It Came From the (Photo) Morgue: A not so distant universe.

In honor of the 2011 One City, One Book selection Packing For Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach, we have found a few fun photos from the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin photo morgue for you to enjoy!

Photo and caption from the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Photo Morgue courtesy of the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, San Francisco Public Library.
September 15, 1960
"DAVID PORZZO, staff artist, Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences. Age 19. Photo taken in July, 1960."
- S.F. News-Call Bulletin photo by Eddie Murphy
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On a more contemporary note - this Tuesday, September 6th, the California Academy of Sciences' Morrison Planetarium will be featured in a One City, One Book related event - The Making of Life: A Cosmic Story. Ryan Wyatt, Director of Morrison Planetarium and Science Visualization, and Jeroen Lapre, Senior Technical Director, Morrison Planetarium - Visualization Studio will be on hand to discuss the making of the latest planetarium show. (Koret Auditorium, Main Library Sept. 6th, 6 p.m.)

This is a free event held at the San Francisco Public Library - Main, located at 100 Larkin Street. Seating is limited. To reserve a place today, go online or call 800-794-7576.
The San Francisco Public Library owns the photo morgue of the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin, a daily newspaper that covered the time period from the 1920’s to 1965. Much of the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection comes from the News-Call Bulletin morgue. However, the morgue also includes national and international subjects that have not been digitized or cataloged.

Looking for a historical photograph of San Francisco? Try our online database first. Not there? Come visit us at the Photo Desk of the San Francisco History Center, located on the sixth floor at the Main Library. The Photo Desk hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.