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San Francisco

Photos from San Francisco area, taken between 1980-1983, were recently taken down from display due to sun damage, and scanned in to create digital images. They are presented in no particular order, much as they were displayed on the walls.

USCGC Eagle docked in San Francisco
The USCGC Eagle docked in San Francisco for an open house. Scanned from a sun-damaged print. Taken circa 1978, with a Yashica TL-Electro.
San Francisco Bay and Treasure Island
Oakland, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, a large container ship, and homes in San Francisco can be seen in this photo, circa 1979. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Guppy II submarine sails under Golden Gate
A Guppy II class submarine (World War II submarine with postwar modernization) sails into the Pacific under Golden Gate Bridge. The fisherman at the left is resting against the walls of Fort Point. Taken circa 1979 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Stone bridge in Golden Gate Park
A stone bridge spans Stow Lake to Strawberry Hill in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, on a foggy day in 1978. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Duck on Stow Lake
A lone duck crosses Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, on a foggy day in 1978. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Trees over Stow Lake
Trees surrounded by fog in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, circa 1978. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Squirrel tests a squirrel-proof feeder at San Francisco Zoo
This squirrel volunteered itself to test a squirrel-proof feeder in a bird cage at San Francisco Zoo circa 1980. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Bulk freighter off San Francisco
A bulk freighter sails past a navigation platform near San Francisco in stormy seas, circa 1979. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
San Francisco circa 1978
Photo taken from the Presidio of San Francisco with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
San Francisco from Twin Peaks
San Francisco is split by a coastal mountain range running down the center of the city. At the crest are the Twin Peaks, from where this photo was taken in 1980 with a Yashica TL-Electro. Scanned from a sun-damaged print.
San Andreas Lake
Crystal Springs Reservoir fills a rift caused by the San Andreas fault that runs down the length of the San Francisco peninsula. Photo taken circa 1978 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Scribe sharpens her quill
This scribe sharpens her goose quill at the Santa Rosa Renaissance Faire in 1978. While pen knives were born from sharpening pens, she is using an Xacto knife, produced well after the Renaissance. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Lady with goblet, Santa Rosa Renaissance Festival
An elegant lady with her pewter goblet graced the fair and offered a hearty greeting. Taken circa 1978 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Hot buns at Renaissance Faire
This buxom lass offered “fresh, hot buns” at the Santa Rosa Renaissance Fair, circa 1978. Caution prevailed. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Future Marine with recoiless rifle
A future Marine took aim at suspect formations with this recoilless rifle at Naval Air Station Moffett Field during an Armed Forces Day display circa 1978. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Public Health Service Hospital San Francisco
Opened in 1895, the Public Health Service Hospital San Francisco helped generations of mariners and immigrants with health needs. The current building opened in 1932, and was shuttered when the Reagan Administration closed the system in 1981. Photo taken 1979 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Japanese pagoda, Golden Gate Park
A Japanese pagoda in Golden Gate Park circa 1979. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
A-7 Corsair IIs at Alameda
First flown in 1965, the Corsair II had a long, illustrious career in the US Navy. These two Corsairs are at Naval Air Station Alameda, with San Francisco Bay Bridge in the background, circa 1979. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Carmel Mission
The Basilica of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (Carmel Mission) was founded by Fr. Junipero Serra in 1770, but is now better known as Carmel-by-the-Sea. Taken circa 1980 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Avery Brundage Japanese Garden
Until 2003, the Avery Brundage Asian Art Museum resided in Golden Gate Park, near this Japanese garden. Taken circa 1978 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Koi in Japanese Garden
Koi (nishikijoi) or “brocaded carp” are often use to ornament Japanese gardens, such as this one near the Avery Brundage Museum in Golden Gate Park, circa 1978. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Ducks in Golden Gate Park
Two ducks dry themselves on a log in Strawberry Lake, Golden Gate Park, circa 1979. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Point
Under Golden Gate Bridge is a Civil War era brick fort, Fort Point. Yes, “Golden Gate” bridge is red, not gold. Taken circa 1979 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge on an overcast, blustery day. Marin County is on the far side, Fort Point to the right. Taken circa 1979 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Spring comes to Fort Funston
Spring colors grace Fort Funston, a coastal artillery battery constructed on 200-foot-high cliffs at the southern edge of San Francisco, beginning in 1917. Taken circa 1980 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Sand at Fort Funston, 1977
Fort Funston is an old coastal artillery battery on the Pacific side of San Francisco. Among the many sights, you could see strange formations in the sand. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
USCGC Eagle enters San Francisco Bay
The US Coast Guard ship Eagle visits San Francisco on a foggy day, surrounded by fireboats and sailboats. Taken circa 1978 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Cormorants on Half Moon Bay
Cormorants preen themselves on rocks at the edge of Half Moon Bay. Taken circa 1978 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz (Pelican) Island was known chiefly for birds, prior to establishment of  a military prison there during the Civil War, and a federal prison in 1934. Today it is a National Historic Landmark. Photo taken in 1977 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from sun-damaged print.
Shell on Lake Merced, San Francisco
Rowers take a shell out for a spin on Lake Merced, San Francisco, circa 1979. Lake Merced was the sight of the “last duel” in the US, where former California Supreme Court Justice David Terry shot US Senator David Broderick; the issue was slavery, with Broderick a fierce proponent for freedom. Scanned from a sun-damaged print from a Yashica TL-Electro.
Penguin San Francisco Zoo
Magellanic penguin at San Francisco Zoo, circa 1979. Scanned from a sun-damaged print. Original image on film, taken with a Yashica TL-Electro.
Medivac from Moffett Field
During an Armed Forces Day display circa 1978, a Marine was injured repelling from a helicopter. The helicopter was then used to medevac him to a hospital. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Lombard Street, San Francisco
Lombard Street, San Francisco, is a popular spot in films and TV episodes. This was scanned from a sun-damaged print, taken with a Yashica TL-Electro circa 1978.
Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the Presidio of San Francisco. Taken circa 1978 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Waves hitting Fort Point seawall
Winter storm waves hitting the seawall at Fort Point, under Golden Gate Bridge. Taken 1978 with a Yashica TL-Electro; scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Waves hitting seawall, Fort Point
Storm waves hitting the seawall at Fort Point, San Francisco. After taking this photo, a woman in her 20s, walking along the edge, fell in. I pulled her out of the water, wrenching my shoulder. I also thought I’d ruined my camera. She left in a car without even a thank-you. Taken with a suddenly water-soaked Yashica TL-Electro in 1978. Scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Mast of the USCGC Eagle
The USCGC Eagle is a training vessel used by the US Coast Guard Academy. It was originally the German training vessel Horst Wessel, launched in 1936, but was taken as war reparations and given to the Coast Guard in 1946. Scanned from a sun-damaged print. Taken circa 1978, with a Yashica TL-Electro.
Sea off Marin
Setting sun in the sea off Marin County, California. Taken circa 1978 with a Yashica TL-Electro. Scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Sunset moon, San Francisco
Moon at sunset in San Francisco, circa 1978. From a sun-damaged print, shot with a Yashica TL-Electro.
Storm waves hitting the seawall at Fort Point, San Francisco. This photo was taken shortly after I rescued a woman who was walking along the chain and was knocked into the sea. Taken with a suddenly water-soaked Yashica TL-Electro in 1978. Scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Storm waves hitting the seawall at Fort Point, San Francisco. This photo was taken shortly after I rescued a woman who was walking along the chain and was knocked into the sea. Taken with a suddenly water-soaked Yashica TL-Electro in 1978. Scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Air Force Thunderbirds at Travis Air Force Base, 1979. At this point in time the Thunderbirds flew the T-38 Talon, a supersonic jet trainer. Scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Air Force Thunderbirds at Travis Air Force Base, 1979. At this point in time the Thunderbirds flew the T-38 Talon, a supersonic jet trainer. Scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Foggy San Francisco, seen from Alameda Naval Air Station on a sunny (?) summer day. Scanned from a sun-damaged print.
Foggy San Francisco, seen from Alameda Naval Air Station on a sunny (?) summer day. Scanned from a sun-damaged print.
The fog envelopes Golden Gate Bridge above Fort Point. Fort Point, one of the last brick forts made in the United States, was almost immediately obsolete due to advances in warfare during the Civil War. It is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro film camera, scanned from a sun-damaged print.
The fog envelopes Golden Gate Bridge above Fort Point. Fort Point, one of the last brick forts made in the United States, was almost immediately obsolete due to advances in warfare during the Civil War. It is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Taken with a Yashica TL-Electro film camera, scanned from a sun-damaged print.

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