Midcentury San Francisco as Seen by Its Most Famous Photographer

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A Golden Gate Bridge painter climbs a cable.
Fred Lyon

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Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill.
Fred Lyon
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Skate coasters, North Beach.
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Herring fishermen, Sausalito’s Old Town in the distance.*
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Union Square flower stand in front of the posh store I. Magnin.
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Chinatown phone booth at the corner of Grant Avenue and California Street.
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Parking on the steep hill just below the Mark Hopkins hotel.
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Two construction workers eating lunch downtown revel in their front-row seats above 
the bustle of the noon crowd.
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Artist Jean Varda's ferryboat home and studio.
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Barker at a strip club on Broadway.
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Ballet class for young dancers.
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Ocean Beach from Sutro Heights.
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San Francisco Ballet performance of the Nutcracker Suite.

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