Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Once Upon a Time 1906-1930 -- August 30, 2011

The San Francisco Arts Commission (http://www.sfartscommission.org/) has set up a series of posters by artist Elisheva Biernoff representing important moments in San Francisco history and geographic features that lie beneath the developed city. I took this photo on 19-May-2011, showing a poster that depicts San Francisco after the 18-April-1906 Earthquake and Fire, and a scene from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The lower figures represent a suffragette and John Muir, who opposed the city's Hetch Hetchy water project. The upper vignette, almost hidden in the glare, shows a Hetch Hetchy project dam and two farmworkers in the Delta.
Click on the image to see an enormously large version.

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