Visual Culture in 19th Century San Francisco
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Visual Culture in 19th Century San Francisco



Miner’s Decree: or, a New Verse-ion of the Ten Commandments.

Drawn by H. E. Engraved by Andrew Varick Stout Anthony. Wood engraving; 8 x 17 cm. on letter sheet 25 x 40 cm. California Pictorial Lettersheets from the Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material, BANC PIC 1963.002:0089--B

Creator/Contributor: Cadez Orion

Publisher: Noisy Carrier Book and Stationary Co.

Date: c. 1853-5

Location: San Francisco

Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

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Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in 19th Century San Francisco traces the growth of the commodified image industry in San Francisco during the nineteenth century, incorporating mass-reproduced visual representations of people into a broader history and explaining the cultural roots of modern celebrity.

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