Vintage: San Francisco Before the Quake (1900s)

Vintage: San Francisco Before the Quake (1900s)


By 1890, San Francisco’s population approached 300,000, making it the eighth-largest city in the United States at the time. Around 1901, San Francisco was a major city known for its flamboyant style, stately hotels, ostentatious mansions on Nob Hill, and a thriving arts scene. The first North American plague epidemic was the San Francisco plague of 1900–1904.

Chinatown in SF, Cal. around 1900

Chinatown in SF, Cal. around 1900

Mission Dolores, SF, Cal.

Mission Dolores, SF, Cal.

Playground in San Francisco around 1900

Playground in San Francisco around 1900

Steamer ferries in S.F Bay around 1900

Steamer ferries in S.F Bay around 1900

Sutro Baths, SF, Cal. about 1900

Sutro Baths, SF, Cal. about 1900

Telegraph Hill with wharves, Embarcadero and Bay Ferry, SF, Cal. around 1900

Telegraph Hill with wharves, Embarcadero and Bay Ferry, SF, Cal. around 1900

Chinatown in SF, Cal. around 1900

Chinatown in SF, Cal. around 1900

The Cliff House, SF, Cal. around 1900

The Cliff House, SF, Cal. around 1900

Union Square, San Francisco, Cal., ca. 1900

Union Square, San Francisco, Cal., ca. 1900

University of California, ca. 1900

University of California, ca. 1900

Ferry Bldg in SF, Cal. around 1900

Ferry Bldg in SF, Cal. around 1900

Ferry Bldg in SF, Cal. around 1900

Ferry Bldg in SF, Cal. around 1900

In the Golden Gate Park, SF, Cal. around 1900

In the Golden Gate Park, SF, Cal. around 1900

Key Monument in Golden Gate Park, SF, Cal. around 1900

Key Monument in Golden Gate Park, SF, Cal. around 1900


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