23 Powerful Photographs of Vintage San Francisco

Published October 2, 2014
Updated October 17, 2017

San Francisco is best known for the lazy fog that drapes its steep, geometric hills. The city, which was first founded in June 1776, is home to a number of beloved tourist attractions and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz island. In this gallery of vintage San Francisco photographs, we uncover how the city has changed over the past century. Now a bustling international hub and the headquarters of various large banks and corporations, San Francisco continues to adapt and grow.

Vintage San Francisco
San Francisco Earthquake 1906
San Francisco Fire 1906
San Francisco Floral 1913
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Kiri Picone
Bay Area transplant Kiri Picone is a writer and marketer who loves bizarre news and the color purple.