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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

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

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

A new and finer crown for California / CH [monogram].

A new and finer crown for California / CH [monogram].

Illustration shows a female figure holding out a crown labeled "The New Frisco", fashioned after a city skyline; a bear sits on the ground next to her and, in the background, are 16th or 17th century sailing sh... More

Legal opinion by the Fathers of the religious order of San Francisco, concerning dowry clause executed in the articles of marriage between the Count of Aranda and his deceased wife, the Countess Luisa Manrique y Padilla. April 14, 1647

Legal opinion by the Fathers of the religious order of San Francisco, ...

Title devised, in English, by Library staff. Jurisdiction covered: Spain. Also available on microfilm (Law Library Microfilm 84/10004). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Docume... More

DCM 0880: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 0880: Anonymous Vertical Whistle Flute

Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute Medium: Bamboo, painted black, bone mouthpiece and bottom ferrule, white and green design.; 38.7 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes plus 2 tassel holes plus 2 vent holes. M... More

DCM 0881: Anonymous Kuan (Double Reed Pipe)

DCM 0881: Anonymous Kuan (Double Reed Pipe)

Instrument type: Kuan (Double Reed Pipe) Medium: Bamboo, stained dark brown, with incised red, white, green decoration.; 21 cm. Key Holes System: 1/7 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Chinatown, San Fr... More

[Retrato de San Francisco de Borja]

[Retrato de San Francisco de Borja]

Inscripción: "S. FRANCISCVS BORGIA / Gandiæ Dux .III Soc. IESV Præpositus / Generalis."

Destruction of San Francisco by earthquake & fire

Destruction of San Francisco by earthquake & fire

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Kurz & Allison.

The United States of America Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco, MCMXV

The United States of America Panama-Pacific International Exposition S...

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Baldwin.

Edward Robeson Taylor autograph letter signed to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, San Francisco, 8 January 1900

Edward Robeson Taylor autograph letter signed to Thomas Wentworth Higg...

Sends a typed copy of a letter by John Brown, the original being in the possession of one of his students. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Our father which art in heaven. San Francisco

Our father which art in heaven. San Francisco

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Brown, G.T.

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.

Six sailors and two dogs

Six sailors and two dogs

Six of the crew and two dogs aboard the American bark (19th century sailing vessel) ORIENTAL. Date and place unknown.

Mrs. Tapley taking a sight using a sextant

Mrs. Tapley taking a sight using a sextant

Mrs. Tapley sailed with her husband aboard the bark Saint James during the late 19th century. Some women learned navigation from their husbands while at sea.

Charles W. Morgan (built 1841; ship, 3m; whaler) at New Bedford, MA, undated

Charles W. Morgan (built 1841; ship, 3m; whaler) at New Bedford, MA, u...

Unidentified tugboat in foreground. Written on back of print: "The end of the voyage. Whaling bark C.W. Morgan, docking after 3 years voyage."

Charles W. Morgan (built 1841; ship, 3m; whaler), deck view, at New Bedford, MA, undated
Cyane (built 1837; sloop-of-war; U.S. Navy) at San Diego, CA, 1846

Cyane (built 1837; sloop-of-war; U.S. Navy) at San Diego, CA, 1846

Photo of a painting. Artist signed and dated "1913" in the lower left corner. CYANE, under the command of Commander Samuel du Pont, captured San Diego during the Mexican-American War. Note artist's license was ... 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

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

map from "Four Months among the Gold-Finders in Alta California: being the diary of an expedition from San Francisco to the gold districts"

map from "Four Months among the Gold-Finders in Alta California: being...

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "Four Months among the Gold-Finders in Alta California: being the diary of an expedition from San Francisco to the gold districts". The title and subject terms of... 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

[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.

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

Frank Moore, San Francisco, Cal., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 15 November 1849

Frank Moore, San Francisco, Cal., autograph letter signed to R. W. Gri...

Complains about the slowness of government mail steamers from New York to California. Describes conditions [in San Francisco]. Mentions [James] Bayard Taylor. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

San Francisco in July 1849 from present site of S.F. Stock Exchange

San Francisco in July 1849 from present site of S.F. Stock Exchange

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Crocker (H.S.) & Co.

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

Newspaper illustrations of San Francisco, CA, 1849 Jun 01 and 1854 Dec

Newspaper illustrations of San Francisco, CA, 1849 Jun 01 and 1854 Dec

Photo of newspaper page with two illustrations and text under each image. Article is titled "San Francisco Past and Present." Images show the effects of the Gold Rush. Both views are from Rincon Point. SAN FRAN... 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

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

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

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

View of the town of Marysville, CA, possibly 1850s

View of the town of Marysville, CA, possibly 1850s

Photo of an artist's illustration. Source: New York Public Library Picture Collection VIEW OF THE TOWN OF MARYSVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Portsmouth Square, looking towards Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA, 1850

Portsmouth Square, looking towards Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA, ...

Photo of a periodical illustration. THE GRAND PLAZA, SAN FRANCISCO.

For San Francisco with certain dispatch. the splendid, first class clipper ship George Green ... Cornelius Comstock & Co ... New York [185-?].

For San Francisco with certain dispatch. the splendid, first class cli...

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 122, Folder 44a.

View from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA, 1850 Sep

View from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA, 1850 Sep

View includes at least 4 storeships. From left to right, are, possibly ARKANSAS, then GENERAL HARRISON with APOLLO behind and to the right is the NIANTIC (built 1835; ship 3m). This image is a photo of a lette... More

General chart embracing surveys of the Farallones entrance to the Bay of San Francisco, Bays of San Francisco and San Pablo, Straits of Carquines and Suisun Bay, and the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers to the cities of Sacramento and San Joaquin, California

General chart embracing surveys of the Farallones entrance to the Bay ...

Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Depths shown by soundings. Shows drainage, distancees, etc. "Constructed, projected and drawn by Fred D. Stuart, hydrographer, late of the U.S. Ex. Ex. ; assisted by ... More

A map illustrative of the route of the proposed railroad : from St. Louis to the Bay of San Francisco /

A map illustrative of the route of the proposed railroad : from St. Lo...

"The red line indicates the route of the Railroad. The green line is the route followed by Col. Fremont from the South Pass to Humboldt River."

View of the burnt district San Francisco Snyder & Black Lith 87 Fulton St. N.Y

View of the burnt district San Francisco Snyder & Black Lith 87 Fulton...

Print shows small groups of people in the foreground and others scattered among the ruins of burned buildings around the "Portsmouth Square" section of San Francisco, California. On the left is one building ide... More

[Group of 26 Stereograph Views of San Francisco, California]

[Group of 26 Stereograph Views of San Francisco, California]

Continent Stereoscopic Company (New York)

San Francisco from "La Terra, trattato popolare di geografia universale per G. Marinelli ed altri scienziati italiani, etc. [With illustrations and maps.]"

San Francisco from "La Terra, trattato popolare di geografia universal...

This image has been taken from scan 000049 from volume 08 of "La Terra, trattato popolare di geografia universale per G. Marinelli ed altri scienziati italiani, etc. [With illustrations and maps.]". The title a... More

Life in the gold mines, California ; / Lithographed from a photograph by Fishbourne & Gow, San Francisco.

Life in the gold mines, California ; / Lithographed from a photograph ...

Pictorial lettersheet shows operations at a mining camp. Title from item. Baird, California pictorial letter sheets, no. 132. Accession box no. DLC/PP-2011:179.19

View of San Francisco, 1850. Taken from a high point on the south side

View of San Francisco, 1850. Taken from a high point on the south side

195 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Kuchel.

Mission Dolores / Lith. & publ. by Quirot & Co., corner California and Montgomery Sts., S. Francisco.

Mission Dolores / Lith. & publ. by Quirot & Co., corner California and...

Pictorial lettersheet shows view of mission; with attached blank leaf. Title from item. Baird, California pictorial letter sheets, no. 173. Accession box no. DLC/PP-2011:179.14

City hall, San-Francisco, Cal. / Lith. & publ. by Quirot & Co., corner California and Montgomery Sts., S. Francisco.

City hall, San-Francisco, Cal. / Lith. & publ. by Quirot & Co., corner...

Pictorial lettersheet shows early San Francisco city hall, formerly Jenny Lind Theatre, between El Dorado Hotel and The Union; with attached blank leaf. Title from item. Baird, California pictorial letter sheet... More

Yes, my darling, ever kind. Words by C. W. Stayner. Sherman & Hyde, Publishers, &c., Cor. Kearney and Sutter Sts. San Francisco
Regular line of clipper ships for San Francisco. Elegant California Clipper ship!! ... Cornelius Comstock & Co ... New York [185-?].

Regular line of clipper ships for San Francisco. Elegant California Cl...

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 122, Folder 44.

Sketch of San Francisco, CA, 1850 May 30

Sketch of San Francisco, CA, 1850 May 30

Source: "Original in the Southwest Museum, Highland Park, Los Angeles" ?? ???? Baltimore - /Dr. & E. Reynolds/light st. wharf[CR]Hedge? of chaparelle -/grassy fen ground. San Francisco,/looking east, from the w... More

San Francisco panorama taken from Happy Valley, Rincon Hill, San Francisco, CA, 1851

San Francisco panorama taken from Happy Valley, Rincon Hill, San Franc...

Part three of seven. Per note on the enclosure, see also A11.35815.

San Francisco panorama taken from Happy Valley, Rincon Hill, San Francisco, CA, 1851

San Francisco panorama taken from Happy Valley, Rincon Hill, San Franc...

Part four of seven. Per note on the enclosure, see also A11.35815.

San Francisco, Calif. panorama from Mission Street and 1st Street, 1851

San Francisco, Calif. panorama from Mission Street and 1st Street, 185...

Part four of a seven part panorama, see A11.16723 through A11.16729.

San Francisco panorama taken from Happy Valley, Rincon Hill, San Francisco, CA, 1851

San Francisco panorama taken from Happy Valley, Rincon Hill, San Franc...

Part two of seven. Per note on the enclosure, see also A11.35815.

Gold Rush Fleet in San Francisco Harbor, CA, 1851

Gold Rush Fleet in San Francisco Harbor, CA, 1851

The left side of the so-called "Forest of Masts" panorama, taken early in 1851. Note on small negative enclosure says, "use A11.07781.01 nl". Image reproduced in John Kemble's book, "San Francisco Bay: A Pictor... More

San Francisco, upper California / Lith., Britton & Rey.

San Francisco, upper California / Lith., Britton & Rey.

Pictorial lettersheet shows view of city and harbor. Title from item. Annotation on recto: Where my office was in S. Francisco in 1851. I have seen 2 or 3 times as many ships in harbor as here shown. Baird, Cal... More

San Francisco panorama taken from Happy Valley, Rincon Hill, San Francisco, CA, 1851

San Francisco panorama taken from Happy Valley, Rincon Hill, San Franc...

Part five of seven. Per note on the enclosure, see also A11.35815.

[San Francisco, 1851, from Rincon Hill]

[San Francisco, 1851, from Rincon Hill]

J141156 U.S. Copyright Office Reproduction of daguerreotypes likely taken prior to April 22, 1851. Date based on the presence of the steamer "C.M. Weber," which was in San Francisco for repairs. Sections missin... More

San Francisco panorama taken from Happy Valley, Rincon Hill, San Francisco, CA, 1851

San Francisco panorama taken from Happy Valley, Rincon Hill, San Franc...

Part seven of seven. Per note on the enclosure, see also A11.35815.

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