San Francisco Street Museums

Light shines through one of 14 semi-transparent "Treasures from the Muni Archive" displays in San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee officially launched a special exhibit of photos from the San Francisco Transit Authority Archive in their unique setting February 21st. Early San Francisco street scenes can now be seen in the exhibit at the Market Street Railway Museum (MSR) and 14 bus shelters along Market Street near the Ferry Building. QR codes on the posters take you to a mobile-optimized Historypin splash page where pedestrians can see all of the posters and download the Historypin app for iPhone or Android phones.

“With nearly 30,000 photos in the SFMTA archive, we are pleased to have such a unique way to share them with residents and visitors,” said SFMTA Director of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin. “We are grateful to our long-standing partner, MSR, and one of our newest partners, Historypin, for making this exciting exhibit possible.”

And we’re honored to be a part of it! You can view the SFMTA collection on Historypin, where they’ve already posted over 100 photos.

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About Jon Voss

Jon Voss is the Historypin Strategic Partnerships Director. Together with global collaborators and the Historypin team, he’s helping to build an open ecosystem of historical data across libraries, archives, and museums worldwide. His innovative work at the intersection of technology and cultural memory is also getting him closer to his childhood dream of perfecting time travel.

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