Monthly Archives: November 2014

Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands, San Francisco, CA

This image of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is taken from a popular tourist viewing area on the north side of the narrows, an area called the Marin Headlands.

Selithco True Color From Ektachrome, Published by E. F. Clements, San Francisco, Calif.

The description states:

216 – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.

The longest and highest single-span suspension bridge in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge measures 4,200 feet between the two towers and 8,940 feet overall and its towers rise 746 feet above high tide. Completed in 1937 at a cost of $35,000,000, it connects San Francisco with Marin County and the Redwood Empire.

–The bridge is no longer the longest in the world, having been surpassed decades ago by several bridges elsewhere in the United States and the world. This card was used and is dated 26 June 1955.

Bay Bridge at Sunset, San Francisco, CA

This image of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge, taken at sunset, gives an indication of the double-decked structure of the bridge. All the cars visible in the picture are headed in the same direction. Cars heading towards San Francisco are in the box truss section below the upper deck.

Mirro Chrome Card by H. S. Crocker Co., Inc., San Francisco

The description states:

SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE AT SUNSET

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is beautifully silhouetted, looking west from Yerba Buena island as the sun sets behind San Francisco, the city by the Golden Gate.

–The style of cars present on the bridge indicate this card dates to the 1950s.

Bay Bridge Illuminated, San Francisco, CA

This image is very similar in location and angle to the previous posting, showing the same section of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge illuminated at sunset.

Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley, Calif. 94710

The description states:

BAY BRIDGE AT NIGHT

Silhouetted against the western sky is cosmopolitain San Francisco and the beautiful San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge with millions of twilling lights gleaming in the distance. This great bridge is the longest in the world.

–This view, from Yerba Buena Island, is not normally available to tourists. This card likely dates to the 1960s