San Francisco October 25, 2017
7 Rare Photos Taken In San Francisco During The Great Depression
San Francisco is a place with a lot of history and iconic attractions that are known worldwide. The Great Depression was a difficult period, but these photos will show a rare glimpse of Fog city then. Discover a different San Francisco during the Great Depression.
1. 1930, Seacliff in San Francisco.
This is a picture of a soldier watching the boat traffic in San Francisco Bay before the Golden Gate bridge existed in 1930.
2. 1933, the Mission District in San Francisco.
A slice of life at the Mission Sandwich Shoppe on 2882 Mission Street from 1933. Photo credit to San Francisco History Center.
3. 1936, the Bay Bridge.
An interesting perspective of the Bay Bridge witf cars and pedestrians. This is not a sight you'd see anymore, that is for sure.
4. 1936-1937, the Ferry Building and Embarcadero.
The Ferry Building pictured at the foot of Market Street with drastically different restaurants.
5.1937, a celebration on the Golden Gate Bridge.
This is "Penguin Chorus" during a preview of the Golden Gate Bridge Fiesta taken on April 28, 1937. Photo credit to San Francisco History Center.
6. 1938, a famous figure on San Francisco Bay.
Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard Pacific Fleet on the USS Houston. San Francisco Bay taken on July 14, 1938.
7. 1940, a glimpse of Golden Gate Heights.
A view of widening 19th Avenue looking south toward Noriega taken on November, 1940 by California Highways and Public Works.
Watch a video of San Francisco during the Great Depression below:
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