Shew Daguerreotype Panorama

Description
This individual scene from a daguerreotype panorama consisting of five whole-plate sections by photographer William Shew shows ships in the San Francisco, California harbor from Rincon Point, circa 1852. These ships were abandoned by sailors for the gold rush, and are in various stages of decay.
Object Name
daguerreotype
date made
ca 1852
maker
Shew, William
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
each plate: 6 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 21.59 cm
place made
United States: California, San Francisco
ID Number
PG*00159
accession number
22955
catalog number
159
subject
Photography
American Enterprise
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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