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.
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 these photos showing the Siege of Paris which led to French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War and the establishment of the Paris Commune.