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Stained glass in Neiman Marcus store, San Francisco, California

Stained glass in Neiman Marcus store, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. This stain glass in Neiman Marcus on Union Square, was once in The City of Paris store. The architectural centerpiece of the building is the original rotu... more

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Francisco, California

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Franc...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... more

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, San Francisco, California

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Street names commemorate two early San Francisco leaders: Pioneer and exchange banker Henry Haight and Munroe Ashbury. The district is noted for its role ... more

Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California

Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Califo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Pr... more

The L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway, Venice, California

The L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway, Venice, California

Repository: California Historical Society..Date: Undated..General note: Jack Parsons, Los Angeles, Cal...Format: Postcard..Digital object ID: CHS2015.1894..Preferred citation: The L.A. Thompson scenic railway, ... more

Pelican

Pelican

United States, California

Whale

Whale

United States, California

Stone Bird Hook

Stone Bird Hook

United States, California

Spider Vessel

Spider Vessel

United States, Arroyo Sequit Canyon, Malibu region, California

Whale

Whale

United States, California

Whistle

Whistle

United States, California

Pelican

Pelican

United States, California

Stone Bear

Stone Bear

United States, California

Canoe

Canoe

United States, California

[Map of California shown as an island].

[Map of California shown as an island].

Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolicos de la Compa. e Jesus en la America Septe. /

La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolic...

Relief shown pictorially. McLaughlin, G. Mapping of California as an island, 196 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault 2 copies; copy 2 is b&w

La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolicos de la Compa. e Jesus en la America Septe. /

La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolic...

Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

An exact-plan of George-Town so named by Patrick Graham, Esqr., President of the Province of Georgia, in honr. to His Royal Highness George, Prince of Wales, &ca.

An exact-plan of George-Town so named by Patrick Graham, Esqr., Presid...

Scale ca. 1:4,700. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Imperfect: Margins torn. Oriented with north to the bottom. Cadastral map. Shows town laid out in lots in a bend of "Great Ogeche River" planned to bec... more

[Map of Pacific Ocean between the coast of California and Mexico and Japan, Philippines, and the coast of China].

[Map of Pacific Ocean between the coast of California and Mexico and J...

Watermark: PVL [Pieter van Ley] in 1 character. Pen-and-ink. Mounted on cloth backing. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 15 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text. Printe... more

Carta que contiene parte de la costa de la California.

Carta que contiene parte de la costa de la California.

Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Wagner, H. R. Cartography of the northwest coast, 708 LC Luso-Hispanic World, 81 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Magg's description on verso.

Map of the western & middle portions of North America : to illustrate the history of California, Oregon, and the other countries on the north-west coast of America /

Map of the western & middle portions of North America : to illustrate ...

Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington, DC. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Presidential tally, Presented by the Firemans fund insurance company of California. [s. l.]

Presidential tally, Presented by the Firemans fund insurance company o...

Campaign. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 2, Folder 14.

Dance of the Indians of the Mission of St. Joseph in New California / engraved by Letitia & Elizh. Byrne.

Dance of the Indians of the Mission of St. Joseph in New California / ...

Six Native Americans with elaborate body markings and hairstyles, dancing.

Jeu des habitans de Californie

Jeu des habitans de Californie

Native women watching men play game, possibly related to gambling, at a mission near San Francisco, California.

Vista de puebla de Los Angeles C. Nebel del. ; lith. Mialhe Fesr. St. Honoré 357 ; Deroy lith

Vista de puebla de Los Angeles C. Nebel del. ; lith. Mialhe Fesr. St. ...

Print shows a distant view, looking east toward the Santa Anna Mountains, of the cityscape of Los Angeles with low stone or adobe buildings in the foreground and two snowcapped mountains in the background Title... more

Carta esférica de la costa de la Alta California : comprendida entre los paralelos de 32° y 38° norte.

Carta esférica de la costa de la Alta California : comprendida entre l...

Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows drainage, missions, pueblos, presidios, etc. Prime meridian: Cadiz. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

map from "Narrative of a Whaling Voyage round the Globe, from the year 1833 to 1836. Comprising sketches of Polynesia, California, the Indian Archipelago, etc. With an account of Southern whales, the sperm whale fishery, and the natural history of the climates visited. [With illustrations.]"

map from "Narrative of a Whaling Voyage round the Globe, from the year...

This image has been taken from scan 000022 from "Narrative of a Whaling Voyage round the Globe, from the year 1833 to 1836. Comprising sketches of Polynesia, California, the Indian Archipelago, etc. With an acc... more

Veduta di Ross stabilimento Russo vicino alla Bodega

Veduta di Ross stabilimento Russo vicino alla Bodega

Fort Ross, Calif., a Russian fur-trading post est. 1812.

map from "Narrative of the Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet in California, Sonora, and Western Texas"

map from "Narrative of the Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet i...

This image has been taken from scan 000012 from "Narrative of the Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet in California, Sonora, and Western Texas". The title and subject terms of this image have been generat... more

engraving from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842; and to the Oregon and North California, in the years 1843, 44"

engraving from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mounta...

This image has been taken from scan 000215 from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842; and to the Oregon and North California, in the years 1843, 44". The title and subject... more

Wyoming from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842; and to the Oregon and North California, in the years 1843, 44"

Wyoming from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountain...

This image has been taken from scan 000049 from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842; and to the Oregon and North California, in the years 1843, 44". The title and subject... more

California from "Die Völker des Erdballs nach ihrer Abstammung und Verwandtschaft, und ihren Eigenthümlichkeiten in Regierungsform, Religion, Sitte und Tracht ... Mit ... colorirten Abbildungen"

California from "Die Völker des Erdballs nach ihrer Abstammung und Ve...

This image has been taken from scan 000360 from "Die Völker des Erdballs nach ihrer Abstammung und Verwandtschaft, und ihren Eigenthümlichkeiten in Regierungsform, Religion, Sitte und Tracht ... Mit ... color... more

1842 from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842; and to the Oregon and North California, in the years 1843, 44"

1842 from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains i...

This image has been taken from scan 000081 from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842; and to the Oregon and North California, in the years 1843, 44". The title and subject... more

Gold mines of California!! W. R. Andrews, having just returned from California, after having spent several months in the mines and mountains of that interesting country will deliver a lecture at on day of 1849, upon the gold mines of California

Gold mines of California!! W. R. Andrews, having just returned from Ca...

2366 E 1 Jy 46.; Rec. 7-11-46.; $40.00; On verso: 2366 E 1 Jy 46. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Colle... more

map from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842; and to the Oregon and North California, in the years 1843, 44"

map from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in...

This image has been taken from scan 000180 from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842; and to the Oregon and North California, in the years 1843, 44". The title and subject... more

map from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842; and to the Oregon and North California, in the years 1843, 44"

map from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in...

This image has been taken from scan 000159 from "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842; and to the Oregon and North California, in the years 1843, 44". The title and subject... more

map from "Travels over the table lands and cordilleras of Mexico, during the years 1843 and 44; including a description of California ... and the biographies of Iturbide and Santa Anna ... With maps and plates"

map from "Travels over the table lands and cordilleras of Mexico, duri...

This image has been taken from scan 000094 from "Travels over the table lands and cordilleras of Mexico, during the years 1843 and 44; including a description of California ... and the biographies of Iturbide a... more

Ultimatum on the Oregon question

Ultimatum on the Oregon question

In his typically jingoist view of Polk's handling of the Oregon question, the artist Edward Williams Clay belittles the self-interested attitudes of Europe toward the dispute. The issue of whether to settle the... more

California guard / Kellogs & Thayer ; E.B. & E.C. Kellog ; D. Needham.

California guard / Kellogs & Thayer ; E.B. & E.C. Kellog ; D. Needham.

Print showing men in dress uniform. Identified as associated with the Mexican War, 1846-48, in Picturing Victorian America: Prints by the Kellogg Brothers of Hartford, by Nancy Finlay (2010), p. 83. No. 270.

Map of Upper & Lower California showing the military stations and distribution of troops.

Map of Upper & Lower California showing the military stations and dist...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.

Charge of Captain Reid, at Sacramento

Charge of Captain Reid, at Sacramento

Capt. John Wm. Reid. Battle of Sacramento, 28 Feb. 1847, Illus. in: John Taylor Hughes, Doniphan's Expedition. Cincinnati : U.P. James, 1847. Reference copy may bein LOT 4414N and/or 4414P. This record contains... more

Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico, California &c. : segun lo organizado y definido por las varias actas del congreso de dicha Républica y construido por las mejores autoridades.

Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico, California &c. : segun lo organi...

Shows Mexico and the southern United States. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Prime meridian: Washington. Gift; Thomas W. Streeler; Dec. 28, 1937. Includes distance chart, distance list, and 2 profile... more

California quick step

California quick step

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

Topographical sketch of the gold & quicksilver district of California.

Topographical sketch of the gold & quicksilver district of California.

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 4 copies, vary slightly.

map from "The Gold Regions of California. Being a succinct description of the geography, history, topography, and general features of California ... Edited by G. G. Foster"

map from "The Gold Regions of California. Being a succinct description...

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "The Gold Regions of California. Being a succinct description of the geography, history, topography, and general features of California ... Edited by G. G. Foster... more

cover from "The Gold Regions of California. Being a succinct description of the geography, history, topography, and general features of California ... Edited by G. G. Foster"

cover from "The Gold Regions of California. Being a succinct descripti...

This image has been taken from scan 000007 from "The Gold Regions of California. Being a succinct description of the geography, history, topography, and general features of California ... Edited by G. G. Foster... more

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Fr...

Scale 1:3,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows area of U.S. west of the Continental Divide. Includes notes and "Profile of the travelling route from the South Pass of the Rock... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000271 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000267 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000289 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000295 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000283 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

[El Dorado, California. View of scattered log cabins]

[El Dorado, California. View of scattered log cabins]

Photograph shows four log cabins scattered along the hillside; prospectors stand near or atop piles of large rocks; a flume can be seen on the far left. Title devised by Library staff.

map from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

map from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in ...

This image has been taken from scan 000195 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000273 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

portrait from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

portrait from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenwort...

This image has been taken from scan 000074 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000285 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000279 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Fr...

Hand colored. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Annotated on verso in black ink: California & Oregon 1848. Millard Fillmore. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows area of U.S. west of t... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000125 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000277 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000287 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

portrait from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

portrait from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenwort...

This image has been taken from scan 000151 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers"

flora from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth i...

This image has been taken from scan 000297 from "Notes of a military reconnaissance from Port Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers". Th... more

Plan of Sacramento City, State of California

Plan of Sacramento City, State of California

Facsimile. Cadastral base map showing streets, lots, and some block numbers. LC copy: Signed on cover: No. 138. Sacramento City. 1849. Millard Fillmore. LC copy: Mounted on cloth backing, sheet sectioned into 1... more

Official map of San Francisco.

Official map of San Francisco.

Scale 1:6,600; 550 English ft. to the in. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Cadastral map. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1849 by Henry Reed." Available also through the Library of Cong... more

Monterey - Capitol of California

Monterey - Capitol of California

Bird's-eye view, with ships in harbor. Lithograph by Wm. Endicott & Co. after sketch by J.W. Revere. Illus. in: Joseph Warren Revere. A tour of duty in California. New York : C.S. Francis, 1849, frontispiece. R... more

Map without title showing the railroad route to Santa Fe and San Diego; the central route through South Pass and on to San Francisco and "Puget's Sound," and connecting railroads east of the Mississippi.

Map without title showing the railroad route to Santa Fe and San Diego...

Outline map of North America showing proposed railroad routes within the present limits of the United States. This is one of the earliest promotional maps for a transcontinental railroad to come before the Uni... more

map from "A Tour of duty in California; including a description of the Gold Region; and an account of the Voyage around Cape Horn; with notices of Lower California, the Gulf and Pacific Coasts and the principal events attending the conquest of the Californias ... Edited by J. N. Balestier"

map from "A Tour of duty in California; including a description of the...

This image has been taken from scan 000022 from "A Tour of duty in California; including a description of the Gold Region; and an account of the Voyage around Cape Horn; with notices of Lower California, the Gu... more

Grand patent India-rubber air line railway to California: competition defied

Grand patent India-rubber air line railway to California: competition ...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2748

Iron Store-House for California - sent to San Francisco

Iron Store-House for California - sent to San Francisco

Built by John Walker, son of Richard Walker, orig. mfr. and patentee; of corrugated iron. Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1849, July 14, p. 20. This record contains unverified, old data from caption car... more

Mr. Golightly, bound to California

Mr. Golightly, bound to California

Caricature of man riding on rocket with items to sell to gold miners. Copyright by A. Donnely. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Prints and Drawings.

map from "[What I saw in California: being the journal of a tour by the emigrant route and south pass of the Rocky Mountains, across the continent of North America, the Great Desert Basin and through California in the years 1846, 1847.]"

map from "[What I saw in California: being the journal of a tour by th...

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "[What I saw in California: being the journal of a tour by the emigrant route and south pass of the Rocky Mountains, across the continent of North America, the Gr... more

Defense of the California Bank

Defense of the California Bank

A mildly jingoistic satire voicing American suspicions of foreign designs on California after the discovery of gold there in 1848. The bay and coastline of San Francisco are shown, menaced by foreign invaders ... more

Sunday morning ; Log cabin / / Lith. & published by Britton & Rey, San Francisco, Cal.

Sunday morning ; Log cabin / / Lith. & published by Britton & Rey, San...

Pictorial lettersheet with two images on one page shows (top) miners in camp eating and reading; and (bottom) miners standing in front of log cabin; with attached blank leaf. Title from item. Baird, California ... more

[View near San Francisco, Upper California]

[View near San Francisco, Upper California]

Two Spanish cowboys roping a bull. Wood engraving in Illustrated London News, 1949 January 13. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Gold und Quecksilber-District von California, 1849

Gold und Quecksilber-District von California, 1849

Relief shown by hachures. Shows Sierra Nevada region. Includes distance chart from Monterey. Manuscript notation in ink on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acqui... more

Official map of San Francisco, compiled from the field notes of the official re-survey made by William M. Eddy, surveyor of the town of San Francisco, California

Official map of San Francisco, compiled from the field notes of the of...

Scale 1:6,600. Cadastral map. LC copy designed to show by color land grant and claims. LC copy not colored. Vault AACR2

Flume ; Elevating water wheel / / Lith. & published by Britton & Rey, San Francisco, Cal.

Flume ; Elevating water wheel / / Lith. & published by Britton & Rey, ...

Pictorial lettersheet with two images on one page shows (top) miners working next to flume; and (bottom) miners working next to river with water wheel leading to sluice; with attached blank leaf. Title from ite... more

We, the undersigned, citizens of the United States, being about to leave our homes for California, for the purpose of mining and digging gold ... have agreed to unite together and form an association ... [Philadelphia 1849].

We, the undersigned, citizens of the United States, being about to lea...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 155, Folder 20.

Official map of San Francisco compiled from the field notes of the official re-survey made by Wm. M. Eddy. surveyor of the town of San Francisco

Official map of San Francisco compiled from the field notes of the off...

Manuscript; pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pencil corrections. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Cadastral map. "Presented to the Senators and Representatives from California by Wm. M. Eddy, city surveyor, ... more

The place we hear about

The place we hear about

Another grim portrayal of violent goldfield life in California, similar to "Things as They Are" (no. 1849-3) and equally critical of the outgoing Polk administration. Here again mayhem erupts, as prospectors an... more

California. Four months among the gold-finders, being the diary of an expedition from San Francisco to the gold districts

California. Four months among the gold-finders, being the diary of an ...

Henry Vizetelly (1820-1894), a London engraver and author, was a pioneer in the publication of inexpensive illustrated books and magazines. Edwin Bryant (1805-1869) was a Kentucky journalist before coming to Ca... more

A prospecting party / Lith. & Pubd. by Britton & Rey, San Francisco.

A prospecting party / Lith. & Pubd. by Britton & Rey, San Francisco.

Pictorial lettersheet shows progression of optimistic to disappointed prospectors. Title from item. Baird, California pictorial letter sheets, no. 209 (variation) Accession box no. DLC/PP-2011:179.03