Jewett Gallery and Skylight GalleryAfghanistan 1970-1975 - Images From An Era of Peace - Striking black and white pre-war 1970s photographs of Afghanistan by Joseph Hoyt depict people of all ages, landscapes and ancient ruins in a poor but culturally and historically rich nation before the start of conflict and turmoil. “The photographs in this collection reveal an Afghanistan very different from the one we hear about today. What we see in these images is not just an Afghanistan at peace, but a people and a country at peace within itself –a remarkable country and its resilient people going about their daily routines,” said Hoyt. See full description of this event here.
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On the Yellow Brick Road: Market Street’s “Sound Money” Parade, 1896 - 35,000 people marched down Market Street on October 31, 1896 in support of “sound money” and the gold standard, protectionism and William McKinley. This exhibition features political banners carried that day, along with press reports and political cartoons published in the months leading up to the November general election.
Exhibition: From November 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009, Main Library, Sixth Floor, San Francisco History Center, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)See all past 2008 exhibitions for Other Exhibition Areas in the Library