Eras In SFSD History

The Ingleside Jail Photo Collection

The following photos of the San Francisco Sheriff's Department Ingleside Jail (1876-1934) are from the private collection of Sheriff's Senior Deputy Michael Anderson. Senior Deputy Anderson discovered a collection of glass plate negatives of the Ingleside Jail originally taken in May 1930.  Anderson then found one of the rare individuals who could turn the glass negatives into prints. And then to digital images.


Two inmates on bench in Ingleside Jail main rotunda.

Bench outside the jail tailor shop.

Cats on outside building doorstep.

Cell doors.

Desk and jail tiers, Ingleside women's jail.

Building on jail grounds.

Ingleside Jail main entry courtyard.

Yale padlock inside jail.

Womens dorm, Ingleside women's jail.

Female inmate in cell.

Male inmate in cell.

Secured stairway to jail tiers.

Outside stairway.

Another outside staircase.

Deputy sheriff in main rotunda area.

Faucet on jail grounds.

Women's jail building.

Women's jail building.

Basement area stairways.