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San Francisco, 1856. Photo by unknown. St. Francis' Hook and Ladder No. 1.; Knickerbocker Engine House No. 5.

San Francisco, 1856. Photo by unknown. St. Francis' Hook and Ladder No. 1.; Knickerbocker Engine House No. 5.

San Francisco, 1934. Photo by Gutmann, John. Armistice Day parade on Market Street. I think the image was flipped, because doesn't the Hobart Building face the other way?

San Francisco, 1934. Photo by Gutmann, John. Armistice Day parade on Market Street. I think the image was flipped, because doesn't the Hobart Building face the other way?

19th century, San Francisco's growing Chinese immigrants had to contend with codified prejudice from legislation like the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, segregated communities, and the sentiment that Chinese-Americans were the source of leprous, smallpox, and malarial "vapors." In 1900,  a Chinese laborer was suspected of dying of Bubonic plague. Despite flimsy evidence of the disease, San Francisco city officials built a barbed wire partition around Chinatown.

19th century, San Francisco's growing Chinese immigrants had to contend with codified prejudice from legislation like the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, segregated communities, and the sentiment that Chinese-Americans were the source of leprous, smallpox, and malarial "vapors." In 1900, a Chinese laborer was suspected of dying of Bubonic plague. Despite flimsy evidence of the disease, San Francisco city officials built a barbed wire partition around Chinatown.

"A rare photographic image of a nineteenth-century urban riot in progress. Sacramento Street east of Montgomery during the course of the disturbance, showing police lined up to thwart the intentions of those bent on destroying a "secesh" newspaper" - this is before Kye and Chance moved to SF, but it's too good a photo to pass up

"A rare photographic image of a nineteenth-century urban riot in progress. Sacramento Street east of Montgomery during the course of the disturbance, showing police lined up to thwart the intentions of those bent on destroying a "secesh" newspaper" - this is before Kye and Chance moved to SF, but it's too good a photo to pass up

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