Vintage San Francisco

Vintage San Francisco


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Here is a unique portrait of America's favorite city. From the devestation of the Great Quake of 1906 to the spanning of the Golden Gate and the magnificent Panama Pacific Exposition, the classic images of the City by the Bay (visited by more than 14 million people each year) have become part of the American psyche through literature, film, and song. Chronicled in dramatic black and white photographs, taken by three generations of gifted San Francisco photographers from Moulin Studios, this indelible portrait of the cool, gray, city of love, comes alive in history, legend, and lore. Here are the streets where Sam Spade south the Maltese Falcon, where Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman lunched at John's Grill, and where William Saroyan spent his days at the public library waiting for his big break. San Francisco more than lives up to its reputation as one of America's finest and most mythic cities, and never is its mark on the American soul more apparent than in this beautifully printed book. Quotations will be included from such San Francisco writers as: Jack London, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, William Saroyan, Rudyard Kipling, and Dashiell Hammett.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780941807319
Publisher: Welcome Enterprises
Publication date: 09/15/2003
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Gabriel Moulin (1872-1945), Raymond Moulin (1904-1982), Irving Moulin (1903-), and Thomas Moulin (1928-) represent three generations of San Francisco photographers who have dramatically documented the city's history from the beginning of the 20th-century to the present day.

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