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Posted 2 years ago

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ho2cultcha
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Polk's Oakland California City Directories for 1939 and 1943. I like these for their graphic quality - very industrial, but w/ lots of victorian / country flair to them. i've used them to look up old businesses too. i showed them to an old-timer friend who grew up here and he got all teary-eyed looking through them. Interesting weird statistics too - 'white population' vs. 'colored population'.

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  1. Oldies1199 Oldies1199, 10 months ago
    These city directories are just terrific! I find these old directories to be very interesting and helpful
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 months ago
    thank you oldies1199. i would add that they also look really cool. i love how they are so stuffed w/ ads and info that they look like very active bulletin boards.

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