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San Francisco Streets Photography Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: PC-SF-Streets: Box [number]
Contains photographs and picture postcards with images of San Francisco street scenes depicting buildings, people, and events. Each listing represents a file containing from one to more than fifty images. Some files may include a small number of non-photographic reproductions and prints; these are found in files with a date range beginning with 1830.

Includes views of entire blocks and intersections that are identified, as well as images that focus on particular structures, businesses or homes. Named and numbered streets are followed by a section devoted to general views of San Francisco that contains some of the well known panoramas of the city. Images included in the San Francisco Streets files complement those found under "districts," types of locations or establishments, and named buildings or structures in the San Francisco Subjects Photography Collection.

Dates

  • 1830s-1980s
  • Majority of material found in ( 1870s-1970s)

Language of Materials

English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Extent

39 boxes, 24 oversize boxes (ca. 10,500 items)

Overview

Contains photographs and picture postcards with images of San Francisco street scenes depicting buildings, people, and events, as well as views of entire blocks and intersections that are identified, and general views of the city from the 1830s to the 1980s.

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically by name of street, and then numerically by block, as appropriate. General views of San Francisco are arranged chronogically, and followed by oversize images.

Physical Location

Please consult repository.

Acquisition Information

Consult repository

General

Contact Information:

  1. California Historical Society
  2. North Baker Research Library
  3. 678 Mission Street
  4. San Francisco, California 94105-4014
  5. Phone: (415) 357-1848, ext. 20
  6. Fax: (415) 357-1850
  7. Email: reference@calhist.org
  8. URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
General
Processed by:
Trina Lopez, Wendy Welker, Brenda Baldwin, and Mary Morganti
Date Completed:
August 2003
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
Title
Guide to the San Francisco Streets Photography Collection
Status
unverified-full-draft
Author
Processed by Trina Lopez, Wendy Welker, Brenda Baldwin, and Mary Morganti.
Date
© 2003
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • March 23, 2004: PUBLIC "-//California Historical Society::North Baker Research Library//TEXT (US::CHi::PC-SF-Streets: Box [number]::San Francisco Streets Photography Collection)//EN" "sfsts.sgm" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.cdl.xsl (2004-09-16).

Repository Details

Part of the California Historical Society Repository

Contact:
678 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94105