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More Unsuitable Swimwear

Swimsuit weather is well and truly behind us as December draws near, so it feels like the right time to share these photos of bathing-suited beauties not only out of season, but out of context. For starters, why is Ms. … Continue reading

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The Swimsuit Issue

September 22 marked the autumnal equinox, so let’s bid farewell to summer with a few remarkable swimsuit photos. First up is Carol Johnson, shown here placing the flags for a snowshoe race at Alpine Meadows. No doubt the minimalist outfit … Continue reading

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Arthur Brown, Jr. Revisited

The Cal campus is jolting back to life this week as the students return in full force for the fall semester. No better time to remember one of UC Berkeley’s most illustrious graduates, architect and Oakland native Arthur Brown, Jr. … Continue reading

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Zoe Dell Lantis, GGIE Theme Girl

Miss Zoe Dell Lantis was the Golden Gate International Exposition’s theme girl. The fair was first held in 1939, yet Zoe spent years prior to its opening traveling and promoting it. Some of my favorite images of Zoe are below. Be … Continue reading

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Tigers and stingrays and ponies … oh my!

From miniature ponies at the circus, to photographing dolphins underwater, we have some more fantasic animal shots to share from the Examer’s print team! Below, Robert Hayward, chief taxidermist of the British Museum, London, uses a dentist drill to prep … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

All this rain we’ve had lately makes me think about … swimming, of course! Today the sun emerged, and what better way to celebrate the vernal equinox than with a selection of bathing beauties, spanning the early decades of 20th … Continue reading

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Rain Maker from Glendale, California

This morning we had some showers in Berkeley, CA, that were much appreciated. But what if it were your job to make the rain? Charles M. Hatfield from Glendale, CA, had just that job! According to the Examiner, Mr. Hatfield … Continue reading

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Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin, brilliant violinist and child prodigy, regularly returned to the San Francisco area throughout his life. Below are just a few samples of many photographic prints of Yehudi in the Examiner’s print collection. BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P530, Folder:  Menuhin, Yehudi … Continue reading

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Illustrated Photographs

In the days before Photoshop, how did newspapers illustrate or alter sensational photographs? It appears they drew, painted, and used old fashioned cut and paste (with scissors and glue)! Below are some of our favorite samples from the Examiner collection: … Continue reading

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Fashions from a Bygone Era, Part 2

So yes, attitudes have changed. We no longer consider it chic to wear an entire animal as a decorative wrap (collective sigh of relief from all those little weasels). BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P263, Folder: French, James E. Jr. and … Continue reading

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