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    • Hiram P. Albert Photograph Album

    • 1918-1948
    • This photographic album is from the Betty Jane Powell family papers (MC 25). Created, arranged, and annotated by Powell’s uncle, Hiram Paul Albert, it provides a panoramic window into both the life of Albert and the transformation of Sacramento...
    • MC 25 Box 2/5
    • Lester Motors Ford

    • 1946
    • Pictured in January 1946 is Lester Motors Ford at 1301 K Street. Founded by Edward “Ted” Lester in 1935, the original Lester Motors Studebaker was located at Sixteenth and K. In May 1937, and after a 12,000 dollar renovation, Lester moved his...
    • 408
    • Lester Motors Studebaker

    • 1944
    • Taken in 1944, this photograph shows Lester Motors Studebaker, located at 1301 K Street. At the time of the photograph, Lester – founded by Edward “Ted” Lester – was the northern California distributor of Studebaker cars. With World War II raging...
    • 407
    • Lester Motors Facilities

    • 1946
    • Pictured in 1946 are support facilities of Lester Motors Ford at 900 Thirteenth Street. The photograph was taken from 1300 I Street, where the business’s showroom was located. This location formed the culmination of Lester’s business efforts. In...
    • 409
    • Lundstrom’s Mercury-Lincoln Dealership and Service

    • 1948
    • Lundstrom’s Mercury-Lincoln car dealership is pictured at 1631 K Street in this July 25, 1948 photograph. The business was founded in 1941 by the Wisconsin-born Fred Lundstrom. A man known for his automotive connections, it is said that he was...
    • 147
    • Rice and Forrest

    • 1920
    • Shown is a circa 1920 advertisement for the automobile dealership Rice and Forrest, located at 1216 K Street. Operated by Leslie Rice and Sterling P. Forrest, the concern sold Haynes, Velie, Hupmobile and Garford Trucks.
    • EC-BUS-b01f05i06
    • J. J. Jacobs Motor Company Used Car Department

    • 1937
    • This photograph of J.J. Jacobs - Jack J. - Motor Company at 1500 K Street was taken on July 21, 1937. Jacobs came to California from his native Darby, Pennsylvania, in 1911, setting up his Sacramento Studebaker dealership in 1916. In 1934, he...
    • 430
    • Jackson’s Furniture and a Westerly View Down K Street

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 photograph captures a westward view down K Street, from the northeast corner of Fourteenth and K Streets. Visible businesses include as follows: Jackson's Home Furniture Store at 1330 K Street, See's Candies at 1322 K Street,...
    • 1402
    • Stockton Boulevard Car Dealer

    • 1950
    • In this 1950 photograph, several employees of Walt Chase Used Cars, at 4004 Stockton Boulevard, pose around the business’s lot.
    • 1426
    • Harrold Ford Sales Lots

    • 1963
    • This circa 1963 postcard shows the two locations for Harrold Ford, the top location being at Twenty-Second Street and Broadway, the bottom at 1535 Howe Avenue. The dealership was brought to Sacramento in 1929 by Ellsworth Harrold and was first...
    • BBSAC766
    • Sacramento Buick Company

    • 1922
    • This 1922 billhead is for the Sacramento Buick Company. In late 1920 the concern became the primary dealer for Buicks in the greater Sacramento area.
    • Sacramento Buick Company

    • 1922
    • This 1922 billhead comes from the Sacramento Buick Company, located at 1516 J Street. The company opened in 1920 in a 26,000-square-foot location that had enough room for 200 cars. It had been located at the Biltwell Garage at Ninth and L streets.
    • Goodrich,Ballard & Rouse

    • 1917
    • Shown is a circa 1917 advertisement for the Goodrich, Ballard, and Rouse, car company and the Moeller Auto Sales Company. Both concerns became official sellers of Ford cars in 1917.
    • EC-BUS-b01f05i10
    • California Redwoods

    • 1958
    • This uninspired color photograph of a vintage automobile travelling through the California redwoods was one of a group of stock postcards purchased to promote Lew Williams Chevrolet Center at 2449 Fulton Avenue. Mailed for three cents on December...
    • BBSAC786
    • Chargins Automart

    • 1952
    • A 1952 view of 15th Street at K, with Chargins Automart at 1531 K Street and the Stop-N-shop Market at 1330-16th Street. Founded in 1931, Chargins ran an advert in a 1947 issue of the Sacramento Bee claiming "The car is blue, the grass is green,...
    • 1560
    • Young Men's Christian Association Building

    • 1937
    • This circa 1937 view shows the building housing the Young Men's Christian Association at 505 J Street, the Arizona Rooms at 517 J Street, and the River Auto Stages at 915 Fifth Street. The five-story building was opened in 1914 and included a...
    • 1673
    • Harrold Ellsworth Ford, Close-Up

    • 1939
    • Pictured on September 15, 1946, is the face of Ellsworth Harrold Ford. The 2201 Broadway location opened for business in 1930. The dealership stayed in the building until 1971, at which time it moved to 1535 Howe Avenue.
    • 94
    • Harrold Ellsworth Ford

    • 1939
    • This photograph was taken in front of the Ellsworth Harrold Ford dealership on February 23, 1939. Located at 2201 Broadway, the venerable franchise had a showroom and offered a full service garage. In the first six months of 1961, the dealership...
    • 96
    • Henry Spring, Inc

    • 1918
    • This circa 1918 advertisement promotes the wares of Henry Spring, Inc. The Michigan native started in the automobile business in 1916, having gone on to sell Ford, Packard and De Soto lines. The pictured Earl Cooper was one of the nation's highest...
    • EC-BUS-b01f05i09
    • C. M. Coffing

    • 1937
    • Shown is a 1937 billhead representing a transaction with longtime Sacramento automobile dealer Claude M. Coffing. The Indiana native entered the business in 1912, starting a career in which he sold Ford, Dodge, De Soto, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac,...
    • EC-BUS-b01f05i12


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