20 Vintage Photographs of San Francisco From Between the 1940s and 1960s

San Francisco (Spanish for “Saint Francis”) (officially the City and County of San Francisco) is a cultural, commercial, and financial center in the U.S. state of California. Located in Northern California, San Francisco is the 17th most populous city proper in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 873,965 residents asContinue reading “20 Vintage Photographs of San Francisco From Between the 1940s and 1960s”

Two Wheelin’ Fun: Pictures of Summertime Street Cruising in San Francisco in the 1970s

San Francisco in the 1970s was a global hub of culture. It was known worldwide for hippies and radicals. The Daily Mail described flamboyant 1970s San Francisco as being characterized by “hippy street life when buskers, bongo players and impressive bouffants thronged the city by the bay.” These fascinating photographs, taken by LIFE photographer BillContinue reading “Two Wheelin’ Fun: Pictures of Summertime Street Cruising in San Francisco in the 1970s”

15 Amazing Vintage Photographs Documenting the Iconic Summer of Love in San Francisco in 1967

In 1967, 100,000 hippies from across the country converged on San Francisco in a mass phenomenon dubbed the “Summer of Love.” Many were college kids on summer break and would leave come autumn—others stuck around to witness the Haight’s slow decline into a cultural wasteland. Like a lot of young people, Jim Marshall was there.Continue reading “15 Amazing Vintage Photographs Documenting the Iconic Summer of Love in San Francisco in 1967”

45 Interesting Photos Showing San Francisco in the 1950s

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is a cultural, commercial, and financial center in the U.S. state of California. Located in Northern California, San Francisco is the 17th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 873,965 residents as of 2020. It covers anContinue reading “45 Interesting Photos Showing San Francisco in the 1950s”

Rare Unseen Downtown San Francisco Photos Show City Life in the 1930s and 1940s

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is a cultural, commercial, and financial center in the U.S. state of California. Located in Northern California, San Francisco is the 17th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 873,965 residents as of 2020.[15] It covers anContinue reading “Rare Unseen Downtown San Francisco Photos Show City Life in the 1930s and 1940s”

56 Incredible Photos Of Hippies in San Francisco during The 1960s

A hippie, also spelled hippy, especially in UK English, was a member of the counterculture of the 1960s, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world. The word hippie came from hipster and was used to describe beatniks who moved into NewContinue reading “56 Incredible Photos Of Hippies in San Francisco during The 1960s”

29 Vintage Color Photos of San Francisco during the 1940s and 1950s

San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established the Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Asís a few miles away, both named for Francis of Assisi. The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the WestContinue reading “29 Vintage Color Photos of San Francisco during the 1940s and 1950s”

20 Remarkable Photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown At The End Of The 19th Century

Between 1896 and 1906, Berlin-born naturalised American Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) took pictures of street life in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Genthe, who ran a photographic studio in Chinatown, would wander the area taking often covert pictures of anonymous subjects. An early proponent of street photography. Genthe’s pictures were nearly lost when earthquake and fire struck theContinue reading “20 Remarkable Photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown At The End Of The 19th Century”