Friday, October 7, 2016

San Francisco History in Color – 15 Colorized Vintage Photos of the Fog City in the mid-late 1800s

With vintage black and white photos, each of people will has personal imagination of detail colorization. With Bennett Hall, an American photographer, exhibit designer/producer & historian and archivist, he painted color onto these historic pictures that captured San Francisco from the 1850s to 1890s to make them more lively.

And here they are...


Civic Center Plaza in the 1890s

Hall of Records, San Francisco, ca. 1880s

Hills Bros. Arabian Coffee & Spice Mills, located at the corner of Sansome and Sacramento Streets, ca. 1880s

Meiggs' wharf, Telegraph Landing area, ca. 1870s

Montgomery Street, Palace Hotel at end, ca. 1880s

Montgomery to Market Street, 1876

Pier 27, San Francisco waterfront, 1885

Rincon Point in San Francisco, 1851

Samuel Kellett storefront at 765 Market Street, ca. 1860s

San Francisco waterfront from Telegraph Hills, 1865

San Francisco waterfront, 1850

Upper corridor of Palace Hotel, ca. 1880s

Vallejo Street wharf, viewing towards Telegraph Hill, 1866

Waterfront below Telegraph Hill, 1865

Fort Point and the Golden Gate, ca. 1880s

(Photos hand-tinted © Bennett Hall)

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