The calm before the storm – Perusing Downtown San Francisco before the “Black Friday” craziness hits

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“We’re going to need a bigger tree!”

MontCalifuse California at Montgomery in the 1950’s: I wonder if they still make Belfast Sparkling Water!

UnionSquarebloguse Union Square in 1948 from a Roger Sturtevant photo

StocktonMarketbloguse Market and Stockton Streets at Christmas time: Twin Peaks can be seen in the distance of both pictures.

Lanabloguse Lana Turner, seen here across from Union Square going into I Magnin’s in the 1960 film ‘Portrait in Black’, is plotting with Anthony Quinn to kill her husband at this point in the movie. She’d, probably, receive a longer jail term today for wearing that coat than she would for a murder conviction! Below, five Lana wannabes at the same spot today

.VictoryWindowuse A Victory Window during World War Two, and a Victory for the Macy’s PR Team window.

PeanutsBloguse “Peanuts” for Christmas: Poor Charlie Brown, he’s going to have another sad holiday! Looks like he’s going to need all of the SSRI’s Lucy can prescribe.

Mason1937bloguse 1937 limos in this John Gutmann photo at the Mark Hopkins Hotel:

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