Saturday, October 31, 2015
I had some old color slides of San Francisco already scanned, so that's what is on the menu today. 1943... there was nothing historically significant going on then. Well, George Harrison was born that year, but other than that... zilch.
Almost every group of photos from Sam Frank's Disco includes a few from Chinatown; I like this colorful shot of a woman point in front of "Pacific Importers", adorned with paper lanterns. I'm sure it looked great at night. In the window, western-style mannequins (probably all that was available) wear the latest (?) fashions from Asia.
This photo appears to have been taken at a farmer's market, or something like that. Maybe this is Fisherman's Wharf? Anyway, I love the little "reading room" just for children, who presumably were supplied with copies of "Classics Illustrated" comics - famous tales such as "Robin Hood", "Huckleberry Finn", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "Robinson Crusoe", and more - in easy-to-read comic book format! I wish we could see what those girls were reading.
And lastly, we have a giraffe's-eye view of Market Street (near Powell), where one of the famous cable cars is being manually rotated in its turntable. In spite of the dark shadows, you can still see some awesome cars!