In the background, rows of simple houses fade into a small mountrain in the distance. To the left is a large body of water full of sail boats. The middleground and foreground contrain grassy hills with tents and campfires of working class people. Some of the people have animals and seem to be are moving towards the city.
From a sketch by George W. Casilear (1811-1893); after lithograph: "The Port of San Francisco," ca. 1852
8.5 x 5.25, 9 x 5.8 (in frame)