1960 newspaper photos of shoppers outside Food Bowl in San Pablo

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Food Bowl newspaper ad from 1956

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These images were scanned from an envelope of Oakland Tribune negatives, though the exact nature of the photo assignment is not noted. The poster in the store window promotes pro wrestling at the Richmond Auditorium, with all-time San Francisco 49er Leo Nomellini as one of the featured grapplers.



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The sticker in the back window of the Chevy says “This car owned by the bank.”



Chris Treadway

  • Roxy Mirav├ílle

    I grew up going to this store for the weekly family grocery shopping in the 1950s. It’s amazing this store has survived the wrecking ball of San Pablo’s redevelopment era!