy ground. There is a crane in the center of the yard. Near the top of the photograph is the Bayshore Freeway (US 101). Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03042 - Construction of the Thunderbird Hotel in Ingold-Milldale, Burlingame, 1960

2015.001.03042 - Construction of the Thunderbird Hotel in Ingold-Milldale, Burlingame, 1960

Construction of the Thunderbird Hotel in Ingold-Milldale, Burlingame, 1960. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of construction on the Thunderbird Hotel in the Ingold-Milldale area of Burlingame, California. Millbrae Avenue appears on the left with the Bayshore Freeway (Highway 101) in the foreground. A runway at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the San Francisco Bay can be seen at the top of the photograph. The Thunderbird Hotel was one of the first hotels to be constructed in Ingold-Milldale. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03078.4 - Dredging and Construction of Lagoons for Foster City, 1962

2015.001.03078.4 - Dredging and Construction of Lagoons for Foster City, 1962

Dredging and Construction of Lagoons for Foster City, 1962. Black and white negative shows the dredging and construction of lagoons and canals for Foster City, California. One canal runs from the lower left corner of the image to the upper right. The canal wall appears to still be under construction with exposed rebar on the right bank. At the end of the canal runs through a pipe underneath an earthen bridge. On the bridge are two trucks and several workers. Behind them in the background at upper right is the drawbridge section of the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03557.33 - Burlingame Auto Row, 1962

2015.001.03557.33 - Burlingame Auto Row, 1962

Burlingame Auto Row, 1962. Black and white negative shows a publicity shot of Burlingame's "Auto Row" looking north towards California Drive from Peninsula Avenue. There are Buick, Ford, Chevrolet and Jaguar dealerships along Auto Row. San Bruno Mountain can be seen in the background. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.05199.2 - United Airlines Maintenance Facilities at San Francisco International Airport, 1964

2015.001.05199.2 - United Airlines Maintenance Facilities at San Francisco International Airport, 1964

United Airlines Maintenance Facilities at San Francisco International Airport, 1964. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of the United Airlines maintenance facilities at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The facility is in the center of the image, surrounded by parking lots and a tarmac. In the background is Oyster Point, the San Francisco Bay and the lower part of the San Bruno Mountains. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.05235.10 - Carolands Chateau in Hillsborough Looking West, 1964

2015.001.05235.10 - Carolands Chateau in Hillsborough Looking West, 1964

Carolands Chateau in Hillsborough Looking West, 1964. Black and white negative shows Carolands Chateau looking west, with the building in the background framed by two trees in the foreground. The lower portion of the chateau is partially obscured by a group of trees. Part of a series.