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Horse & Buggy Tour Bus Rail Automobile


 


1911 Tour Bus
Photo courtesy John Freeman Collection

 


"CLIFF HOUSE - 8/21/1911 - SAN Francisco. Cal."

 


Postmarked Jan 22, 1912
Photo courtesy John Freeman Collection

 


Photo courtesy John Freeman Collection
(note the tour guides seat that faced the passengers)

 


Photo courtesy John Freeman Collection
John: "My best guess, based on the number of woman in the bus and the hat styles. was that this was a group of delegates
to the National Teacher's Association in San Francisco in 1911 or for the PPIE in 1915."

 


"Andrew J Gallagher for Supervisor", June 7, 1912

 


Pacific Sightseeing Co, San Francisco Cal, Taken at the Cliff House, July 6, 1912

 


Photo courtesy John Freeman Collection

 


Photo courtesy Darlene Thorne Collection


 


"My uncle is one of the soldiers in the front of the car. His name is Jesse Garver of Larned Kansas.
He would be the uncle of my mother (Lucille Marie Garver) which makes him my great uncle.
He is a veteran of the Phillipine Resurrection of 1899, right after the closing of the Spanish American War."
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Robert Joy Of Ellinwood, KS,  9/26/2008

 

This photo is likely from 1915 when there was large crowds attending the PPIE and seeing the sights, including the tour-bus ride to the Cliff House. The vehicle is less stylish and unmarked, unlike the more prominent Pacific Sightseeing Co. busses. The garages are in the background, and no identification sign was used, which suggests a kind of gypsy operation with less clout to be photographed nearer the main building.

Dated 1915
Photo courtesy John Freeman Collection

 


Dated 1915
Photo courtesy John Freeman Collection

 


c. 1918

 


3rd sailor from left is John Lloyd Webber, about 1918-1919
Submitted by S. Louise Norwood



Courtesy of Fred V. Cooper, Louisa, KY

 


"PACIFIC NO 19"
Image courtesy of Mike Grant

 


"PACIFIC NO 19"
"PACIFIC SIGHTSEEING CO, SAN FRANCISCO CAL., TAKEN AT THE CLIFF HOUSE"
Image courtesy of Mike Grant

 


"Picture taken Mar 30 1919 by the Cliff House San Francisco" (Reverse)

 


c. 1921

 


Courtesy of Frank Mitchell

 


Courtesy of Frank Mitchell

 


John Martini:  "You donít see many views of that line of storefronts between the Cliff House and the Cliff Cafe."
"Acme Ice Cream", "Home Made Cider, Pure & Good", "Sea Lion Arcade", "Cliff Waffle Bakery", "Pacific Sightseeing Co., Parlor Car Tours, San Francisco"
Courtesy of Frank Mitchell

 


Courtesy of Frank Mitchell

 

 


Shirners from Acca Temple, Richmond, Virginia

"The photo is most likely from 1922. The cloche hats on a couple of the ladies is one tip off to early '20s. The convention was from June 10 to 17th that year. The interesting thing was that the parade was a wash-out. The Shriners still paraded, but an unusual June rain drench the poor paraders. The Shriners returned in 1923 to dedicate the new Shrine Hospital on 19th Avenue, so given the sunny photo, maybe this was the delegation the following year."  - John Freeman, 9-19-2007

 



Reverse:  "On our honeymoon, Nov 1924, Sightseeing bus from San Francisco"


 


Pendant: "Northern Life Seattle"
Courtesy of Joan Burton


 


Photo showing tours originating in town, likely 3rd & Market
Date: Fall 1915 (estimate based on political signage in background)
Image & analysis courtesy John Freeman


 

 

 


Oakland Tribune - Oct 16, 1910
"Chump Chariot"

 


"San Francisco Sight-Seeing Co. Inc. Touring Autos"
Courtesy of Frank Mitchell

 


"COME AND TAKE A RUBBER ROUND YOURSELF."
Courtesy of Frank Mitchell

 


California Parlor Car Tours, baggage claim ticket
Courtesy of Frank Mitchell

 


"PACIFIC SIGHT SEEING CO"
Courtesy of Frank Mitchell

 


"THE GRAY LINE INC."
Courtesy of Frank Mitchell

 


Courtesy of Frank Mitchell

 


Courtesy of Frank Mitchell