Wednesday, July 28, 2010

(not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 113: A View Toward Downtown San Diego in the 1900s

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

I managed to scan about 100 family photographs in the Scanfest in January, and have converted the scanned TIF files to smaller JPGs, cropped and rotated as best I can. Many of these were "new" to my digital photograph collection.

Here is a photograph from the Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This is a photograph was taken in the decade of the 1900s, perhaps by Henry Austin Carringer or by my grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer. It was taken from the upstairs room at 2105 30th Street in San Diego. It looks approximately southwest. The corner of 30th and Hawthorn is in the right foreground. The trolley going up 30th Street is in the left foreground. The downtown area of San Diego is in the center background, and the shore of Coronado North Island and a faint outline of the end of Point Loma can be seen in the right background.

This is essentially the same view I had every day from about 1947 to 1955 when this room was my bedroom, and from 1955 to 1968 when the sunroom (added on in 1927) was my bedroom. Of course, by then the city had been built up all around this house, but I could still see the taller buildings in downtown San Diego, the end of Point Loma, and more.

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