Holmquist Hardware was founded in 1895 by Rudolph C. Holmquist who was one of the pioneer businessmen of Redwood City and was known by literally thousands of the residents of the area until his death in 1952. He founded the hardware firm on Main street shortly alter he came to the United States from his native Sweden.
This photo was taken at the eBay headquarters in San Jose, California, in August 2007.
Hyde Street Pier is actually an exhibit at San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park near Fisherman's Wharf. Here, ferries once connected U.S. Highway 101 with the Redwood Highway, which begins in Sausalito. Photo taken by Carol M. Highsmith.