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Goldman and Berkman in SF

Unfinished History


Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, famous anarchists of the early 20th century, pictured here in New York a year after a 2 year stay in San Francisco.

Photo: Emma Goldman Papers Project

Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman lived in the 500 block of Dolores Street while they published The Blast, a forthrightly subversive periodical ultimately shut down by the federal government. Goldman was deported to Russia in 1920.


March 15 1917 Masthead of The Blast, an anarchist paper.

Image: Emma Goldman Papers Project

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This issue's cover dedicated to efforts at the time to promote birth control.

Image: Emma Goldman Papers Project

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The real golden rule

Image: Emma Goldman Papers Project

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