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San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
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San Francisco, California 94102
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Collections with online items: 7
Physical collections: 90
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Agnes Fay Photograph Album, 1914-1943.

The bound volume contains 132 gelatin silver prints, including 11 loose prints, which document Agnes Fay's life between 1914 and 1943. A bulk of the photographs also documents the nurses, doctors, students, and patients at the French Hospital on Geary...

Alfred Henry Jacobs San Francisco Zoo Photograph Albums, 1941-1942.

The two bound volumes contain 251 gelatin silver prints of animals and exhibits at the San Francisco Zoological Gardens in 1941 and 1942. The zoo was built as part of a Works Progress Administration project in the 1930s and called...

Carlos J. Maas Family Photograph Album, 1948-1966 (bulk 1948-1951).

The bound volume contains 64 prints, including ten in color, which document the family and friends of Carlos Josua Maas, Jr. from 1948 to 1951. The album depicts events such as holiday gatherings, a Christmas play at Hamlin School in...

Clark Davis Miner Jr. Family Photograph Album, January 24-March 12, 1904.

The leather-bound volume contains 28 silver gelatin prints documenting the Miner family's home life in San Francisco from January to March 1904. The album depicts activities such as dressing up in costumes, sitting on the steps, and riding in an...

Edith Schnaittacher's Photograph Album, [between 1895 and 1910].

The cloth-bound volume contains 19 gelatin silver prints and 10 cyanotype prints which document Golden Gate Park, Cliff House, and scenes from Mill Valley including the local Catholic Church, the railroad to Mt. Tamalpais, Elizabeth Birnbaum's collies, and a cottage...

Frank L. Fenton papers, 1906-1915 (bulk 1914-1915).

One-third of this folder is correspondence relating to the Cemetery Protective Association in San Francisco and its efforts to defeat local Proposition 50; one-third is material reflecting Fenton's other personal and professional affairs, including material relating to rentals and legal...

French Hospital and Family Photograph Album, [1908-1918].

The leather-bound volume contains 96 gelatin silver prints which document the work and home life of the album's creator between 1908 and 1918. The prints feature the nurses and doctors at the French Hospital on Geary Street at work and...

George Sterling's Friends and Family Photograph Album, 1898-1905.

The bound volume contains 133 gelatin silver and 2 cyanotype prints which document trips that the creator took between 1898 and 1905. Most of the trips take place in Northern California, although the album includes visits to British Columbia, Washington,...

James Tracy San Francisco Housing Rights Activism Collection, 1996-2006.

Video, clippings, fliers, legislation, meeting notes, and other materials on local housing rights activism collected by James Tracy of Coalition on Homelessness, Right-to-a-Roof, and Eviction Defense Network. Issues include: Federal Hope VI redevelopment in North Beach and Valencia Gardens public...

Joseph Ambrose Marron 1911 Rolph Campaign Photograph Album, 1911

The bound volume contains 16 silver gelatin prints documenting James Rolph Jr.'s San Francisco mayoral campaign, which began on August 15, 1911. The photographs document events including Rolph's attendance and interaction with the San Francisco Seals baseball team, indoor campaign...

Louise Peelor Curtis diary, 1877-1879.

Diary of a nineteenth-century San Jose, California woman, an artist who was beset with many health problems. Entries alternate between ink and pencil. Diary begins with entry on Louise Peelor Curtis's 43rd birthday. Most entries describe the writer's physical ailments,...

Mrs. James Rolph, Jr. Some of the Family and a Few Fiends Scrapbook Album, 1900-1910.

The scrapbook of loose album pages includes 28 photographic prints and 17 place cards between 1900 and 1910. Mrs. James Rolph, Jr. is the creator of the scrapbook and the contents document their life before Rolph, Jr. became mayor of...

Portola Festival Photograph Album October 19-23, 1909.

The bound volume contains 18 silver gelatin prints which document the Portola Festival in San Francisco in October 1909. Events depicted include the landing of Don Gaspar de Portola, the chorus of children who sang for the King and Queen,...

Rolph Family Trip to Hawaii Photograph Album, 3/24/1920 - 4/27/1920.

The tapa cloth bound volume contains 114 photographic prints documenting Mayor James Rolph, Jr.'s family trip to and from Honolulu, Hawaii. Rolph Jr., wife Annie, daughters Annette and Georgina, and son Jimmy (James) departed San Francisco on March 25 on...

San Francisco Arts Festival Photographs and Records, 1948-1985 (bulk 1967 - 1985).

The San Francisco Arts Festival Records consists of photographic prints, slides, negatives, and a small amount of written and ephemeral records documenting the annual festival that was sponsored by the San Francisco Art Commission. The photographic material depicts participating visual...

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Photograph Album, 1906.

The leather-bound volume contains 19 silver gelatin prints documenting the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. The photographs record the destruction of buildings and houses, streets, refugee camps in Union Square, a ship deck with goods and...

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Photograph Album, 1906.

The leather-bound volume contains 25 silver gelatin prints documenting the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. The photographs record destroyed buildings and residences and a refugee camp in Union Square. Significant buildings documented are the Flood Mansion,...

Spring Valley Water Company Construction Views Photograph Albums, 1918 July 19 - 1929 September 10.

Three brown leather-bound photograph albums contain 232 gelatin silver prints with handwritten captions and dates in silver. The photographs record Spring Valley Water Company projects between 1918 and 1929 to expand San Francisco's water system to newly developed districts and...

Views of the Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco and Palo Alto Photograph Album, April 18, 1906.

The red leather bound volume contains 51 prints documenting the aftermath of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco and Palo Alto. The bulk of the snapshots were shot between April 19 and August 1906. Each photograph has a...

William H. Bain Photograph Albums, 1915-1939.

The two photograph albums document William H. Bain and his wife Juanita Elizabeth Bain's life in San Francisco and travels. Album 1: contains 193 photographic prints documenting the Bain's life between 1915 and 1939. The Panama Pacific International Exposition photographs...