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Guide to the San Francisco Streets Photography Collection
PC-SF-Streets: Box [number]  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Francisco Streets Photography Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1830s-1980s
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1870s-1970s)
    Collection number: PC-SF-Streets: Box [number]
    Creator: Photographers, various
    Extent: 39 boxes, 24 oversize boxes (ca. 10,500 items)
    Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
    San Francisco, California 94105-4014
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    San Francisco Streets Photography Collection, PC-SF-Streets: Box [number], California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, Photography Collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Consult repository

    Scope and Contents Note

    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.

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    San Francisco (Calif.)--History--Pictorial works
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works
    Streets--California--San Francisco--Photographs
    Architecture, Domestic--California--San Francisco--Pictorial works
    Business enterprises--California--San Francisco--Photographs

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographic prints--California--San Francisco
    Photographic postcards-California--San Francisco
    Cityscape photographs--California--San Francisco