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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Streets of San Francisco, Cont'd

Streets of San Francisco, Cont'd

Chinatown, San Francisco, August 1957. Taken on the same visit as the drive down the "Vertigo" location. Kodachrome slide, Contax camera. View full size.

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Ford Day in Chinatown?

Along the curb we have a '50-52 shoebox Ford, then a '53, a '55-'56 (looks like '56 trim) Victoria, a '55-'56 station wagon, and a '57.

Neon everywhere!

That street must have been quite a sight at night! I'm really looking forward to the day when old-fashioned neon signs become so antiquated as to be fashionable again. I really miss them!

SF Chinatown

Mapped out and Street Viewed this photo in our SF Bay Area history project, with Ron's permission.

SF Chinatown

Grant Ave at Sacramento St.

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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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