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California Collection

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Saint Francis of Assisi statue

Saint Francis of Assisi statue
Statue of Saint Francis of Assisi in the garden of San Diego Mission, California. Digital photograph

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Orange grove in California

Orange grove in California
California orange grove, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: U. S. territory gained from Mexico

U. S. territory gained from Mexico
Map of territory acquired by the U.S. from Mexico. Color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: EXPL2A-00265

EXPL2A-00265
Map of the territory ceded by Mexico to the US after the Mexican-American War, 1848-1853. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Chinese immigrants working on the transcontinental railroad

Chinese immigrants working on the transcontinental railroad
Chinese laborers constructing the Central Pacific Railroad, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: San Gabriel Mission, California

San Gabriel Mission, California
Mission and bells of San Gabriel, near Los Angeles. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: California under Mexican rule, 1800s

California under Mexican rule, 1800s
Map of Alta California under Mexican government, early 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Workers cheering the first train over the mountains from California

Workers cheering the first train over the mountains from California
Snowsheds protecting a transcontinental railroad train in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Spanish familys ox-cart, California, 1800s

Spanish familys ox-cart, California, 1800s
Spanish family traveling by oxcart, Californis, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Sutters Mill, site of the first gold discovery in California

Sutters Mill, site of the first gold discovery in California
Sutters Mill replica on the American River, where the Gold Rush began, Coloma, California. Digital photograph

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Bear Flag of the California Republic

Bear Flag of the California Republic
California Republics " Bear Flag" on a wall in Coloma, California. Digital photograph

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Panning for gold, California

Panning for gold, California
Reenactor panning for gold on the American River, where the Gold Rush started, Coloma, California. Digital photograph

Background imageCalifornia Collection: NATI2A-00076

NATI2A-00076
Digger Indians returning from a hunt with rabbits and birds, Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Texas to Pacific Coast stagecoach schedule and price list, 1838

Texas to Pacific Coast stagecoach schedule and price list, 1838
Schedule and ticket prices for the San Antonio & San Diego Mail-Line, circa 1838. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: PUSA2A-00040

PUSA2A-00040
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, California statesman. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century portrait

Background imageCalifornia Collection: EVNT2A-00012

EVNT2A-00012
Prospectors panning for gold in the California Gold Rush. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Roping a bear in California, 1800s

Roping a bear in California, 1800s
Californians putting a lasso on a bear, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Chinatown shops, San Francisco, 1880s

Chinatown shops, San Francisco, 1880s
Busy Chinatown street in San Francisco, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: San Francisco earthquake and fire, 1906

San Francisco earthquake and fire, 1906
Fire raging in downtown San Francisco after the earthquake of 1906. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an eyewitness illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: EXPL2A-00050

EXPL2A-00050
Spanish missionaries addressing Native Americans in California. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Oxen dying of thirst on a wagon trail

Oxen dying of thirst on a wagon trail
A desperate situation, the death of oxen pulling a covered wagon. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Flintlock gun

Flintlock gun
Flintlock mechanism demonstrated at Sutters Fort, Sacramento, California. Digital photograph

Background imageCalifornia Collection: EXPL2A-00173

EXPL2A-00173
Spanish conquistador on a horse with foal - the origin of the horse in colonial America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: EXPL2A-00245

EXPL2A-00245
Spanish conquistador in armor on horseback, New Spain, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: HOUS2A-00007

HOUS2A-00007
Mexican women making tortillas, 1800s. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Chinese restaurant in San Francisco, 1860s

Chinese restaurant in San Francisco, 1860s
Dinner at a restaurant in Chinatown, San Francisco, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Anti-Chinese mob in San Francisco, late 1800s

Anti-Chinese mob in San Francisco, late 1800s
Denis Kearney inciting an anti-Chinese mob in San Francisco, late 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Los Angeles when a Mexican village

Los Angeles when a Mexican village
Mexican pulque carrier in Los Angeles, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Prospector in the California Gold Rush

Prospector in the California Gold Rush
California prospector hoping to strike it rich. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: California Gold Rush prospectors

California Gold Rush prospectors
California prospectors washing gravel in a stream, looking for gold. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Transcontinental railroad observed by Native Americans

Transcontinental railroad observed by Native Americans
Native Americans getting their first view of the transcontinental railroad, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: EXPL2A-00312

EXPL2A-00312
Map of slave and free areas of the United States in 1854, at the time of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill. Printed color lithograph 19th century

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Western boundary with Mexico, 1840s

Western boundary with Mexico, 1840s
Mexican possessions and western US territories in the 1840s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Chinese man dying of thirst in the Mohave, 1800s

Chinese man dying of thirst in the Mohave, 1800s
Chinese immigrant dying of thirst in the Mohave Desert, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, 1891

Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, 1891
Some decorated carriages in the Tournament of Roses parade, Pasadena, California, 1891. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Chinatown street, San Francisco, 1800s

Chinatown street, San Francisco, 1800s
Narrow street in Chinatown, San Francisco, about 1890. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Chinese immigrants in San Francisco, 1870s

Chinese immigrants in San Francisco, 1870s
Shops in the Chinese quarter of San Francisco, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: San Francisco in 1851

San Francisco in 1851
Montgomery Street in San Francisco during the Gold Rush, " with hombres of every description, " 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Fire in San Francisco, 1851

Fire in San Francisco, 1851
Panic on the waterfront during a great fire in San Francisco, 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: San Francisco before the Gold Rush

San Francisco before the Gold Rush
San Francisco in 1847, viewed from the bay before gold was discovered in California. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Prospectors landing in San Francisco during the Gold Rush

Prospectors landing in San Francisco during the Gold Rush
Gold-seekers arriving in San Francisco to head for mining regions, 1848. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Valencia Hotel after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906

Valencia Hotel after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906
Fire raging behind the ruins of the Valencia Hotel, where 75 persons died in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Rubble after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906

Rubble after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906
Dead horses amid ruins on Clay Street after the San Francisco earthquake, 1906. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Peddlers in San Francisco, 1850s

Peddlers in San Francisco, 1850s
Hucksters in front of the Empire Saloon during the Gold Rush, San Francisco, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: City of San Francisco during the Gold Rush

City of San Francisco during the Gold Rush
San Francisco during the Gold Rush, seen from the foot of Telegraph Hill, early 1851. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Junipero Serra statue at San Diego Mission

Junipero Serra statue at San Diego Mission
Statue of Father Junipero Serra in front of San Diego Mission, first of the Spanish missions in California. Digital photograph

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Father Junipero Serra statue in California

Father Junipero Serra statue in California
Statue of Father Junipero Serra, Spanish Franciscan missionary to California, San Diego Mission. Digital photograph

Background imageCalifornia Collection: Junipero Serras quarters, San Diego Mission

Junipero Serras quarters, San Diego Mission
Father Junipero Serras personal quarters at San Diego Mission, which he founded in 1769. Digital photograph



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