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The Resource San Francisco album : photographs of the most beautiful views and public buildings, George Robinson Fardon ; with contributions by Rodger C. Birt ... [et al.]

San Francisco album : photographs of the most beautiful views and public buildings, George Robinson Fardon ; with contributions by Rodger C. Birt ... [et al.]

Label
San Francisco album : photographs of the most beautiful views and public buildings
Title
San Francisco album
Title remainder
photographs of the most beautiful views and public buildings
Statement of responsibility
George Robinson Fardon ; with contributions by Rodger C. Birt ... [et al.]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 1850s, a British photographer arrived in San Francisco and became fascinated with the changing face of the city, which he captured in some of the earliest photographs on paper ever made in the United States. George Robinson Fardon's San Francisco Album documents a time of rapid growth and burgeoning prosperity in the wake of the California Gold Rush. As the earliest published photographic record of an American city, it is a work of both historic signficance and pioneering artistry
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979.4/6104
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F869.S343
LC item number
F37 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
San Francisco album : photographs of the most beautiful views and public buildings, George Robinson Fardon ; with contributions by Rodger C. Birt ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Reproduces all of the plates in the Gundlach copy of the San Francisco album. Each photograph is a varnished salted-paper print from a wet-collodion negative, reproduced in its actual size"--P. [33]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction / Jeffrey Fraenkel and Hans P. Kraus, Jr. -- George Robinson Fardon : photographer / Peter E. Palmquist -- The San Francisco album and its historical moment : photography, vigilantism, and western urbanization / Rodger C. Birt -- Narrative and illusion : harnessing the visual imagination / Joan M. Schwartz -- Catalogue raisonne ́of Fardon's San Francisco views / Marvin R. Nathan
Control code
41355704
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
174 p.
Isbn
9780811826303
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99029908
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. Clothbound. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
San Francisco album : photographs of the most beautiful views and public buildings, George Robinson Fardon ; with contributions by Rodger C. Birt ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
"Reproduces all of the plates in the Gundlach copy of the San Francisco album. Each photograph is a varnished salted-paper print from a wet-collodion negative, reproduced in its actual size"--P. [33]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction / Jeffrey Fraenkel and Hans P. Kraus, Jr. -- George Robinson Fardon : photographer / Peter E. Palmquist -- The San Francisco album and its historical moment : photography, vigilantism, and western urbanization / Rodger C. Birt -- Narrative and illusion : harnessing the visual imagination / Joan M. Schwartz -- Catalogue raisonne ́of Fardon's San Francisco views / Marvin R. Nathan
Control code
41355704
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
174 p.
Isbn
9780811826303
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99029908
Note
Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. Clothbound. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., map

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