Due to our community photo event, Kodakan Photo Day: Shades of San Francisco, on Saturday, May 13, the Photo Desk will be open by appointment only. Please contact the Photo Desk by email to make an appointment.
The Photo Desk is closed from 12-1 pm on Saturdays.
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The San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, located in the San Francisco History Center on the 6th floor, contains photographs and works on paper of San Francisco and California views from 1850 to the present. More about the collection