Art/ Collection/ Art Object

[Union Hotel Under Construction, San Francisco]

Artist:
Unknown (American)
Date:
1849–51
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
7.6 x 9.6 cm (3 x 3 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.111
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on paper attached under case lining: "Picture of the building of a Hotel in San Francisco// Cal. in 1849 - H. N. White// architect and builder stand// ing on the ground in the middle of the picture - // or a little to the left"; inscribed on label formerly adhered to case: "case by Plumbe, 1847"
James M. Kane, New York

Oakland Museum of California. "Silver and Gold: Cased Images of the California Gold Rush," January 24, 1998–July 1, 1998.

Smithsonian American Art Museum. "Silver and Gold: Cased Images of the California Gold Rush," October 30, 1998–March 7, 1999.

Crocker Art Gallery. "Silver and Gold: Cased Images of the California Gold Rush," August 13, 1999–October 10, 1999.

Johnson, Kenneth M., ed. San Francisco As It Is: Gleanings from the Picayune. Georgetown, Calif.: The Talisman Press, 1964. p. 45.

Eymann, Marcia, and Drew Heath Johnson, ed. Silver & Gold: Cased Images of the California Gold Rush. Iowa City: Oakland Museum of California, 1998. no. 128, p. 204.

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