Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California
The top view is from 1907.  The bottom is from 1916. Both of them helpfully include women in long dresses for scale.  In both you can see the trees and bushes that have filled the graveyard and Twin Peaks rises in the background.
In the top card, you can see the gap on the right of the mission where the newer church stood until the 1906 quake.
Down below, you can see how close houses had encroached on the mission, just across Chula Lane from the graveyard.
One of the things I like about both of these cards is the way the artificial weather has been drawn in.  It would be extremely rare for San Francisco to have poufy clouds like those in 1907.  When we do get clouds, they usually come from the north or east, from the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The 1916 card appears to have fog.  Its rosy love fog, very high in the sky if it’s towering over Twin Peaks.  Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California
The top view is from 1907.  The bottom is from 1916. Both of them helpfully include women in long dresses for scale.  In both you can see the trees and bushes that have filled the graveyard and Twin Peaks rises in the background.
In the top card, you can see the gap on the right of the mission where the newer church stood until the 1906 quake.
Down below, you can see how close houses had encroached on the mission, just across Chula Lane from the graveyard.
One of the things I like about both of these cards is the way the artificial weather has been drawn in.  It would be extremely rare for San Francisco to have poufy clouds like those in 1907.  When we do get clouds, they usually come from the north or east, from the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The 1916 card appears to have fog.  Its rosy love fog, very high in the sky if it’s towering over Twin Peaks. 

Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California

The top view is from 1907.  The bottom is from 1916. Both of them helpfully include women in long dresses for scale.  In both you can see the trees and bushes that have filled the graveyard and Twin Peaks rises in the background.

In the top card, you can see the gap on the right of the mission where the newer church stood until the 1906 quake.

Down below, you can see how close houses had encroached on the mission, just across Chula Lane from the graveyard.

One of the things I like about both of these cards is the way the artificial weather has been drawn in.  It would be extremely rare for San Francisco to have poufy clouds like those in 1907.  When we do get clouds, they usually come from the north or east, from the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The 1916 card appears to have fog.  Its rosy love fog, very high in the sky if it’s towering over Twin Peaks. 

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