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Image of 2014.012.001 - Watercolor Painting Chasue Under Golden Gate Bridge by V. Burnett. Watercolor on paper mounted under glass beneath a white colored mat inside a lightly stained wooden frame (frame removed 6/10/2014). Image depicts a Charles Parsons' white yacht with two large white sails in front and a large blue white spinnaker at the back. They are two figures inside the boat. The boat has wooden detail on top. It is passing beneath the Golden Gate bridge. They are hills, two other sail boats and birds in the background.  Yawl has a mast on the aft (back) of the boat, behind the wheel (steering). Part of the Charles Parsons collection.

2014.012.001 - Watercolor Painting Chasue Under Golden Gate Bridge by V. Burnett. Watercolor on paper mounted under glass beneath a white colored mat inside a lightly stained wooden frame (frame removed 6/10/2014). Image depicts a Charles Parsons' white yacht with two large white sails in front and a large blue white spinnaker at the back. They are two figures inside the boat. The boat has wooden detail on top. It is passing beneath the Golden Gate bridge. They are hills, two other sail boats and birds in the background. Yawl has a mast on the aft (back) of the boat, behind the wheel (steering). Part of the Charles Parsons collection.

Watercolor Painting Chasue Under Golden Gate Bridge by V. Burnett. Watercolor on paper mounted under glass beneath a white colored mat inside a lightly stained wooden frame (frame removed 6/10/2014). Image depicts a Charles Parsons' white yacht with two large white sails in front and a large blue white spinnaker at the back. They are two figures inside the boat. The boat has wooden detail on top. It is passing beneath the Golden Gate bridge. They are hills, two other sail boats and birds in the background. Yawl has a mast on the aft (back) of the boat, behind the wheel (steering). Part of the Charles Parsons collection.

Image of 2014.012.002A - Watercolor painting Chasue Coming back from Alcatraz by B. Bradley. Watercolor on paper (A) was mounted under glass beneath a white colored mat inside a lightly stained wooden frame (B-frame removed 6/10/2014). Image depicts Charles Parsons' white yacht with three large white sails in full sail. They are two figures inside the boat, a male steering a female passenger. The boat has wooden detail on top. It is sailing toward the left side of the painting. There is land and one other sail boat in the background. The foreground shows turbulent water.  Part of the Charles Parsons collection.

2014.012.002A - Watercolor painting Chasue Coming back from Alcatraz by B. Bradley. Watercolor on paper (A) was mounted under glass beneath a white colored mat inside a lightly stained wooden frame (B-frame removed 6/10/2014). Image depicts Charles Parsons' white yacht with three large white sails in full sail. They are two figures inside the boat, a male steering a female passenger. The boat has wooden detail on top. It is sailing toward the left side of the painting. There is land and one other sail boat in the background. The foreground shows turbulent water. Part of the Charles Parsons collection.

Watercolor painting Chasue Coming back from Alcatraz by B. Bradley. Watercolor on paper (A) was mounted under glass beneath a white colored mat inside a lightly stained wooden frame (B-frame removed 6/10/2014). Image depicts Charles Parsons' white yacht with three large white sails in full sail. They are two figures inside the boat, a male steering a female passenger. The boat has wooden detail on top. It is sailing toward the left side of the painting. There is land and one other sail boat in the background. The foreground shows turbulent water. Part of the Charles Parsons collection.

Image of 2014.014.002 - Aerial View of Foster City. Black and white photographic print on paper mounted to masonite wooden board; pine wooden cleats are mounted to back.  View depicts Foster City under development.  There is water in the foreground and some buildings at lower half of center peninsula and lower right of outer peninsula.  The City of San Mateo can be seen in the background.  In bottom right corner, vehicles are traveling over the SF Bay on Highway 92.  On left at base of slough are the words "FOSTER CITY" in white letters.

2014.014.002 - Aerial View of Foster City. Black and white photographic print on paper mounted to masonite wooden board; pine wooden cleats are mounted to back. View depicts Foster City under development. There is water in the foreground and some buildings at lower half of center peninsula and lower right of outer peninsula. The City of San Mateo can be seen in the background. In bottom right corner, vehicles are traveling over the SF Bay on Highway 92. On left at base of slough are the words "FOSTER CITY" in white letters.

Aerial View of Foster City. Black and white photographic print on paper mounted to masonite wooden board; pine wooden cleats are mounted to back. View depicts Foster City under development. There is water in the foreground and some buildings at lower half of center peninsula and lower right of outer peninsula. The City of San Mateo can be seen in the background. In bottom right corner, vehicles are traveling over the SF Bay on Highway 92. On left at base of slough are the words "FOSTER CITY" in white letters.

Image of 2017.008.106 - King & Queen of the River: The Legendary paddle-wheel steamboats Delta King and Delta Queen from Roaring Twenties to New Millennium

2017.008.106 - King & Queen of the River: The Legendary paddle-wheel steamboats Delta King and Delta Queen from Roaring Twenties to New Millennium

King & Queen of the River: The Legendary paddle-wheel steamboats Delta King and Delta Queen from Roaring Twenties to New Millennium by Stan Garvey, 2008. This book is the remarkable story of paddle-wheel steamers Delta King and Delta Queen, California's last and most beloved riverboats...from the Roaring Twenties to the 1990s." [ https://www.amazon.com/King-Queen-River-Paddle-Wheel-Steamboats/dp/0964251337- 10/9/2017] Includes: foreword; introduction; prologue; acknowledgement page; appendix; bibliography; an index; and a signature/note from the author on the title page.

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 2015.001.00725.2 - Cargo Terminals at SFO, 1958

2015.001.00725.2 - Cargo Terminals at SFO, 1958

Cargo Terminals at SFO, 1958. Black and white negative of the original terminals at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This image shows several terminals and hangars on a tarmac. Some planes are parked outside the hangars and others are taxiing on the runway. Slightly left of center in the image is the Mills Field terminal, which has been converted into a general aviation terminal with several hangars. Southwest Airways, Western Air Lines, and TWA also have hangars next to the terminal. In the upper left is a United Airlines hangar. The San Bruno Mountains and the San Francisco Bay can be seen in the background.

Image of 2015.001.00726.6 - View of Millbrae from Helen Drive, 1960

2015.001.00726.6 - View of Millbrae from Helen Drive, 1960

View of Millbrae from Helen Drive, 1960. Black and white negative of the view from Helen Drive in Millbrae, California looking northeast. In the foreground are several houses along a hillside road. Beyond the houses is San Francisco International Airport, visible slightly above the center of the image. Across the San Francisco Bay are the East Bay hills. Mount Diablo can be seen slightly to the right of center. 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 2015.001.03167.4 - Bridge Operator Monitoring Traffic on the San-Mateo Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

2015.001.03167.4 - Bridge Operator Monitoring Traffic on the San-Mateo Hayward Drawbridge, 1962

Bridge Operator Monitoring Traffic on the San-Mateo Hayward Drawbridge, 1962. Black and white negative shows a bridge operator monitoring automotive and maritime traffic on the 1929 San Mateo-Hayward Drawbridge. The operator's back is to the camera and he looks down to monitor traffic driving on the bridge below. He wears glasses and rests his arms on a railing. The metal trusses of the bridge are visible and surrounding them is the San Francisco Bay.

Image of 2015.001.03557.31 - Aerial View of San Francisco International Airport, 1962

2015.001.03557.31 - Aerial View of San Francisco International Airport, 1962

Aerial View of San Francisco International Airport, 1962. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with runways, terminals, maintenance facilities, roads and parking lots. In the background is the San Francisco Bay. Photographer Norton Pearl notes that these newly added terminals doubled the size of the airport. Part of a series 3557.

Image of 2015.001.08469.2 - Burlingame and Peninsula Drive-in Theaters, 1965

2015.001.08469.2 - Burlingame and Peninsula Drive-in Theaters, 1965

Burlingame and Peninsula Drive-in Theaters, 1965. Black and white negative of Burlingame and Peninsula Drive-In Theaters at the Anza Park Development looking east toward San Francisco Bay. There are two theaters (the Burlingame Drive-In Theater and the Peninsula Drive-In Theater) on a square strip of land. Both screens face the San Francisco Bay. Halfway between the screens is a domed building. Part of a series. See also 08151 and 09590.

Image of 2015.001.08912 - Hyatt Music Theater in Burlingame, 1966

2015.001.08912 - Hyatt Music Theater in Burlingame, 1966

Hyatt Music Theater in Burlingame, 1966. Black and white negative of the Hyatt Music Theater in Burlingame. The image is taken from the roof of a building across the street from the Theater. The theater has futuristic white columns in the front and a circular white roof. To right of the theater is a Chevron gas station and in the background is the San Francisco Bay. Coyote Point can be seen in the upper right of the image. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.00230 - Taylor Middle School, Millbrae, 1948

2015.001.00230 - Taylor Middle School, Millbrae, 1948

Taylor Middle School, Millbrae, 1948. Black and white negative of Taylor Middle School in Millbrae, looking north toward San Bruno Mountain and San Francisco Bay. There are empty fields with several large trees in the foreground, and a housing division at mid-ground. In the background to the right is a freeway interchange and beyond that are several large buildings and hangars. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.01325.1 - Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, 1960

2015.001.01325.1 - Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, 1960

Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, 1960. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of Crystal Springs Reservoir and San Mateo-Half Moon Bay Road (Highway 92). The road crosses over the reservoir in the foreground. Skyline Boulevard can be seen to the right of the reservoir. The San Mateo Highlands are under development on the left of the image. San Bruno Mountain and the San Francisco Bay are visible in the background.

Image of 2015.001.01771.10 - Aerial View of Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, 1961

2015.001.01771.10 - Aerial View of Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, 1961

Aerial View of Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, 1961. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo. San Mateo-Half Moon Bay Road (Highway 92) crosses the reservoir. Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) runs along right side of reservoir. Coyote Point is visible in the upper right center of the photograph, and San Francisco Bay and the East Bay are beyond that.

Image of 2015.001.03558.42 - San Francisco Giants Game at Candlestick Park, 1962

2015.001.03558.42 - San Francisco Giants Game at Candlestick Park, 1962

San Francisco Giants Game at Candlestick Park, 1962. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of a San Francisco Giants baseball game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The Park appears at center in the image surrounded by parking lots full of cars and buses. The San Francisco Bay is visible in the background along the top of the image. Part of a series of aerials of San Mateo County.

Image of 2015.001.03558.28 - Fishing at Coyote Point Dock, 1962

2015.001.03558.28 - Fishing at Coyote Point Dock, 1962

Fishing at Coyote Point Dock, 1962. Black and white negative shows several children fishing on a dock at Coyote Point in San Mateo, California. Some of the children use fishing poles. One boy in the foreground at lower left kneels and holds a small popsicle stick with a string attached. Most of the children wear short sleeved shirts and shorts except for one boy at the end of the dock without a shirt. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03932.6 - College of San Mateo Construction, August 1962

2015.001.03932.6 - College of San Mateo Construction, August 1962

College of San Mateo Construction, August 1962. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of the construction of the College of San Mateo campus. The campus is visible at the center of the photograph on top of a hill. Several of the buildings are nearing completion, and construction materials sit around the site. In the background is downtown San Mateo and the San Francisco Bay. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.9992.3 - Hyatt Hotel in Burlingame, 1966

2015.001.9992.3 - Hyatt Hotel in Burlingame, 1966

Hyatt Hotel in Burlingame, 1966. Color negative shows an aerial view of the Hyatt Hotel in the East Millsdale area of Burlingame, California. The image shows the Bayshore Freeway (Highway 101) in the foreground at lower left. At the center of the image is the Hyatt Hotel, a ring of buildings with a pool at the center. The Old Bayshore Highway runs next to San Francisco Bay in the background of the image at upper right. Photographer Norton Pearl notes that as the Old Bayshore Highway moves northwest, it intersects with Mahler Road (not pictured). Part of a series.

Image of 2016.015.001.7 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph over Raychem Headquarters), January 3, 1967

2016.015.001.7 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph over Raychem Headquarters), January 3, 1967

Aerial Photograph over Raychem Headquarters, January 3, 1967. Silver gelatin photograph shows an aerial view of the shoreline in Menlo Park over the area of Raychem Corporation headquarters. The San Francisco Bay is visible along the left half and top of the image. Raychem buildings are visible just below center right with the city of Menlo Park and East Palo Alto visible in the distance at upper right. The area of land between the Bayfront Expressway and the Bayshore Freeway is circled by hand with pink ballpoint pen, and Raychem buildings are inscribed "C", "B", and "A". "Air-Photo Co., Inc. " appears in the photograph at top center with "9609" at top left and "1-3-67" at top right. "PALO