Survivors search for their belongings after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (left). Across town, City Hall lies in ruins after the earthquake, 1906 (right).
A scene of East meets West in San Francisco's Chinatown, where a poster advertising American cigarettes stands behind baskets of the traditional Chinese soup ingredients of kelp and white fruit nuts or bok gaw, on sale outside the Chong Kee Jan Company shop, 1955 (left). Chinese dancers Mae Tai Sing and Tony Wing perform an elaborate floor show at Forbidden City, a nightclub in Chinatown, 1955 (right).
In 1953, a late arrival runs to catch one of San Francisco's cable cars (left). A brake operator and several passengers ride along on one of San Francisco's famous cable cars in 1953 (right).
A group of boys take a look through a telescope during a sight seeing bus tour of San Francisco in 1955 (left). Alameda Ferry takes off in the San Francisco Bay, 1955 (right).
Hippies ask for handouts on Haight Street in 1967 (left). A group of friends pose under the famous Haight and Ashbury sign in 1967.