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Amazing SF Photos of the 1940s-60s

See a brand new exhibit of iconic and historic SF photos
By - posted 11/7/2014 No Comment

Photographer Fred Lyon was born in San Francisco in 1924, and he calls himself a “third or fourth generation native.” He captured a city that was captivating the country, and has ventured into everything from food and fashion to wine, news, and architecture as subjects.

His work has morphed from print to fine art, as his gorgeous photos hang on the walls of galleries and in collectors’ homes. You can see his work in person at his solo show at the Harvey Milk Photo Center opening from 1-4 pm on Saturday, November 8, 2014. 

Iconic SF Photography: Fred Lyon Solo Show
Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Harvey Milk Photography Center | 50 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 1–4 pm
  • Exhibition Dates: November 8 – January 10
  • Viewing hours: Tues-Thursday, 4-8 pm; Sat & Sunday, noon to 4:30 pm

About Fred Lyon
Fred grew up around the Peninsula, and got into photography in high school – “because cameras were cool and I thought it would be a good way to get girls,” he told me. “Guess how that turned out.” After stints in DC photographing the navy and the White House, and in New York shooting for the big fashion houses, he moved back to SF in 1946 and starting freelancing for such prestigious and popular magazines as Vogue, Glamour, Life, and Seventeen. Fred’s San Francisco, Portrait of a City (1940-1960), came out September 2014 in hardback.