It Came From the (Photo) Morgue!: Happy Valentines Day!

Looking for something big for your sweetheart? How about the "Largest Candy Box Ever Made"

October 1, 1928 -- New York -- Photo shows left to right Melba Alter and Helen Bishop of "White Lilacs" lifting the cover of the largest candy box ever constructed which holds 500 pounds of chocolates. This was exhibited at the National Exposition of the Candy, Ice Cream and Allied Industries at Grand Central Palace.
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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 1920s to 1965. Much of the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection comes from the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Photo Morgue. However, the morgue also includes statewide, national, and international subjects and people that have not been digitized or cataloged. When researchers order scans from the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Photo Morgue,selections are cataloged and added to the online database.

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. You may also request photographs from the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Photo Morgue.