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San Francisco view
« on: Saturday 20 April 19 14:25 BST (UK) »
Hello , I have been given this SanFrancisco postcard view and wondered if someone could perhaps date it and tell me where the photo was taken and what view it shows please ?
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Re: San Francisco view
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 April 19 18:51 BST (UK) »
Hello , I was hoping for some suggestions .Could it possibly be Forest Hills and twin Peaks ?
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Re: San Francisco view
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 April 19 19:39 BST (UK) »
I concluded that it was a view from Twin Peaks but, since I am a total Easterner and have never been to San Francisco or even to California, I thought it best to leave to the west coast experts.  Here are some similar views of the city:

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Re: San Francisco view
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 23 April 19 21:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks , I will compare some of those views with the postcard . I am from further afield in England .My relative whose card this was built homes in Forest Hills in the 1920's and 1930's so I imagine this is an early view .
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Re: San Francisco view
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 April 19 21:16 BST (UK) »
There might be a San Francisco history group on Facebook or elsewhere. You could try there also. I was in San Francisco twice, but much later than that picture.

Edit: well obviously I guess, if it was in the 1930's, but also the lay of the land and the homes don't look familiar at all.
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Re: San Francisco view
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 23 April 19 21:21 BST (UK) »
Maybe you can get some help here; there's a contact address.

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Re: San Francisco view
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 23 April 19 21:49 BST (UK) »
Thanks , they don't sound like they would be of help . Looking at all those Twin Peaks views I don't think mine if it is TwinPeaks area was taken at the same angle .
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Re: San Francisco view
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 23 April 19 21:54 BST (UK) »
It could well be Twin Peaks.  You could try lining it up on Google Earth.

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Re: San Francisco view
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 25 April 19 07:16 BST (UK) »
Hello ,I had a look on Google Earth at Twin Peaks but nothing really stands out that it is the same as the postcard . I might try a scan at 1200 and see if I can pick out any landmarks .
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