2017 Italian Heritage Festival, North Beach, San Francisco, California
1848 Gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill. Massive numbers of fortune seekers from around the world begin to make their way to San Francisco to seek their fortunes. Among these new arrivals are large groups of merchant-class Italians from northern Italy. They arrive a full generation before the mass migration of the "poor huddled masses yearning to breathe free" that came to America following the unification of Italy. [from Italian heritage website]
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Band Played
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(Date Photographed: 12:09:38 Saturday 8 October 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 7 November 2017)
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A platform extended into the street. Upon it a band played and a singer sang.


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Line At Mama's
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(Date Photographed: 12:11:02 Saturday 8 October 2017)
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Mama's on Washington Square had a long line of folks waiting for lunch.


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The Festival
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(Date Photographed: 12:11:12 Saturday 8 October 2017)
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The festival took place on Stockton Street next to Washington Square.


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Reserved Tables
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(Date Photographed: 12:12:37 Saturday 8 October 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 7 November 2017)
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Reserved tables lined the street. The festival was a chance for folks to dine.


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Tables Full
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(Date Photographed: 12:12:43 Saturday 8 October 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 7 November 2017)
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The tables in the street were filled with families eating lunch.


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Hats
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(Date Photographed: 12:13:26 Saturday 8 October 2017)
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Many people wore hats that afternoon to protect their heads from the sun. One fellow wore an umbrella on his head.


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Bubble Gun
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(Date Photographed: 12:13:57 Saturday 8 October 2017)
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One girl spun in the street and sprayed the crowd with bubble from her bubble gun.


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Funny Hats
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(Date Photographed: 12:16:10 Saturday 8 October 2017)
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Folks attended wearing funny hats. This created the perfect opportunity for photographers.


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