After World War II, San Francisco was entering a new golden age. People were happy and enjoying all the things they hadn’t been able to during the war. Photographer Fred Lyon, a fourth-generation San Franciscan, explored all corners of the city. Here’s his wonderful collection of black and white photographs taken between 1940-1960.
Human zoos, also called ethnological expositions, were 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century public exhibitions of humans, usually in a so-called natural or primitive state. The people were from Africa or America. The displays often emphasized...
Here is another batch of historical moments captured in the photo. Check out the tenth part of rare historical photos you’ve probably never seen before.
Janet Delaney is a photographer based in Berkeley, California. A few years ago she published a book of her 1980s San Francisco images titled South of Market.
Take a look at our ninth collection of rare historical photos you’ve probably never seen before.