The San Mateo County Historical Association needs your help!
The Association recently purchased more than 30,000 San Mateo Times newspaper photos that span most of the 20th century and provide a glimpse into San Mateo County life and its generations, the San Mateo Daily Journal reports.
Mitch Postel, president of the historical association, bought the photos from a collector for $2,500.
Own a little piece of history by looking at these photos and help the association find out about the story behind each one, so the group can archive them.
Peninsula Patch sites will publish various photos as we get them so you can help us identify them.
Presidential Parade Photo: This “Presidential Parade” photo taken on Aug. 24, 1956. Does anyone know where it was taken or who the horsemen in the photo are?
Vietnam Protestor Photo: Here is Keith Mather (?) of San Bruno being arrested for anti-Vietnam War Protesting. The date on the back of the photo is July 17, 1968. Does anyone know the story behind this photo?
Please note in the comments if you have information about the photos attached.
Then call or e-mail archivist, Carol Peterson, if you want more information. Carol can be reached by phone, 650.299.0104, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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