Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Fair on Treasure Island

My dad was eleven years old when the Golden Gate International Exposition opened on Treasure Island in February, 1939. Admission to the fair was 25 cents for kids his age and a bargain at the price, considering the entertainment value … Continue reading

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Welcome to Bulwinkleland!

These photos document the dismantling of the scrap-metal exoskeleton that surrounded artist Mark Bulwinkle’s home in North Oakland from 1975 – 1991. Depending on who you talk to, neighbors either adored Bulwinkle’s sculpture-encrusted property or considered it an eyesore. Bulwinkle’s … Continue reading

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Benny Bufano

Beniamino “Benny” Bufano was born in Italy in 1898. He moved to San Francisco in 1915 to work with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Later in life he settled permamently in the Bay area. The photograph below is a wonderful example … Continue reading

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Composer Ernest Bloch

Ernest Bloch was born in Switzerland in 1880. He is well known as an American composer, having gotten his American citizenship ca. 1924. Mr. Bloch was the director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1925 until 1930. In … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days …

Sometimes, before I notice the date a photograph was taken or printed by the Examiner, I form an opinion immediately upon seeing the image. A quick glance at this photograph of Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz of Los Angeles County made me think … Continue reading

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