It Came from the (Photo) Morgue!

Photo and caption from the SF News-Call Bulletin Photo Morgue, courtesy of the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, San Francisco Public Library.

Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us and with any luck the Bay Area will see some sunny weather perfect for bringing out the grill.  But if not, you could always make something like a "Radar Dog" in your microwave at home.
For some Bay Area picnicking ideas, come up to the 6th Floor to look at 50 Grand Picnics: menus & recipes for the best picnic sites around the Bay Area by Beverly Levine.

6/25/46 Long Beach, CA -- Capitalizing on the scientific age is hot dog stand proprietor John "Gabby" Gasney who opened a "Radar Dog" shop in Long Beach, Calif. Cooked by high frequency radio waves, the meat, relish and bun are wrapped in a napkin, placed in a pyrex tube, then into the machine and emerge red hot automatically in 30 seconds.

The Library owns the photo morgue of the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin, a daily newspaper that covered the time period from the 1920’s to 1965. Much of the San Francisco History Collection comes from the News-Call Bulletin morgue. However, the morgue also includes national and international subjects that have not been digitized or cataloged.

Looking for a historical photograph of San Francisco? Try our online database first. Not there? Come visit us at the Photo Desk of the San Francisco History Center, located on the sixth floor at the Main Library. The Photo Desk hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.