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San Francisco Photo Postcard Collection
SFP 56  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Francisco Photo Postcard Collection
    Dates: 1906-1970s
    Collection Number: SFP 56
    Creator/Collector: Moulin , Gabriel Stark , Alexander J. (Zan), 1889-1967 Waters, Raper James Weidner, Charles, 1867- Pillsbury Picture Co. Cardinell-Vincent Co.,
    Extent: 1,100 photo postcards
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is available for use during Photo Desk hours.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    San Francisco Photo Postcard Collection. San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

    Acquisition Information

    Collected from various sources, including donations and purchases.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Collected by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. Some postcards have handwritten inscriptions and are stamped and posted.

    Indexing Terms

    San Francisco (Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
    Golden Gate International Exposition--(1939-1940 :--San Francisco, Calif.)
    San Francisco (Calif.) -- Earthquake and fire, 1906.
    Photography-California-San Francisco.
    Photographic postcards
    Postcards
    Photographic prints

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