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Reid W. Dennis collection of California lithographs, 1850-1906.

  • Reproduction from the Official Map of San Francisco, Showing the District Swept...
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1906
    Summary:
    Topographical and street map of the western part of the city of San Francisco, with red indicating fire area. Annotations: “Area, approximately 4 square miles”; entire title reads: “Reproduction from the Official Map of San Francisco, Showing the District Swept by Fire of April 18, 19, 20, 1906.”
  • The Burning of San Francisco April 18, 19, 20, 1906
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Beck, Carl A.
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1906
    Summary:
    Cityscape with wharf in foreground and fire consuming city background. Annotations: “The greatest conflagration in the history of the world. Over 450 square blocks were destroyed with a loss of over 500 million dollars. In the above scene the fire line is over five miles in length on the evening of the first day.”
  • San Francisco, Cal.
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Ghilion Beach, 107 Montgomery Street; Elliott Litho. Co., S. F.
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1900
    Summary:
    Bird’s eye view of the city with steam and sailing ships in the harbor and Golden Gate Park identified; including a key to 87 locations.
  • The Call New Era Edition/December 19th 1897, San Francisco
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Crocker, H. S.
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1897
    Summary:
    Clay Spreckel’s building tower rising above city street and crowded with pedestrians and Haight trolley cars; “San Francisco Call” in lower window.
  • San Jose, California, 1892
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    W. Graham Arader III, San Francisco
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1892
    Summary:
    “Supplement to the Daily Mercury, Jan 1, 1892”
  • The Leland Stanford, Jun. University at Palo Alto, Ca.
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Hawley, Hughson, 1850-1936
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1891
    Summary:
    Eight vignettes of campus structures, including many arcaded walkways. Annotations: Harper’s Weekly, page 753.
  • Chronicle Building
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Dickman Jones Co.
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1890
    Summary:
    Red brick and masonry Chronicle building rising above other facades and busy city streets with pedestrians and trolley cars 277 and 38; advertisement on building reads, “The Chronicle has the (biggest) circulation” and “is the leading paper on the Pacific coast.”
  • Grand Parade of the 20th National Encampment G.A.R., San Francisco, California, August 3rd, 1886
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    H. S. Crocker & Co., San Francisco
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1886
    Summary:
    Parade of walking and mounted figures on streets filled with parade viewers in front of building facades; numerous flags, a trolley car, and a parade arch. Annotations: “R. Marcuse, Sole Proprietor, Jos. A. Hofmann, 208 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Sole Agent and Souvenir G.A.R.”
  • View of San Francisco, Formerly Yerba Buena,/in 1846-7, Before the Discovery of Gold
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Potter Collection
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1884
    Summary:
    View from harbor includes: a.) USS Portsmouth, b.) three transport ships, Loo Choo, Susan Drew, Thomas H. Perkins, c.) Ship Vandalia, d.) coasting Schooner and the launch Luce, belonging to James Lick; with a key identifying various businesses and residences (note: designed and copied from views taken at the time and published by (continued on page 2)
  • Grand Parade of the Knights Templar
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Wyttenbach, E.
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1883
    Summary:
    Mounted parade proceeding through the arches and city streets lined with parade watchers on foot and in carriages, in front of building facades. Annotations: “Triennial Conclave, San Francisco, August 20, 1883.”
  • Graphic Chart of the City and County of San Francisco
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Townsend, L. R., 19th century
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1875
    Summary:
    Popular view pub. in the S.F. Newsletter, California Advertiser, based on Bancroft’s bird’s eye view lithographs from 1868-1873; view with explanatory ref. for 188 sites and ships, but with revisions & the Town of Burlingame, l.l., bay of San Francisco & Oakland, l.r. Annotations: “Entered According to Act of Congress by F. Marriott in the (continued on page 2)
  • San Francisco - California
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Frederick Hess
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1875
    Summary:
    Rectangular view looking east and north of cityscape and harbor with passersby and farmers on a hill in foreground, Marin and mid bay in distance, surrounded by vignettes of twenty-two labeled buildings and sites. Annotations: “Entered According to Act of Congress in the year 1875 by Frederick Hess in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington D.C.”
  • The Original Design for the New City Hall/and Law Courts, San Francisco, Ca
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Britton & Rey, San Francisc
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1871
    Summary:
    City Hall with dome and flags.
  • Bird’s Eye View of San Francisco and surrounding country
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Goddard, George H., 1817-1906
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1868
    Summary:
    View looking east across bay to Sierras with Pacific and fort in foreground, with ships leaving Golden Gate, city view and harbor in mid distance, and east bay and snow-covered mountains in distance.
  • Bird’s Eye View of the City and County of San Francisco, 1869
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Vallance, Gray, W., born 1839
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1868
    Summary:
    View looking southward toward the Peninsula from between Market and Telegraph streets, including ships in the harbor and sailing around the point. Annotated: “Entered According to Act of Congress in 1868 by W. Vallance Gray & C.B. Gifford in the Clerk’s Office in the Northern District of the State of California.”
  • Bird’s Eye View of the City and County of San Francisco, 1872
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Gray, W. Vallance, born 1839
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1868
    Summary:
    View looking southward toward the Peninsula from between Market and Telegraph Streets, including ships in the harbor and sailing around the point. Annotations: “Entered According to Act of Congress in 1868 by W. Vallance Gray & C. B. Gifford in the Clerk’s Office in the Northern District of the State of California.”
  • Bird’s Eye View of the City and County/of San Francisco, 1873
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Vallance, Gray, W., born 1839
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1868
    Summary:
    Bird’s eye view overlooking harbor and San Francisco toward the south, with sail and steam ships in foreground, cityscape, and San Francisco hills beyond. Annotations: “Entered According to Act of Congress in the year 1868 by W. Vallance Gray & C. B. Gifford in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Northern District of the State of California.”
  • San Francisco, Cal.
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    A. L. Bancroft and Co.
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1868
    Summary:
    The bird’s eye view of San Francisco including the Golden Gate looking toward the west.
  • Public Buildings, San Francisco
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Britton & Rey, San Francisco
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1865
    Summary:
    Fifty-eight vignettes of historic buildings, including the jail, mint, city hall, customs house, and mission.
  • Lombard, Northpoint & Greenwich Docks,/San Francisco, Ships-Great Republic...
    Collection:
    The Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs
    Creator:
    Gifford, Charles B., 1830-1880
    Format:
    Image
    Date:
    1860
    Summary:
    View of the Greenwich Docks from a hill with various passersby, looking east over streets with horses and carriages, ships at port, various labeled buildings, and the distant hills; entire title reads: “Lombard, Northpoint & Greenwich Docks,/San Francisco, Ships-Great Republic, Hurricane/and Zenobia Discharging.”
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Author/Creator:
Dennis, Reid W., collector.
Language:
English.
Earliest date:
1850
Latest date:
1906
Format:
  • Manuscript/Archive
  • 51 prints and 1 lithograph stone.
Access:
Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.
Summary:
This collection of prints, mostly lithographs (including chromolithographs and colored lithographs), as well as one engraving, primarily portray San Francisco city views, public buildings, and landscapes. Subjects also include San Jose, Stanford University, the U.S. Navy Yard at Mare Island, San Diego, and San Luis Rey. Included is a lithograph stone with an image of San Francisco.
Source:
Gift of Reid W. Dennis, 2004, 2007, and 2013. Accessions 2004-095 (49 prints), 2007-076 (1 print), and 2013-143 (1 print)
Local Subject:
Reid W. Dennis collection of California lithographs, 1850-1906
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