PO Box 29074 - Presidio of
San Francisco 94129
Interiors: The F-Market
An exhibit of F-Line work at Fort Mason Foundation and Center in San Francisco, January 2 to February 16, 2007
Tim Baskerville Exhibit
"The success of San Francisco MUNI's historic streetcar lines — the E and F — isn't lost on the city's transportation boosters. The service, a boon to tourists and commuting San Franciscans alike, carries 20,000 riders daily on the Embarcadero and Market Street. And restoring cars from all over the country and around the world preserves a public transportation era for generations to come. Thanks to the Market Street Railway, San Francisco's stock of old cars creates a veritable museum — a moving one. Vintage cars from St. Louis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Louisville, and, of course New Orleans (think the streetcar named "Desire"), are among those from the US. Worldwide, you might catch glimpses of cars from Brussels, Hamburg, Moscow, Osaka, Milan, and Melbourne, to name a few.
"Market Street Railway's vision for the E-Line is to transit the Embarcadero from Pier 70 (which may become the new home for the Exploratorium), through Mission Bay, the Caltrain Depot, the Giants' ballpark, the Ferry Building, Fisherman's Wharf, and eventually to Fort Mason Center, perhaps beyond.
"Tim Baskerville, a San Francisco photographer, has lovingly documented the interiors of these popular, eye-catching streetcars that are at once practical, historic, and deeply nostalgic. Baskerville, most noted perhaps for his brilliant night photography — he founded The Nocturnes, an exhibiting, teaching group of artists in 1991 — exhibits his artful black and white streetcar interiors in the Fort Mason Foundation lobby beginning January 2.
"Having Baskerville's photographs here is more than fitting. Steps have been taken to bring the E-Line from Fisherman's Wharf, through the tunnel under Fort Mason's Great Meadow, to the Center itself. It's where historic transportation meets historic destination." — Ron Tierney, FMC