12 Rare Photos From San Francisco That Will Take You Straight To The Past
San Francisco has a dynamic and wonderful past. Even though the city has a relatively short history, there are still plenty of fascinating photographic images from the past. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and check out these spectacular photos of Fog City.
1. San Francisco during the Gold Rush around 1850 or 1851. This is a picture of San Francisco harbor at Yerba Buena Cove.
2. This is the Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores) on Dolores Street in San Francisco between 1880 and 1902. One of the few remaining cemeteries is located at the Mission Dolores church today.
3. A steep hill and marvelous old cars in San Francisco. This picture dates from the early 1960s. Very cool!
4. Some things have not changed too much. This is the oldest Chinatown in the USA in 1945.
5. A natural scene of people hanging out on the beach near the Cliff House. This is classic San Francisco. Wearing layers and staying out of the ocean seems to have been common in the early days of the city too.
6. The Palace of Fine Arts at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. The beauty of the city was present early on.
7. A Muni Bus in December of 1970 in front of the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park.
8. The USS San Francisco under the Golden Gate Bridge in 1942.
9. Traffic analysis photo from many years ago. This is the intersection of 24th and Guerrero Streets, looking north.
10. A rock and roll concert in Golden Gate Park in 1973.
11. The Bay Bridge, under construction, in 1935. The Bay Bridge took forty months to complete.
12. The Ruins of Seals Stadium in 1964. This picture is taken exactly at the former San Francisco Seals baseball stadium, at the corner of Bryant and 16th Streets.
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What Life In San Francisco Looked Like In 1935.
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