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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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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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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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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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The Big Game

Give ‘em the axe! the axe! the axe! The Stanford Axe has a lengthy and revered history, and a significant piece of the story is told by this photo of  Norm Horner, U.C. Berkeley Grand Custodian of the Axe. 1930 … Continue reading

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