San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960

By Fred Lyon

With a landmark round each nook and an image excellent view atop each hill, San Francisco can be the world's such a lot picturesque urban. And but, the Golden urban is a lot more than postcard vistas. it is a city alive with heritage, tradition, and a palpable feel of grandeur most sensible captured by means of a guy often called San Francisco's Brassai. strolling the city's foggy streets, the fourth-generation San Franciscan captures the local's view in dramatic black-and-white pictures— from fog-drenched mornings in North seashore and cable vehicles on marketplace highway to moody evening photographs of Coit Tower and the twists and turns of Lombard road. In San Francisco, Portrait of a urban 1940–1960, Fred Lyon captures the enduring landscapes and one of a kind personalities that reworked the town through the bay right into a legend. Lyon's anecdotes and private remembrances, together with sly images of San Francisco characters equivalent to author Herb Caen, painters Richard Diebenkorn and Jean Varda, and madame and previous mayor of Sausalito Sally Stanford upload an artist's first-hand view to this portrait of a vintage American urban.

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Chinatown fish marketplace, trout. Chinatown fish and meat industry. Cable vehicle upkeep employee. industry road, Hibernia financial institution. R. Matteucci jewelers’ highway clock. consumers on Chinatown’s supply road. Jones and O’Farrell Streets cable line. Cable motor vehicle passenger. Downtown lunch development staff experience their front-row seats above the bustle of the noonday crowd. submit and Kearny Streets have lengthy been crossroads for upscale consumers and workplace staff. yet in these days the entire males wore matches and either sexes may were embarrassed to seem with no their hats. this present day the pleasant yellow sign lighting fixtures were supplanted by means of nagging LED miracles, however the bustle is still. eco-friendly highway, North seashore. Chinatown butcher store. Chinatown produce store. Chinatown cowboys. A Sunday journey to the Fleishhacker Zoo. secrets and techniques in the back of the fence, Sausalito. Bocce ball avid gamers, Aquatic Park. Sidewalk produce seller, Chinatown. Italian butcher store, North seashore. Lion dancers, chinese language New yr, provide street. Union sq. flower stand in entrance of the luxury shop I. Magnin. North seashore, having a look up in the direction of Telegraph Hill. Tin Wah Noodle corporation, Chinatown. Cable automobile on the foot of industry road, Ferry construction at correct. publish and Powell Streets, Union sq.. supply street, Chinatown. Caffe Trieste, Beat iteration North seashore hangout. examining the day-by-day information, Chinatown. Diebenkorn Richard Diebenkorn’s popularity as a painter maintains to develop. the following he’s in his Oakland studio, yet I first knew him in Sausalito, the place a gaggle of artists may take a seat round with a jug of Gallo’s Hearty Burgundy and moan approximately how badly they have been taken care of. Diebenkorn, consistently the lanky child within the nook of that crew, by no means joined in at the complaining. A burning cigarette used to be his consistent significant other in virtually each shot I ever made from him. Washington sq., hub of Italian North seashore lifestyles. Russian Hill mirrored in window of Coit Tower. WPA work of art seen within. Saltwater pool at Sutro Baths. Cable motor vehicle crests Nob Hill on California road with the Fairmont lodge in backgound. Schoolyard monkeys. sundown District, Golden Gate Park at correct, Ocean seashore at most sensible. looking at a spring parade, Maiden Lane. North seashore adventurer. Washington and Jackson Streets cable line. The Bay Bridge in distance. Montgomery highway, Telegraph Hill. flats on Montgomery highway, Telegraph Hill. Steep stairway from Telegraph Hill all the way down to waterfront piers. North seashore, having a look up Kearny road from Broadway. Playground slide on the Fleishhacker Zoo. Waterfront grooming. Embarcadero barbershop. Dizzying curves, Potrero Hill. Lantern fix, Chinatown. Huntington inn atop Nob Hill in fog. Powell road novelty store. Chinatown’s supply road, evening. Barker at a strip membership on Broadway. Barbary Coast nightclub barker. Sally Stanford It’s lengthy been average perform for San Franciscans to have fun our oddballs, outsiders, and rogues. So was once the case with the mythical Sally Stanford, probably the city’s most renowned madam. Stanford later flourished because the owner of The Valhalla, her waterfront bar and eating place in Sausalito (seen right here on the bar together with her parrot, Loretta).

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