Call building at left. While parts California may have been considered "wild west," San Francisco had long since settled into an urbanity often seen in eastern cities. The Call Building was, at 1898, one of the earliest true "skyscrapers" (tall skinny building) ever built. San Francisco was by 1905, a shipping, Manufacturing, commercial, and financial center.
This is an ad for the "Indian Doctor" which appeared in the San Francisco Call in 1892. The office was located at 937 Howard Street. "Diseases named and pains located without asking questions, feeling of pulse or looking at the tongue". "No cure-No pay-everything free" Now, I ask you....what could go wrong?
The Panama–Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) was a world's fair held in San Francisco, in the United States, between February 20 and December 4 in 1915. Its ostensible purpose was to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, but it was widely seen in the city as an opportunity to showcase its recovery from the 1906 earthquake. The fair was constructed on a 635 acre (2.6 km2) site in San Francisco, along the northern shore now known as the Marina District.