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Shew Daguerreotype Panorama

Shew Daguerreotype Panorama

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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
date made
ca 1852
Shew, William
place made
United States: California, San Francisco
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
each plate: 6 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 21.59 cm
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accession number
catalog number
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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