Furry Rascals

One of the fun parts of sorting through photographs of local citizens is that every now and then you see a span of years in an instant. Such is the case of Arthur Germaine, SPCA Officer. I admit, the image of the adorable fox caught my eye before anything else, but sifting through the rest of Mr. Germaine’s photographs, I found a few other gems that were begging to be shared. The three images below span 13 years, from 1949 until 1962.

This fox, caught by Mr. Germaine, was thought to be a family pet, and had wandered into a home on Telegraph Hill in 1949.

Arthur Germaine with a fox, 1949. Photograph by San Francisco Examiner, no photographer attributed.

BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P279, Folder: Germaine, Arthur

In 1950, Mr. Germaine was photographed with these two puppies, as he calls into his headquarters to report the “good natured strays”.

Arthur Germaine with puppies, 1950. No photographer attributed.

BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P279, Folder: Germaine, Arthur

Fast foward to 1962, and Mr. Germaine is photographed with a furry, but not so endearing animal. The Examiner gives this photo the title “The Bandit, Amidst Wreckage He Caused”.

Arhur Germaine with raccoon, 1962. No photographer attributed.

 BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P279, Folder: Germaine, Arthur

 
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