Longshoremen's lunch hour. San Francisco waterfront. California
Public domain photograph of San Francisco streets, landmark historic building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description
Originally a Spanish (later Mexican) mission and pueblo, it was conquered by the United States in 1846 and by an invading army of prospectors following the 1848 discovery of gold in its hinterland. The Gold Rush made San Francisco a cosmopolitan metropolis with a frontier edge. In early 1900s the city tried to remake itself into a grand and modern Paris of the West.
Lange, Dorothea, photographer
San Francisco, California, United States, 37.77493, -122.41942
Library of Congress
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