Shew Daguerreotype Panorama


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.

Date Made: ca 1852

Maker: Shew, William

Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco

See more items in: Work and Industry: Photographic History, American Enterprise, Photography

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PG.000159Accession Number: 22955Catalog Number: 159

Object Name: daguerreotype

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


Record Id: nmah_1000880

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