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General Vallejo's Ranch House, Petaluma, California. I
Berkeley, CA: 1942 . Silver gelatin print. 20 x 16 inches . Titled: General Vallejo's Ranch House, Petaluma, California verso. Signed in ink and annotated: Taken in 1942 [ at a later date]. Erwin Jack Strohmaier, in addition to helping his father Jacob in business, was a photographer for the Air Force in World War II, and had an interest in California and family history. STROHMAIER, Erwin J. - 92, passed away in Oakland on September 4, 2003. He was born in San Francisco on April 17, 1911. He moved to Oakland as a boy, then to Berkeley when he married. He worked at the family appliance business, Gernhardt-Strohmaier Co. for 31 years as a salesman and repairman; then at UC Livermore Lab as a research technician; at UC Berkeley in the Geology and Landscape Architecture Departments. After retiring he was a docent in the History Department at the Oakland Museum for 16 years. He proudly served in the Air Force in England during WWII as a photographer, and a skilled machinist and woodcarver. He was active in many organizations including the Sierra Club, the Berkeley Camera Club and SIRS.
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