- Series: Historic Photos
- Hardcover: 206 pages
- Publisher: Turner (December 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1596523077
- ISBN-13: 978-1596523074
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 1 x 10.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,988,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Historic Photos of San Francisco Hardcover – December 1, 2006
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My husband was with the Emporium for 44 years and helped it through the last big earthquake,so I bought the book hoping it would have at least one picture of the old Emporium .It is one of the oldest buildings on Market and withstood "The Big One". Not one single picture was found !!!!!!
I ,also , disagree with how the author said the " International Settlement became a calm place .Goodness -----we did'nt want to drive the kids through that area to get to relatives in the sixties and did she never hear of Carol Doda??? I think it was a good effort and there were beautiful pictures ,,but she was obviously too young to really capture some of the important things in the history of San Francisco !
As the title implies, the book offers a photographic history of the city, going from 1860, through the turn of the century (including the earthquake of 1906 and the post-earthquake period), all the way through to the 1960s and the "Summer of Love". The photos not only capture key moments and memories in the city's life: they also help the reader understand the resilient nature of San Fran.
"Historic Photos of San Francisco" makes for more than just a nice coffee table book: it's an invaluable testimonial and historic reference for the generations to come.
The result is a vivid parade of images that traces the city's growth from the days after the Gold Rush through the 1906 earthquake and up to 1967. Her thumbnail-style text is a bit on the cursory side to get a full picture of the various changes that transformed the city, but you get enough insights to appreciate the various factors that have shaped the city's unique character. It makes a suitable companion piece to Bill Yenne's San Francisco Then & Now, which shows how many of the locations featured in Schall's book look now.