A parade of the Tongs in San Francisco’s Chinatown. This scene sure reminds me of a certain ’80s movie…
A view from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This scene is inside the Court of Four Seasons, with the Fountain of Ceres in the foreground. The golden woman is Ceres herself, the Goddess of Agriculture.
This is an “Official Post Card” from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition that was held in San Francisco in 1915. The card shows the Humboldt County Exhibit, but I must say that I can’t quite make sense of the visually confusing image. Just what are we seeing?
The telephone exchange in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the interior view displaying an abundance of asian ambiance. (the words just pour from my keyboard like poetry!)
The Shanghai Low restaurant in San Francisco. Shanghai Low….doesn’t that sound like one of those made-up names on the Three Stooges?
Mmm…crabs! This scene of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco makes me think of an impressionist painting for some reason. Perhaps it’s the Renoir-like softness.
Published by the Newman Post Card Co., this divided back postcard was mailed in 1913 and features a view down Dupont Street in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
This postcard was postmarked in 1954 and shows San Francisco’s Lombard Street, “the crookedest street in the world”. On the back:
Lombard Street, between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets winds tortuously eight times within the block.
An unexcelled view of San Francisco, and the Bay may be seen from the top of precipitous Lombard Street.
Grant Avenue in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The white border postcard was published by Pacific Novelty Co. and mailed in 1935.
Anyone that’s unclear about the popularity of San Francisco’s Cliff House needs only see the number of postcard images of the restaurant….there are lots of them around! The divided back card shown here was published by Edward H. Mitchell and, while unmailed, does have this message on the back: (original grammar has been retained)
i wish you a mary Chrissmass and hapy New year may joy ever Be thine to my Dear ones so Far Way my Love and Best Wish to you all.
From your Ant Ellen