San Francisco

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Lovely San Francisco in the 1950s

What a beautiful old photo of San Francisco. Such an amazingly beautiful city. Click on it to see more. Source: AbakusPlace

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Old Larkin Theatre in San Francisco in 1939

This photo shows the Larkin Theatre at 816 Larkin St. in San Francisco on May 4th, 1939. The theatre still stands and is now the New Century Theater (a strip club). Packard Sedan on Larkin Street in front of Larkin...

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San Francisco Neighborhood Corner Store in 1952

This great old photo shows the Dolores Creamery at 501 Dolores St. in San Francisco in the early 1950s. 501 Dolores St. in San Francisco – 1952 Source: San Francisco Public Library Luckily, the building still stands today and this...

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Golden Gate Bridge Photo from the Year It Opened

What a stunning image of the Golden Gate Bridge from September 3rd, 1937. The bridge opened earlier that year on May 27th. View of the Golden Gate Bridge on September 3rd, 1937 Source: Library of Congress

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Stunning Image of Golden Gate Bridge Tower

This has to be one of the coolest images that we’ve come across showing the top of the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. The photo is from 1984, taken by Jet Lowe. DETAIL VIEW OF CABLE SEAT ON...

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San Francisco Bird’s-Eye View in 1900

This is one of our favorite photos of San Francisco so far. It’s a beautiful panorama of the city in 1900, just six years before the city was completely devastated by the earthquake. Bird’s-eye view of San Francisco in 1900...

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Golden Gate Viewed from Berkeley in 1899

This photo shows the beautiful view of the Golden Gate (before the bridge was built in 1933) as seen from Berkeley around 1899. What a stunning view. Make sure you click on it for a larger version with greater details....

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The Golden Gate Before the Golden Gate Bridge

How stunning is this old photo of San Francisco Bay’s Golden Gate in 1901? The Bridge wouldn’t be built for 32 more years. The Golden Gate 1901 Source: Library of Congress Here’s a different angle, showing what appears to be...

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Looking Down San Francisco’s Powell Street in 1866

What a cool old photo of San Francisco from just after the Civil War. Make sure you click on it for some great details in a larger image. Powell Street from the Lincoln School House, San Francisco Source: Library of...

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Devastation of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

What a horrific scene showing San Francisco after the terrible 1906 earthquake, which killed about 3,000 people and destroyed 80% of the city. The top photo is a panorama of the city and the bottom is a view of The Call...