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About These Photos

These historical images of San Francisco primarily come from one collector who wishes to remain anonymous. The collection may be the greatest in private hands, amounting to over 100,000 negatives and prints. OpenSFHistory is a program created by the nonprofit organization, Western Neighborhoods Project, to share these images, and those from similar private collections, with the world. More information at About OpenSFHistory

News

  • Goat Cart Men: A Closer Look - Mar 26, 2017
    by Woody LaBounty

    A closer look at an OpenSFHistory image. Represented in the OpenSFHistory collection are many images scanned from family collections and scrapbooks. Read More...
  • Before the Summer of Love: A Closer Look - Mar 12, 2017
    by Woody LaBounty

    A closer look at an OpenSFHistory image. Few things can transport one to a San Francisco neighborhood in the first half of the twentieth century than the view of an old streetcar in operation or the blade sign of a neighborhood movie theater. Read More...
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