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California Lettersheets from the Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material

Owning Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

About this Collection

This portion of the Robert B. Honeyman collection consists of 194 pictorial lettersheets produced between the years 1850 and 1869, the bulk dating from the 1850s. A variety of places, events, and topics are depicted. City and landscapes, Gold Rush scenes, and events of the day (fires, hangings, executions, etc.) are most commonly pictured. Scenes and events in San Francisco predominate. Other places featured include Sacramento, Marysville, Sutter's Mill, Yreka, and other California towns. The medium of the bulk of the illustrations are wood engravings or lithographs, featuring the work of the likes of Britton & Rey, the Nahl Brothers, George Baker, Kuchel & Dresel, and others.... View collection guide.

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192 items found in this collection

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