More anomymous & inadvertent. Forgotten photography from nameless employees of Historic American Buildings Survey in 1930s San Francisco, California.

A detail/crop into one of the fine images of Sacramento made by an anonymous HABS California worker in 1935. These photographs were all shot on tripod mounted
large format 10 x 8 field cameras.

“Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?”

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Montgomery-Street (Commercial-Building), San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA.
HABS CA Survey No. 1473. (1935). Anonymous.

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Bolton & Barron Building, Montgomery & Merchant Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA.
HABS CA Survey No. 1232. (1935). Anonymous.

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Downieville Courthouse, Downieville, Sierra County, CA. HABS CA Survey No. 1232. (1935). Anonymous.
Downieville Courthouse, Downieville, Sierra County, CA.
HABS CA Survey No. 1131. (1935). Anonymous.

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Jackson-Street (Commercial Buildings), Jackson Street between Montgomery & Sansome-Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA.
HABS CA Survey No. 1901. (1935). Anonymous

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802 Montgomery Street (Commerical Building), San-Francisco, San Francisco County, CA.

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