A lobby card from the 1936 film 'San Francisco.' (Courtesy of silverpetticoatreview.com)

Official San Francisco: 10 things that represent the city (do you know them all?)


We all love our city, but as editors of this here San Francisco magazine, even we didn't know that SF had an official musical instrument.

In fact, there are several things that are official to the city, many of which have been part of our DNA forever. Read up and take notes—this may come in handy the next time you hit trivia night at Vinyl.

(via In the Writer's Web)

The accordion was named the official musical instrument of San Francisco in 1990. Accordion players made their pitch to the city, citing the instrument as a part of SF history. There are claims that the first piano accordion was made here, and was first introduced to the stage here. as well.

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