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[Tom Gray collection of San Francisco streetcar photographs].
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[Tom Gray collection of San Francisco streetcar photographs]


Gray, Tom, creator, creator.


Photographs documenting various electric streetcars and streetcar routes in San Francisco, primarily in the first half of the 20th century. Many photographs accompanied by richly descriptive captions pertaining to the history of a particular streetcar line, including line numbers whose routes changed locations. Streetcar companies represented include Market Street Railway, United Railroads of San Francisco and Southern Pacific Railroad, among others. Collection spans line numbers 19 to 30, suggesting that the present material is only a portion of what was originally a larger and more comprehensive collection.


1905 (issued)


Line 19: Ninth, Polk and Larkin Streets (1920-1972) -- Line 20: Ellis, O'Farrell and Beach (1904-1912) -- Line 20: Southern Pacific depot, Ellis and O'Farrell (1938-1950) -- Line 21: Hayes Street (1920-2000) -- Line 23: Fillmore and Valencia Streets (1910) -- Line 23: Richland Avenue shuttle (1937) -- Line 23: Richland Avenue and Mission Street (1920-1938) -- Line 24: Mission Street and Richmond (1909-1941) -- Line 25: San Bruno Avenue (1901-1942) -- Line 25: Bryant Street (1947-1948) -- Line 26: Guerrero Street, San Jose Avenue and cemeteries (1905-1938) -- Line 26: San Jose Avenue (1944-1972) -- Line 27: Bryant Street (1905-1940) -- Line 28: Ferries and Southern Pacific depot (1935-1940) -- Line 29: Third Street and Broadway (1936) -- Line 30: Eighth and Eighteenth Streets (1906-1914) -- Line 30: Army Street (1931-1944) -- No line number: Divisadero Hill (1938)


Market Street Railway -- Photographs
United Railroads of San Francisco -- Photographs
Southern Pacific Railroad Company -- Photographs
Street-railroads -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Electric railroads -- Cars -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Streets -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Photographed, collected and/or compiled by Tom Gray, whose stamp is present on the backs of a few mounts.
Mounts are album leaves removed from original binding at some point prior to the library's acquisition.
Tom Gray collection of San Francisco streetcar photographs, BANC PIC 2018.027, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Item list available in library.


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

approximately 230 photographs in 1 box : gelatin silver prints on paper mounts ; sheets various sizes, mounts 30 x 36 cm