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San Francisco Stereograph Collection
SFP 45  
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Description
The artificial collection consists of over 800 stereograph cards of San Francisco, California collected by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library. The stereograph cards range in date from the 1860s – 1915. Events depicted on the stereographs include expositions California Midwinter Exposition in Golden Gate Park and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
Background
Stereographs are two photographs mounted side by side and appear three-dimensional when inspected with a viewer. The collection was collected and assembled by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library. The collection includes multiple accessions and donors received over the life of the San Francisco History Center.
Extent
4 stereograph boxes with 800 stereographs
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.