San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection - 6th Floor

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The Photo Desk is closed from 12-1 pm on Saturdays.

Looking for a photo of a building? Start here: How to Find Photographs of a San Francisco Building

The San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, located in the San Francisco History Center on the 6th floor, contains photographs and works on paper of San Francisco and California views from 1850 to the present. More about the collection

Highlight: Over 360 images now online from our Shades of LGBTQI, Shades of San Francisco project!

For more neon signs of San Francisco, visit the exhibition:
San Francisco Neon and Icons from the Archives on the 4th floor, Art, Music & Recreation Center

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