Item #2673 [Panoramic Photograph of the Downtown Commercial District in Midcentury San Mateo]. California.
[Panoramic Photograph of the Downtown Commercial District in Midcentury San Mateo]

[Panoramic Photograph of the Downtown Commercial District in Midcentury San Mateo]

[N.p., but likely in or near San Mateo, Ca. ca. 1950s]. Panoramic photograph, 8 x 52.25 inches. Moderate scuffing, soiling, some small creases, a few short closed tears, one repaired on verso, pinholes at corners and along edges. Good. Item #2673

A wider-than-usual panoramic photograph capturing for posterity many of the commercial enterprises along Main Street in San Mateo, California in the mid-20th century. The unnamed photographer seems to have stood directly across from the Tecco Electric Construction Company and shot that side of Main Street from San Mateo Florist and Mohawk Gasoline to the left to well beyond the B.F. Goodrich on the right. Some of the other businesses include Sarganis Brothers Custom Interiors, Peninsula Wrought Iron Works, H.H. MacDonald Homes (offering houses in Glenwood Heights), Ferreira Paints, and L.K. Ward Home Appliances. A handful of blurry automobiles are pictured driving one way or another on the main thoroughfare. A wonderful snapshot of midcentury San Mateo that would make a striking display piece in any midcentury-styled home.

Price: $550.00

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