San Francisco in the 1930s
San Francisco in the 1930s
The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay
Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration

Introduction by David Kipen


"San Francisco has no single landmark by which the world may identify it," according to San Francisco in the 1930s, originally published in 1940. This would surely come as a surprise to the millions who know and love the Golden Gate Bridge or recognize the Transamerica Building's pyramid. This invaluable Depression-era guide to San Francisco relates the city's history from the vantage point of the 1930s, describing its culture and highlighting the important tourist attractions of the time. David Kipen's lively introduction revisits the city's literary heritage--from Bret Harte to Kenneth Rexroth, Jade Snow Wong, and Allen Ginsberg--as well as its most famous landmarks and historic buildings. This rich and evocative volume, resonant with portraits of neighborhoods and districts, allows us a unique opportunity to travel back in time and savor the City by the Bay as it used to be.

Title San Francisco in the 1930s
Subtitle The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay
Author Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration
Introduction by David Kipen
Publisher University of California Press
Title First Published 05 April 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 560 p.
ISBN-10 0520268806
ISBN-13 9780520268807
Publication Date 05 April 2011
Main content page count 560
Weight 16 oz.
 


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