Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The 1930s Scrapbook: Vintage Photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge


Saturday, August 18, 2012, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
(timed entry, reservation required)


Join us for a very special afternoon examining vintage scrapbooks and photograph albums chronicling the building of the Golden Gate Bridge.  In connection with our ongoing exhibition A Wild Flight of the Imagination: the Story of the Golden Gate Bridge, this event allows visitors to view the pages of albums featured in the exhibition and to view additional, rarely-seen material from the archives of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, San Francisco Public Library, and California Historical Society.  These intimate photographs provide firsthand accounts of the bridge under construction, many taken by the people who built it.  Historians and archivists from the participating institutions will be on hand to discuss the collections. Vintage photography enthusiasts and those fascinated by the bridge will enjoy this opportunity for up-close viewing.  Due to the delicate nature of the material, this event will have timed entry and requires a reservation.


Please register at scrapbook1930s.eventbrite.com for your selected viewing time.
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