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Image of 1971.241 - Highlands Beverages O.C. Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Vertical ribbing around body. Textured glass. Two raised bands at top and bottom of body. Smooth band at bottom of body with embossed text reading, "Full Half Pint." Smooth concave rectangular banner with embossed text reading, " Highland Beverages O.C." Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to bulbous ring which then tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.

1971.241 - Highlands Beverages O.C. Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Vertical ribbing around body. Textured glass. Two raised bands at top and bottom of body. Smooth band at bottom of body with embossed text reading, "Full Half Pint." Smooth concave rectangular banner with embossed text reading, " Highland Beverages O.C." Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to bulbous ring which then tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.

Highlands Beverages O.C. Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Vertical ribbing around body. Textured glass. Two raised bands at top and bottom of body. Smooth band at bottom of body with embossed text reading, "Full Half Pint." Smooth concave rectangular banner with embossed text reading, " Highland Beverages O.C." Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to bulbous ring which then tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.

Image of 1975.138.001 - Levy Brothers Centennial Banner, 1972. Cream felt background with green printed outer border with green bold painted text that reads "A CENTURY OF SERVICE  /  A FAMILY TRADITION". In center, inside rectangular border, isgreen bold painted text that reads "LEVY BROS  /  1872-1972". Has stylized fleur-de-lis on each side of the oval shaped banner. Text and pattern not visible on back.

1975.138.001 - Levy Brothers Centennial Banner, 1972. Cream felt background with green printed outer border with green bold painted text that reads "A CENTURY OF SERVICE / A FAMILY TRADITION". In center, inside rectangular border, isgreen bold painted text that reads "LEVY BROS / 1872-1972". Has stylized fleur-de-lis on each side of the oval shaped banner. Text and pattern not visible on back.

Levy Brothers Centennial Banner, 1972. Cream felt background with green printed outer border with green bold painted text that reads "A CENTURY OF SERVICE / A FAMILY TRADITION". In center, inside rectangular border, isgreen bold painted text that reads "LEVY BROS / 1872-1972". Has stylized fleur-de-lis on each side of the oval shaped banner. Text and pattern not visible on back.

Image of 1975.138.002 - Levy Brothers Centennial Banner, 1972. Cream felt background with green printed outer border and bold text that reads "A CENTURY OF SERVICE  /  A FAMILY TRADITION". Inside rectangular border in center is green painted bold text that reads "LEVY BROS  /  1872-1972". Has stylized fleur-de-lis on each side of the oval shaped banner. Text and pattern is visible on back.

1975.138.002 - Levy Brothers Centennial Banner, 1972. Cream felt background with green printed outer border and bold text that reads "A CENTURY OF SERVICE / A FAMILY TRADITION". Inside rectangular border in center is green painted bold text that reads "LEVY BROS / 1872-1972". Has stylized fleur-de-lis on each side of the oval shaped banner. Text and pattern is visible on back.

Levy Brothers Centennial Banner, 1972. Cream felt background with green printed outer border and bold text that reads "A CENTURY OF SERVICE / A FAMILY TRADITION". Inside rectangular border in center is green painted bold text that reads "LEVY BROS / 1872-1972". Has stylized fleur-de-lis on each side of the oval shaped banner. Text and pattern is visible on back.

Image of 1976.069.021 - Men's Necktie, n.d. Men's tie in a small repeating pattern of squares on end, forming diamonds of vivid blue, rust, champagne, striped, and hatched designs.  Broad style tie at base.  Branded and sold by the Levy Brothers Mens Shop in San Mateo and Burlingame.

1976.069.021 - Men's Necktie, n.d. Men's tie in a small repeating pattern of squares on end, forming diamonds of vivid blue, rust, champagne, striped, and hatched designs. Broad style tie at base. Branded and sold by the Levy Brothers Mens Shop in San Mateo and Burlingame.

Men's Necktie, n.d. Men's tie in a small repeating pattern of squares on end, forming diamonds of vivid blue, rust, champagne, striped, and hatched designs. Broad style tie at base. Branded and sold by the Levy Brothers Mens Shop in San Mateo and Burlingame.

Image of 1986.232 - Highland Soda Bottle, c. 1931-1944. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Vertical ribbing on bottom band with a horizontal raised ring above. Large smooth band with printed red text and embossed text. Horizontal raised ring with vertical ribbing above. Body tapers to narrow smooth neck. Neck tapers to bulbous mouth which tapers to rounded lip. Bottle is empty. Air bubbles throughout base of glass.

1986.232 - Highland Soda Bottle, c. 1931-1944. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Vertical ribbing on bottom band with a horizontal raised ring above. Large smooth band with printed red text and embossed text. Horizontal raised ring with vertical ribbing above. Body tapers to narrow smooth neck. Neck tapers to bulbous mouth which tapers to rounded lip. Bottle is empty. Air bubbles throughout base of glass.

Highland Soda Bottle, c. 1931-1944. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Vertical ribbing on bottom band with a horizontal raised ring above. Large smooth band with printed red text and embossed text. Horizontal raised ring with vertical ribbing above. Body tapers to narrow smooth neck. Neck tapers to bulbous mouth which tapers to rounded lip. Bottle is empty. Air bubbles throughout base of glass.

Image of 1989.199.002 - San Mateo Creamery Milk Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle is cylindrical in shape and tapers to rim which is composed of a bulbous lip. Pressed glass with vertical seams on sides.  Round embossed label on front.

1989.199.002 - San Mateo Creamery Milk Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle is cylindrical in shape and tapers to rim which is composed of a bulbous lip. Pressed glass with vertical seams on sides. Round embossed label on front.

San Mateo Creamery Milk Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle is cylindrical in shape and tapers to rim which is composed of a bulbous lip. Pressed glass with vertical seams on sides. Round embossed label on front.

Image of 1989.199.003 - Del Monte Creamery Milk Bottle, n.d.  Clear glass bottle is cylindrical in shape and tapers to rim with a bulbous lip 1/2 inch below rim.  Pressed glass with vertical seams on sides.  Label is printed in brown lettering on both sides with an image of milk maid on front.

1989.199.003 - Del Monte Creamery Milk Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle is cylindrical in shape and tapers to rim with a bulbous lip 1/2 inch below rim. Pressed glass with vertical seams on sides. Label is printed in brown lettering on both sides with an image of milk maid on front.

Del Monte Creamery Milk Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle is cylindrical in shape and tapers to rim with a bulbous lip 1/2 inch below rim. Pressed glass with vertical seams on sides. Label is printed in brown lettering on both sides with an image of milk maid on front.

Image of 1997.124.001 - California (medicinal) Port, c. 1920-1933.  Clear glass bottle of California Port.  Paper label has a faux woodgrain background and a lion emblem on front.  Seal has been broken and there is a broken off cork in the top.  According to prescription label, contents are for "medicinal purposes only."  Bottle is half full.

1997.124.001 - California (medicinal) Port, c. 1920-1933. Clear glass bottle of California Port. Paper label has a faux woodgrain background and a lion emblem on front. Seal has been broken and there is a broken off cork in the top. According to prescription label, contents are for "medicinal purposes only." Bottle is half full.

California (medicinal) Port, c. 1920-1933. Clear glass bottle of California Port. Paper label has a faux woodgrain background and a lion emblem on front. Seal has been broken and there is a broken off cork in the top. According to prescription label, contents are for "medicinal purposes only." Bottle is half full.

Image of 2014.029.008 - Bing Crosby Amaretto Decanter, 1980. Polychrome painted ceramic decanter. The decanter shows a green leafy cypress tree at the back and a three dimensional figure of Bing Crosby at the center. The top of the ceramic tree can be removed to reveal a cork stopper. The figure of Crosby is positioned holding a golf club over his left shoulder. He is wearing a long sleeve blue-gray shirt and a blue-gray hat with a wide brim. He has a pipe in his mouth. There is a banner encircling the figure on the front side of the decanter which reads "39th BING'S NATIONAL PRO-AM 39th" in gold paint. The banner is white with gold lettering and trim. The base of the decanter is round with curved linear decoration,blue and green paint, and painted gold trim. In a gold trimmed oval at the front of the base text reads "An  /  American Tradition" in gold paint. Text around the base in white text on a green background reads "CYPRESS POINT - PEBBLE BEACH  -  SPYGLASS HILL." Molded into the bottom of the decanter is a six pointed leaf shaped logo with "asi" in the center. Also molded next to that is "(c) 1980". There is a black ink stamp with a rectangular border that reads "AN ARISTO-CRAFT CREATION  /  of  /  Aesthetic Specialties Inc.  /  None GENUINE without my signature  /  Charles A Wittwore [cursive script]  /  Charles A Wittwore." Also on the bottom is a gold adhesive label that reads "CONTAINER  /  MADE IN TAIWAN."

2014.029.008 - Bing Crosby Amaretto Decanter, 1980. Polychrome painted ceramic decanter. The decanter shows a green leafy cypress tree at the back and a three dimensional figure of Bing Crosby at the center. The top of the ceramic tree can be removed to reveal a cork stopper. The figure of Crosby is positioned holding a golf club over his left shoulder. He is wearing a long sleeve blue-gray shirt and a blue-gray hat with a wide brim. He has a pipe in his mouth. There is a banner encircling the figure on the front side of the decanter which reads "39th BING'S NATIONAL PRO-AM 39th" in gold paint. The banner is white with gold lettering and trim. The base of the decanter is round with curved linear decoration,blue and green paint, and painted gold trim. In a gold trimmed oval at the front of the base text reads "An / American Tradition" in gold paint. Text around the base in white text on a green background reads "CYPRESS POINT - PEBBLE BEACH - SPYGLASS HILL." Molded into the bottom of the decanter is a six pointed leaf shaped logo with "asi" in the center. Also molded next to that is "(c) 1980". There is a black ink stamp with a rectangular border that reads "AN ARISTO-CRAFT CREATION / of / Aesthetic Specialties Inc. / None GENUINE without my signature / Charles A Wittwore [cursive script] / Charles A Wittwore." Also on the bottom is a gold adhesive label that reads "CONTAINER / MADE IN TAIWAN."

Bing Crosby Amaretto Decanter, 1980. Polychrome painted ceramic decanter. The decanter shows a green leafy cypress tree at the back and a three dimensional figure of Bing Crosby at the center. The top of the ceramic tree can be removed to reveal a cork stopper. The figure of Crosby is positioned holding a golf club over his left shoulder. He is wearing a long sleeve blue-gray shirt and a blue-gray hat with a wide brim. He has a pipe in his mouth. There is a banner encircling the figure on the front side of the decanter which reads "39th BING'S NATIONAL PRO-AM 39th" in gold paint. The banner is white with gold lettering and trim. The base of the decanter is round with curved linear decoration,

Image of 2015.020.001 - I. Magnin & Co. Brimless Cloche, c. 1920s-1930s.  Red felt brimless cloche or pillbox hat is dome-shaped with a 1 1/2" wide pink ribbed ribbon at base that is tied into a bow on one side.  A similar pink ribbon is sewn on interior edge.  There is a white makers mark stamped into underside of crown and a blue I. Magnin label at interior edge.

2015.020.001 - I. Magnin & Co. Brimless Cloche, c. 1920s-1930s. Red felt brimless cloche or pillbox hat is dome-shaped with a 1 1/2" wide pink ribbed ribbon at base that is tied into a bow on one side. A similar pink ribbon is sewn on interior edge. There is a white makers mark stamped into underside of crown and a blue I. Magnin label at interior edge.

I. Magnin & Co. Brimless Cloche, c. 1920s-1930s. Red felt brimless cloche or pillbox hat is dome-shaped with a 1 1/2" wide pink ribbed ribbon at base that is tied into a bow on one side. A similar pink ribbon is sewn on interior edge. There is a white makers mark stamped into underside of crown and a blue I. Magnin label at interior edge.

Image of 2015.020.002 - I. Magnin & Co. Wide-brimmed Hat, c. 1940s-1960s.  White sunhat (?) is comprised of a linen-weave polyester.  Round crown is flat on top with straight 4" sides.  Brim comes out at an angle from crown and has two layers of fabric that have been stitched in concentric circles to keep firm.  A 2" white ribbon forms a band just above brim ending in an upside-down V-shape at front of hat.  A taupe or light brown-colored ribbon is sewn to interior where brim meets crown.

2015.020.002 - I. Magnin & Co. Wide-brimmed Hat, c. 1940s-1960s. White sunhat (?) is comprised of a linen-weave polyester. Round crown is flat on top with straight 4" sides. Brim comes out at an angle from crown and has two layers of fabric that have been stitched in concentric circles to keep firm. A 2" white ribbon forms a band just above brim ending in an upside-down V-shape at front of hat. A taupe or light brown-colored ribbon is sewn to interior where brim meets crown.

I. Magnin & Co. Wide-brimmed Hat, c. 1940s-1960s. White sunhat (?) is comprised of a linen-weave polyester. Round crown is flat on top with straight 4" sides. Brim comes out at an angle from crown and has two layers of fabric that have been stitched in concentric circles to keep firm. A 2" white ribbon forms a band just above brim ending in an upside-down V-shape at front of hat. A taupe or light brown-colored ribbon is sewn to interior where brim meets crown.

Image of 2015.020.003 - I. Magnin & Co. Asymmetrical-brimmed Sunhat, c. 1966.  Exterior of hat is woven orange-colored burlap(?).  Crown has a flat round top with 4" high sides.  Asymmetrical brim is 1.5" in back and 4.25" in front.  A vertical seam runs down the side of the crown and brim at back.  Interior of brim is lined with a coral-colored polyester material and is stitched with circles radiating out from crown opening.  Crown is lined with a light orange-colored ribbed satin-like material.  There is a 1" orange ribbon sewn to interior brim where it is affixed to crown.

2015.020.003 - I. Magnin & Co. Asymmetrical-brimmed Sunhat, c. 1966. Exterior of hat is woven orange-colored burlap(?). Crown has a flat round top with 4" high sides. Asymmetrical brim is 1.5" in back and 4.25" in front. A vertical seam runs down the side of the crown and brim at back. Interior of brim is lined with a coral-colored polyester material and is stitched with circles radiating out from crown opening. Crown is lined with a light orange-colored ribbed satin-like material. There is a 1" orange ribbon sewn to interior brim where it is affixed to crown.

I. Magnin & Co. Asymmetrical-brimmed Sunhat, c. 1966. Exterior of hat is woven orange-colored burlap(?). Crown has a flat round top with 4" high sides. Asymmetrical brim is 1.5" in back and 4.25" in front. A vertical seam runs down the side of the crown and brim at back. Interior of brim is lined with a coral-colored polyester material and is stitched with circles radiating out from crown opening. Crown is lined with a light orange-colored ribbed satin-like material. There is a 1" orange ribbon sewn to interior brim where it is affixed to crown.

Image of 2015.001.03557.24 - Attendant Pumps Gas at Chevron Station, 1962

2015.001.03557.24 - Attendant Pumps Gas at Chevron Station, 1962

Attendant Pumps Gas at Chevron Station, 1962. Black and white negative shows an attendant pumping gas at a Chevron Station on the corner of 3rd and El Camino Real in San Mateo, California. The attendant is wearing a white uniform with a white hat. He leans over the rear end of a white car that has stopped at the station. The station has a banner facing the street that reads "[FREE 49ERS SCHEDULE / Tune in on RADIO-TV]." Across the street is a Flying A service station. Further down the street is a Mobil Gas Station. Part of a series.

2015.001.00715.6 - Hillsdale Shopping Center and Bay Meadows Race Track, 1958

Hillsdale Shopping Center and Bay Meadows Race Track, 1958. Black and white negative of Hillsdale Shopping Center and Bay Meadows Race Track. Part of a series. See also series 2015.001.00713 and 2015.001.00717.

Image of 2015.001.01862.1 -  East 3rd Avenue in Downtown San Mateo, 1961

2015.001.01862.1 - East 3rd Avenue in Downtown San Mateo, 1961

East 3rd Avenue in Downtown San Mateo, 1961. Black and white negative looks east down 3rd Avenue in San Mateo, California. The Benjamin Franklin Hotel appears on the right. There are signs for many different businesses, including Mac's Hofbrau, Layton Home Furnishings, Fitzgerald Furs, Peninsula Savings, Ross Properties Realtors, Organs and Pianos, Cartozian Dentistry and Lachmans. The first building on the right has a number of election signs for two local politicians, Robert Garvey and Al Wisner. There is a line of four cars driving on the left side of the image. On the right is a line of parked cars. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.02247.1 - Construction of the Emporium at Hillsdale Shopping Center, April 1961

2015.001.02247.1 - Construction of the Emporium at Hillsdale Shopping Center, April 1961

Construction of the Emporium at Hillsdale Shopping Center, April 1961. Black and white negative shows an aerial view of construction progress on The Emporium at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California. The Emporium remained at the Hillsdale Shopping Center until 1995 when it was replaced by Sears. Martuards Round Drive-In restaurant appears in the foreground near El Camino Real. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03558A.7 - Hillsdale Shopping Center Parking Lot, 1962

2015.001.03558A.7 - Hillsdale Shopping Center Parking Lot, 1962

Hillsdale Shopping Center Parking Lot, 1962. Black and white negative shows a parking lot full of cars at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California in front of a Macy's store. A Ford Mercury is parked in the foreground at lower left in a row of vehicles. A woman holding a baby can be seen in-between cars at center right. In the distance at far left is a Sears store and a Mayfair Market. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03558.19 - Shopping Day, 1962

2015.001.03558.19 - Shopping Day, 1962

Shopping Day, 1962. Black and white negative shows two women and a young boy at a grocery store in San Mateo, California. One woman at center leans over a freezer case holding products by Sara Lee, Mrs. Paul's, and Stouffer's. A pennant banner appears above the freezer case that is attached to a sign at top center advertising fruit pies. An older woman in a gingham dress stands at right looking after a young boy seated in the top of a grocery cart. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03758.2 - Full Service Shell Gas Station on 20th and El Camino Real in San Mateo, 1962

2015.001.03758.2 - Full Service Shell Gas Station on 20th and El Camino Real in San Mateo, 1962

Full Service Shell Gas Station on 20th and El Camino Real in San Mateo, 1962. Black and white negative shows an attendant filling the gas tank and cleaning the back window of a 1962 Thunderbird at a full service Shell Gas Station. The station was located on the corner of 20th and El Camino Real in San Mateo, CA. Part of a series on life in San Mateo County in 1962. See also 2015.001.03558 series.

Image of 2015.001.05355.1 - El Camino at 4th Avenue, San Mateo, 1964

2015.001.05355.1 - El Camino at 4th Avenue, San Mateo, 1964

El Camino at 4th Avenue, San Mateo, 1964. Black and white negative shows El Camino Real at 4th Avenue in San Mateo, California. Multiple cars drive along the roadway with one parked at mid-ground, center right. The photograph was taken looking north down El Camino Real toward a retail building with signs for “chandler’s Warp ’n Woof,” “fine fabrics,” “Sanfords,” and “San Mateo Stationers.” A J. C. Penney building is partially visible at right with the Ben Franklin hotel visible nearby in the background. A Standard oil station appears in the distance at left of center in the image. Photographer Norton Pearl notes that the Bank of California appears on the left side of this image. Part of a s