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15158 Historical Images Online to Date

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

  • Bikes on Market: A Closer Look - Apr 23, 2017
    by Woody LaBounty

    A closer look at an OpenSFHistory image. The photograph below was taken a year or two before the April 18, 1906 earthquake and the subsequent firestorm, but the scene should feeling familiar to San Franciscans of today. Read More...
  • Rise of the Phoenix: A Closer Look - Apr 17, 2017
    by Woody LaBounty

    A closer look at an OpenSFHistory image. One hundred and eleven years ago, in the early morning of April 18, San Francisco shook and trembled through a massive earthquake. Read More...
  • End of the Trail: A Closer Look - Apr 8, 2017
    by Woody LaBounty

    A closer look at an OpenSFHistory image. The 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) was a typical worlds fair of its time. Read More...
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