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Jeu des habitans de Californie

Native women watching men play game, possibly related to gambling, at a mission near San Francisco, California.

Iron Store-House for California - sent to San Francisco

Built by John Walker, son of Richard Walker, orig. mfr. and patentee; of corrugated iron.

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.

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

[View near San Francisco, Upper California]

Two Spanish cowboys roping a bull.

Sunday morning ; Log cabin / / Lith. & published by Britton & Rey, San Francisco, Cal.

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

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

Flume ; Elevating water wheel / / Lith. & published by Britton & Rey, San Francisco, Cal.

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.

A prospecting party / Lith. & Pubd. by Britton & Rey, San Francisco.

Pictorial lettersheet shows progression of optimistic to disappointed prospectors.

Mission Dolores / Lith. & publ. by Quirot & Co., corner California and Montgomery Sts., S. Francisco.

Pictorial lettersheet shows view of mission; with attached blank leaf.

City hall, San-Francisco, Cal. / Lith. & publ. by Quirot & Co., corner California and Montgomery Sts., S. Francisco.

Pictorial lettersheet shows early San Francisco city hall, formerly Jenny Lind Theatre, between El Dorado Hotel and The Union; with attached blank leaf.

A map illustrative of the route of the proposed railroad : from St. Louis to the Bay of San Francisco /

"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."

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

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.

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

Pictorial lettersheet shows view of city and harbor.

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.

Map of the coast between San Francisco and San Jose showing roads, property owners, streams, and relief by hachures.

Sonora Jany. 1853 / / George H. Goddard, del. ; Lith. by Britton & Rey, San Francisco.

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

Springfield, Tuolumne County / G. H. Goddard, del., lith. Britton & Rey, San Francisco.

Pictorial lettersheet shows town square and scattered dwellings in California Gold Rush town.

[Outline map of the United States showing proposed railroad routes to the Pacific].

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.

Sonora from the north / G. H. Goddard, del. Lith. Britton & Rey, San Francisco.

Pictorial lettersheet shows business district, houses, barns, and church in California Gold Rush town.

Map showing the location of Sacramento Valley Railroad, Cal. Sacramento, Septr., 1854; T.D. Judah, Chief Engineer.

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 /

Map shows "practicable railway routes" between Ft. Yuma on the Colorado River and the San Francisco Bay region.

The May Festival of the Turnverein Association, San Francisco

Pictorial lettersheet shows gymnasts performing for spectators.

James King of Wm / Chas. Fenderich, del., 1856.

Prints shows a half-length portrait of San Francisco newspaper publisher, King James (of William).

Nicaragua - fillibusters [sic] reposing after the battle in their quarters at the convent

General William Walker's men reposing in convent of San Francisco, during entrance into Granada, in 1855.

[Cover of Gems of California scenery : Catalogue of views photographed and published by Lawrence & Houseworth, opticians]

Printed cover from 3rd edition of the Lawrence & Houseworth catalog of views of California scenery; showing a woman looking at stereo views through a stereoscope.

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