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Early San Francisco photographs [graphic].
BANC PIC 1979.081--PIC; BANC PIC 1979.081--PIC
Collection Overview

Title:

Early San Francisco photographs

Creator/Contributor:

Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912

Creator/Contributor:

Waters, Raper James, 1856-

Creator/Contributor:

Billington, W. C. (William C.)

Creator/Contributor:

Weidner, Charles, fl. 1896-1915

Creator/Contributor:

Hecht, T. E. (True E.)

Creator/Contributor:

Behrman, Martin, 1862-1945

Creator/Contributor:

Rue, James O.

Creator/Contributor:

Turrill & Miller

Abstract:

Primarily early (1860s-1880s) San Francisco views depicting churches, schools, commercial buildings, Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco wharves, and general street scenes. Several photographs of the Mission La Purísima Concepción (near Santa Barbara, California) are also present.

Date:

ca. 1855-ca. 1920, bulk 1860-1889, printed later (issued)

Subject:

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Woodward's Gardens (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Mission La Purísima Concepción (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Church buildings -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Schools -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Commercial buildings -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Streets -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Spanish mission buildings -- California -- Photographs
Wharves -- California -- San Francisco -- Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc -- Pictorial works

Note:

Title supplied by cataloger.
Chiefly early 20th century copies of 19th century originals.
Various photographers. Includes a few original photoprints by I.W. Taber, R.J. Waters, Turrill & Miller, Chas. Weidner (1), W.C. Billington (1), True Hecht, and Hugo Weitz (1).
Some photos bear handwritten captions.
Some copy photos captioned in negative: Behrman Collection, or M.B., indicating that they were reproduced by Martin Behrman.
Several annotated and signed on verso by Jesse B. Cook, police officer and collector of historic San Francisco views.
Some bear stamp on verso of James O. Rue, Earthquake & Fire pictures, Oakland, Calif. (Presumably a dealer or agent selling photographs.)
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
1 box (ca. 250 photographic prints) : b&w and albumen ; various sizes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1979.081--PIC
BANC PIC 1979.081--PIC

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.