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Keen Observer

SACRAMENTO OBSERVER FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER Dr. William Lee marks the 10th anniversary of his newspaper in this Sacramento Bee photo from Nov. 26, 1972....

Mask From the Past

MASK-WEARING ISN’T ONLY a modern-day phenomenon. This woman, whose identity is unknown, poses outside a home at 2031 16th St. in Sacramento during the...

On the Front Lines

THE SACRAMENTO NURSES WHO ATTEND TO COVID-19 patients belong to a lineage of distinguished medical professionals that extends deep into our city’s history. In this...
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Caught on Film

SINCE PHOTOGRAPHY MONTH SACRAMENTO TAKES PLACE in April, it’s a fitting time to honor notable photographers of our region’s past, such as Sacramento Bee photojournalist...
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Image Investigators

THE CENTER FOR SACRAMENTO HISTORY sometimes gets a little help from its friends. Take the above photograph, which was classified as unidentified. Center staff...
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Sports Authority

A decade before KCRA 3 sports director Del Rodgers joined the station, he frequently appeared on TV in a different capacity: He was a...
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Snow Day

Nearly two inches of snow fell on Sacramento during a storm in late January of 1922. According to a Sacramento Bee story from Jan....
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The Show Must Go On

File this photo under the letter “P,” for “Perseverance.” After a fire on Dec. 8, 1973, that destroyed the Grant Union High School gym...

A Look Back – Friends in All Weather

Two women brave the elements in this photo taken circa 1965 near 10th and J streets. Photo courtesy of: Center for Sacramento History, Joseph Benetti...

Happy Halloween!

Sometimes a photo speaks for itself, and this one has to because so little is known about it. It was taken at a children’s...