Scope and Contents Note
Title: San Francisco Streets Photography Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1830s-1980s
Date (bulk): (bulk 1870s-1970s)
Collection number: PC-SF-Streets: Box [number]
39 boxes, 24 oversize boxes
(ca. 10,500 items)
California Historical Society, North Baker Library
San Francisco, California 94105-4014
Abstract: Contains photographs and picture postcards with images of San Francisco street scenes depicting buildings, people, and events,
as well as views of entire blocks and intersections that are identified, and general views of the city from the 1830s to the
Physical location: Please consult repository.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the
California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
San Francisco Streets Photography Collection, PC-SF-Streets: Box [number], California Historical Society, North Baker Research
Library, Photography Collection.
Scope and Contents Note
Contains photographs and picture postcards with images of San Francisco street scenes depicting buildings, people, and events.
Each listing represents a file containing from one to more than fifty images. Some files may include a small number of non-photographic
reproductions and prints; these are found in files with a date range beginning with 1830.
Includes views of entire blocks and intersections that are identified, as well as images that focus on particular structures,
businesses or homes. Named and numbered streets are followed by a section devoted to general views of San Francisco that contains
some of the well known panoramas of the city. Images included in the San Francisco Streets files complement those found under
"districts," types of locations or establishments, and named buildings or structures in the San Francisco Subjects Photography
Organized alphabetically by name of street, and then numerically by block, as appropriate.
General views of San Francisco are arranged chronogically, and followed by oversize images.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--History--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works
Architecture, Domestic--California--San Francisco--Pictorial works
Business enterprises--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Genres and Forms of Material
Photographic prints--California--San Francisco
Photographic postcards-California--San Francisco
Cityscape photographs--California--San Francisco