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Photo Archives to Fuel Throwback Thursday Feature

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

With an extensive archive that stretches back to the 19th century, we’d be fools not to sit back each Thursday and cruise on the vast fabulousness of the historic images at our fingertips. So, each Throwback Thursday will bring you a choice selection of San Francisco history from the SFMTA Photographic Archives.

Follow the archives on Twitter, @sfmtaphoto, Instagram, or visit the archives' History Pin page to learn more or to lose an hour. 

Early 20th century cars, streetcars and pedestrians on Market Street at New Montgomery looking east to Ferry Building.


This photograph, taken on Thursday, Sept. 4, 1919 looking east on Market Street at New Montgomery, doesn’t look too different from today’s bustling thoroughfare. | September 4, 1919