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Richmond: Your West County vintage image of the week

Aerial view of Richmond, circa 1953. Natural Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley, 2, Calif.

Aerial view of Richmond, circa 1953. "Natural Color" by Mike Roberts, Berkeley, 2, Calif.

We admit we didn’t specify a “vintage image of the week” last week — unless you count the 1943 caricature of Henry J. Kaiser. Which we are. So we’re moving forward with this week’s image.

Aero Photographers took this postcard shot of Richmond, circa 1953, with the still new Civic Center in the center. The postcard was published by “E.F. Clements, 1120 Mission, San Francisco, 3, Calif.”

The description on the flipside: “This fast growing city of good homes and heavy industry is ideally located on the east shore of San Francisco Bay on U.S. Highway 40. Center of picture features the Richmond Civic Center.”

Do you have a vintage view of West County you’d like to share here? Send an e-mail to ctreadway@bayareanewsgroup.com.

Chris Treadway