The windows above Christopher’s Books at Missouri and 18th streets come alive from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 18. Family photographs taken between 1880 and 1960 appear from a selection of hundreds found recently in a Potrero Hill basement. Also shown is a 1932 film of a festive procession from St. Teresa’s Church, made for the movie theater that once operated on Connecticut Street. One neighbor described the projection’s colorful magic, ‘It’s like visitors from the past are looking at us.’ The project is a collaboration between artist Ben Wood, Potrero Hill Archives Project, and projectionist Mister WA. Those with Hill photos to share can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Wouldn’t simultaneous projections in homes along a Hill street be cool?
Peter Linenthal, Potrero Hill Archives Project