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San Francisco Postcard Collection
SFP 21  
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Description
The artificial collection contains over 5,000 photomechanical postcards of San Francisco, California collected by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library. The postcards range in date from the turn of the 20th century to 1990s. Events depicted on the postcards include world expositions the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and the Golden Gate International Exposition and the disaster 1906 Earthquake and Fire. Places represented are significant San Francisco buildings, businesses, hotels and restaurants as well as many general views. Postcard publishers include by Edward H. Mitchell, Curt Teich, Smith News Company, Pacific Novelty Company, Stanley A. Piltz Company, and Mike Roberts.
Background
Collected by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.
Extent
5,000 postcards
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish from photographs must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during Photo Desk hours.