Panorama of San Francisco in 1850-1851 [left half], showing
thousands of ships in the harbor -- most deserted.
General note: The location of the original of this half of this
daguerreotype panorama is unknown. It is believed to have been lost in the
San Francisco fire of 1906. This copy is dated 1910 by Martin Behrman, but
it is not clear whether he photographed from the original at that time. The
view has sometimes been reproduced under the title "Sea of masts".