8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Four women, each on a different step, are posed in front of a Victorian house. They are dressed in Victorian costumes (long gowns and hour-glass waists0, and each is wearing her hair braided or piled on top her head. There are five steps leading up to the front door, and the sign "No Peddlers" is affixed to the riser of the fifth. The railing on the proch and the columns rising from it are knurled. The front door is made of panelled wood and trnslucent glass. The house next door, to the right, is a bungalow without a front porch. One notation on the back reads "Swank Neighbors, occasioned either by an adjective or by the other notation, "Wm. E. Swank collection/ before 1908 / early 1900's" The notation on the back of the photo, H-P People, refers to the Tribune's alphabetic filing system for photographs of people.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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