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San Francisco (Images of America: San Francisco Neighbohoods)

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  3 reviews
On January 30, 1847, the small harbor village of Yerba Buena was rechristened San Francisco. As the Gold Rush quickly propelled the population to over 50,000, fortunes made in the silver Comstock lode and the railroad transformed the area into the financial and cultural center of the West. Captured here in over 200 vintage images are the life and times of the city's earlie ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 28th 2001 by Arcadia Publishing
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Lots of interesting photos (I especially loved seeing William Powell and Myrna Loy taking a break from After the Thin Man). However, the captions got so annoyingly rah-rah in places that it was practically like reading some travel agency brochure.
This book tells the history of San Francisco through photographs. Its a real basic overview with an emphasis mostly on the city's architecture. Its a book you can sit down and read in an hour. I would't count on this if you want more detail about this great city's colorful history.
This isn't really a "book" - really more a pictoral history of the city. But great photos.
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