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Uncovered: Old Vess Cola advertisement

Photo by Derek

Reader Derek stopped by the Internet Archive to drop off some old t-shirts this week and noticed that at the site of November’s fire, and old advertisement for Vess Cola has been uncovered.

Vess Cola, originally made by Vess Soda which was founded in 1916, is still in existence (manufactured by Cott). They make a variety of flavors including orange, cream, cherry cola, black cherry, pineapple, peach, piña colada, strawberry, grape, blue raspberry and kiwi-strawberry. Their slogan is “The Billion Bubble Beverage”.

The “Good?…it’s Perfect!” ad is on the side of the building adjacent to the Archive’s annex building near Clement and Funston, which has a restaurant, Taishan Cafe, on the ground floor and apartments above. The entire building has been closed off until repairs are made from the fire.

Sarah B.

Photo by Derek

5:01 am | Posted under Photos | 14 comments

Photo: Sunset at Sutro Baths

February 18, 2014. Photo by @cpak

4:21 pm | Posted under Photos | 1 comment

Photo: Magnificent magnolias at the Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss them!

Magnolias are in bloom at the SF Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. Get there before March 1 to see them!

Sarah B.

8:37 pm | Posted under Golden Gate Park, Photos | Comments Off

Spotted: Bag pipes on 24th Avenue

Photo by @ms_emmalyon

Reader Amanda (@ms_emmalyon) spotted something unusual from her window around 10am on Monday morning – a kilted piper.

“He was very good!” she said. Maybe he was heralding the end of the rain? Or trying to call it back again?

Unfortunately his real reason for being there was more somber. Reader David H. tells us, “Sadly, he was warming up to play for a firefighter’s memorial service at the church on Geary.”

Sarah B.

5:15 am | Posted under Photos | 3 comments

Video: “Through Our Eyes” Richmond District photo project

Late last year, we told you about a photo project that took place at the Richmond District branch library called “Through Our Eyes: Visual Stories of the Richmond Neighborhood”.

The workshop was led by photojournalist Frederic Larson, who worked at the San Francisco Chronicle for thirty years, where he covered all types of assignments – from fires to football, earthquakes to celebrities.

Larson invited amateur photographers to come out and capture a visual snapshot of the Richmond District neighborhood by covering 18 square blocks in and around the library.

The video above highlights the project and its participants, which resulted in not only interesting photographs, but also some insights into the residents and our variety of cultures.

Librarian Dorothy Kimmel, who spearheaded the project, tells us some of the photos can be seen on the branch Facebook page, and that “in the near future I will post a slide show and two photo stories.”

Sarah B.

12:43 pm | Posted under Art, Photos | 2 comments

Photo: “My Richmond District Home”

Photo by phoca2004

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Photo: Dolphin double-take

Photo by Franco Folini. Ocean Beach, January 5, 2014.

5:12 am | Posted under Ocean Beach, Photos | 4 comments

Photo: Presidio coyote

Photos by Laura Owen

Blog reader Jan sent us these photos of a coyote that was photographed by her daughter, Laura, in the Presidio last Friday morning.

She spotted the coyote just southwest of the cemetery, saying he was “large and impressive-looking”.

Sarah B.

5:15 am | Posted under Photos | 4 comments