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Shew Daguerreotype Panorama

Shew Daguerreotype Panorama

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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
place made
United States: California, San Francisco
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
ID Number
PG.000159
accession number
22955
catalog number
159
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Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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