Vintage San Francisco Prints


One of the gorgeous engraved prints via Print ETC SF

Neiman Marcus Union Square San Francisco played host to "an exclusive collection of 17th and 18th century engraved prints" from Prints ETC for Fashion Night Out on Friday, September 10th. As someone who loves art I was very upset I was unable to attend, can you imagine the beauty that was showcased? 

This print is my absolute favorite, it was shot on March 31, 1920 at Market and Post Streets –

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After doing a little searching, much to my surprise Prints ETC sells gorgeous vintage prints of the beautiful city by the bay at affordable prices. Here are a few exquisite pieces with much history behind them, I am sure you are to enjoy!

This particular print is printed off a 1930's negative of golfers from San Francisco's Presidio. "The Presidio was once a major US Army installation nestled on the banks of the San Francisco Bay."

Sf357_largeGolfers at The Presidio – Prints etc

If you ever have the chance to visit San Francisco you must visit Ocean Beach, the view is spectacular!

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(Hand Colored) Children at Ocean Beach Cliff House – Prints etc

"This is a sepia print from a negative, originally taken in early 1900s at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Cliff House, a miracle of architecture."


Lightning Above Cliff House – Prints etc

"This particular print is the view of Market Street from Ferry Building, before the 1906 earthquake destroyed most of the structures in the area."

SFC 129 (Hand Colored) Market Street from Ferry Building – Prints etc

I visited the Palace of Fine Arts in late 2004, with a friend who was majoring in Photography, before I knew I had a passion for taking photos. At the time I begged and pleaded with my brother to let me take his inexpensive Kodak digital camera on this "field trip" for her class. If I'd only known this trip would create a monster who never leaves home without her own!

San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition. It is of classic Greek and Roman design and is a favorite wedding location for many in the Bay Area.


(Hand Colored) The Palace of Fine Arts – Prints etc

Which one is your favorite?



  1. September 11, 2010 / 4:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing your pretty pictures. I really enjoyed them and your fav was my fav too.


  2. September 12, 2010 / 10:15 am

    WOW!!!! I have never seen these pictures before! I LOVE the picture of the Cliff House!!!! I have never seen it like that before. I can not wait until my run next month when I get to run up the hill at the Cliff House to the Ocean!!! San Francisco is breathing taking in so many ways!!! 🙂

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