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.
Image chromolithograph on paper with hand-coloring
25-1/4 x 37 inches
good; some creasing, repaired hole left side, paper replaced upper edge, water stains lower edge, buckled paper
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.”
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