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[CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO & YOSEMITE GRANT]
[A Collection of Fifteen Early Albumen Photographs of California and Nevada].
Ca. 1872. 6 beige album leaves. Fifteen loosely inserted (on album leaves) albumen prints ca. 7,5x11,5 cm (3 x 4 ½ in) to 7,5x7,5 cm (3x3 in). Majority captioned in manuscript brown ink on album leaves. Overall very good strong images. Four images document San Francisco in the early 1870s, just as it began to transform into a major city. Additionally, seven images document the newly created Yosemite Grant (1864). The views in this collection include: Rounding Cape Horn, Cal. 2500 feet; Wells Fargo & Co, Express Office. Virginia City Nevada; Section of the Original Big Tree, Calveras County; Grand Hotel, Market Street & New Montgomery, San Francisco; Looking S., from corner of Powell and Pine Streets; The city from Russian Hill, Goat Island in the Distance; Seal Rock; Yosemite Valley; Inspiration Point, from the Mariposa Trail; El Capitan 3,300 feet; Bridal Veil Falls, total Height 900 feet; Yosemite Fall, 2,600 feet; Vernal Fall (400 feet) & Nevada Fall (600 feet) from Glacier Point.