An Amazing Album of Historic San Francisco Photographs

I just stumbled across an amazing album of historic San Francisco Photographs on Calisphere. I’ve been digging through online collections of old SF photos, and most are muddy, brittle, damaged. These are in amazing shape and startling clear.

Some favorites:
Market, Post, and Montgomery (this is where the Montgomery BART station is now):

Market, Kearney [sic], and Third Streets:

Mission Dolores 1865:

California West from Kearney Street:

The City from an Oakland Ferry Boat:

Ferry Building 1905:

Street Scene in Chinatown (before all the obnoxious chinoiserie)