I love old photos of San Francisco. I love seeing pictures of familiar places the way they looked in years past. I can spend hours online browsing the San Francisco Public Library’s Historic Photo Collection. It’s fascinating for me to see what was there 50 years ago, 100 years ago, or even in the 19th Century. The library doesn’t have every photo though. I find old photos from other online sources or poking in old albums at thrifts stores or at paper fairs. Sometimes old photos just fall out of some used book I bought.
I am not sure where the photo pictured above turned up. It’s marked “Valencia and 15th” in handwriting on the back. I’d say it’s 1950’s. And something tells me, we’ll know more about it soon.