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Antique portable shower, San Francisco Plantation

Market Street, San Francisco, after the 1906

Mary Ellen Pleasant She came to San Francisco during the Gold Rush and through remarkable business savvy, amassed a fortune. In 1866, Pleasant led a battle for the right of African Americans to ride San Francisco streetcars which made it all the way to the California Supreme Court. She won.

An early view of Alcatraz during the 1880s. Photo credit: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

Market Street, San Francisco, after the devastation of the 1906 earthquake

San Francisco's crookedest street, Lombard, being graded in 1922 [Photo: SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY]

San Francisco 1907, Earthquake Aftermath

ARNOLD GENTHE. The San Francisco Fire, 1906. Great photograph.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

Portrait of Hine as small child standing by drum