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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

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

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

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

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

Powell Street from the Lincoln School House, San Francisco

Powell Street from the Lincoln School House, San Francisco

Title from item. No. 504. Printed on verso: Photographic Views of the Pacific Coast, for the Stereoscope, Album, Magic Lantern, and Mammoth size for framing. Published by Thomas Houseworth & Co. 317 & 319 Montg... more

[Bird's eye view of San Francisco]

[Bird's eye view of San Francisco]

Perspective map not drawn to scale. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 35 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 100; 651/1; 710/1

Men and memories of San Francisco, in the "spring of '50."

Men and memories of San Francisco, in the "spring of '50."

Theodore Augustus Barry (1825-1881) and Benjamin Ada Patten (1825-1877) established their credentials as California pioneers by arriving in their adopted state before January 1, 1850. Men and memories of San Fr... more

Bancroft's official guide map of city and county of San Francisco : compiled from official maps in Surveyor's Office

Bancroft's official guide map of city and county of San Francisco : co...

Official guide map of city and county of San Francisco Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Graphic chart of the city and county of San Francisco

Graphic chart of the city and county of San Francisco

Perspective map not drawn to scale. At head of title: San Francisco newsletter, California Advertiser. Bird's-eye-view. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Includes index to points of interest and inset... more

Birdseye view of San Francisco and surrounding country.

Birdseye view of San Francisco and surrounding country.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Accompanied by: Key to Snow & May's view of San Francisco and surrounding country. 1 l. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 37 Available also through the Library of Congress Web sit... more

Bancroft's official guide map of city and county of San Francisco

Bancroft's official guide map of city and county of San Francisco

Official guide map of city and county of San Francisco | Bancroft's official guide map of the city and county of San Francisco | Official guide map of the city and county of San Francisco Courtesy of Boston Pub... more

Triumph of labor

Triumph of labor

Published by Joseph Roos & Co. N.E. Cor. Comm. & Leidesdorff Sta. S.F. Copyrighted 1878. Title appears as it is written on the item. Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)

The city of San Francisco. Birds eye view from the bay looking south-west.

The city of San Francisco. Birds eye view from the bay looking south-w...

Perspective map not drawn to scale. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 37.1 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. AACR2

Bancroft's official guide map of city and county of San Francisco

Bancroft's official guide map of city and county of San Francisco

Official guide map of city and county of San Francisco Courtesy of Boston Public Library

View of San Francisco, formerly Yerba Buena, in 1846-7 before the discovery of gold.

View of San Francisco, formerly Yerba Buena, in 1846-7 before the disc...

"Designed & copied from views taken at the time." LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 33.2 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. Includes signatures... more

Reminiscences and incidents of "the early days" of San Francisco

Reminiscences and incidents of "the early days" of San Francisco

The English-born John Henry Brown (1810-1905) went to sea at an early age and was living among the Cherokees in 1843 when he set out for the Pacific Coast. Reminiscences and incidents of "the early days" of San... more

Cliff House, San Francisco
City of San Francisco and it's vicinity, California /

City of San Francisco and it's vicinity, California /

Relief shown by contours and spot heights. "Copied from the original topographic sheet no. 687 in the Archives of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Washington, D.C. April 14th, 1891." Lower left margin: "Prin... more

Placer County exhibit, California Midwinter Exposition

Placer County exhibit, California Midwinter Exposition

61568-Z U.S. Copyright Office. No. 9795.

The adventures of a forty-niner : An historic description of California, with events and ideas of San Francisco and its people in those early days

The adventures of a forty-niner : An historic description of Californi...

An Albany, New York, physician, Daniel Knower (b. ca. 1818) sailed for California in 1849 with twelve prefabricated frame houses for the San Francisco market. The adventures of a forty-niner (1894) describes Kn... more

A prairie schooner of the 50's at '49 mining camp. California Midwinter International Exposition

A prairie schooner of the 50's at '49 mining camp. California Midwinte...

Photograph shows prairie schooner on display; wooden signs: A Prairie Schooner of the 50' and C. H. Huffmann. I. W. Taber, 121 Post St. S. F. Title from item.

Sonoma County exhibit, California Midwinter Exposition

Sonoma County exhibit, California Midwinter Exposition

61556-Z1 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by B.W. Kilburn. No. 9783.

Kern County exhibit, California Midwinter Exposition

Kern County exhibit, California Midwinter Exposition

W1560Z U.S. Copyright Office. No. 9787.

Chambliss diary; or, Society as it really is

Chambliss diary; or, Society as it really is

William H. Chambliss (b. 1865), a Mississippian, came to California as a member of the crew of the U.S. Essex in 1886 and made San Francisco his home base for the next five years as he shipped out on a successi... more

Golden Gateway, San Francisco, Cal

Golden Gateway, San Francisco, Cal

No. 9924. Title from item.

Lurline Baths /

Lurline Baths /

"A large indoor swimming pool can be seen. The camera was directed toward a slide from which people can be seen entering the pool in rapid succession"--Early motion pictures. "At San Francisco. The main feature... more

After launching /

After launching /

"Taken near the Union Works, San Francisco, Cal., immediately after the launching of the Japanese Man-of-war "Chitose." The scene opens with the pleasure yacht "Unadilla" passing in the immediate foreground, he... more

Feeding sea gulls /

Feeding sea gulls /

From Edison films catalog: A fine view of San Francisco Bay, from an Oakland ferryboat. Tug towing a scow passes by. Sea gulls sail through the air and dive into the seething wake of the boat. 40 feet. $6.00. A... more

Procession of floats /

Procession of floats /

"Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground are seen crowds of people, all being very close to the camera. The first float is drawn by four white horses and is at least twenty feet l... more

Parade of Chinese /

Parade of Chinese /

"Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. This picture shows a procession of the resident Chinese of San Francisco, carrying banners, flags, etc. They are followed by an immense float drawn by four ... more

Umbsen's map of the City and County of San Francisco, California

Umbsen's map of the City and County of San Francisco, California

Map of the City and County of San Francisco, Calif Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Troop ships for the Philippines /

Troop ships for the Philippines /

Shows the departure from San Francisco of two troop ships, the S.S. Australia and the S.S. City of Sydney, bound for Manila during the Spanish-American War. The first ship shown is the Australia with many troop... more

Troops embarking at San Francisco /

Troops embarking at San Francisco /

Shows troops of the First Regiment, California Volunteers, boarding the Pacific Mail steamer City of Peking to serve in the Philippine theater of the Spanish-American War. The film was shot at the Pacific Mail ... more

Native daughters /

Native daughters /

"Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground is shown an immense concourse of people, including ladies and children, while the background is formed by very high buildings, from the wi... more

Union Iron Works /

Union Iron Works /

"Here was built the peerless battleship "Oregon." The scene is taken at lunch hour, and shows a great throng of employees leaving the shop. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 21. "Southern P... more

Launching, no. 2 /

Launching, no. 2 /

"The camera was changed after the former subject had been photographed [i.e., Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"] and the ship [Chitose] is seen nearly head-on, bow first, still floating backward into the ... more

The exhibits, Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal., U.S.A

The exhibits, Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal., U.S.A

Copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman. Title from item.

In the great Sutro Baths, San Francisco, California, U.S.A

In the great Sutro Baths, San Francisco, California, U.S.A

Copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman. Title from item.

The Golden Gate, San Francisco, Cal., U. S. A
Cliff House and Seal Rocks, San Francisco, Cal
Sutro's Baths, San Francisco, Cal

Sutro's Baths, San Francisco, Cal

Copyright by C.H. Graves. No. 5408. Title from item.

The beach and Cliff House, San Francisco, Cal
Market Street, San Francisco, Cal., U.S.A
Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon /

Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon /

As early as 1874, passenger balloon flights were being made over San Francisco. San Franciscans - and Americans in general - were fascinated with the thrills and dangers of flight. Although balloon technology h... more

Great Sutro Bath House, San Francisco, California
Cliff House Seal Rock, San Francisco, California
TR in San Francisco, 1903 /

TR in San Francisco, 1903 /

The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: The camera was positioned on the southeast corner of O'Farrell Street and Van Ness Avenue, and pans from north to west to south, and then back to west.... more

The President's carriage /

The President's carriage /

This film shows President Roosevelt in San Francisco, passing in the arrival parade on Market Street on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The camera view is from the north side of Market Street, just east of Grant Avenue.... more

Cliff House, San Francisco, California
Sutro's Garden, San Francisco, California
Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"] /

Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"] /

This film shows the launching of the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Chitose at the Union Iron Works shipyard, San Francisco, on Saturday, January 22, 1898. The camera view is east, across a small inlet of Centr... more

From Kohl Bldg. south to the once great business centre of destroyed San Francisco, Cal.

From Kohl Bldg. south to the once great business centre of destroyed S...

Ruins of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire. H77735 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 8220. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood, U-90537.

San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 /

San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 /

This film shows the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the devastation resulting from the subsequent three-day fire. The 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 5:12am and was centered ... more

Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 2] /

Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 2] /

Panoramas filmed in the ruins of downtown San Francisco and outlying refugee camps following the 1906 earthquake and fire. A scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0102] Begins with a long, pan of down... more

San Francisco disaster /

San Francisco disaster /

This film shows the partial burning of a small-scale model of downtown San Francisco in an early attempt at simulating the 1906 disaster. The model is seen in aerial view from above the South-of-Market district... more

[Unidentified Staples & Charles. San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906] /

[Unidentified Staples & Charles. San Francisco after the earthquake an...

This film is made up of five panoramas, four wide and one close-up, of the ruins of downtown San Francisco shortly after the 1906 disaster, plus a panorama and scene in a nearby refugee camp. Original intertitl... more

Cliff House, San Francisco

Cliff House, San Francisco

No. 210. Title from item.

On the rack / CH [monogram].

On the rack / CH [monogram].

Illustration shows an allegorical female figure labeled "San Francisco" being tortured "on the rack" by a cast of medieval-looking executioners labeled "Cement Dealer, Lumber Dealer, Iron Workers' Union, Steel ... 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

Army pack train bringing supplies. /

Army pack train bringing supplies. /

This film highlights the role of the United States Army in transporting supplies following the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. The Army's relief operations headquarters was at their base, the Presidi... more

Interior, Sutro bathing pavillion, largest and finest in the world, San Francisco, Cal
Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

This film is a spectacular pan of the downtown area of San Francisco as seen from south of Market Street. The location among low ruins was ideal to view the tall ruined buildings along and north of Market Stree... more

Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 1] /

Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 1] /

Views and pans among the ruins of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire. A scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0100] The camera, positioned at the southwest corner of Mission and 5th streets, ... more

Entrance to museum, Sutro Baths, San Francisco, U.S.A

Entrance to museum, Sutro Baths, San Francisco, U.S.A

Copyright 1908 by J.J. Killelea & Co. No. 0607. Title from item.

Map of part of San Francisco, California, April 18, 1908 : showing buildings constructed and buildings under construction during two years after fire of April 18, 1906.

Map of part of San Francisco, California, April 18, 1908 : showing bui...

Oriented with north toward the lower right. Shows burned area of 4 square miles. Inset: Map of San Francisco showing relative size and position of burned area. 23 x 19 cm. Similar to, except in size, with G4364... more

Interior Sutro Baths, San Francisco, U.S.A

Interior Sutro Baths, San Francisco, U.S.A

Copyright 1908 by J.J. Killelea & Co. No. 0609. Title from item.

Swimming pool, Sutro Baths, San Francisco, U.S.A

Swimming pool, Sutro Baths, San Francisco, U.S.A

Copyright 1908 by J.J. Killelea & Co. No. 0610. Title from item.