Estella Inda

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Poster of Story Road and King Road done by Sonny Madrid (Founder of Lowrider Magazine)
Lowrider Exhibition On December 15, 2018, the San Jose Public Library - California Room opened its first ever lowrider exhibit, Story and King: San Jose's Lowrider Culture . With lowrider jams being played by DJ Queso, the vibe was not only of nostalgia and remembrance, but education. Over 200 people joined the library that day sharing stories of cruising with each other and introducing their history to the younger generation. Many members from different car clubs came together talking about the artwork and how nice it is to see their history on display. The main response that was given by...Read more...
hat, sunglasses and mustache (artwork)
Photo provided by : Joey Flores Many people know Sonny Madrid as the founder of Lowrider magazine, but that’s just a small part of the story. Sonny was born on January 19, 1945 in Yuma, Arizona, to Manuel and Dolores Madrid. Originally named Manuel Mario Madrid, he would later adopt the nickname Sonny. In the 1960s, the Madrids moved to San Jose, where Sonny attended James Lick High School, San Jose City College (SJCC), San Jose State University (SJSU), and UC Santa Cruz. While attending SJSU, Sonny was involved with promoting dances and events on and off of campus, leading...Read more...
Lowrider car
Celebrate San José's history of lowriding through photographs, film, and other historical memorabilia. Exhibit ends March 31, 2019.Read more...
Griffin illustration
How did California get its name? Find out in this post.Read more...
Scanned image of "Passage to the Golden Gate", including a sketch of Chinese immigrants on a junk boat.
Since the 240th Birthday of San Jose as the First Civil Settlement is happening on November 29, we're honoring the memory of Earl Thollander.Read more...
painting by Edith Harvey Heron
Explore Local Landscape Artist in our collection for October's American Archives Month!Read more...