Monday, June 18, 2018

San Francisco – The remains of the Presidio gun batteries sited on bluffs overlooking San Francisco Bay: June 2018

PRE PUBLICATION. On 18 June 1912, in response to instructions issued from the United States Department of War on 16 February 1912, the Army’s Western Division published General Orders #11 which stated that "Fort Winfield Scott, is established as an independent coast artillery post, to take effect at 12 o'clock noon, 19 June 1912, and the headquarters of the Artillery District of San Francisco will be located thereat.”

Although always physically a part of the Presidio of San Francisco, Fort Winfield Scott functioned sometimes as a separate military command. On 9 June 1925, it was designated headquarters for the "Coast Defenses of San Francisco.” Fort Winfield Scott supported and manned Endicott Period gun batteries in the San Francisco Bay Area; including at different times a number of sub-posts of its own in the Bay Area: these included Forts BakerBarry, and Cronkhite in Marin County and Forts Miley and Funston in San Francisco. 

Fort Winfield Scott's independent role, established in 1912, permanently ended on 25 June 1946, when it was designated a sub-post of the Presidio of San Francisco.

Fort Winfield Scott housed seventeen Endicott-era gun batteries within the Presidio that were constructed, armed, and manned between 1891 and 1946.

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Battery Godfrey in 1938  


Gun Battery Godfrey in 1910 

Battery Godfrey ready to fire in 1910 





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Battery Saffold in 1938 


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This is Fort Point 


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"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lang 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt


The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Berkeley's Cheese Board Collective celebrates its 50th anniversary: 3 June 2018

The Cheese Board began operation in 1967 in a small retail storefront located at 2114 Vine Street. In 1971 the two Cheese Board owners sold the business to the Cheese Board's employees, and the two former owners remained at the Cheese Board as workers. In 1975 the now renamed Cheese Board Collective moved around the corner to a larger retail storefront located at 1504 Shattuck Avenue. The 1504 Shattuck Avenue site is still occupied by the Cheese Board Collective. Happy 50th anniversary to all members of the Cheese Board Collective, past and present. 

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This excellent band is appropriately named "The Cheese Board Clerks."









"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lang 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt


The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com