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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

  • Geneva Terraces: A Closer Look - Jun 18, 2017
    by Woody LaBounty

    A closer look at an OpenSFHistory image. Welcome to Ottawa and Cayuga Avenues in Geneva Terraces. Read More...
  • Rincon Hill: A Closer Look - Jun 5, 2017
    by Woody LaBounty

    A closer look at an OpenSFHistory image. This week, San Francisco Chronicle architecture critic John King did a nice piece on a Folsom Street building that has been an archaic sight: a century-old working blacksmith shop an anvil's toss from downtown. While now new slick towers rise around it, thirty years ago the rustic shiplap-sided building was surrounded by empty lots, quiet warehouses, and a stark PG&E substation. Read More...
  • Grove of Memory: A Closer Look - May 28, 2017
    by Woody LaBounty

    A closer look at an OpenSFHistory image. In processing and scanning images for the OpenSFHistory project, there are views we easily identify (so many shots of Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge…). Read More...
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