Guide to the Jess A. Shenson's Chinese in San Francisco : illustrations, 1870-1900 and n.d.

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Guide to the Jess A. Shenson's Chinese in San Francisco : illustrations, 1870-1900 and n.d.

Collection number: M1120

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Shenson, A. Jess, collector. Chinese in San Francisco : illustrations,
Date (inclusive): 1870-1900 and n.d.
Collection number: M1120
Collector: Shenson, A. Jess, collector.
Extent: 4 linear ft. (22 matted prints of 33 illustrations)
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Primarily wood engravings from Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, but also includes one process print, 2 half tone prints, and a colored heliogravure.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Ira & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, 2000. Previously given to the Cantor Center by collector, Dr. A. Jess Shenson.

Preferred Citation

Jess A. Shenson's Chinese in San Francisco : illustrations. M1120. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Primarily wood engravings from Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, but also includes one process print, 2 half tone prints, and a colored heliogravure.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Baker, H.
Bode, William Walter.
Davis, G.A.
Frenzeny, Paul.
Langguth, T.
Ogden, H.
Taber, I. West.
Tavernier, Jules.
Yeager, Walter.
Chinese--California--San Francisco.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
Wood-engraving.
Shenson, A. Jess, collector.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

The Coming Man-Scene in the Hallway of a House in the Chinese Quarter; and The Coming Man-Scene in the Joss House in the Chinese Quarter. Both wood engravings in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper1870

Box 1, Folder 2

Altar in a Chinese Joss House, San Francisco. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly1871

Box 1, Folder 3

Altar in the Chinese Joss-House. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly1871

Box 1, Folder 4

A Holiday in Chinatown. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly1880

Box 1, Folder 5

California-Chinese Mission School at the Methodist Chapel, Jackson Street. Wood engraving in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper1876

Box 1, Folder 6

California-Interior of a Chinese Joss House. Wood engraving from a photograph by I.W. Taber in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper1888

Box 2, Folder 7

A haunt of the Highbinders in Chinatown. Wood engraving in Harper's Weeklynd

Box 2, Folder 8

Searching Chinese Immigrants for Opium. Wood engraving from a sketch by W.W. Bode in Harper's Weekly1882

Box 2, Folder 9

Chinese Merchants' Exchange. Wood engraving drawn by Paul Frenzeny, from a sketch by W.W. Bode, in Harper's Weeklynd

Box 2, Folder 10

Among the Chinese on the Pacific Coast. Process print drawn by Frederick T. Langguth in Harper's Weeklynd

Box 2, Folder 11

A Street in Chinatown. From a picture by Miss G.A. Davis, wood engraving in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper1891

Box 3, Folder 12

Chinese Immigrants at the San Francisco Custom House. Wood engravng by Paul Frenzeny in Harper's Weekly1877

Box 3, Folder 13

Burning the Prayers-Chinese Superstitions. Wood engraving by Paul Frenzeny in Harper's Weekly1873

Box 3, Folder 14

The Chinese in San Francisco : 5 scenes. Wood engravings and one half tone print in Harper's Weeklynd

Box 3, Folder 15

Scene in a Chinese Opium Palace. Wood engraving drawn by Paul Frenzeny in Harper's Weekly1880

Box 3, Folder 16

Chinese Fisherman in San Francisco Bay. Wood engraving drawn by Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier in Harper's Weekly1875

Box 3, Folder 17

A cChinese Burial in Lone Mountain Cemetery. Wood engraving drawn by Paul Frenzeny in Harper's Weeklynd

Box 4, Folder 18

The Chinaman's Paradise; a Favorite Haunt of Opium Smokers on Kearney Street. Wood engraving by H. Baker from sketches by H. Ogden and Walter Yeager in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper1878

Box 4, Folder 19

Theatrical Performances in China-Town. Wood engraving drawn by Paul Frenzeny in Harper's Weeklynd

Box 4, Folder 20

Sketches in China Town : 6 wood engravings drawn by Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier, hand colored in Harper's Weekly1875

Box 4, Folder 21

The Bubonic Plague : Chinamen, Confined within the Chinese Quarter, Cooking their meals. Half tone print in Harper's Weeklyc. 1900

Box 4, Folder 22

Motiv aus dem Chinesenviertel. Colored heliogravure signed Rud. Crenao1883