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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Joe and Ruth Garcia: Directory Samples

1935: no trace of Joe and Ruth Garcia

1940: Jos R (Ruth), restaurant at 399 1st street and home at 121 Amazon
1942: Jos (Ruth) liquors, same addresses
1951: Ruth (wid Jos), bartender, home at 56 Harrington

These are neat documents, sitting on shelves next to the world class microfilm scanners on the 5th floor of the S.F. Public Library. This is all I had time to get at my last visit. Maybe I'll try to get more next time. Love how they show the professions, how the women are parenthesized afterthoughts to the them (or defined as the man's widow), etc.


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