Friday, July 25, 2014

12th of 12 Transforming Davis Color Photos: Northwest Corner Anderson & Russell Circa ‘70 (167)

Twelfth of twelve posts reporting recently discovered color photos of major Davis business locations taken in the “transforming” period of Davis history. The context of the photos is explained in DHT post number 155, “Twelve Color Photos of ‘50s-‘70s Transforming Davis: Series Introduction.”
1. Northwest Corner Anderson & Russell Circa '70
Snapshot number 12, labeled “1” in this post, is truly remarkable because it is the result, I think, of an action Mr. Brinley planned several years before when he stood in Anderson Road and made snapshot number 11 (the subject of the immediately previous post).

2. Circa '60, Circa '70 & 2014

For the sixth time we know about, he is putting on visual display the ’50-‘70s transformation of Davis.

In this specific shot we see that an auto service station is at this corner and that the Russell Blvd. mall is in operation.

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In my view, this series of six “time-lapse” snapshots taken by John Weber Brinley was and is a quite remarkable project. We have only begun to think about its significance.

In the first post in this series, I reported that the hand numbering on these pictures suggest they may be only a subset of a much larger number of such pairs.

It is therefore conceivable that he left us an even richer and fuller time-lapse snapshot history of a transforming Davis that we have yet to discover.

3. 2014

4. Concept Drawing Published in the Davis Enterprise