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Catalog Number 2015.001.00530.1
Title Car Crash on El Camino Real in Burlingame, May 1949
Photographer Pearl, Norton
Collection Archival Collection
Object Name Negative
Category Photographs
Date May 1949
Description Car Crash on El Camino Real in Burlingame, May 1949. Black and white negative shows a California Drive Auto Repair tow truck clearing a car crash on El Camino Real in Burlingame, California. The image shows a dark colored car at left that has crashed its right front bumper into the left rear end of a light colored car visible at center. The car on the left is a Studebaker with a New Mexico license plate and the car at center is a sedan, possibly a Chrysler. The Studebaker's windshield is cracked and its right front bumper is damaged. The rear of the Chrysler is dented. The California Drive Auto Repair tow truck is visible at right, and it is backed up behind the Chrysler. There are several spectators standing on the sidewalk at right. A man, a woman, and a police officer are just visible over the top of the Studebaker looking at the damage. Two other cars are driving towards the camera on the other side of the road.
Studio Norton Pearl Photography
Place Burlingame, CA
People
Subjects Accidents
Automobiles
Crashes
Police
Streets
Towing
Search Terms Automobiles
Burlingame
El Camino Real
El Camino Real - Burlingame
Roads - Accidents
Copyright Norton Pearl Photography / San Mateo County Historical Association