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[Two views of "Portals of the Past."] (2 views)
Dobbin, Hamilton Henry, 1856-1930
Date Created and/or Issued
c1906-[ca. 1920]
Contributing Institution
California State Library
California History Section Picture Catalog
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V1p435a -- v1p435b
In PHOTO ALBUM-VAULT: ** fc917.9461 A3, Vol. I, page 435 top and bottom.
These photographs are contained in one of two volumes by Dobbin titled "Album of San Francisco."
Two views of "Portals of the Past," the doorway of the former Towne Mansion at the southwest corner of California and Taylor. The photo at the top of page 435 looks southeast through the portals right after the 1906 disaster, with the ruins of the City Hall framed between the columns. The photo at the bottom of page 435 depicts the portals after they had been assembled on the north side of Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park. An auto is parked in front of it. A man is in the driver's seat looking towards the lake. A woman is in the back with the door open and hanging over the edge, seemingly looking at her reflection. The reflection of the portals can be seen in the lake. A poem about Portals of the Past from an unknown newspaper is pasted onto the left of the page.
Text written on right side of page: "All that remained of the Towne Home after fire of 1906. These columns were part of the main entrance fronting on Calif. St. at Taylor. Later they were taken to Golden Gate Park at the Spreckles [?] Lake where they now stand-and are the admiration of visitors."
Nonprojected graphic
2 photoprints ; 8 x 9 in. or smaller.
Monuments & memorials--California--San Francisco
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco
Parks--California--San Francisco
Lakes & ponds--California--San Francisco
Automobiles--California--San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)

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