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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

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

[Retrato de San Francisco de Borja]

[Retrato de San Francisco de Borja]

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

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.

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

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

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

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

[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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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."

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

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.

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

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.

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

James Stuart hung by the vigilance committee on Market St. wharf on the 11th of July 1851 ; Immense multitude present - 500 of the vigilance committee on duty at the execution / / Publ. & lith. by Justh Quirot & Co., Calif. corn. Montg. Sts. S.F.

James Stuart hung by the vigilance committee on Market St. wharf on th...

Pictorial lettersheet shows man hanging from scaffolding surrounded by spectators; with attached blank leaf. Title from item. Baird, California pictorial letter sheets, no. 121. Accession box no. DLC/PP-2011:179.13

[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

Route of the Pacific and Atlantic Rail Road between San Francisco, & San Jose, as located by Wm. J. Lewis, Chief Engineer, in Sept. Oct. & Nov. 1851.

Route of the Pacific and Atlantic Rail Road between San Francisco, & S...

Map of the coast between San Francisco and San Jose showing roads, property owners, streams, and relief by hachures.

Sacramento ; First frame house erected Jany. 1st, 1849, by S. Brannan ; Present population estimated at 20,000, June 17, 1852 / / J. Britton del ; Lith. & published by Cooke & LeCount, San Francisco.

Sacramento ; First frame house erected Jany. 1st, 1849, by S. Brannan ...

Pictorial lettersheet shows view of city with people and animals in the streets. Title from item. Annotation on recto: April 1854. Altogether more extensive than here represented. Baird, California pictorial le... more

Map of San Francisco...for Banker's City Directory

Map of San Francisco...for Banker's City Directory

Street and block map; no illus. Illus. in: F869.S3A18 1852-53, p. 31. No ref. copy. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Maps.

San Francisco. 1854 published for the History of the World by Henry Bill, New York

San Francisco. 1854 published for the History of the World by Henry Bi...

Print shows a map of San Francisco with significant buildings and locations identified numerically which include: North Bay, Contra Costa, Yerba Buena Island, the California Exchange, the Plaza, Leanard's Wareh... more

Stockton ; June 1st, 1852 / / Lith. & publd. by Britton & Rey, corn. Montgry. & Cala. Sts., San Francisco.

Stockton ; June 1st, 1852 / / Lith. & publd. by Britton & Rey, corn. M...

Pictorial lettersheet shows view of gold mining town and waterway.

[Outline map of the United States showing proposed railroad routes to the Pacific].

[Outline map of the United States showing proposed railroad routes to ...

For a similar map see Carl I. Wheat's Mapping the Transmississippi West, v. 3 (San Francisco, Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957-63.) p. 193. Scale ca. 1:7,000,000. LC Railroad maps, 22 Description deriv... more

Disasters of 60 days : Wreck of Steamship Tennessee, Indian Cove, March 6th, 1853 ; Wreck & burning of the steamer Independence on the island of Margarita, Feby. 16th, 1853. 150 lives lost ; Collapse of flue on board Jenny Lind off San Francisquito, April 11th, 1853, 50 lives lost ; Wreck of propellor steamship S.S. Lewis, Duxburg Reef, April 9th, 1853 / / Lith. & pubh. by Britton & Rey, cr. California & Montgomery St., San Francisco.

Disasters of 60 days : Wreck of Steamship Tennessee, Indian Cove, Marc...

Pictorial lettersheet shows four images of shipwrecks on one page plus two vignettes of (top) a shepherdess and a bear and (center) Explosion R.K. Page Nicolaus, Feather River, March 21th, 1853; with attached b... more

Springfield, Tuolumne County / G. H. Goddard, del., lith. Britton & Rey, San Francisco.

Springfield, Tuolumne County / G. H. Goddard, del., lith. Britton & Re...

Pictorial lettersheet shows town square and scattered dwellings in California Gold Rush town.

Sonora Jany. 1853 / / George H. Goddard, del. ; Lith. by Britton & Rey, San Francisco.

Sonora Jany. 1853 / / George H. Goddard, del. ; Lith. by Britton & Rey...

Pictorial lettersheet shows view of gold mining town; with attached blank leaf. Title from item. Baird, California pictorial letter sheets, no. 259. Accession box no. DLC/PP-2011:179.25

Sonora from the north / G. H. Goddard, del. Lith. Britton & Rey, San Francisco.

Sonora from the north / G. H. Goddard, del. Lith. Britton & Rey, San F...

Pictorial lettersheet shows business district, houses, barns, and church in California Gold Rush town. Title from item. Baird, California pictorial letter sheets, no. 257. Accession box no. DLC/PP-2011:179.02

Map showing the location of Sacramento Valley Railroad, Cal. Sacramento, Septr., 1854; T.D. Judah, Chief Engineer.

Map showing the location of Sacramento Valley Railroad, Cal. Sacrament...

Sketch map of the first railroad in California, with projected extensions to San Francisco, Sonora, and Tehama, made by the engineer who built the Sacramento Valley Railroad. Scale ca. 1:1,100,000. From Report ... more

General map of a survey in California : in connection with examinations for railroad routes to the Pacific Ocean /

General map of a survey in California : in connection with examination...

Map shows "practicable railway routes" between Ft. Yuma on the Colorado River and the San Francisco Bay region. Scale 1:600,000. Relief shown by hachures. "Proof revised in Office of P.R.R. Surveys Feb. 10th 18... more

Sarah Anna (Whittingham) Downer, San Francisco, CA., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 18 December 1855

Sarah Anna (Whittingham) Downer, San Francisco, CA., autograph letter ...

Submits some poems and autobiographical data for The Female Poets of America. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

San Francisco MDCCCLV

San Francisco MDCCCLV

Title from item. Medallion portraits of Jules Beyerque and Francois-Alfred Pioche, who commissioned the print, are in the foreground. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card.

Assassination of James King, of William, corner of Montgomery and Washington Streets, San Francisco, California / / Richardson=Cox, sc.  Execution of James P. Casey and Charles Cora in front of the vigilance committee rooms, San Francisco, California

Assassination of James King, of William, corner of Montgomery and Wash...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 July 19, p. 88.

Nicaragua - fillibusters [sic] reposing after the battle in their quarters at the convent

Nicaragua - fillibusters [sic] reposing after the battle in their quar...

General William Walker's men reposing in convent of San Francisco, during entrance into Granada, in 1855. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 May 3, p. 336.

Chinese settlement in the suburbs of San Francisco, California / ... F. Hickock(?).

Chinese settlement in the suburbs of San Francisco, California / ... F...

Humble dwellings along bay. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1856 June 21, p. 21.

Lynch law in California - surrender of prisoners at the county gaol [jail], San Francisco

Lynch law in California - surrender of prisoners at the county gaol [j...

Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1856 July 12, p. 36. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: California San Francisco; California Hist. 1856; Lynching; Prisons.

The May Festival of the Turnverein Association, San Francisco

The May Festival of the Turnverein Association, San Francisco

Pictorial lettersheet shows gymnasts performing for spectators. Title from item. Baird, California pictorial letter sheets, no. 152. Accession box no. DLC/PP-2011:179.04

San Francisco Mint operations: "Running the gold into ingots"

San Francisco Mint operations: "Running the gold into ingots"

Line engraving by Butler. Illus. in: Hutchings' Illus. Calif. Magazine, v. 1, 1856 Oct., p. 149. Reference copy may be in LOT 4397I. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tra... more

Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco, California; embracing incidents, triumphant death scenes, etc.,

Seven years' street preaching in San Francisco, California; embracing ...

William Taylor (1821-1902) was a Methodist minister specializing in "street preaching" in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., when the Methodist church sent him to California as a missionary evangelist in 1849. He ... more

From San Francisco Bay to the northern boundary of California : from explorations and surveys /

From San Francisco Bay to the northern boundary of California : from e...

Scale 1:760,320. Relief shown by hachures. At head of title: Routes in Oregon and California. Map no. 1. "Drawn by John Young." From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the M... more