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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.

Carta esférica de la costa de la Alta California : comprendida entre los paralelos de 32° y 38° norte.

Carta esférica de la costa de la Alta California : comprendida entre l...

Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows drainage, missions, pueblos, presidios, etc. Prime meridian: Cadiz. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Mr. Golightly, bound to California

Mr. Golightly, bound to California

Caricature of man riding on rocket with items to sell to gold miners. Copyright by A. Donnely. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Prints and Drawings.

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

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. Title from item. Baird, California ... more

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. Title from ite... more

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

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

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 blan... more

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. Title from item. Baird, California pictorial letter sheets, no. 132. Accession box no. DLC/PP-2011:179.19

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. Illus. in: Advonturen, gedurende een tweejarig verblijf in Califonië en ... more

[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.

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. Illus. in: Advonturen, gedurende een tweejarig verblijf in Califonië en zijne mijnen / William Redm... more

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

Mining life in California--Chinese miners

Mining life in California--Chinese miners

Chinese gold miners eating and attending to their hair among tents in camp. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 1, no. 40 (1857 Oct. 3), p. 632.

Group of Piute [i.e. Paiute] Indians

Group of Piute [i.e. Paiute] Indians

Title from item. No. 605. From series: Central Pacific Railroad. No. 9 Montgomery St., (under Lick House) S.F. Photographs made to order, in any part of the State or Coast.

Point at Mendocino City, where the vessels are loaded with lumber

Point at Mendocino City, where the vessels are loaded with lumber

Title from item. Gems of California scenery, no. 1183. The Library holds only one photo from a pair published as a stereographic view.

Vulcan's steam works

Vulcan's steam works

Small buildings at foot of hill near stream in Sonoma County, California. On verso: Julian H. Hatch, West Medford. No. 11.

Auger holes through the Original Big Tree showing means by which it was felled

Auger holes through the Original Big Tree showing means by which it wa...

Part of Mammoth Tree series. No. 13. Title from item. Gift; Frederick G. Jenney; 1959.

Devil's Tea Kettle / Andrew Price, photographer.

Devil's Tea Kettle / Andrew Price, photographer.

Geyser emitting steam on a hillside in Sonoma County, California. On verso: Julian H. Hatch, West Medford. No. 10.

Tenaya Cascade -- view up Tenaga Canyon

Tenaya Cascade -- view up Tenaga Canyon

No. 177. "Glories of the Yosemite" probably photographed by T.C. Roche. Title from item.

Nevada Falls, 700 feet high

Nevada Falls, 700 feet high

Stereograph of Nevada Falls, Yosemite Valley, with a man on a rustic footbridge in the foreground. Glories of the Yosemite Valley. No. 7393. Title from item.

Light-house at Mare Island, California

Light-house at Mare Island, California

Above print: U.S. Light-house establishment, 1872. Illus. in: Annual Report of the U.S. Light-House Board, 1872, plate before p. 81. Title from item.

Oregon. The Modoc war - Schonchin and his associate "Bucks" killed by an exploding shell in the lava beds

Oregon. The Modoc war - Schonchin and his associate "Bucks" killed by ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1873 May 10, p. 133. Title transcribed from original.

Mount Shasta / S.S. Gifford ; E.P. Brandard.

Mount Shasta / S.S. Gifford ; E.P. Brandard.

Steel engraving by E.P. Brandard after painting by S.S. Gifford. Copyright by D. Appleton & Co. Illus. in: Picturesque America / William Cullen Bryant. N.Y. :[c1872-], v. 1.

Fallen Leaf Lake, looking south

Fallen Leaf Lake, looking south

Photograph shows a broad view of Fallen Leaf Lake, looking south with mountains in the background.

Across the continent. The Frank Leslie excursion to the Pacific--incidents of travel from Fort Steele to Green River. Twenty minutes for refreshment--passengers visiting the California lions at Green River Station

Across the continent. The Frank Leslie excursion to the Pacific--incid...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1877 Nov. 3, p. 137 (bottom).

Mt. Lola, looking towards Lake Tahoe

Mt. Lola, looking towards Lake Tahoe

Photograph shows a view from Mount Lola looking toward Lake Tahoe, with the "Valley of the Truckee," "Rount Top," and "Castle Peak" in the distance. Title from item. Date from book: Carleton Watkins: The Comple... more

The Cradle / H. Sandham.

The Cradle / H. Sandham.

Hydraulic mining for gold in California. Illustration by Henry Sandham. Illus. in: The Century illustrated monthly magazine; 1883 Jan., p. 325. Reference copy also available in LOT 4397-H.

The Sluice / H. Sandham.

The Sluice / H. Sandham.

Hydraulic mining for gold in California. Illustration by Henry Sandham. Illus. in: The Century illustrated monthly magazine, Jan., 1883, p. 324. Reference copy also available in LOT 4397-H.

The Monitor / H. Sandham.

The Monitor / H. Sandham.

Hydraulic mining for gold in California. Illustration by Henry Sandham. Illus. in: The Century illustrated monthly magazine; 1883 Jan., p. 325. Reference copy also available in LOT 4397-H.

Lakeside Ranch Lassoing a cow.

Lakeside Ranch Lassoing a cow.

Photograph showing cowboys roping cow in pasture with cattle grazing. No. 110. Title from item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

Lakeside Ranch California black walnut trees.

Lakeside Ranch California black walnut trees.

No. 97. Title from item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

Lakeside Ranch The superintendent's home, west end.

Lakeside Ranch The superintendent's home, west end.

Photograph showing house obscured by Lombardy poplars; watermelon grow in foreground. No. 95. Title from caption on item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

Lakeside Ranch The beet field.

Lakeside Ranch The beet field.

Photograph showing two men standing in a beet field holding large mangelwurzel beets. No. 101. Title from item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

Bakersfield A Bakersfield home.

Bakersfield A Bakersfield home.

Photograph showing a large Victorian cottage with verandas and mansard roof. No. 456. Title from item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

Bakersfield A Bakersfield home.

Bakersfield A Bakersfield home.

Photograph showing vine-covered veranda with trees and ornamental grasses. No. 459. Title from item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

Lakeside Ranch The orchard and garden.

Lakeside Ranch The orchard and garden.

No. 98. Title on item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

Lakeside Ranch A natural pasture.

Lakeside Ranch A natural pasture.

Photograph showing cattle grazing in pastures with cowboys nearby; irrigation canal divides pastures. No. 109. Title from item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

Lakeside Ranch Marking a yearling.

Lakeside Ranch Marking a yearling.

Photograph showing a cowboy cutting the ear of the roped and thrown cow as other cowboys look on. No. 111. Title from item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

Lakeside Ranch The superintendent's home; orchard and garden.

Lakeside Ranch The superintendent's home; orchard and garden.

Photograph showing watermelon patch, fruit trees, and Lombardy poplars with house obscured by trees. No. 96. Title from item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

Lakeside Ranch The vineyard and old orchard.

Lakeside Ranch The vineyard and old orchard.

No. 99. Title from item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

Lakeside Ranch The superintendent's house, front view.

Lakeside Ranch The superintendent's house, front view.

No. 93. Title from item. Forms part of: Kern County Survey Collection.

The California league grounds, San Francisco vs. Oakland, September 9, 1890 / arto-type, Britton & Rey, S.F.

The California league grounds, San Francisco vs. Oakland, September 9,...

Print shows a baseball game in progress between San Francisco and Oakland at the California League grounds on September 9, 1890; grandstand on the left and dignitaries standing on the field along the third-base... more

"Toro, toro!" / A.M.S. ; Frederic Remington.

"Toro, toro!" / A.M.S. ; Frederic Remington.

An old-time Californian vaquero after a wild steer. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 37, no. 1929 (1893 Dec. 9), pp. 1176-1177. Copyright by Frederic Remington.

The Midway--view from the San Joaquin County Building

The Midway--view from the San Joaquin County Building

Illus. in viewbook: Photo-gravures of the California Midwinter International Exposition. New York : Albertype Co., c1894. Copyright by A. Wittemann, New York.

The Firth wheel

The Firth wheel

Illus. in viewbook: Photo-gravures of the California Midwinter International Exposition. New York : Albertype Co., c1894. Copyright by A. Wittemann, New York.

Esquimaux village--reindeer and dog team

Esquimaux village--reindeer and dog team

Illus. in viewbook: Photo-gravures of the California Midwinter International Exposition. New York : Albertype Co., c1894. Copyright by A. Wittemann, New York.

Egyptian hall and Oriental village

Egyptian hall and Oriental village

Illus. in viewbook: Photo-gravures of the California Midwinter International Exposition. New York : Albertype Co., c1894. Copyright by A. Wittemann, New York.

The pioneers of California

The pioneers of California

Stereograph showing man and wife standing in corn field with two children sitting on a horse and a woman, possibly the mother-in-law, holding baby. H15641 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 10068. Title from item.

Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. /

Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. /

"The background of this picture is the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, Cal. This observatory, the gift of James Lick, of Pennsylvania, was constructed at a cost of $700,000, being equipped with one of the mos... more

Freight train /

Freight train /

"The long train is just coming out of the tunnel. An engine and a header, nineteen freight cars, a caboose and a pusher engine creep slowly round the curve and up the steep grade. Fine smoke effects. Magnificen... more

A California orange tree

A California orange tree

Title from item. Detroit Publishing Co. no. "51204". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pgz

Mission San Antonio, general view

Mission San Antonio, general view

Copyright 1898 by Photochrom Co. Title from item. Detroit Publishing Co. no. "53024". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at http://hd... more

Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

"Taken at Fingal, Cal., where the world-renowned "Sunset Limited" trains pass each other. One runs on a side track, and the other dashes by at a high rate of speed. Switch is then turned, and the train passes o... more

Spring House, Shasta Springs, Cal.

Spring House, Shasta Springs, Cal.

Title from item. Detroit Publishing Co. no. "51267". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pgz

Mission San Antonio

Mission San Antonio

Copyright 1898 by Photochrom Co. Title from item. Caption for similar image in LOT 9063 (LC-USZ62-44211) lists the location as California. Detroit Publishing Co. no. "53023". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Col... more

A Chinese family

A Chinese family

Title from item. Detroit Publishing Co. no. "51168". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pgz

California. Palms at Glen Annie
California. The drive in Cooper's Canon [Cañ́on]

California. The drive in Cooper's Canon [Cañ́on]

Title from item. Title on inventory list: The drive in Cooper's Canyon. Detroit Publishing Co. no. "51169". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is ... more

California poppies

California poppies

Copyright 1899 by Detroit Photographic Co. Title from item. Detroit Publishing Co. no. "53089". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at... more

Ranch family in 1900

Ranch family in 1900

Photograph shows a family of five together outside their wooden cabin. Copyright 1900 by The Alfred B. Campbell Art Co., Elizabeth, N. J. No. 289. Title from item.

Building a harbor at San Pedro /

Building a harbor at San Pedro /

"This picture was secured from a launch furnished by Mr. Eager, President of the California Construction Co., who are fulfilling this $5,000,000 contract. Here is seen the largest derrick in the world at work, ... more

"49ers"

"49ers"

Forty-niners arrive and depart from Sacramento, California, a small frontier town with a dance hall, poker parlor, saloon and barter center. Some pan for gold in the nearby river, while others stake their clai... more

Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

This film, photographed from the front of a moving steam engine, shows the scenic portion of the Ferries and Cliff House Railroad route along the bluffs and cliffs of Lands End (at the northwest corner of San F... more

Amidst the majestic heights and chasms of wonderful Yosemite Valley--from trail (N.N.W.) to North and Basket Domes, California

Amidst the majestic heights and chasms of wonderful Yosemite Valley--f...

Man looking out toward mountain peaks. H15660 U.S. Copyright Office.

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone Park

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone Park

H12815 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 5012.

From Clouds Rest (S.E.) over little Yosemite Valley to Mt. Clark (11,250 ft.), Sierra Nevada Mountains, Cal.

From Clouds Rest (S.E.) over little Yosemite Valley to Mt. Clark (11,2...

Three people lounging on rocks overlooking valley. H15625 U.S. Copyright Office.

President Roosevelt's choicest recreation - amid nature's rugged grandeur on Glacier Point, Yosemite

President Roosevelt's choicest recreation - amid nature's rugged grand...

H33592 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.

[The Greatest California Patio House, by Charles F. Lummis; photographs by Frances B. Johnston]

[The Greatest California Patio House, by Charles F. Lummis; photograph...

First page of article reproducing two illustrations by Frances Benjamin Johnston. One shows the approach to the patio of Mrs. Hearst's "Hacienda del Pozo de Verona." The other shows the railroad station of Verona.

Gold of Ophir rose bush

Gold of Ophir rose bush

Copyright 1904 by Detroit Photographic Co. Title from item. Detroit Publishing Co. no. "53916". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at... more

All aboard for the Limited

All aboard for the Limited

Photograph shows passengers boarding the California Limited of the Santa Fe R.R.; women on platform hugging before departure; sign on platform: (Santa Fe) The California Limited, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Fra... more

Southern Pacific train at Shasta Springs, Valley of the Sacramento, California

Southern Pacific train at Shasta Springs, Valley of the Sacramento, Ca...

Train at station in wooded valley; stream and small bridge in foreground. No. 620.

Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe and Mt. Tallac (9715 ft.) Sierra Nevada, California, U.S.A.
Humboldt sequoia

Humboldt sequoia

Lumberjacks with large Humboldt sequoia, which they fell. H64761 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 5.

A carload of grapes from California

A carload of grapes from California

Postcard shows montage of farm workers in a vineyard standing inside a horse-drawn cart as a rail car marked "S.P.R.R. 81424" rolls past carrying a gigantic bunch of grapes. 21522 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyrig... more

The fleet at San Diego, Calif.

The fleet at San Diego, Calif.

H110214 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright claimant's address: Long Beach, Cal. Copyright deposit; W. D. Lambert; May 5, 1908.

Avalon, Cal. / Lester Clement Barton.

Avalon, Cal. / Lester Clement Barton.

Postcard shows gulls eating dead fish. H 107819 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright 1908 by L. C. Barton.

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