Monthly Archives: January 2012

Carol Doda, San Francisco Icon

Do you recognize this well-known North Beach figure? She’s seen here with visiting members of the Italian and Brazilian soccer teams at the Palace Hotel on Market Street, although her claim to fame has nothing to do with team sports. … Continue reading

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A Famous Police Horse

San Francisco Policeman Arthur Dolan was a fortunate fellow. He spent ten years of his career (ca. 1924 – 1934) riding famous police horse Old Douglas, shown below. At the age of 25, Old Douglas retired from the force, with … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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