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Nob Hill In 1895
Happy Thursday! 🍨Why not come out and give our Peppermint Candy ice cream a whirl? ❤️❤️❤️ We're open until 11 p.m. . . . . #bernalheights #missiondistrict  #noevalley  #LoveMyCity  #IceCream  #sficecream #takeabreak  #WeAllScreamForIceCream #sfeats   #bayareaeats  #sanfranciscofood #mission  #ubeicecream  #sf  #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory  #peppermint #bayareafoodie
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#Repost @shapingsf . Our fourth and final bicycle tour of the 1938 wooden scale model of SF and the @sfpubliclibrary system “Northwestern Loop: From ‘Inside’ to Outside Lands” is this Saturday! Join us for a new route through the City and its history. . Link to tour in bio. . . . @publicknowledgesf @sfpubliclibrary @sfmoma @shapingsf #shapingsf @indyartssf #historyisacreativeactinthepresent #historicalmemory #historylovers #knowyourcity #sfhistory #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #knowyourcityshistory #knowyourcity #bikeyourcity #scalemodelofsanfrancisco #bikvanderpol #takepartsf #presidiobranchlibrary
Our fourth and final bicycle tour of the 1938 wooden scale model of SF and the @sfpubliclibrary system “Northwestern Loop: From ‘Inside’ to Outside Lands” is this Saturday! Join us for a new route through the City and its history. . Link to tour in bio. . @publicknowledgesf @sfpubliclibrary @sfmoma @shapingsf #shapingsf @indyartssf #historyisacreativeactinthepresent #historicalmemory #historylovers #knowyourcity #sfhistory #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #knowyourcityshistory #knowyourcity #bikeyourcity #scalemodelofsanfrancisco #bikvanderpol #takepartsf #presidiobranchlibrary
Join @capreservation next weekend at @sf_historydays , where we will be tabling alongside dozens of other historical organizations, including our friends at the @californiahistoricalsociety , @sfheritage , @glbt_history , and more! Learn about our work, and how we promote preservation year-round through our education and advocacy efforts. ・・・ #Repost @sf_historydays ・・・ www.sfhistorydays.org #history #sfhistory #sfhistorydays #sfhistorydays2019 #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory
San Francisco made “Standard Accordion” from the early 1930’s. Ergonomic keyboard design that did not catch on. #smythesaccordioncenter #accordion #vintageaccordion #sanfranciscohistory
Today 20 February, 1954, heiress, actress, kidnapping victim and revolutionary Patty Hearst was born in San Francisco, California. This is a picture of her robbing a bank during her time in the Symbianese Liberation Army. - - - - - - - - #history #todayinhistory #saveourhistory #california #californiahistory #ca #cahistory #sf #sfhistory #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #nyc #newyorkcity #metmuseum #metmuseumofart #metmuseumnyc #photography #art #pattyhearst #pattyhearstkidnapping #today #20february #1954
this baby used to irrigate the park #sanfrancisco
My grandparents house is such an amazing treasure trove! I just found original papers from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Such a cool find! #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #historicsanfrancisco #sanfranciscoearthquake #newspaper #oldnewspaper #antiquenewspaper #1906 #1906earthquake #history #historic
One of my favorite plays on one of my favorite stages. Hello Dolly opens tonight at the beautifully restored Golden Gate Theater. Thornton Wilder's words and characters will come to life in the singing/ dancing version of The Matchmaker. #CaliforniaHistory #sanfranciscohistory #sanfranciscotheatrehistory #SHNSF #theGoldenGateTheater #livetheatre #broadwayhistory #HelloDollyTour #hellodollybroadway #ThorntonWilder #the matchmaker #OurTown #BridgeatSanLuisRey #pulitzer
Yesterday, we made history in San Francisco. Click the link in my bio to the watch the @sfgate video of the highlights from the @cannabis_wedding_expo and be sure to check out @sfchronicle article where they interviewed all of us for stories of future wedding plans and our NYE elopement at @fairmontsanfrancisco ... The whole day was a dream. You’ll have to watch the video to believe it! #sfgate #sfchronicle #sanfranciscohistory #cannabrides #cannabisweddingexpo #cannabiswedding #weddingdressinspo #mybudlife #mybudvase #themommyjane #sayhellobello ##bellovaporizer #themommyjanesneighborhood #coralreefer #reeferglass #dopesoullove #weddinginspo #modernbride #rocknrollbride #alternativebride #womenmakinghistory #sanfranciscohistory #cannabishistory #normalize #destigmatize #advocates #notrealsmoke #vapingherbs #literally #sanfranciscobrides #bridestobe Thank you to my beauty team: @theholisticbeautyspace_ @haus_of_bellefleur @justinmyworld_beauty @rx_hair and @thelovebirdsboutique
“Thomas Starr King: Courageous and inspirational San Francisco minister, stalwart defender of the Union during the Civil War, advocate of racial justice, admired educator and pioneering nature writer” #california #californiahistory #californiahistoricallandmark #abolitionist #civilwar #thomasstarrking #sacigers #sanfranciscohistory #norcalphotographer #sacramentophotographer #downtownsac #iphoneography #iphoneonly #iphonesia #focalmarked
EVENT: San Francisco History Days, March 2nd-3rd. Free admission. Visit sfhistorydays.org for more information. Hope to see you there! Address: Historic Old US Mint 88 5th St. San Francisco • • • • • #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfran #sanfranciscohistory #womensrights #feminism #sfhistory #inezburns #theaudacityofinezburns #booklover #author #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #sanfransiscoevent #california #californiahistory #stephengbloom #mint #sanfransiscomint #abortion #biography
Shout out to the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project’s Evelyn Rose and Amy O’Hair for meeting us at the Glen Park library branch yesterday during our bicycle tour to share some of the unique aspects of their neighborhoods as shown in the 1938 WPA wooden scale model of SF. @publicknowledgesf @sfpubliclibrary @sfmoma @shapingsf #shapingsf @indyartssf #historyisacreativeactinthepresent #historicalmemory #historylovers #knowyourcity #sfhistory #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #knowyourcityshistory #knowyourcity #bikeyourcity #scalemodelofsanfrancisco #bikvanderpol #sfdepartmentofmemory #takepartsf #glenparkneighborhoodshistoryproject #glenpark #diamondheights #sunnyside
Another intrepid crew of bicycling history-loving folks joined us yesterday for our third bicycle tour—Go West! Over Hill and Dale—visiting libraries and their displays of the 1938 WPA built scale wooden model of San Francisco. We managed to ride under mostly blue skies, with just a little bit of rain. This is us with the WPA plaque on the West Portal library branch, our next to the last stop. @publicknowledgesf @sfpubliclibrary @sfmoma @shapingsf #shapingsf @indyartssf #historyisacreativeactinthepresent #historicalmemory #historylovers #knowyourcity #sfhistory #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #knowyourcityshistory #knowyourcity #bikeyourcity #scalemodelofsanfrancisco #bikvanderpol #sfdepartmentofmemory
EVENT: San Francisco History Days, March 2nd-3rd. Visit sfhistorydays.org for more information. Hope to see you there! Address: Historic Old US Mint 88 5th St. San Francisco • • • • • #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfran #sanfranciscohistory #womensrights #feminism #sfhistory #inezburns #theaudacityofinezburns #booklover #author #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #sanfransiscoevent #california #californiahistory #stephengbloom #mint #sanfransiscomint #abortion #biography
I 💗 San Francisco. So much history in its streets. Every once in a while as a realtor you have the pleasure of selling a home that is a true masterpiece or artistry and architecture. This home was designed by renowned architects Cranston and Keenan and built by John Whelan in 1901. Same builder that build the 4 seasons homes on Waller. This home needs a lot of love, repair, and attention. It is a fixer and will go to somebody who truly loves and respects San Francisco architecture. I am holding this house open on Sunday 12 to 2. Message me for details #marinashifermanrealestate #sanfranciscorealestate #sfhomes #homesf #buyahome #nowisthetime #investinyourself #investinyourfuture #sfmarket #sanfranciscomarket #sanfranciscorealestatemarket #girlboss #girlbossrealtor #hustle #victorianhouse #sanfranciscohistory #victorianandedwardian #masterpiece #history
San Francisco Oracle's enlarging illustration ("The Oracle of the City of San Francisco" was an underground newspaper published from September 20, 1966, to February 1968), Exhibit: "You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s", New York Public Library, Manhattan #sanfranciscooracle #exhibition #yousayyouwantarevolution #newyorkpubliclibrary #sanfrancisco #60s #sanfranciscohistory #undergroundpress #1967 #summeroflove #sixties #hippies #counterculture #groovy #graphicdesign #psychedelic #psychedelicunderground #emancipation #sanfranciscohippie #spiritualrevolution #nypl #newyork #usa #feedyourhead #psychedelicart #vagabondssanstreves
Tiny Lou no. 15 (Gila Monsters) from @glbt_history Lou Sullivan Papers 🌹🌹🌹 A Transvestite Answers a Feminist: "I don't really think gays practice non-selective fucking anymore than straights. Lots and lots of gays go home from the bar alone cuz everyone there was a gila monster, just like straights." 🌹🌹🌹 🌹🌹🌹 #happyvalentinesday #lousullivan #gay #transgender #transhistory #gayhistory #queerhistory #aidshistory #whatisrememberedlives #glbths #queerarchive #milwaukee #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #lgbthistory #haveprideinhistory #deardiary #gayauthor #lgbtq #icon #gaytransauthor #femaletogaymale #diaries #lgbtlegend #gayicon #fromthearchives #smallpress #visitinglou
Seth Eisen takes us through the concepts and topography that the new OUT of Site performative walking tours are being built on for SOMA. Tonight at our Shaping San Francisco Public Talks Art & Politics series. @eyezenpresents @shapingsf #shapingsf @indyartssf #historyisacreativeactinthepresent #historicalmemory #historylovers #knowyourcity #sfhistory #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #knowyourcityshistory #knowyourcity #publictalk #publicdiscussion #queerhistories #lgbtq2history #soma #leatherscene #neighborhoodtransformations #artandpoliticsseries
We are back with the next iteration of OUT of Site from @eyezenpresents , this year telling the queer histories of SOMA! Tonight catch a work-in-progress presentation of performance excerpts and reflections/aspirations from Seth Eisen. 7:30 PM at 518 Valencia as part of our Shaping San Francisco FREE Public Talks, Art & Politics Series. (see more through link in bio) @shapingsf #shapingsf @indyartssf #historyisacreativeactinthepresent #historicalmemory #historylovers #knowyourcity #sfhistory #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #knowyourcityshistory #knowyourcity #publictalk #publicdiscussion #soma #historyofsoma #queerhistories #lgbtq2history #outofsite #artandpoliticsseries
Chinatown, San Francisco. The alleyways of Chinatown are both famous and infamous. The alleyways could easily fall victim to tales from the past...opium dens, gambling, prostitution. Historically, these alleyways were created to ease the density of the neighborhood. My research suggests there are 41 alleys in all. Today, an alley is more likely a gathering place, a playground or the front doors to homes and businesses. Both my previous post and this postcard are by Britton & Rey. These two men were the leading lithographic printers in San Francisco during the second half of the 19th century. The firm became known as the western Currier & Ives. Britton (1825-1901) was born in England. Jacques Joseph Rey (1820-1882) was born in France. Rey’s son ran the business at least until the 1906 earthquake and fire. This undivided back postcard probably dates 1906, no later than 1907. #sfchinatown #chinatownalleyways #chinatownalley #sanfranciscohistory #britton &rey #lithographicprinters #1906 #deltiology #postcardcollection #postcardcollector #snailmail #undividedbackpostcard #personalfavorite #acitywithinacity
Chinatown, San Francisco. Dupont Street. On April 18, 1906, San Francisco was devastated by a huge earthquake and fire, Chinatown was leveled. After the earthquake and fire, Dupont Street was upgraded and given a new name, Grant Avenue, after President Ulysses S. Grant. To this day, Grant Avenue remains the principle thoroughfare of Chinatown. This is an undivided back postcard, published sometime before the earthquake and fire. #sfchinatown #sanfrancisco #dupontstreet #grantavenue #1906earthquakeandfire #californiahistory #sanfranciscohistory #antiquepostcard #oldpostcard #deltiology #postcardcollection #postcardcollector #snailmail #acitywithinacity #gunghayfatchoy #britton &rey #lithographicprinters
It's back and it begins tonight! Welcome back to the Bay, Hamilton and Peggy tour cast, crew, and staff. We are so happy to have you here right after your Puerto Rico run! You are all making the world a better place. We love you! Break legs!! #sanfranciscohistory #CaliforniaHistory #hamilove #Hamilton #hamiltonbway #hamiltonSF #hamfrancisco #shnsf #orpheumsf #sanfrancisco #LinManuelMiranda #rubencarbajal #juliaharriman #isaiahthomas
It's Black History Month! For our very first blog post ever, we'd like to spotlight the development of Hunter's Point Shipyard and our Principal, Yakuh Askew, whose family has ties to the site. Visit our website's blog page to read more through the link in our bio. - @ycd_jobs @chinatowncdc @nomanational @sf_noma @moadsf - #BlackHistoryMonth #YA_studio #Principal #HuntersPointShipyard #HPSY #SanFranciscoHistory #development #architecture #design #architecturephotography #archisource #urbanarchitecture #archdaily #next_top_architects #SanFrancisco #SanFranciscoArchitecture #CityByTheBay #TheCity #SF #architecture #smallfirmdoingbigthings #ya_studio #architecturefirm #smallfirm #greenbusiness #design #california
Ready for a swim? 🏊‍♀️ Authentic No. 3 Divinhood Miller-Dunn Co. navy standard shallow water diving helmet, Provenance: Spenger's Fish Grotto collection, Berkeley, CA Coming to auction Sunday, February 17th! Link in bio to product pages. Download the Clars app today & never miss a sale * Want to see more?! Check out our other feeds: @clarsmodern , @clarsfineart , @clarsjewels , & #clarsauction * You can also check out our Twitter & FB for more news, highlights, and info. * #auction #estateauction #estatesale #temescal #consignment #consignmentshopping #clarsauctiongallery #divinghelmet #shallowwaterdiving #diver #spengers #berkeley #fourthstreet #spengersfishgrotto #spengersgrotto #spengersseafood #bayareahistory #sanfranciscohistory #greatdecor #seafood #maritime #maritimememorabilia #maritimehistory #nauticalcollection #nauticalhistory #nauticaldecor #maritimememorabilia #shipmemorabilia #nauticaltheme
An 1878/79 directory of businesses in Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley, published by the Oakland Tribune. A precursor to the yellow pages... and way way before Yelp! CSH residents David Hewes and William Bartlett are both listed and accounted for at Camron-Stanford House. The advertisements are so interesting to look through, too! #cshtreasures #camronstanfordhouse #historichousemuseum #oakland #oaklandhistory #museumcollection #bayarea #berkeleyhistory #alamedahistory #sanfranciscohistory #bibliophile #californiahistory
Earlier today ten all-weather bicycle-riding folks joined us for our second SF Department of Memory bicycle tour “Northward Along the Historic Shoreline”. The first half of the ride was wet wet wet, but we emerged from the Stockton Tunnel into crisp blue skies and a dry rest of the tour. The ride was in conjunction with Take Part #takepartsf and we visited several library branches and the 1938 SF scale wooden model pieces on display. Pictured 1) folks viewing the north beach branch pieces, 2) the golden gate valley branch piece with Lafayette Park, 3) potrero branch piece with the Tubbs Rope Walk in the distance, 4) SF General, 5) mission bay branch showing Mission Rock…as a rock! and 6) our riders visiting the temporary branch of the SFPL at SFMOMA. @publicknowledgesf @sfpubliclibrary @sfmoma @shapingsf #shapingsf @indyartssf #historyisacreativeactinthepresent #historicalmemory #historylovers #knowyourcity #sfhistory #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #knowyourcityshistory #knowyourcity #bikeyourcity #scalemodelofsanfrancisco #bikvanderpol #sfdepartmentofmemory
🎞♟⏳🕳🎥✉️🎙 B & W photos from Berkeley and San Francisco, 1960’s. The second photo is by Peter Simon of Ram Dass 💥🎞🕰
Granted, the view might not be as clear on our ride tomorrow, but the “Northward Including the Historic Shoreline” bicycle tour visiting library branches hosting the pieces of the 1938 SF scale model is ON. So don your rain gear and join us. . link to tour info in bio . @publicknowledgesf @sfpubliclibrary @sfmoma @shapingsf #shapingsf @indyartssf #historyisacreativeactinthepresent #historicalmemory #historylovers #knowyourcity #sfhistory #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #knowyourcityshistory #knowyourcity #bikeyourcity #scalemodelofsanfrancisco #bikvanderpol #takepartsf #fortmason #sfbay #sanfranciscobay #cityviews #viewsofsf
Rebuilt Guerrini two row diatonic accordion. Built in 1928. I had to rework the reed blocks for the highest notes since the played poorly. Piccolo reeds were not common when this was built so I guess the poor response was acceptable since it was not well known how to get them to work well. Filling in the reed chamber and flipping the reeds upside down does the trick but it takes a bit of work. I still run into this problem on some cheaper accordions and concertinas.#smythesaccordioncenter #accordion #buttonaccordion #guerrini #sanfranciscohistory #accordionrepair #vintageaccordion
🍦Happy Friday! 💃 Put a little *spice* in your routine today with our Mexican Chocolate ice cream or even Kahlua Mocha Cream! . . . . #bayareafoodie #themission #bernalheights #missiondistrict  #noevalley  #LoveMyCity #mexicanchocolate #MangoIceCream  #IceCream  #sficecream #takeabreak  #WeAllScreamForIceCream #sfeats  #bayareaeats  #sanfranciscofood #mission  #ubeicecream  #sf  #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory
UPDATED day and time: I’m excited to be a part of this! San Francisco friends: come by the Old Mint on SUNDAY March 3, from 1-3pm, and you’ll find me here with other SF authors! 📚❤️🌉 #ConsumingIdentities #oxforduniversitypress #Repost California Historical Society ・・・ SAVE THE DATE! March 2-3, 2019, we're proud to host the annual FREE to all-ages community history event at the Historic U.S. Mint at Fifth and Mission - @sf_historydays Join us and a cavalcade of local history groups including @shapingsf , Tenderloin Museum, @glbthistorysf , California Historical Society, Western Neighborhoods Project, Mechanics' Institute, @somapilipinas , San Francisco Heritage, and many more to be confirmed as we get closer! #history #sfhistory #sfhistorydays #sfhistorydays2019 #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory
Way back when. Stanford Libraries & SF Traditional Jazz Foundation celebrate The Charles Huggins Project. #tradjazz #sfjazz #jazz #sanfranciscohistory #musichistory #jazzband #woodside #musicians #jazzmusicians #standupbass @sfhotjazz
I wish I had a better photo of my first painting of the 500 Club painted while standing on Guerrero Street back in 2010....but alas I lost the file long ago. A regular from the bar bought the painting before I ever finished it. I would run into him years later and he said he had a rough spell and had to trade the painting to a roommate for money he owed. ..and who knows where the painting is now... #jirsainpleinair #pleinair #oilpainting @500clubsf #sanfranciscohistory #divebar #sanfrancisco #divebarseries
Karen Tei Yamashita reads from her intro to the novel No-No Boy by John Okada about the experience of being incarcerated during WWII, and Chuck Wollenberg shares info about the key cases brought by Japanese Americans and defended by Wayne Collins—the case of Fred Korematsu and the case of “Tokyo Rose” Iva Toguri D’Aquino. @shapingsf #shapingsf @indyartssf #historyisacreativeactinthepresent #historicalmemory #historylovers #knowyourcity #sfhistory #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #knowyourcityshistory #knowyourcity #publictalk #publicdiscussion #chuckwollenberg #karenteiyamashita #japaneseamericanhistory #historynottoberepeated #civilrights #civilliberties
Lafcadio, 17, and Peter Orlovsky, 22, at their apartment door, 5 Turner Terrace,  April 1956 -- new-built cheap-rent veterans apartments on Potrero Hill dominated by a giant gas tank overlooking south San Francisco bay. Lafcadio looking for a job was cutting highschool, Peter worried. [photo and caption: Allen Ginsberg, courtesy Stanford University Libraries/Allen Ginsberg Estate] #desolationangels #jackkerouac #allenginsberg #orlovksy #peterorlovsky #lafcadioorlovsky #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #instapoets #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #potrerohill #americanphotographer
One peculiarity of #sanfrancisco #history involves #cemetery overflow that ended in all the bodies being reburied in the suburbs. Most of the original #stonework #tombstones & #monuments were #brokenup and either #dumped or used in #construction . #sfhistory #sanfranciscohistory
©️1906 | much of the back board’s become disarticulated from the spine, the previous owner’s plate is on the pastedown, and the first flyleaf’s been torn out, but aside from that the book’s in fair shape | #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #sanfranciscofire #sanfranciscoearthquake1906 #antiquarianbooks #americana #americanhistory #vintagehistory #vintagebooks #booksofinstagram #vernacularspectacular #vernacularbookshop | $98, includes domestic (U.S.) ground shipping —email or dm to claim
“Be just and fear not.” My new enamel pin hot off the press! The Committee of Vigilance was a vigilante group formed in 1851 in response to rampant crime and corruption in the municipal government of San Francisco. “We are determined that no thief, burglar, incendiary, or assassin shall escape punishment either by the quibbles of the law, the insecurity of prisons, the carelessness or corruption of the police, or the laxity of those who pretend to administer justice." #committeeofvigilance #sanfrancisco #enamelpin #1851 #sanfranciscohistory @potatopotatobadges
📍NEW📍 Reenact one of the most infamous acts of vandalism in the last decade with our new enamel pin and sticker set. 🌉Ten years ago, on January 20th 2009 in San Francisco California, Bush Street was unofficially renamed Obama Street.🚦Timed with the inauguration, "Bush" was changed to "Obama" down the entire length of Bush Street (from Presidio Avenue to Battery Street). All signs were altered with stickers. The most striking example was the last Bush Street sign which reads "END BUSH" that was changed to "BEGIN OBAMA". ✨This set comes with a hard enamel pin and two stickers. Tap the photo or link in bio.
Tiny Lou no. 8 (Steve) from @glbt_history Lou Sullivan Papers on @digitaltransarc 〰〰〰〰 Steve Dain (1940-2007) came into the public eye in the fall of 1976, when he was fired from his teaching position at Emeryville High School for transitioning. After a legal battle, Dain left teaching to counsel other trans people in the Bay Area and beyond. He was the first trans man with whom Lou Sullivan had sustained contact. Dain encouraged Lou to seek professional counseling regarding his transition, but cautioned him "Only you will be able to answer the questions you ask of yourself." 〰〰〰〰 〰〰〰〰 #lousullivan #stevedain #gay #transgender #transhistory #gayhistory #queerhistory #aidshistory #whatisrememberedlives #glbths #queerarchive #milwaukee #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #lgbthistory #haveprideinhistory #deardiary #gayauthor #lgbtq #icon #gaytransauthor #femaletogaymale #diaries #lgbtlegend #gayicon #fromthearchives #smallpress #transman #ftm #visitinglou
“Be just and fear not.” My new enamel pin hot off the press! The Committee of Vigilance was a vigilante group formed in 1851 in response to rampant crime and corruption in the municipal government of San Francisco. “We are determined that no thief, burglar, incendiary, or assassin shall escape punishment either by the quibbles of the law, the insecurity of prisons, the carelessness or corruption of the police, or the laxity of those who pretend to administer justice." #committeeofvigilance #sanfrancisco #enamelpin #1851 #sanfranciscohistory
Speaking of rain... The Storms of 1962 of led to flooding and mudslides all over Oakland. The northwest coast from the Bay Area to Canada was slammed with a series of storms, and led to at least 46 deaths, including two in Oakland. 1 The storms were also accompanied by high winds; weather historians refer to the storms as The Big Blow or the Columbus Day Storm. 2 Landslides and flooding cut off access to the Orinda side of the Caldecott Tunnel, the Cull Canyon dam in Castro Valley nearly burst, and numerous buildings were damaged by flooding, falling trees, and landslides. Game 6 of the World Series in San Francisco was delayed because of the storms. The Nimitz Freeway was shut down because of flooding. source: oakland wiki https://localwiki.org/oakland/Storms_of_1962 . . . . . . . . . . #sf #sanfrancisco #oak #oakland #weather #rainstorms #californiahistory #oaklandhistory #sfhistory #sanfranciscohistory #1960s #1962 #california #californiafloods
William O. Allgern fought in the brutal Spam War. Is it meat? Is it delicious?
Dave Sheridan for Rip Off Press, which was hot at the time (1981) with Jay Kinney and Guy Colwell involved 🔥 It’s now a quieter operation run out of Fred Todd’s garage up in Auburn near Grass Valley.
CHARLOTTE L. BROWN integrated the horse drawn streetcars of San Francisco in the 1860’s “Charlotte L. Brown is best known as a civil rights activist in San Francisco, California in the 1860s. Brown was the daughter of James E. and Charlotte Brown and sister to Margaret Ann. James Brown was also a well regarded civil rights activist in Gold Rush Era California. Charlotte Brown’s mother, for whom she was named, was a free, black seamstress who purchased her husband James’ freedom before they moved to San Francisco, California during the 1840s. Charlotte L. Brown was the plaintiff in one of the most important early California civil rights campaigns. On April 17, 1863, Brown was forcibly removed from a horse-drawn streetcar in San Francisco. Her father, who ran a livery stable in San Francisco, brought suit on her behalf against the Omnibus Railroad Company. The successful suit resulted in ($500 in damages awarded as well as) the right of blacks to ride the street cars. The Charlotte Brown case was one of a few civil rights cases brought by prominent free blacks in California to protest discrimination on public transportation.” - blackpast.org note: () settlement amount source Quintard Taylor “In Search Of The Racial Frontier” #charlottelbrown #sanfrancisco #blackhistorymonth #greenapplebooks #greenapplebooksandmusic #sanfranciscohistory #civilrights #bayareahistory #africanamericanhistory
So many options for a blustery Saturday it’s crazy! Between the #NoirCity Film Festival @castrotheatre , the 80th anniversary #GGIE celebrations on #TreasureIsland @treasureislandmuseum and tonight’s 1937 Murder Mystery @peersdance in Alameda, here’s ANOTHER sure to be interesting afternoon event: Today at 2pm, Richmond neighborhood historian Woody LaBounty will give a presentation on the massive, 3-D scale model of San Francisco created by the #WorksProgressAdministration in the late #1930s — “The 1938 San Francisco Model & the Richmond Neighborhood” Saturday, 2/02/2019 2:00 - 3:00pm at the Richmond neighborhood library branch 351 9th Ave San Francisco, 94118 (415) 355-5600 From outsidelands.org - The mostly-wood 37' x 40' model depicts every structure standing in the city at the time. Parks, lakes, theatres, schools, and even the color schemes of individual houses are accurately represented. Today the model provides a fascinating historical viewpoint of a #SanFrancisco both familiar and alien at the same time. Woody will explain the purpose and creation of the model as well as point out highlights, changes, and the development of the #RichmondDistrict using sections of the model on display in the branch. Photos from: livingnewdeal.org #Californiahistory #SanFranciscoHistory #WPA #TheNewDeal #NewDealPublicWorks #historicpreservation #restoration #1938 #1939 #1940 #SF #publiclibrary
“Be just and fear not.” My new enamel pin hot off the press! The Committee of Vigilance was a vigilante group formed in 1851 in response to rampant crime and corruption in the municipal government of San Francisco. “We are determined that no thief, burglar, incendiary, or assassin shall escape punishment either by the quibbles of the law, the insecurity of prisons, the carelessness or corruption of the police, or the laxity of those who pretend to administer justice." #committeeofvigilance #sanfrancisco #enamelpin #1851 #sanfranciscohistory
well, we won’t be riding from this library branch* tomorrow, given that the rains are not likely to stop for days once they start tonight. We have RESCHEDULED our Department of Memory Northward bicycle ride visiting the model pieces, so come join us on February 9, just one week away! *you are welcome to still visit your local library branch for some rainy day activity, of course! @publicknowledgesf @sfpubliclibrary @sfmoma @shapingsf #shapingsf @indyartssf #historyisacreativeactinthepresent #historicalmemory #historylovers #knowyourcity #sfhistory #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #knowyourcityshistory #knowyourcity #bikeyourcity #scalemodelofsanfrancisco #bikvanderpol #takepartsf @potrerobranchlibrary
Lillie Hitchcock Coit: “Lillie was considered colorful and eccentric - gambling, smoking cigars, and wearing trousers before it was socially acceptable for women to do so” Sounds like a top chick. Thanks for the tower Lillie! #coittower #strongwomen #mightygirl #sanfranciscohistory
“Who do I need to sniff to get a drink around here?”. #TBT to 1984, Bentley the Basset Hound & his right-hand man Warren Hinckle at Pipeline Bar S.F. Warren was a legendary American political journalist in SF turning a once sleepy publication into a major force of radicalism during the Vietnam War era. He was never caught at a bar without his trusted drinking partner, Bentley. Source: @sfchronicle_vault 📷: Chris Stewart
"Portals of Residence." I've been in Golden Gate Park probably well over one hundred times, and just learned that this is a relic from one of the great mansions that burned in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake. #sanfranciscohistory
Embrace or Escape: a stroll to The Ferry Building for a hot cup of coffee and a snack or stay in with room service and enjoy the views? 1st Photo: @andrewoptics #LoewsRegencySF #AWonderfulPlace
Every year, we host #LWTSUMMIT inside the epic Castro Theatre, an LGBTQ and San Francisco landmark. ⠀ ⠀ From the Castro's opening in 1922 to the early 1970s, it was your standard theater: It mainly showed second-run mainstream movies to neighborhood residents.⠀ ⠀ The Castro's queer history began in 1976, when new leadership bought the building and changed its programming, screening LGBTQ films for the first time. It became a local cultural space, dance hall, and community center, garnering a counterculture reputation over the next few decades. While the Castro has gone through several renovations in its lifetime, many of theater's original, ornate features stand, like its stunning ceiling cast in gold plaster.⠀ ⠀ Swipe through to a take a look back at photos from the Castro's 97-year history — before and after our queer techies took over 🔥🌈 And head over to our bio link to learn more about our upcoming Summit. #tbt ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #tech #techconference #womenintech #techie #techies #techlife #technews #lesbianpride #transpride #lgbtpride #lgbtq #nonbinary #womenwhocode #womeninbusiness #queerwomen #womensupportingwomen #womenempowerment #womeninstem #sanfrancisco #sfevents #lgbtevents #castro #sanfranciscohistory #lgbthistory #lgbtqhistory #cityhistory #urbandesign #architecture
Come From Away cast member, James Earl Jones II came from away to spend the morning with the Pittsburg High School Drama Dept. Students were thrilled to have James in class talking with them and encouraging them to be their best and to always be prepared! #JamesEarlJonesII #ComeFromAway #ComeFromAwayTour #SHNSF #PittsburgHighSchool #PittHigh #livetheater #Broadway #goldengatetheater #PittsburgHistory #highschooldrama #mistysCalifornia #sanfrancisco #California #sanfranciscohistory #contracostahistory #inspiringtheyouth #givingback #makingadifference
Happy Hump Day! 😍💃🍨Give yourself the treat you deserve by getting an ice cream cone with 1, 2 or even 3 scoops!!! . . . . . . #bayareafoodie #bernalheights #missiondistrict #noevalley #LoveMyCity #MangoIceCream #IceCream #sficecream #takeabreak #WeAllScreamForIceCream #sfeats #bayareaeats #sanfranciscofood #mission #ubeicecream #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory
Here at our host’s @iabooksglobal @internetarchive book scanning center, neighborhood newspaper scanning today includes indexing the Telegraph Hill Semaphore from the early 1980s and finishing image capture of 2003 issues of Noe Valley Voice. Can you see the slight change in Semaphore masthead between 1982 and 1985? I love how the Telegraph Hill Dwellers’ original fight to save the neighborhood’s character is embodied in these designs! And NVV publisher Jack Tipple gets an image capture as he volunteers his time today. @shapingsf #shapingsf #historyisacreativeactinthepresent #knowyourcity #sfhistory #sf #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscohistory #knowyourcityshistory #knowyourcity #sfneighborhoods #sanfrancisconeighborhoods #neighborhoodnewspapers #communitynewspapers @indyartssf #digitizinghistory #digitization #telegraphhilldwellers #telegraphhill #northbeach #semaphore #noevalleyvoice
I know this is ultra cliché, but what can you do, it’s THE house 💀
"How do I look?" "WITH YOUR EYES BERT"
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