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LL/88678
Rose-Joseph Lemercier (French, 1803-1887)
San Francisco. From California Street
1855
Colored lithograph, from a daguerreotype
32.8 x 93.2 cm (12 15/16 x 36 11/16 ins)
 
Yale University Art Gallery
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, 1946.9.1929
 
LL/88678 [Further details available]

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LL/90844
William Shew
1. Wahla, chief of the Yuba tribe, - civilized and employed by Mr. S. Brannan, 2. A partly civilized Indian. 3. A wild Indian. - From daguerreotypes by Mr. W. Shew.
1855
Book illustration
 
Hathi Trust
 
LL/90844 [Further details available]

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LL/90845
J.M. Ford
"Montgomery Street Northward from California Street, June 1854," from a daguerreotype by J. M. Ford
1855
Book illustration
 
Hathi Trust
 
LL/90845 [Further details available]

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LL/9851
James M. Ford (San Francisco)
Exterior view of Ford's Daguerrean Gallery, 202 and 203 Clay Street, San Francisco
1854-1857 (ca)
 
National Gallery of Canada, The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880
 
LL/9851 [Further details available]

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LL/74199
Unidentified photographer
The oldest photograph of San Francisco
1850
Daguerreotype
 
San Francisco Public Library
Photo Id: AAC-8879
 
LL/74199 [Further details available]

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LL/79005
Unidentified daguerreotypist
San Francisco panorama [fifth panel]
1851, Spring
Daguerreotype
 
California Historical Society
 
LL/79005

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LL/74200
Unidentified photographer
San Francisco in '49.
1849 (handwritten)
Copy print, possibly from a daguerreotype
 
California Historical Society
 
LL/74200

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LL/74203
Unidentified photographer
Portsmouth Square [San Francisco, California]
1850, 4 May (before fire)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Internet - Original source ill-defined
 
LL/74203 [Further details available]

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LL/74204
Unidentified photographer
Portsmouth Square with port behind [San Francisco, California]
1850, 4 May (before fire)
Daguerreotype
 
Internet - Original source ill-defined
 
LL/74204 [Further details available]

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LL/74580
Frederick C. Coombs
Looking north on Montgomery St., San Francisco
1850 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate
10.8 x 14.0 cm
 
George Eastman Museum
Purchase, 1979.3145.0001
 
LL/74580

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LL/63342
Unidentified photographer (active ca. 1850)
Outdoor scene with miners
1853 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate
 
AMC - Archive of Modern Conflict
Promised gift to the National Gallery of Canada
 
LL/63342

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LL/90481
Unidentified photographer
Miners cabin, California goldfields
1850
Daguerreotype
 
California State Library
 
LL/90481

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LL/92704
Robert H. Vance [Attributed to]
Albumen print copy of a now lost daguerreotype of "James Marshall in front of Sutter's Mill"
n.d.
Digital scan from a negative
 
Private collection of Graham Pilecki
 
LL/92704 [Further details available]

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LL/25563
George Robinson Fardon
Telegraph Hill taken from corner Stockton and Sacraments streets.
[San Francisco Album. Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco]
1855 (ca)
Salt paper print, albumenized
16.0 x 20.5 cm
 
George Eastman Museum
Courtesy of George Eastman House, Gift of Eastman Kodak Company: ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
 
LL/25563 [Further details available]

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LL/66475
Eadweard Muybridge
View from Windows Looking South
1877
Albumen silver print
14 x 22.9 cm (5 1/2 x 9 in.)
 
J. Paul Getty Museum
Object number: 88.XM.100.3
 
LL/66475 [Further details available]

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LL/80332
Thomas Houseworth & Co
816. Grass Valley, from Cemetery Hill, Nevada County.
[California]
1866
Stereocard
 
Private collection of Mark Kittinger
 
LL/80332

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LL/89935
Lawrence & Houseworth
691. Photographing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
[Album Views of Nevada]
1865 (ca, taken) 1866 (published)
Carte e visite
 
Private collection of Mark Kittinger
 
LL/89935 [Further details available]

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LL/38295
Walker & Fagersteen
From Glacier Point 3,200 feet above Yosemite Valley Cal.
[Photographic Views of Yosemite and Mammoth Trees.]
n.d.
Stereocard, detail
 
Bancroft Library, University of California Berkely
Charles L. Camp Collection of Stereographs, Identifier: 16391
 
LL/38295 [Further details available]

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LL/44421
Carleton E. Watkins
Rocher le Capitaine, hauteur 1000 metres, Vallée de la Yosémite, Sierra Nevada, Californie
1860-1870
Albumen print, mammoth
51 x 39.4 cm
 
Piasa
Photographies, 28 October 2011, Lot 13
 
LL/44421 [Further details available]

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LL/92691
Carleton E. Watkins
Sugar Loaf Island, Farallons
1868-1869
Albumen print
41.2 x 54.4 cm (16 1/4 x 21 7/16 ins) (overall)
 
National Gallery of Art
Patrons' Permanent Fund, Accession No. 1995.36.127
 
LL/92691

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LL/79343
Andrew Putnam Hill (1853-1922)
'Timbered Bottom Lands, on the North Waddell, Big Basin,' California, Unitied States [Big Basin Redwoods Forest]
1900 (ca)
Matte collodion printing-out paper
19.2 x 24 cm
 
Rijksmuseum
RP-F-F16137
 
LL/79343

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LL/79344
Southern Pacific Company
Trunk of a Giant Sequoia, California, United States
1900 (ca)
Gelatin printing out paper
22.8 x 19 cm
 
Rijksmuseum
RP-F-F16138
 
LL/79344

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LL/13862
H.C. White
#8713 Curious result of the earthquake - settling of the houses on Howard St. - San Francisco Disaster, U.S.A.
1906
Stereoview, detail
 
Jefferson Stereoptics
Courtesy of John Saddy (Auction, Tues. August 29th & Thurs. August 31st, 2006, # 06-3, Lot 511)
 
LL/13862

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LL/84032
Garden City Photo Co.
Garden City Foto Co., 606 E. Fifth Street, Los Angeles
1903 (ca)
Photograph
8 5/8 x 7 1.4 ins
 
California State Library
Record Number: 001384405
 
LL/84032 [Further details available]

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LL/84031
Garden City Photo Co.
Garden City Photo Co. building [Los Angeles, CA]
1896 (ca)
Photograph
4 x 5 1/2 ins
 
California State Library
California Hist. Room (CALIF), Record Nuumber: 001384504
 
LL/84031 [Further details available]

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LL/52281
Max Yavno
Cable Car, San Francisco
1947 (taken) 1970s (print)
Silver print
15 1/2 x 17 1/8 ins (39.4 x 43.5 cm)
 
Swann Galleries - New York
Auction, 12 Dec 2013, Sale no: 2335, Lot: 119
 
LL/52281

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LL/81391
Elliott Erwitt
Hollywood, California
1956
Gelatin silver print
9 1/2 x 6 3/8 ins (24.13 x 16.19 cm) (overall)
 
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., Object number: 2005.27.1346
 
LL/81391

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LL/81516
Joe Deal
Backyard, Diamond Bar, California
1980
Gelatin silver print
11 3/16 x 11 5/16 ins (28.42 x 28.73 cm) (image)
 
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, Object number: 2008.41.11
 
LL/81516

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LL/44870
Edward Ruscha
Every Building on Sunset Strip
1966
Fanfold with offset illustrations on white paper
 
Van Ham Fine Art Auctions
Auction, Photography, 9 December 2011, Sale: 307, Lot: 1645
 
LL/44870 [Further details available]

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LL/48032
Julius Shulman
Case Study, House # 22 (Playboy), designed by Pierre Koenig, Los Angeles, California.
1960 (taken) 2009 (print)
Chromogenic color print
50.1 x 40 cm
 
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Courtesy of Bassenge, 19th-21st Century Photography, 6 June 2012, Lot: 4410
 
LL/48032

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LL/76330
Julius Shulman
Chuey House, (Richard Neutra)
1958 (taken, later print)
Gelatin silver print
30.6 x 40.7 cm (12 x 16 ins)
 
Bloomsbury Auctions - London
Fine Photographs and Photobooks, 18 May 2017, Lot: 34
 
LL/76330

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LL/63705
Lewis Baltz
East Wall, McGaw Laboratories, 1821 Langley, Costa Mesa
1974 (before)
Gelatin silver print
15.2 x 22.9 cm (image) 20.2 x 25.4 cm (sheet)
 
National Gallery of Canada / Musée des beaux-arts du Canada
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Morton H. Rapp, Toronto, 1982, No. 19588, © Lewis Baltz
 
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LL/77866
Marc Riboud
Los Angeles
1959 (taken) 2000s (print)
Gelatin silver print
13 3/4 x 20 3/4 ins (34.9 x 52.7 cm) (image)
 
Swann Galleries - New York
19 October 2017 auction, Art of Storytelling, Lot: 240
 
LL/77866

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LL/11324
Robbert Flick
LD SV97022802 Long Beach Harbor
1997
Kodak Ultra Endura print
46 x 23 in
 
Gallery 339 - Fine Art Photography
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery 339
 
LL/11324 [Further details available]

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LL/90710
Robert H. Vance
Re-Opened! R.H. Vance, Corner of Montgomery and Sacramento Sts., San Francisco, has again re-opened his First Premium Gallery
1859 (ca)
Advert
 
Private collection of Robert H. Sayers
 
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LL/90207
George Daniels Morse
Backmark for "Morse's Palace of Art, 417 Montgomery St., San Francisco, Cal."
n.d.
Carte de visite, back
 
Private collection of William Jones
 
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LL/9448
Bradley & Rulofson
Backmark for ""Bradley & Rulofson" of San Francisco.
n.d.
Cabinet card, back
 
Antiq-Photo
Courtesy of Anthony Davis - Antiq-photo / Rainbow creations (www.19cPhoto.com)
 
LL/9448 [Further details available]

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Contents - Themes & Fragments
Albumen prints - Albumen prints: Landscapes
Architecture - George Robinson Fardon: San Francisco Album. Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco (1856-1857)
Architecture - Introduction to architecture
Architecture - Julius Shulman: Architecture
Art - Paintings and prints based on photographs or vice versa
Artists' books - Ed Ruscha: Every Building on Sunset Strip
Artists' books - Ed Ruscha: Self-published books
Backmarks - Introduction to the backmarks of carte de visites
California - California: Yosemite: Glacier Point
California - Californian Gold Rush (1848-1855)
California - Carleton E. Watkins: The Yosemite Valley (California, USA)
California - Early photographers and studios of California
California - Ed Ruscha: Every Building on Sunset Strip
California - Ed Ruscha: Self-published books
California - Edward Weston: Oceano Dunes
California - George Robinson Fardon: San Francisco Album. Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco (1856-1857)
California - Introduction to photography in California
California - Julius Shulman: Architecture
California - Lewis Baltz: New Industrial parks near Irvine, California (1974)
California - Max Yavno: California
California - Robbert Flick: Trajectories
California - USA, California, San Francisco earthquake and fire - 1906 - The photographers
Calotypists - USA - Calotypes and salt prints: USA
Calotypists - USA - George Robinson Fardon: San Francisco Album. Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco (1856-1857)
Cars - Cars
Carte de visite - Introduction to the backmarks of carte de visites
Catastrophes - Earthquakes
Catastrophes - USA, California, San Francisco earthquake and fire - 1906 - The photographers
Cityscapes - Urban - Early street photography
Cityscapes - Urban - George Robinson Fardon: San Francisco Album. Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco (1856-1857)
Cityscapes - Urban - Introduction to cityscapes and the urban context
Cityscapes - Urban - Landscape: Cityscapes
Cityscapes - Urban - Ports, harbours and docks
Cityscapes - Urban - Robbert Flick: Trajectories
Cliffs - Landscape: Cliffs
Daguerreotypes - Daguerreotypes: Exteriors
Daguerreotypes - Daguerreotypes: Occupations and roles
Deserts and dunes - Edward Weston: Oceano Dunes
Deserts and dunes - Landscape: Deserts and dunes
Earthquakes - Earthquakes
Earthquakes - Earthquakes
Earthquakes - USA, California, San Francisco earthquake and fire - 1906 - The photographers
Exteriors of photographic studios - Photographs of the exteriors of nineteenth century photographic shops and studios
Fires - USA, California, San Francisco earthquake and fire - 1906 - The photographers
Flora - Early photographs of trees
Forests - Carleton E. Watkins: The Yosemite Valley (California, USA)
Forests - Landscape: Forests
Gelatin silver prints - Gelatin silver prints: Landscape
History of photography - American photobooks
Itinerant photographers - Photographs of photographic vans
Jules Verne: Around the World in Eighty Days - Introduction to photography in California
Land transportation - Cars
Landscape - Albumen prints: Landscapes
Landscape - Gelatin silver prints: Landscape
Landscape photography and environmental issues - Lewis Baltz: New Industrial parks near Irvine, California (1974)
Landscape photography and natural catastrophes - Earthquakes
Landscape photography and natural catastrophes - USA, California, San Francisco earthquake and fire - 1906 - The photographers
Landscape photography and spatial relationships - Ed Ruscha: Every Building on Sunset Strip
Landscape photography and spatial relationships - Spatial relationships within the landscape
Landscapes of North America - Carleton E. Watkins: The Yosemite Valley (California, USA)
Landscapes of North America - Edward Weston: Oceano Dunes
Marine and maritime - Ports, harbours and docks
Marine and maritime - Seascapes
Marketing - Photographs of the exteriors of nineteenth century photographic shops and studios
Mining and extraction - Californian Gold Rush (1848-1855)
Mining and extraction - Miners
Mobile studios - Photographs of photographic vans
New Topographics - Lewis Baltz: New Industrial parks near Irvine, California (1974)
Occupational - Daguerreotypes: Occupations and roles
Occupational - Miners
Occupations and roles - Daguerreotypes: Occupations and roles
Panoramas - Salt prints: Panoramas
Peoples of the world - Enhanced reality and peoples of the world
Photobooks - American photobooks
Photographic studios - Features of photographic studios: Signage
Photographic studios - Photographs of the exteriors of nineteenth century photographic shops and studios
Photographic vans, wagons and cars - Photographs of photographic vans
Photography assimilated into popular culture - Introduction to popular culture and photography
Portrait - Daguerreotypes: Occupations and roles
Propaganda - Introduction to propaganda
Sailing ships - Ports, harbours and docks
Salt prints - George Robinson Fardon: San Francisco Album. Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco (1856-1857)
Salt prints - Salt prints: Panoramas
Sea - Ports, harbours and docks
Sea - Seascapes
Shipping - Ports, harbours and docks
Stereoviews, stereographs and stereocards - Stereoviews: Events
Straight landscape photography - Edward Weston: Oceano Dunes
Street - Early street photography
Transportation - Ports, harbours and docks
Trees - A 20th century and contemporary perspective on trees
Trees - Early photographs of trees
USA - American photobooks
USA - Calotypes and salt prints: USA
USA - Carleton E. Watkins: The Yosemite Valley (California, USA)
USA - George Robinson Fardon: San Francisco Album. Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco (1856-1857)
Water and waterfalls - Seascapes
Water transportation - Ports, harbours and docks
Yosemite - California: Yosemite: Glacier Point
Yosemite - Carleton E. Watkins: The Yosemite Valley (California, USA)


 
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