San Francisco in Photographs

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With its crooked streets, “painted ladies,” atmospheric wharves, and the engineering masterpiece of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is one of the United States’ most easily recognized cities. It also has a special place in history as the intellectual home of many artists and writers, and the birthplace of the sixties hippie movement. But there is much more to San Francisco than this. With a timeline stretching back over two centuries, its rich mix of peoples, its beautiful peninsula setting, and a host of architectural treasures, San Francisco is one of America’s most visually stunning cities. San Francisco in Photographs takes a visual tour of this unique city. Starting from the historic waterfront with the landmark Ferry Building, Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, and amazing views over the Pacific Ocean from Ghirardelli Square, it visits San Francisco’s most celebrated locations. Within its pages are the stories of missionaries and bawdy houses, of the gold rush boom and the tragic Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Visiting each neighborhood, the book features Chinatown, the Mission District,Twin Peaks, and Nob Hill, as well as less famous attractions, such as the Peace Pagoda in Japantown and the Deco Ghetto. It also visits colorful
Haight-Ashbury, made famous in the “Summer of Love.” San Francisco in Photographs is a fitting tribute to one of America’s most diverse, exciting, and picturesque cities.

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About the Author:

Eric J. Kos is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has provided his design expertise to various publications in the East Bay since 1997. In 2001 he helped start his first corporation, Stellar Media Group, Inc., which publishes the Alameda Sun, a free weekly newspaper in Alameda, California. In 2004 he authored East Bay Then and Now (Thunder Bay) with Dennis Evanosky.

Dennis Evanosky is an editor at Hills Newspapers in the East Bay. In 1997 his love of history helped fashion an award-winning calendar that featured the history of his Oakland neighborhood. He has since joined Eric J. Kos to design six more history calendars featuring both Oakland and Alameda, as well as
revising a popular book on baseball.

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