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California Lettersheets from the Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material, 1850-1869
BANC PIC 1963.002:1-194  
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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.
194 lettersheets; various sizes 192 digital objects
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Restricted originals. Use viewing prints only, available at Reference Desk. Use of originals only by permission of the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.