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'''Brannan and 7th Streets.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2015''
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[[Image:Vulcan-Cleanser 2008 0218.jpg]]
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'''Vulcan Cleanser ad, covered in part by new graffiiti, Mission District.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2008''
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[[Image:Old-sign-on-bryant-building 20200417 173627.jpg]]
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[[Image:Cleaning-and-dyeing-old-sign-on-Bryant-near-25th 20200417 173622.jpg]]
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'''Old Cleaning and Dyeing sign on York Street near 25th.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2017''
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[[Image:Hasta-be-shasta 20200619 163942.jpg]]
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'''"It Hasta Be Shasta" was ubiquitous in the 1960s and 1970s for the old sodapop brand, seen here in 2020 before disappearing behind new construction replacing a gas station at 17th and Potrero Avenue.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2020''
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[[Image:Piemonte-grocery-composite834.jpg|700px]]
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'''On York and 22nd, the Acme Beer sign is disappearing now (2020) under the tree's foliage, and the Piemonte grocery was painted out years ago.'''
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''Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2010''
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Latest revision as of 16:01, 9 July 2020

Unfinished History

As San Francisco undergoes endless gentrification and explosive growth of new office towers and business parks, occasionally the deconstruction process that removes old buildings reveals glimpses of fading signs of yesteryear. Here are a few snapshots taken during the early 21st century, ghosts of 20th century businesses long gone.

Old-tool-and-die-signage-2007 0914.jpg

Tool and Die business on brick wall near First Street and Howard.

Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2007

Old-steam-shovel-sign-2007 0913.jpg

Steam Shovel services on this downtown wall.

Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2007

Market-andf-franklin-carnation-mush-Dec-2013 0129.jpg

Carnation Mush ad on Market near Franklin.

Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2013

Carnation-mush 0131.jpg

Sf-tool-co-inc 7520.jpg

Shoe Findings at SF Tool Co., Inc., Folsom Street north of 24th Street.

Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2007

Shoe-Leather-Findings Folsom-near-24th 7521.jpg

Brannan-and-7th-old-sign 20150427 120929.jpg

Brannan and 7th Streets.

Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2015

Vulcan-Cleanser 2008 0218.jpg

Vulcan Cleanser ad, covered in part by new graffiiti, Mission District.

Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2008

Old-sign-on-bryant-building 20200417 173627.jpg

Cleaning-and-dyeing-old-sign-on-Bryant-near-25th 20200417 173622.jpg

Old Cleaning and Dyeing sign on York Street near 25th.

Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2017

Hasta-be-shasta 20200619 163942.jpg

"It Hasta Be Shasta" was ubiquitous in the 1960s and 1970s for the old sodapop brand, seen here in 2020 before disappearing behind new construction replacing a gas station at 17th and Potrero Avenue.

Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2020

Piemonte-grocery-composite834.jpg

On York and 22nd, the Acme Beer sign is disappearing now (2020) under the tree's foliage, and the Piemonte grocery was painted out years ago.

Photo: Chris Carlsson, 2010