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Friday, September 25, 2009

VALLEY CYCLISTS c 1895

2009 The Year of Valley History

This photograph of two cyclists, from the David High Collection, is bady faded and has considerable damage. It is so fragile that it will be removed from its protective sleeve very seldom. I thought at first that it might have been taken in England and part of the things brought to Lankershim / North Hollywood around 1895.
Faded Cyclists Photograph, given to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by David High July 2009 - (click on image to enlarge)

Faded Cyclists Photograph manipulated and resized, given to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by David High July 2009 - (click on image to enlarge)

By changing this photograph from a faded sepia image to black and white, interesting details are revealed. The palm tree and cactus indicate strongly that this photograph was taken in Southern California. (It is my guess that the two men are members of the historic Davis family of Lankershim / Toluca / North Hollywood.

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