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Baker (George H.) Diary, Vol. 3
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This file contains the hard bound and hand written, in ink, personal journal of G. H. Baker. This diary, vol.3, is in good condition with the spine still intact with the paper pages suffering some yellowing but are also in good condition. In this journal G.H. Baker discusses his business creating lithographs,located in San Francisco, California.
George H. Baker joined the Gold Rush to California, arriving at San Francisco in May, 1849. His sketch of th"The Port of San Francisco, 1849" was lithographed and published in the NY Tribune in August, 1849. From 1852 to 1862 Baker worked in Sacramento running several merchandising businesses; he also edited and published two periodicals, continued to sketch (mostly mining scenes), and made a series of woodcuts of California views. He drew and published a large and detailed lithograph of Sacramento as it looked in 1857 (his account book listing subscribers and advertising costs is housed at the Soc. of Cal. Pioneers). He moved back permanently to SF in 1862, establishing a lithography and publishing firm. Specialized in posters, advertising cards, views of buildings, stock certificates,maps, letter sheets and birds-eye views.
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