San Francisco Photo Postcard Collection

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San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 557-4567
sfhistory@sfpl.org
http://sfpl.org/sfhistory
2019


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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