Thursday, January 31, 2013

Trip to the San Francisco History Museum

The San Francisco History Museum tells the story of the City by the Bay. It goes from the its rowdy Barbary  Coast days to the hippie days of the 60's to the current time:

A wax likeness of Emperor Norton I, one of San Francisco's early eccentric citizens. He declared himself Emperor  of the United States
A 19th century checkerboard
A $1000 bond for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition 
A early 20th century phone/table combo
Items from the 1915 Pan-Pacific Expo
A replica cell of Alcatraz Cell
And now for some truly "Only in San Francisco" items:

Former Police Chief and Mayor Frank Jordan's uniform
The huge ruby slippers that were on display at FAO Schwartz toy store lobby  in Union Square from the 1980's until it closed in 2001 
Gowns worn by Finocchio's performers. Finocchio's was a drag nightclub with men performers that was open from 1930's
to the 1990's.

A movie poster from San Francisco-One of the many movies shot in the city
The typewriter that Herb Caen wrote many of his columns on. Caen was a San Francisco Icon who was the man about town, He wrote his column for the San Francisco Chronicle for almost 60 years. He passed away in 1997
The San Francisco History Museum is cool. I liked it. It is well worth the $5.00 price to get in.


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