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Image of 2016.010.009 - Sid Williams Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016.  Plaque commemorating Sid Williams of Aragon High School being inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2016.  The plaque is printed on silver-colored metal with a 3" x 2.5" photograph mounted to the upper right hand corner.  Metal and photograph are mounted beneath acrylic with gold-colored decorative brads onto an mdf wooden base covered in a dark woodgrain vinyl laminate.  Top left corner has the 2016 Peninsula Hall of Fame logo which consists of a blue ribbon that reads  "20  Peninsula Sports  16" across the base of a green trophy whose base reads, "HALL  /  OF  /  FAME" with arcs of 7 blue stars on either side.  Color image of Williams with his wife and two kids.  They are outside in a grassy area with trees in the background and the wife and kids are bundled in coats and hats.  A brief biography is also on the front:  "A smooth, fluid scorer on the basketball court, Sid Williams became one of San Mateo County's most versatile and heralded hoops performers during the 1970s.  He also was a quarterback for the Dons football team.  His career at Aragon High was marked by a range of top honors, including All-Bay Area, All-Central Coast Section and All-Peninsula Athletic League for basketball.  Later, he went on to San Jose State University where he again stood out.  The Spartans' record book still contains some of his career marks, including points (1,095), field goals (485) and rebounds (510).  In 1981, Sid tallied 32 points against Long Beach State.  That same year, he was All-League and All-Tourney and was the MVP of that PCAA event.  He was an All-American that year and played in the AIA Coaches All-American Game.  He was a ninth round draft pick of the NBA Portland Trailblazers."  The back of the plaque has an oval sticker with the logo and contact information for Spotlight Impressions, the manufacturer of the plaque.

2016.010.009 - Sid Williams Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016. Plaque commemorating Sid Williams of Aragon High School being inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2016. The plaque is printed on silver-colored metal with a 3" x 2.5" photograph mounted to the upper right hand corner. Metal and photograph are mounted beneath acrylic with gold-colored decorative brads onto an mdf wooden base covered in a dark woodgrain vinyl laminate. Top left corner has the 2016 Peninsula Hall of Fame logo which consists of a blue ribbon that reads "20 Peninsula Sports 16" across the base of a green trophy whose base reads, "HALL / OF / FAME" with arcs of 7 blue stars on either side. Color image of Williams with his wife and two kids. They are outside in a grassy area with trees in the background and the wife and kids are bundled in coats and hats. A brief biography is also on the front: "A smooth, fluid scorer on the basketball court, Sid Williams became one of San Mateo County's most versatile and heralded hoops performers during the 1970s. He also was a quarterback for the Dons football team. His career at Aragon High was marked by a range of top honors, including All-Bay Area, All-Central Coast Section and All-Peninsula Athletic League for basketball. Later, he went on to San Jose State University where he again stood out. The Spartans' record book still contains some of his career marks, including points (1,095), field goals (485) and rebounds (510). In 1981, Sid tallied 32 points against Long Beach State. That same year, he was All-League and All-Tourney and was the MVP of that PCAA event. He was an All-American that year and played in the AIA Coaches All-American Game. He was a ninth round draft pick of the NBA Portland Trailblazers." The back of the plaque has an oval sticker with the logo and contact information for Spotlight Impressions, the manufacturer of the plaque.

Object Type: Object

Image of 1977.248.002 - Civil Defense- Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1947-1991. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in yellow. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. At the bottom portion of the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. At the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet.  Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap. The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet. At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...No  217714  /  No  D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "PATENTS ENDING  /  MCDONALD CO  /  LOS ANGELES".

1977.248.002 - Civil Defense- Air Raid Warden Helmet, c. 1947-1991. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in yellow. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a red/white striped triangle, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Air Raid Warden. At the bottom portion of the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. At the back of the helmet, there are bolts painted in white that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle of the helmet, the white painted bolts are connected to metal brackets that are slightly bent, in which connects to a head adjustment made of leather that covers the head. The leather head adjustment is next to and parallel to the straps of white fabric which is tied to a circle made of black fabric. The middle straps of the white fabric are tied to a brown chinstrap with a metal loop bracket adjustment for the chin with a metal nail holding the strap. The chinstrap also has a metal black circle on each end that connects it to the slightly bent metal brackets on each left and right end of the metal helmet. At the bottom front portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "...No 217714 / No D113432...". At the bottom portion of the back of the metal helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "PATENTS ENDING / MCDONALD CO / LOS ANGELES".

Object Type: Object