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Travel Tuesday: Viola

July 7th, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Viola, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1949.

Viola Resort, Viola, Calif., 1949.

Viola Resort, Viola, Calif., 1949.

Gerome says Happy Fourth of July!

July 1st, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

In celebration of the Fourth of July, Gerome presents this pamphlet, Live in Davis on the Fourth: the 1956 Fourth of July Program by the Davis Jr. Chamber of Commerce. As you can see the events celebrating the Fourth in Davis that year included: a gala booster dance, a parade, fly-over, baseball, a swim meet, picnic supper, and concert, as well as fireworks. The program also provides a history of the Davis Kiddie Parade, which is still held today.

Do you have any programs from other Fourth of July celebrations in Davis that you’d be willing to donate to us for our collection? If so, please email us at speccoll@ucdavis.edu

Happy Fourth of July!

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Travel Tuesday: Volcano

June 30th, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Volcano, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1947.

St. George Hotel at Volcano, Calif., 1947.

St. George Hotel at Volcano, Calif., 1947.

PPIE Centennial: Ridgeway Tea Company’s exhibit

June 26th, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

Here is this week’s post in our Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) centennial series. This image is from our Panama Pacific International Exposition Collection.

Ridgeway Tea Company's exhibit at the PPIE, 1915.

Ridgeway Tea Company’s exhibit at the PPIE, 1915.

Gerome says “Fore!”

June 26th, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

You may have heard that the U.S. Senior Open is being played this week in Sacramento at the Del Paso Country Club. In celebration of it, Gerome presents this pamphlet from our California Collection, Del Paso Country Club: 50 Golden Years, 1916-1966. We also hold another volume, Del Paso Country Club: Seventy-Five Years, 1916-1991.

Gerome wishes the best of luck to all the golfers in the U.S. Senior Open as well as a happy centennial year to Del Paso Country Club in 2016!

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Travel Tuesday: Ukiah

June 23rd, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Ukiah, California. The images below are from our Eastman Originals Collection.

The Empire Motel, Ukiah, Calif., 1949.

The Empire Motel, Ukiah, Calif., 1949.

Casa del Ukiah Motel, Ukiah, Calif., 1949.

Casa del Ukiah Motel, Ukiah, Calif., 1949.

Music Monday: Along the Rocky Road to Dublin

June 22nd, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s Music Monday feature is Along the Rocky Road to Dublin from the Sheet Music Collection.

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Gerome says “Happy National Martini Day!”

June 19th, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

In celebration of National Martini Day today, Gerome presents recipes for the original Martini Cocktail, a Medium Martini, and a Sweet Martini, from Cocktails, How to Mix Them,  by Robert of the Embassy Club. This book, from the A.W. Noling Hurty-Peck Collection of Beverage Literature, was recently digitized through the Library’s Google Book Digitization Project. You can view the online version, which includes recipes for other cocktails, via the catalog record.

Happy National Martini Day!

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PPIE Centennial: Bean Spray Pump Company Exhibit

June 19th, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

Here is this week’s post in our Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) centennial series. This image is from our Panama Pacific International Exposition Collection.

Bean Spray Pump Company’s exhibit, PPIE, 1915.

Bean Spray Pump Company’s exhibit., PPIE, 1915.

Travel Tuesday: Truckee

June 16th, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Truckee, California. The images below are from our Eastman Originals Collection.

Donner Lake Lodge Truckee, Calif., 1950.

Donner Lake Lodge Truckee, Calif., 1950.

The Gateway Motel, Truckee, Calif., 1949.

The Gateway Motel, Truckee, Calif., 1949.