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San Francisco Photo Postcard Collection
SFP 56  
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Description
The artificial collection contains over 1,100 photo postcards of San Francisco, California collected by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library. The postcards range in date from the early 1900s to 1970s. 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. Photo postcard photographers and publishers include Gabriel Moulin, Stark, Alexander Johnston (Zan), Piggott, Smith News Company, Pillsbury Picture (Pillsbury, Arthur Clarence), Marsh-Garvin Co., Frank Patterson, Cardinell-Vincent, Charles Weidner, Hosea Blair, and R.J. Waters.
Background
Collected by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.
Extent
1,100 photo 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.