Bygone Americana

All-night prom at Disneyland, 1961.
By Grey Villet

All-night prom at Disneyland, 1961.

By Grey Villet

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A little girl practices her written Chinese in a character-writing class. San Francisco, circa 1950s.
By Jon Brenneis

A little girl practices her written Chinese in a character-writing class. San Francisco, circa 1950s.

By Jon Brenneis

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Cars driving through Chinatown at night. San Francisco, circa 1950s.
By Nat Farbman

Cars driving through Chinatown at night. San Francisco, circa 1950s.

By Nat Farbman

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Parents greet their children after they finish school for the day. San Francisco, circa 1950s.
By Jon Brenneis

Parents greet their children after they finish school for the day. San Francisco, circa 1950s.

By Jon Brenneis

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Chinatown, San Francisco, circa 1950s.

Chinatown, San Francisco, circa 1950s.

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A customer receives her order from the butcher. San Francisco, circa 1950s.

A customer receives her order from the butcher. San Francisco, circa 1950s.

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Two children goof around on their way to school. San Francisco, circa 1950s.
By Jon Brenneis

Two children goof around on their way to school. San Francisco, circa 1950s.

By Jon Brenneis

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Cable cars take commuters to work. San Francisco, circa 1950s.
By Roger Viollet

Cable cars take commuters to work. San Francisco, circa 1950s.

By Roger Viollet

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Chinatown. San Francisco, circa 1950s.

Chinatown. San Francisco, circa 1950s.

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A butcher prepares meat. San Francisco, circa 1950s.
By Jon Brenneis

A butcher prepares meat. San Francisco, circa 1950s.

By Jon Brenneis

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