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

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  • Celebrating the Opening of the Golden Gate Bridge - May 23, 2016
    This year, the most iconic and recognizable bridge in the world celebrates the 79th anniversary of its opening on May 27, 1937. Read More...
  • Introducing OpenSFHistory - Nov 21, 2015
    by Woody LaBounty Founder of Western Neighborhoods Project OpenSFHistory is a program of Western Neighborhoods Project to make private collections of historical San Francisco images open to the public. But OpenSFHistory isn't just a website of old photos. Read More...

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