Today’s street scene image was taken on Mission Street, a major north to south thoroughfare in San Francisco, California. The photo was taken by Aaron Rubino early in December of 1946 for a feature that ran in the San Francisco Chronicle covering traffic congestion in the City.
The photo was taken on Mission Street between 4th and 5th Streets looking to the northeast in the South of Market neighborhood . The combination of streetcars and the other vehicles on the major artery do in fact confirm the traffic problems just about every major city suffers from both then and today.
Having been taken not long after the end of World War II, the photograph apparently contains pre-war vehicles that date from the early-1930s up to 1942. Let us know if you find any post-war cars in the scene or find else anything of interest.