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Ralph Rapson in San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, designed by Joseph B. Strauss, 1933 to 1937. 

Color sketch by Ralph Rapson, from Ralph Rapson Sketches and Drawings from Around the World, courtesy of the Afton Press.
"The Golden Gate Bridge, with those great pylons and the red-rust hue, never failed to charm me. It seemed the very symbol of 'Frisco's rich diversity, a place where cultural chasms are bridged by people daily, not without effort, but often elegantly."
"I've been an inland resident for much of my life, but Marblehead and its larger coastal cousin, San Francisco, have always retained a special place in my heart. I served for eight years on a design review committee for the City of San Francisco and never tired of visiting there."  — Ralph Rapson

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