One of a series of plaques on Castro Street paying tribute to notable San Francisco residents.
Reads: “Allen Ginsberg (1926 – 1997) Renowned poet, leading figure of the beat generation of American writers and artists, champion of freedom of expression and sexual self-determination”.
This 9.000 pound bronze lantern was purchased with contributions from school children of Japan as a symbol of friendship to The United States. Yasusuke Katsuno, the Japanese consul general, formally presented the peace lantern on January 8, 1953. The gift was a commemoration of the US-Japan peace treaty signed in San Francisco in 1951.
Remarkable images include street kitchens and an improvised US Post Office operating out of a tent.
More stereoscopic images, these ones colorized, including relief camps.
Historical rail cars along the F route from Castro along Market Street and onward to Embarcadero and Fisherman’s Wharf.
From Bolendo Youtube Channel, which features documentary videos of tram and trolley lines across the USA.