From its colorful homes, to its blue-collar fishing past, to its charmingly-lit neighborhoods, San Francisco has always had a unique aesthetic.
Here at the Bay Area Telegraph, we love photographing San Francisco as it looks today. But we also love diving into the city’s past through historical analog film photos.
Recently, we discovered a small batch of stunning 35mm slides showing San Francisco, in full color, from the 1980s. They were bound for the landfill, but we were able to acquire, preserve and scan them.
They’re an amazing time capsule of a unique era in the city’s history. These shots will take you straight back to the 1980s!
Here’s how Fisherman’s Wharf looked at the time. Notice the iconic Fisherman’s Grotto restaurant.
Several of the photos show architectural details highlighting San Francisco’s pastel-colored homes and its iconic Victorians.
San Francisco prides itself on being a city of neighborhoods. These newly-discovered film photos also capture small markets and street scenes around the city. The Pegasus food shop shown here persisted for decades after this photo was taken, but recently closed.
We love sharing these kinds of historical film photos of San Francisco! We hope you enjoyed this little peek back in time.