Land Park photo shoot, 1964

Land Park shadows Land Park, pops with the girls Primitive selfie!Travel back to the 1960 today, in Sacramento’s venerable Land Park neighborhood. Looks like Pops got himself a brand new movie camera… let’s just hope he got a handle on how to use it!

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Capitol Park, 1972

VS_B1_CAPITOLLooking West towards the Capitol, at 16th Street.

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School Bond Protest, April 1971

Tensions are running high between the eager students and the police… just look at the expression on the young girls face who is talking to the policeman (see the blow-up for a better view). I’m gonna guess that this is in Land Park?1971 protest on the Sacto streets. Detail of the wide shot

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Introducing our Tumblr blogs!

Vintage Sacramento invites you to visit our little brothers over on tumblr. We serve up great pics of Sacramento miscellany on our Vintage Sacramento tumblr blog. When we find old newspapers and vintage ads, this will be the place to see them!

Florence? Mid 50s!And our Foundit-Photos blog features the same type of fun, amateur photos from yesteryear, but from locations ranging far beyond our area code!

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K Street, circa 1968

“If I could talk to the animals…” is how the song from “Doctor Dolittle” starts, and in this 1968 photo, it’s the feature playing at the Crest! It’s summertime on K Street and it’s a bustling place. Check out the sweet red Corvair on the left, and that beautiful canary dress on the woman crossing up ahead! One pic is a detail so you can zoom on into the scene! — at K Street Mall.
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Broadway and 16th, 1968

1968 photo of the Tower Theatre building. The venerable Tower Theatre, circa 1968. I’m reposting this as I have just noticed that there was an antique store in the space that now houses Tower Cafe. I wasn’t aware of that… assumed it had been Tower Drug/Records. Anyone recall what else was in the space?

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Changes are on the way!

Please hold tight while we make some improvements to the site.

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Shepard Garden Arts Center


I just love the composition of this display! From the 1965 Spring Bonsai Show.Spring of 1965, display of soil tools

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Back to school!

Pictures are from Ms. Edwards classroom, circa 1959.

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1966 Camellia Show

According to The Sacramento Bee, it is “thought to be the nation’s oldest such event.” These pictures date back to the 1966 Camellia Festival. Look at all the preparation going into their parade entry, but don’t overlook helpful Gertrude’s fur- such fancy attire for a float-making party in the garage!

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Ready to go! Inspection time Camellia Festival 1966 Building the float


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