The ongoing construction of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center has uncovered lost treasures of the city's past on display at a new exhibit running through January 2012.
Household and industrial items, such as medicine, porcelain dolls, kitchenware, and bone toothbrushes offer clues about what life was like here for settlers who first rushed to the city in search of gold in 1849. The artifacts traveled from East Coast cities like New York and Philadelphia and from as far away as China and Europe.
The Transbay Archeology Exhibit at 201 Mission Street in the city's South of Market distrcit is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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