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HISTORY QUIZ: Step Back in Time

The San Mateo County Historical Association staffers have thousands of photos that they need help identifying in order to caption them. Can you help them?

Thanks to Patch user  for his caption information to one of the photos in the , and to blogger  for his sense of humor on the "Matlock" photo!"

The San Mateo County Historical Association still has many photos that need captions, after it recently purchased more than 30,000 San Mateo Times newspaper photos that span most of the 20th century and provide a glimpse into San Mateo County life and its generations.

Own a little piece of history by looking at these photos and help the association find out about the story behind each one, so the group can archive them.

Peninsula Patch sites will publish various photos as we get them - usually on Thursday or Saturday mornings - so you can help us identify them.

The first photo this week reads: Entertainer Jack Mish is surrounded by Linda Held, Mindy Spitz, Jeanne Saver, Eleanor Wellman and Juliette Silver in April of 1989. What are they promoting?

The back of the second photo says that this is First Lt. Lee Mendelson, March, 1957. Is this the same Mendelson as the Burlingame television producer? And is that entertainer George Gobbels? What are they doing?

Please note in the comments if you have information about the photos attached.

Then call or e-mail  archivist, Carol Peterson, if you want more information. Carol can be reached by phone, (650) 299-0104, or e-mail, carol@historysmc.org

Carol Gilbert August 25, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Yes, that is the Lee Mendelson that did the Peanuts films. He used to live on Castilian Way in San Mateo. Carol Birnbaum Gilbert
Corinne Kason August 25, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Yes..that's the comic/actor George GOBEL (not Gobbels)
Jamie White August 25, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Wow! Thanks Carol & Corinne!

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