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In honor of the wet weather, enjoy some 1920s winter sporting gear for #fashionfriday. Frances Welch, daughter of Judge Welch, is seen snow shoeing at Yosemite in 1922. One of several family photos from that Christmas, the original information provided, "J.R., Mrs., Frances & Ione spent almost a week at the Sentinal Hotel on the Merced River. It was the first time Yosemite was open to the public in the winter. Train from S. J. to Merced, & to El Portal - then truck-like heavy bus on to the Hotel." #yosemite #winter
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Did you know San Jose used to have an ostrich farm near Alum Rock? The ostrich feathers adorning this week's #fashionfriday hat may have come from a local farm. Ostrich feathers were a fashion staple at the turn of the 20th century, until the market burst around 1914. HSJ has several hats with plumage in its collection.
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Only a few days until our Valley of Heart's Delight event! This events raises the funds we need to run our school programs and create new family events! Please follow this link to purchase your tickets today! http://bit.ly/1UHAxXP
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#TBT to about 1890 and the hustle and bustle at the Los Gatos Depot's South Pacific Coast Railroad. (Gifted to History San Jose by Loree Stevens) #trains #trolleys #historysanjose
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The “Call for Makers” for the 2nd Annual San Jose Mini Maker Faire, which will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2016, is now OPEN!

We are looking for crafters, artisans, artists, builders, performers, thinkers and innovators who have a broad diversity of creative skills for this year’s Faire.We accept Makers who are anywhere from hobbyists to large corporations, but who can expose attendees to skills they have never seen before, whether they’re cutting-edge, centuries old, or anywhere in between. Click the link below and apply today! http://ow.ly/Edzy300nsWW

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#TBT to about 1875 at the corner of 1st & Santa Clara Streets, with a horse-drawn carriage passing in front of The Commercial and Savings Bank of San Jose #historysanjose #sanjose #doyouknowtheway
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This ‪#‎TBT‬, take flight over 1901 San Jose with this birds-eye map made by the N.J. Stone Company. Maps like these were a popular art form at the turn of the 20th century and would often depict key points of interest in a city. Explore BigMapBlog.com's high-res version of the Stone Co. map below. ‪#‎maps‬ ‪#‎sanjose‬ ‪#‎historysanjose‬ http://ow.ly/4nd9gy

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This #FashionFriday we are featuring this beautiful beige lace dress, made c. 1901. It is a one-piece designed to appear as a tunic over an underskirt with a black satin trim forming a sailor type neckline. The net lining of the bodice forms a high collar and sleeve ruffles. The dress was donated to History San Jose in 1986 as a Thrift Shop discovery by an anonymous donor. #historysanjose #vintagefashion #vintagedress http://ow.ly/i/iJtjr
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#TBT to about 1900, in this photo from the History San Jose Photographic Collection that shows the view from Market St. Looking North from San Carlos St. in San Jose. #sanjose #historysanjose
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Today is Volunteer Recognition Day and we would like to thank all of our fantastic volunteers for their service and commitment to History San José! THANK YOU for all of your help, ideas, energy, enthusiasm, and experience. We could not do it without you! #volunteerrecognitionday #historysanjose #historyparksj
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