San Francisco, Calif. - China Town, Sacramento St.
The Library holds only one photo from a pair published as a stereographic view.
Gems of California scenery, no. 392.
LOT subdivision subject: San Francisco Chinatown.
This record contains unverified data from old caption card, with subsequent revisions.
Originally a Spanish (later Mexican) mission and pueblo, it was conquered by the United States in 1846 and by an invading army of prospectors following the 1848 discovery of gold in its hinterland. The Gold Rush made San Francisco a cosmopolitan metropolis with a frontier edge. In early 1900s the city tried to remake itself into a grand and modern Paris of the West.