Historic Photos of San Franciscoby Rebecca Schall
Before the discovery of silver and gold, San Francisco was a frontier missionary town. From these modest beginnings, the city overcame great adversity to become one of the world's most significant metropolitan centers. Throughout its history San Francisco has been an entrepreneurial center. Beginning with new transportation technologies of railroads and shipping, to services such as banking and insurance, the entrepreneurial community has a long history of overcoming challenges to reach prosperity.
This volume, Historic Photos of San Francisco, captures the evolution of this great city in still photography from various collections of the San Francisco Public Library. The book follows life, government, education, and events spanning two centuries of San Francisco's history. It captures unique and rare scenes through the original lens of hundreds of historic photographs. These images portray the events and people that have played a part in the building of a unique and prosperous city.
Meet the Author
Rebecca Schall grew up in San Francisco's Richmond district, graduated with a bachelor's degree in history and psychology from Occidental College in Southern California, and received a master's degree in history from San Francisco State University. She has conducted historical research on the Ohlone Indians, San Francisco during the Civil War, and the experience of the Japanese population in San Francisco during World War II. In addition to her academic research, she has developed exhibits for the Mission Dolores Museum of Bay Area Indian History, contributed articles to the Encyclopedia of San Francisco, and has worked on an archaeological excavation in San Francisco's Presidio. She is a member of the San Francisco and California Historical societies, as well as other local historical organizations. She is currently living in Paris, where she continues her studies at the Sorbonne.
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