Hundreds of 1850’s-1900’s Photos Surfaced of San Francisco!
314 New Photographs added to the OpenSFHistory archive!
If you’re like us, you love historical photography of San Francisco. Looking through a looking glass into the past and comparing it with the present, lends a certain magical realism to our current lives. See Market Street before the 1906 earthquake, nob hill before Van Ness st. was paved, the first cable cars up California Sreet. The panoramic photos on Nob Hill circa 1855 are some of the first photographs ever taken of the SF Skyline. This collection is wonderful, see all the pictures at the OpenSFHistory by Western Neighborhoods Project.
The ‘Tender Nob’ in 1855, Before the Tenderloin even existed
Thanks to the Open SF Historical Archive you can browse these photos online and learn about their origins for free! And thanks to the many unnamed photographers for their invaluable preservation of the past.