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Map of the western & middle portions of North America : to illustrate the history of California, Oregon, and the other countries on the north-west coast of America /

Map of the western & middle portions of North America : to illustrate ...

Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington, DC. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Dance of the Indians of the Mission of St. Joseph in New California / engraved by Letitia & Elizh. Byrne.

Dance of the Indians of the Mission of St. Joseph in New California / ...

Six Native Americans with elaborate body markings and hairstyles, dancing.

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.

Veduta di Ross stabilimento Russo vicino alla Bodega

Veduta di Ross stabilimento Russo vicino alla Bodega

Fort Ross, Calif., a Russian fur-trading post est. 1812.

Ultimatum on the Oregon question

Ultimatum on the Oregon question

In his typically jingoist view of Polk's handling of the Oregon question, the artist Edward Williams Clay belittles the self-interested attitudes of Europe toward the dispute. The issue of whether to settle the... more

California guard / Kellogs & Thayer ; E.B. & E.C. Kellog ; D. Needham.

California guard / Kellogs & Thayer ; E.B. & E.C. Kellog ; D. Needham.

Print showing men in dress uniform. Identified as associated with the Mexican War, 1846-48, in Picturing Victorian America: Prints by the Kellogg Brothers of Hartford, by Nancy Finlay (2010), p. 83.

Charge of Captain Reid, at Sacramento

Charge of Captain Reid, at Sacramento

Capt. John Wm. Reid. Battle of Sacramento, 28 Feb. 1847,

Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico, California &c. : segun lo organizado y definido por las varias actas del congreso de dicha Républica y construido por las mejores autoridades.

Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico, California &c. : segun lo organi...

Shows Mexico and the southern United States. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Prime meridian: Washington. Gift; Thomas W. Streeler; Dec. 28, 1937. Includes distance chart, distance list, and 2 profile... more

[El Dorado, California. View of scattered log cabins]

[El Dorado, California. View of scattered log cabins]

Photograph shows four log cabins scattered along the hillside; prospectors stand near or atop piles of large rocks; a flume can be seen on the far left.

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

Mr. Golightly, bound to California

Mr. Golightly, bound to California

Caricature of man riding on rocket with items to sell to gold miners.

Monterey - Capitol of California

Monterey - Capitol of California

Bird's-eye view, with ships in harbor.

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.

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

[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.

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.

The place we hear about

The place we hear about

Another grim portrayal of violent goldfield life in California, similar to "Things as They Are" (no. 1849-3) and equally critical of the outgoing Polk administration. Here again mayhem erupts, as prospectors an... 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

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.

Things as they are

Things as they are

Perkins's grim picture of conditions in the goldfields of California during the 1849 Gold Rush contains a backhanded swipe at the outgoing Polk administration. In the foreground, violence breaks out against a ... more

View of the procession in celebration of the admission of California, Oct. 19th, 1850. Crossing the Plaza of San Francisco. / Lith. of Zakreski & Hartman. On stone by Coquardon. J. Prednergast, del.
The mining business in four pictures : Going in to it, making something, making nothing, going out of it  / / Lith. & published by Quirot & Co., corner of Montgomery & California Sts., S.F.

The mining business in four pictures : Going in to it, making somethin...

Pictorial lettersheet with four images on one page and attached blank leaf.

Six months in the gold mines : from a journal of three years' residence in Upper and Lower California. 1847-8-9

Six months in the gold mines : from a journal of three years' residenc...

Edward Gould Buffum (1820-1867), a New York journalist, came to California as an officer in the 7th Regiment of N.Y. Volunteers during the Mexican War. He stayed on to seek gold and edit a California newspaper ... more

Mariposa City / Lith. & published by Britton & Rey, corner of California & Montgomery Sts., S. Francisco.

Mariposa City / Lith. & published by Britton & Rey, corner of Californ...

Pictorial lettersheet shows view of gold mining town; with attached blank leaf.

Een waterplaats in Neder Californie

Een waterplaats in Neder Californie

Mexican mestizo women washing clothes and carrying water jars on their heads, by a watering hole, as man stands next to them, California.

Emigrant party on the road to California

Emigrant party on the road to California

Wagon train of women, men, and children, moving through the mountains.

Sundry amusements in the mines ; A Sundays amusements ; A daily pleasure ; Occupation for rainy days ; A pleasant surprise / / Lith. & published by Britton & Rey, cornr. Montgomery & California Sts., S. Francisco.

Sundry amusements in the mines ; A Sundays amusements ; A daily pleasu...

Pictorial lettersheet shows four images of camp activities while not mining: washing clothes, cooking, mending clothes and boots, and discovering a bear warming its paws by the fire inside a tent; attached blank leaf.

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.

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.

[Miners panning for gold ; entering a mine shaft ; miners with equipment ; and miners cooking at camp] / Lith. of Britton & Rey, California St. corn. Montgomery St., S. Francisco.

[Miners panning for gold ; entering a mine shaft ; miners with equipme...

Pictorial lettersheet shows four images of mining life; attached blank leaf.

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.

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

James Marshall, discoverer of gold, at Sutter's Mill

James Marshall, discoverer of gold, at Sutter's Mill

Photomechanical reproduction of the 1850(?) daguerreotype by R. H. Vance shows James Marshall standing in front of Sutter's sawmill, Coloma, California, where he discovered gold.

Een serenade in Uppen Californie

Een serenade in Uppen Californie

Mexican mestizo women and men listening to man play a stringed instrument next to door of a house, California.

Post office, San Francisco, California / H.F. Cox del. ; lith. of Wm. Endicott & Co., N. York.

Post office, San Francisco, California / H.F. Cox del. ; lith. of Wm. ...

Print shows long lines at each of four entrances to the post office at Pike and Clay streets in San Francisco, California; a comment on postal service, impatience, and human nature.

[P. J. Espenscheid store, Nevada City, California]

[P. J. Espenscheid store, Nevada City, California]

Daguerreotype shows: P. J. Espenscheid's shoe store with an array of men in jackets with white shirts and ties, probably local merchants, standing in front of the store, a pile of litter beside the store, legib... 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."

A new map of the gold region in California

A new map of the gold region in California

With text: accompaniment to Gibbes' new map of the gold region, California. Region of California. Stockton, Calif., J.D. Gibbes; New York, Sherman & Smith, 1851 (16 p.) Available also through the Library of Co... more

San Francisco, upper California / Lith., Britton & Rey.

San Francisco, upper California / Lith., Britton & Rey.

Pictorial lettersheet shows view of city and harbor.

The sad parting between two old friends

The sad parting between two old friends

Senators Thomas Hart Benton and Henry S. Foote are paired here in a facetious farewell scene, as Benton departs the "Shop of the Senate." In reality Benton lost his Senate seat in a January 1851 election, large... 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.

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.

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.

Map of San Francisco...for Banker's City Directory
Gold in California - "El Dorado," in Sacramento

Gold in California - "El Dorado," in Sacramento

Interior of crowded gambling house.

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.

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

The Greenhorn

The Greenhorn

Eager, young prospective gold miner laden with equipment talking with grizzled old miner. Calif.

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 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.

[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.

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.

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.