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Catalog Number 2015.001.00211.2
Title Opening of Burlingame Community Center, 1949
Photographer Pearl, Norton
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Negative
Category Photographs
Date June 1949
Description Black and white negative of women volunteers cleaning up a kitchen after serving the community at the opening of the Burlingame Community Center (now called the Burlingame Rec Center). There are twelve women, either wearing aprons, chef hats or both, poising for the photograph. Some women stand behind a table at left, and other are visible through and serving windows along the back of the room. There are cups, serving spoons, bowls and pots on the table and behind the windows. Two metal trash cans at lower left are filled with trash. Part of a series of 20.
Studio Norton Pearl Photography
Place Burlingame, CA
Event Opening Event
Subjects Community centers
Community service
Search Terms Burlingame
Norton Pearl Photography
Pearl, Norton
Copyright Norton Pearl Photography / San Mateo County Historical Association