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Old Time San Jose
McCracken, Vida (1907-1992)
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History San Jose Research Library
History San Jose Online Catalog
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The McCracken sisters usually painted from existing subjects, but also painted from historic photographs. This scene was painted from a photograph taken in about 1870 on South First Street. - Leonard McKay A handwritten note by McKay accompanying this painting reads, "It was crowded in downtown San Jose in 1881. In the one block of First Street between Santa Clara and El Dorado (now Post) Streets were the following businesses: Rucker & Page, real estate Caggioni & Scolari, liquors George B. Poppelwell, liquors A. S. Williams, hatter A. A. Sage, grocer Charles Jager, furniture Z. E. Zinqq, guns & locksmith H. E. Hills, hardware A. Campiglia, fruits and vegetables N. Benjamin, barber A. Waldteufel, books and stationary Lester Johnston, butcher Maurice O'Brien, candy William Osterman, boots and shoes B. J. Rhodes & Co., druggists over George R. White's photography Wood & Brown, pharmacy James Hart & Sons, dry goods Gus Lion, dry goods James W. Pembroke, watchmaker-jeweler Daniel Quilty, Tailor And those were only on the west side of First Street!
Oil on Canvas
Horse-drawn vehicles (LCSH)
First Street (San Jose, Calif.)
San Jose (Calif.)
Women artists
Nineteenth century (LCSH)
Nineteen sixties (LCSH)

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