Step Back in Time

There is always a story behind the story, and while they say a picture says 1,000 words, the San Mateo County Historical Association staffers have thousands of photos that they need help identifying to find the right words. Can you help them?


If our of this are any indication, Peninsula residents know their history!

And the San Mateo County Historical Association still has many photos that need captions.

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.

The first photo this week reads: “Crosby Trial, Feb. 14, 1955: Attorney 
Mc Ginnis and Crosby.”

Does anyone know what this trial was about?

The back of the other photo reads: “Daniel Nehnem and Whitmore, April 12, 1955.” 

Whitmore was San Mateo County Sheriff then. Does anyone know who Nehnem was and why these two are pictured together?

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, carol@historysmc.org

is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Diane Miller May 24, 2012 at 10:36 PM
For Crosby Trial, embezzlement of public funds: http://newspaperarchive.com/san-mateo-times/1955-02-18/
Diane Miller May 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM
And there was a murder involving a Daniel Nahmens in April 1955:http://newspaperarchive.com/san-mateo-times/1955-04-22?tag=daniel+whitmore&rtserp=tags/daniel-whitmore?pc=25755&psi=14&pci=7&pt=8044&py=1955&pm=04
Jamie White June 02, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Thanks so much Diane for your history research!! Next quiz is coming tomorrow.


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