Are there any San Francisco experts out there? This is obviously in the bay area, and I'm assuming perhaps Oakland. Set me straight.
Neat picture......yep...lots to that photo....
is that the un-lucky bashful driver peeking from behind?
Larry, My thoughts were that it's the Pacific North West.
There is a Geary St in San Fransisco and Julius Brunton was also in San Fransisco and was instrumental on starting a battery powered radio station there.
I think Jim is on the right track. Furthermore, there is an intersection of Geary and 6th Avenue in San Francisco and 4228 Geary is located at that intersection.
It's very difficult to tell, but I think the photo was taken in San Francisco looking north/northeast towards where the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge is now (it opened in 1956).
I'd like to see how that cable is attached where we can't see it. They must have had another pulley attached to a tree or something to do the pulling.
I can not think of any place in Oakland where the hills are that close to the beach.
Also Angel Island looks too close to be Oakland.
It was probably taken from Russian Hill looking north, as others have suggested.
Maybe overlooking Fort Mason.
Looks like it was taken from Simonds Loop in the Persidio. Trees have grown up but the shape of Angel Island in the distance on the right has not changed. Golden Gate on the left in the new photo would be have been behind the trees on the original photo. Of course it was not there yet.
Willard Battery Co. dates to 1896, Started to make automobile batteries in 1908, In the 1920s, 80% of auto makers used Willard batteries. The company was out of business by 1959. The name is now used by another company. There once was a Willard Co. distributor in Minneapolis.
I think Wile E Coyote tied a rope across the road to try and stop the little truck. Obviously driven by the Road Runner.