Creation Date

1860

Era

1800-1900

Geography

United States, North America

Culture

American

Medium

Engraving

Dimensions

5.25 x 8.5, 5.8 x 9 (in frame)

Classification

Prints

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.5

Creator Biography

Waterman Lilly Ormsby, American, 1809-1883 (engraving). After a lithograph, "The Port of San Francisco," ca. 1852. After a sketch by George William Casilear, American, 1826-1912.

Description

This engraving depicts a panoramic view of San Francisco and the surrounding landscape. Grassy hills with tents, campfires, and working class figures lay in the foreground, while some figures seeming to be moving towards the city. A large body of water full of sailboats lies to the left. In the background, rows of simple houses fade into a small mountain in the distance.

Collection

Boris Blick Collection

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