Title:August Helbing political campaign ephemera and obituary, 1892, 1896
Creator/Contributor:Helbing, August, 1823-1896, creator
Creator/Contributor:Western Jewish History Center, 130.
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1985.002.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Creator/Contributor:Online Archive of California
The collection includes a voting guide and political card from 1892 when August Helbing ran as a Republican candidate for
the supervisor of San Francisco's 12th Ward. The collection also has a photocopy of an obituary for Helbing that appeared
in the San Francisco Call newspaper (1896).
Helbing, August -- 1823-1896 -- Archives
Republican Party (Calif.)
Jews, German -- California -- San Francisco
Election districts -- California -- San Francisco
Political campaigns -- California -- San Francisco
Voting -- California -- San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 130.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1985.002.
August Helbing political campaign ephemera and obituary, BANC MSS 2010/530, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life,
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
August Helbing was born in Munich, Germany in 1823 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1844. He moved to San Francisco in 1850,
shortly after the discovery of gold in California, and founded the firm Meyer, Helbing and Company, establishing himself as
a prominent local dry goods merchant. Later Helbing became a partner in the wholesale crockery business Helbing, Strauss and
Company and, in partnership with Jacob Greenebaum, a stock broker in the firm Greenebaum, Helbing and Company. Helbing served
as first vice-president of the Pacific Stock Exchange Board was also a founder of San Francisco's Eureka Benevolent Society.
In 1892, Helbing ran as the Republican canditate for San Francisco City Supervisor for the 12th Ward.
Materials in English.
BANC MSS 2010/530