City Photos

Photos from what I think are the two most interesting cities in the United States: New York and San Francisco.
From New York: Signs from 14th Street to 42nd Street. Even if you have never walked the streets of New York these 1000s of signs from what is really a very small area will give you a glimpse of the hopes, dreams and lives of millions. Many of the pictures are accompanied by a bit of historical annotation that, if you allow, will bring the stories to life.
From San Francisco: the Public Library’s Historical Photograph Collection. Many of the photo subject here have not yet been digitized but the subject index promises hours of enjoyment. Even Strangers to the city will be intrigued and the familiar will be drawn back.
Via The Scout Report.