This week in historical documentary films about the Bay Area, we have: Golden Gate City: San Francisco. This standard issue travelogue was released in 1940, just a couple years after the Golden Gate Bridge opened and is apparently narrated by the whitest 1930s-newsguy voice they could find.

Still, it's fun to look back at a time when Market Street was a parade of public transit and the sidewalks were overrun with flower stands and wonder what went wrong there. Back when "swarthy fisherman" tended their nets at the Wharf, Chinatown was pretty much a whole different country and Mission Dolores was just a "curious relic" of Spanish California.

Hat tip: Bay Vintage