My Great Grandparents, Charles and Brigitte (Breilh) Mazeres were in the laundry business. They first ran French laundries in San Francisco, then Modesto, and finally ended up in Oakland, Alameda County, California, around 1910.
This photograph was taken around 1915. The dapper gent is my Great Grandfather, Charles Mazeres dit Salanave. He is standing in front of the Tenth Avenue French Laundry horse and carriage. This is how he traveled the Oakland area delivering laundry to their customers and promoting their business. If you look closely, you can see a telephone number. What a modern business they had!
This is my submission for the 18th Edition of Smile for the Camera, “Travel”.
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com