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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

From San Francisco Bay to the Plains of Los Angeles : from explorations and surveys /

From San Francisco Bay to the Plains of Los Angeles : from exploration...

Scale 1:760,320. At head of title: Coast route, California Map no. 1. Relief shown by hachures. From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific ... more

From San Francisco Bay to the northern boundary of California : from explorations and surveys /

From San Francisco Bay to the northern boundary of California : from e...

Scale 1:760,320. Relief shown by hachures. At head of title: Routes in Oregon and California. Map no. 1. "Drawn by John Young." From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the M... more

U.S. Reports: Griffing vs. Gibb, 67 U.S. (2 Black) 519 (1863)

U.S. Reports: Griffing vs. Gibb, 67 U.S. (2 Black) 519 (1863)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 67; Black Volume 2; December Term, 1862; Griffing vs. Gibb

U.S. Reports: United States v. Pacheco, 69 U.S. (2 Wall.) 587 (1865)

U.S. Reports: United States v. Pacheco, 69 U.S. (2 Wall.) 587 (1865)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 69; Wallace Volume 2; December Term, 1864; United States v. Pacheco

Goat Island - San Francisco Bay, from Rincon Hill

Goat Island - San Francisco Bay, from Rincon Hill

The Library holds only one photo from a pair published as a stereographic view. Gems of California scenery, no. 379. LOT subdivision subject: San Francisco General Views. This record contains unverified old dat... more

Pacific Coast from San Francisco Bay to the Strait of Juan de Fuca /

Pacific Coast from San Francisco Bay to the Strait of Juan de Fuca /

Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Depths shown by soundings. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S202 Includes table of sea coast lights and notes. In top left margin: No. 602. In top center margin: Plate no.... more

San Francisco Bay / painted by Ch. Jargensen ; etched by A. Drescher.

San Francisco Bay / painted by Ch. Jargensen ; etched by A. Drescher.

Print showing a tugboat and two sailboats in "San Francisco Bay," and two steamboats at dock. 27413 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Remarque of sailing ship on lower right. Copyright by C. Klackner ... ... more

U.S.S. San Francisco

U.S.S. San Francisco

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). Photograph of photographic print marked "U. S. Cruiser San Francisco, Bay of San Francisco, April 4th, 1891," "5276," and "Taber photo., San Francisco, Cal." Detroit P... more

U.S. Reports: California v. Southern Pacific Co., 157 U.S. 229 (1895)

U.S. Reports: California v. Southern Pacific Co., 157 U.S. 229 (1895)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 157; October Term, 1894; California v. Southern Pacific Company

Fortifications and Golden Gate

Fortifications and Golden Gate

Print shows a view through the "Golden Gate" into San Francisco Bay with Fort Point on the right and a steamship passing through the channel, leaving the Bay; the coastline of the city of San Francisco is on th... more

Feeding sea gulls /

Feeding sea gulls /

From Edison films catalog: A fine view of San Francisco Bay, from an Oakland ferryboat. Tug towing a scow passes by. Sea gulls sail through the air and dive into the seething wake of the boat. 40 feet. $6.00. A... more

Sea gulls' paradise, San Francisco Bay, Cal., U.S.A

Sea gulls' paradise, San Francisco Bay, Cal., U.S.A

Copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman.

Mount Tamalpais R.R.

Mount Tamalpais R.R.

The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: The first segment of the film was probably shot from the back of a passenger car being pushed up the grade by a locomotive (as was standard practice). ... more

Troops embarking at San Francisco /

Troops embarking at San Francisco /

Shows troops of the First Regiment, California Volunteers, boarding the Pacific Mail steamer City of Peking to serve in the Philippine theater of the Spanish-American War. The film was shot at the Pacific Mail ... more

Moonlight on San Francisco Bay

Moonlight on San Francisco Bay

H8250 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 5515. Copyright 1901 by C.H. Graves.

U.S. Military Prison, Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay

U.S. Military Prison, Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay

Viewed from deck of boat. California. Stereo copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

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

The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate

View of the San Francisco Bay before Golden Gate Bridge was built with sun shining through clouds on water. H19137 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by R.J. Water & Co. No. 302.

Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon /

Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon /

As early as 1874, passenger balloon flights were being made over San Francisco. San Franciscans - and Americans in general - were fascinated with the thrills and dangers of flight. Although balloon technology h... more

Paradise of the sea-gulls, San Francisco Bay, Cal., U.S.A

Paradise of the sea-gulls, San Francisco Bay, Cal., U.S.A

H31814 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1903 by Underwood & Underwood. No. 2.

Goat Island, seat of U. S. Naval Training School, San Francisco Bay, Cal

Goat Island, seat of U. S. Naval Training School, San Francisco Bay, C...

H94954 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1907 by Underwood & Underwood. No. 9763; U-103861.

Fleet entering Golden Gate

Fleet entering Golden Gate

H113249 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright claimant's address: Chicago. Copyright deposit; Geo. R. Lawrence Co.; July 10, 1908.

San Francisco from Captive Air Ship over San Francisco Bay

San Francisco from Captive Air Ship over San Francisco Bay

H111814 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright claimant's address: Chicago. Copyright deposit; Geo. R. Lawrence Co.; May 15, 1908.

U.S.S. Connecticut, anchored in San Francisco Bay; all hands on deck saluting Admiral Sperry's flag; three-quarter bow view

U.S.S. Connecticut, anchored in San Francisco Bay; all hands on deck s...

H114129 U.S. Copyright Office. Photo by Enrique Muller. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ships; San Francisco; Shelf.

[U.S. fleet in San Francisco Bay]

[U.S. fleet in San Francisco Bay]

Section at left may be missing. Title and date devised by cataloger based on similarity to other images of fleet in San Francisco Bay. Source unknown.

Hazel Bess Laugenour [i.e., Laugenour] "Neptunes Perfect Girl"

Hazel Bess Laugenour [i.e., Laugenour] "Neptunes Perfect Girl"

Photograph shows vaudeville performer Hazel Bess Laugenour (1892- ?), who was the first woman to swim across the San Francisco Bay on August 11, 1911. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Exposition site on San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate

Exposition site on San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate

Panorama is on page 92 of album. Forms part of Whitelaw Reid Collection. Transfer; LC Manuscript Division (Whitelaw Reid Papers); 1958; 11275 (MSS).

San Francisco Bay and Seal Rocks, Cal

San Francisco Bay and Seal Rocks, Cal

Title from item. No. 2346-a.

Hazel Bess Laugenour i.e., Laugenour "Neptunes Perfect Girl"

Hazel Bess Laugenour i.e., Laugenour "Neptunes Perfect Girl"

Photograph shows vaudeville performer Hazel Bess Laugenour (1892- ?), who was the first woman to swim across the San Francisco Bay on August 11, 1911. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data prov... more

Fort Winfield Scott; Presidio and Fort Mason overlooking San Francisco Bay

Fort Winfield Scott; Presidio and Fort Mason overlooking San Francisco...

J236941 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; J. D. Givens; Septemer 25, 1919. Copyright claimant's address: S.F., Cal.

An eleven year old puts her Red Cross life saving theories into practice in San Francisco Bay. Geraldine Bunce, drowning; Maud Watson, resuscitation; Claudine Warren, first aid

An eleven year old puts her Red Cross life saving theories into practi...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Pacific Div. Data: Dr. Green, June 11, 1920. Caption on negative sleeve: Firs... more

Oakland, Calif. looking west to San Francisco Bay
U.S. Reports: United States v. O'Donnell, 303 U.S. 501 (1938)

U.S. Reports: United States v. O'Donnell, 303 U.S. 501 (1938)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 303; October Term, 1937; United States v. O'Donnell et al.

Port of Oakland, Ca.

Port of Oakland, Ca.

Photograph shows an aerial view of the Port of Oakland, on the San Francisco Bay, Oakland, California. Illus. in: Survey of the architecture of completed projects of the Public Works Administration / C.W. Short... more

California shipyard workers. En route to the shipyards across the bay, tin-hatted San Francisco war workers have time for relaxation and discussion on the fourty-five minute ferry ride to the Richmond Shipbuilding Company yards

California shipyard workers. En route to the shipyards across the bay,...

Actual size of negative is D (approximately 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Divisi... more

California shipyard workers. These shipbuilders enjoy a scenic ride to work every day aboard a special ferry going from San Francisco to the giant shipyards across the bay

California shipyard workers. These shipbuilders enjoy a scenic ride to...

Actual size of negative is D (approximately 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Divisi... more

California shipyard workers. Eight hours of work in a Richmond, California shipyard find these two workers grateful for the calm and quiet of the ferry trip back to San Francisco

California shipyard workers. Eight hours of work in a Richmond, Califo...

Actual size of negative is D (approximately 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Divisi... more

U.S. Reports: United States v. California, 432 U.S. 40 (1977)

U.S. Reports: United States v. California, 432 U.S. 40 (1977)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 432; October Term, 1976; United States v. California

Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 15 miles offshore from San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 15 mile...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

View of Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco Bay, California

View of Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco Bay, California

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Girls on a float in the Columbus Day parade, San Francisco, California

Girls on a float in the Columbus Day parade, San Francisco, California

In a Columbus Day parade in San Francisco in 1991, Italian American girls dressed as angels ride with an image of the Madonna surrounded by flowers on a festival float created by the Societa de la Madonna del L... more

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. In 2012 the Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary. Title, date, ... more

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. In 2012 the Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary. Title, date, ... more

The Wave Organ, San Francisco Bay, California

The Wave Organ, San Francisco Bay, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Constructed on the shore of San Francisco Bay by the Exploratorium. Through a series of pipes, the wave organ interacts with the waves of the bay and conv... more

The Wave Organ, San Francisco Bay, California

The Wave Organ, San Francisco Bay, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Constructed on the shore of San Francisco Bay by the Exploratorium. Through a series of pipes, the wave organ interacts with the waves of the bay and conv... more

Tiburon, Marin County, California

Tiburon, Marin County, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Tiburon occupies most of the Tiburon Peninsula, which reaches south into the San Francisco Bay. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California ... more

The Wave Organ, an acoustic sculpture in San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ, an acoustic sculpture in San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Constructed on the shore of San Francisco Bay by the Exploratorium. Through a series of pipes, the wave organ interacts with the waves of the bay and conv... more

Tiburon, Marin County, California

Tiburon, Marin County, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Tiburon occupies most of the Tiburon Peninsula, which reaches south into the San Francisco Bay. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California ... more

Fort Point, San Francisco, California

Fort Point, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Designed at the height of the Gold Rush and built between 1853 and 1861 by the U.S. Army Engineers as part of a defense system of forts planned for the pr... more

The Wave Organ, an acoustic sculpture in San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ, an acoustic sculpture in San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Constructed on the shore of San Francisco Bay by the Exploratorium. Through a series of pipes, the wave organ interacts with the waves of the bay and conv... more

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. In 2012 the Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary. Title, date, ... more

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. In 2012 the Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary. Title, date, ... more

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The bridge, declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Engineers, links San Francisco to Marin County. Credit line: The Jo... more

The Wave Organ, an acoustic sculpture in San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ, an acoustic sculpture in San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Constructed on the shore of San Francisco Bay by the Exploratorium. Through a series of pipes, the wave organ interacts with the waves of the bay and conv... more

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The San Francisco Bay Area Carnaval season begins in February. Groups from The Mission District, a metro center for the many different Spanish speaking po... more

Point Reyes, San Francisco, California

Point Reyes, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Point Reyes, the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and second foggiest place on the North American continent. The historic Point Reyes Lighthouse warned... more

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The San Francisco Bay Area Carnaval season begins in February. Groups from The Mission District, a metro center for the many different Spanish speaking po... more

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The San Francisco Bay Area Carnaval season begins in February. Groups from The Mission District, a metro center for the many different Spanish speaking po... more

The Wave Organ, an acoustic sculpture in San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ, an acoustic sculpture in San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Constructed on the shore of San Francisco Bay by the Exploratorium. Through a series of pipes, the wave organ interacts with the waves of the bay and conv... more

Tiburon, Marin County, California

Tiburon, Marin County, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Tiburon occupies most of the Tiburon Peninsula, which reaches south into the San Francisco Bay. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California ... more

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The San Francisco Bay Area Carnaval season begins in February. Groups from The Mission District, a metro center for the many different Spanish speaking po... more

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The San Francisco Bay Area Carnaval season begins in February. Groups from The Mission District, a metro center for the many different Spanish speaking po... more

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Photo shows mural on building with number 2700. Mural artist: name not given. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The San Francisco Bay Area Carnaval season begins in February. Groups from T... more

Fort Point, San Francisco, California

Fort Point, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Designed at the height of the Gold Rush and built between 1853 and 1861 by the U.S. Army Engineers as part of a defense system of forts planned for the pr... more

Fort Point, San Francisco, California

Fort Point, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Designed at the height of the Gold Rush and built between 1853 and 1861 by the U.S. Army Engineers as part of a defense system of forts planned for the pr... more

The Wave Organ, an acoustic sculpture in San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ, an acoustic sculpture in San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Constructed on the shore of San Francisco Bay by the Exploratorium. Through a series of pipes, the wave organ interacts with the waves of the bay and conv... more

Point Reyes, San Francisco, California

Point Reyes, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Point Reyes, the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and second foggiest place on the North American continent. The historic Point Reyes Lighthouse warned... more

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The San Francisco Bay Area Carnaval season begins in February. Groups from The Mission District, a metro center for the many different Spanish speaking po... more

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The bridge, declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Engineers, links San Francisco to Marin County. Credit line: The Jo... more

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. In 2012 the Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary. Title, date, ... more

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. In 2012 the Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary. Title, date, ... more

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. In 2012 the Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary. Title, date, ... more

Sutro Tower, San Francisco, California

Sutro Tower, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Sutro Tower is a 977-foot tall self-supporting steel structure, in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is shared by ten television stations and four FM radi... more

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The San Francisco Bay Area Carnaval season begins in February. Groups from The Mission District, a metro center for the many different Spanish speaking po... more

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The bridge, declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Engineers, links San Francisco to Marin County. Credit line: The Jo... more

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Fog rolls across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. In 2012 the Golden Gate Bridge celebrated its 75th anniversary. Title, date, ... more

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The San Francisco Bay Area Carnaval season begins in February. Groups from The Mission District, a metro center for the many different Spanish speaking po... more

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Carnaval, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The San Francisco Bay Area Carnaval season begins in February. Groups from The Mission District, a metro center for the many different Spanish speaking po... more

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