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Happy Transgender Day of Visibility!

Three years before the Stonewall riots in New York City, which most Americans consider the watershed moment for gay rights, transgender citizens of San Francisco took to the streets to demand better treatment and to hold their harassers accountable. As often happened when marginalized queer people fought back against oppression, their voices were silenced and their existence was criminalized. Half a century after the riot at Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco, transgender issues have finally become part of our national political conversation, and yet trans history is still overlooked, or conveniently ignored.

Aerial photographs by Stanley Page, c. 1920. Via the SFO Museum.

A city of masks: When the Spanish Flu tore through San Francisco

R.I.P psychedelic poster artist Wes Wilson, 1937 – 2020.

Photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown from the late 19th and early 20th century.

Today marks 30 years since the 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area.

Was the Gap Ever Cool? A Look at 50 Years in Denim and Khaki

Wind Power: How the 19th-Century’s Greatest Shipbuilder Opened the Pacific

Moving Victorian homes in San Francisco, photographed by Dave Glass, 1976-1977.