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Antique and Vintage prints of California

original prints close to, or over, 100 years old from various sources such as John Muir's "Picturesque California..." and "The West Shore Magazine"

"Visions of ineffable beauty and harmony, health and exhilaration of body and soul, and grand foundation lessons in Nature's eternal love, are the sure reward of every earnest looker in this glorious wilderness." — John Muir

PLEASE CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL IMAGES BELOW FOR AN ENLARGED VIEW

Among the Pines - Sacramento River
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Among the Pines — Sacramento River
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 7 x 11 inches
Sheet size: about 12 x 16.25 inches
$25
Squaw Valley - near Wow-ow-wa
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Squaw Valley — near Wow-ow-wa (?)
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.5 x 7 inches
Sheet size: about 12 x 16.25 inches
$25
Indian Canon - The Bear Fight
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Indian Cañon — The Bear Fight
signed in plate by T. Hill
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.5 x 7 inches
Sheet size: about 12 x 16.25 inches
$25
Chilnualna Falls — Yosemite
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Chilnualna Falls — Yosemite
signed in plate by T. Hill
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.5 x 7 inches
Sheet size: about 12 x 16.25 inches
(SEE ENLARGEMENT FOR CONDITION ISSUES)
$10
Vernal & Nevada Falls
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Vernal & Nevada Falls
signed in plate by T. Hill
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.5 x 7 inches
Sheet size: about 12 x 16.25 inches
$40
Yosemite Falls
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The Yosemite Falls
signed in plate by [illegible signature]
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.5 x 7 inches
Sheet size: about 12 x 16.25 inches
$40
Deer pass into the Canon of the Merced below Mount
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Deer pass into the Cañon of the Merced below Mount Lyell
signed in plate by Julian Rix
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.5 x 7 inches
Sheet size: about 12 x 16.25 inches
$25
The San Francisco Mountains
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The San Francisco Mountains
signed in plate by Julian Rix
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.75 x 6.75 inches
Sheet size: about 12 x 16.25 inches
$25
Mt Humphrey - View from the South Fork of the San Joaquin
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Mt Humphrey — View from the South Fork of the San Joaquin
signed in plate by W. Keith
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.25 x 7.75 inches
Sheet size: about 11.25 x 8.25 inches
Mt Humphrey - View from the South Fork of the San Joaquin
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Falls of the Pitt River
signed in plate by George Spiel
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.5 x 6.75 inches
Sheet size: about 16 x 12 inches
$20
Sultan Mountain from Bakers Park
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Sultan Mountain from Bakers Park
signed in plate by Thomas Moran
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.5 x 7.25 inches
Sheet size: about 16 x 12 inches
$40
Gray's Peak
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Grays Peak
signed in plate by M.A. Streight
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 11 x 7.125 inches
Sheet size: about 16 x 12 inches
$25
Head of the Hetch-Hetchy Valley
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Head of the Hetch-Hetchy Valley
signed in plate by T.H.
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.25 x 7.125 inches
Sheet size: about 13.25 x 9.5 inches
$25
Falls in North Wall of Bloody Canon
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Falls in North Wall of Bloody Cañon
signed in plate by George Spiel
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 6.675 x 10.5 inches
Sheet size: about 10.75 x 16 inches
$25
Elk at Pitt River Canon
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Elk at Pitt River Cañon
signed in plate by T. Hill
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.5 x 7 inches
Sheet size: about 10.75 x 16 inches
$25
Mountain Supply Team in a Storm
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Mountain Supply Team in a Storm
signed in plate by A.J. Keller
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.675 x 7.5 inches
Sheet size: about 10.75 x 16 inches
$25
Tourists among Mt passes
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Tourists among Mt passes
signed in plate by A.J. Keller
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 10.75 x 7.25 inches
Sheet size: about 10.75 x 16 inches
$25
Under the Fan Palms
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Under the Fan Palms
signed in plate by Albert C. Sterner
original photogravure from John Muir's Picturesque California, published circa 1888-1894
Image size: about 6.375 x 10 inches
Sheet size: about 10.75 x 16 inches
$25
City View Park
(printed on both sides of paper)
City View Park
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City View Park / Pilot Peak, O&C Stage Road
original lithograph from The West Shore, published circa 1884
Sheet size: about 11.875 x 9 inches
$50
El Capitan, Yosemite Valley
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El Capitan, Yosemite Valley
original wood engraving from The West Shore, published circa 1884
(Note: the 'rainbow affect' is an artifact of the scanning process and does not appear on actual antique wood engraving)
Image size: about 6.125 x 8.125 inches
Sheet size: about 9 x 11.75 inches
[PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF PAPER, TEXT VERSO. SOME AGE-TONING AND SLIGHTLY RUMPLED]
$15
Hydraulic mining in California
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Hydraulic mining in California
original wood engraving from A Tour of the World, published circa 1896
Image size: about 5.75 x 7.75 inches
Sheet size: about 7.125 x 10 inches
$15
Berkeley, California
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Oakland California
original wood engraving from The West Shore, published circa 1884
(Note: the 'rainbow affect' is an artifact of the scanning process and does not appear on actual antique wood engraving)
Image size: about 9.125 x 5.25 inches
Sheet size: about 9 x 11.75 inches
[PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF PAPER, TEXT VERSO.]
$25
See the Old West this year 1941
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See the Old West this year
8-page San Francisco travel promotion conference brochure from April 1941

Sheet size: about 3.75 x 8.125 inches

some wear, horizontal crease in middle

$10
Western States Promotion Council 1942 Travel Planning Conference
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Western States Promotion Council 1942 Travel Planning Conference
8-page San Francisco travel planning conference brochure from October 1941

Sheet size: about 4.25 x 7.5 inches

some wear, horizontal crease in middle

$10
The Lighthouse at Point Conception
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The Lighthouse at Point Conception

Sheet size: about 6.875 x 9.75 inches

print is adhered to thick backing stock with paper description glued to bottom front, some damage on right side of image

$10
unidentified waterfall (Yosemite?)
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unidentified waterfall (Yosemite?)
original photo printed on thin paper

Sheet size: about 7.25 x 12 inches

thin photo paper, has a curl (easily flattened when mounting/matting)

$20
New and Old Oil Fields, Signal Hill, Long Beach, Calif.
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New and Old Oil Fields, Signal Hill, Long Beach, Calif.
original photo on glossy paper, unknown age -- circa 1920s

Sheet size: about 16 x 9.375 inches

a couple of spots in upper sky area and on the back

$25
In the Heart of Oakland
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In the Heart of Oakland

Sheet size: about 8.25 x 11.5 inches

some wear around edges

$10
A Chinese Quarter in San Francisco
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A Chinese Quarter in San Francisco

original woodcut illustration from "The Countries of the World" (circa 1890)

Sheet size: about 7.125 x 10 inches

text on opposite side

$25
San Francisco newsletter Christmas 1919
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'San Francisco newsletter Christmas 1919'

 

Sheet size: about 6.875 x 9.875 inches

romantic dancing woman photo on opposite side

$15
Beautiful Golden Gate Bridge
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Beautiful Golden Gate Bridge
poem by Anna Rose

(circa 1936)

Sheet size: about 11.125 x 8.875 inches

minor wear and age toning

$15
California church
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California church (?)

original photogravure (circa 1910-20) from Cardinell Vincent photographers in San Francisco

Sheet size: about 12 x 10.25 inches

minor wear, age toning, soiling in margins

$20
Pavilion and Exposition Building, Stockton, California
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Pavilion and Exposition Building, Stockton, California

circa 1890

Sheet size: about 8.875 x 5.675 inches

paper loss lower left margin, fox mark in sky

$15
White Oaks near Menlo Park
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White Oaks near Menlo Park

original photogravure, circa 1900-1930

Sheet size: about 16 x 12 inches

$25
Pavilion and Exposition Building, Stockton, California
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scene in Yosemite?

hand-tinted photograph on card stock, circa 1920s?

Sheet size: about 8.875 x 11.5 inches

$25
scene in Yosemite with Half Dome
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scene in Yosemite with Half Dome

hand-tinted photograph on card stock, circa 1920s?

Sheet size: about 13.675 x 10.75 inches

dog-ear crease lower left corner

$35
Gigantic Tree (Wellingtonia Gigantea) in California [sequoia]
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Gigantic Tree (Wellingtonia Gigantea) in California [sequoia]

original woodcut illustrations from "The Illustrated London News" from Feb. 11, 1854

printed on both sides of paper

Sheet size: about 16 x 12 inches

$15
Mendocino Coast
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Mendocino Coast

original photogravure, circa 1900-1930

Sheet size: about 15 x 11.25 inches

damp stain and soiling in outer margins

$25
Chinatown, San Francisco
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Chinatown, San Francisco

lithograph of wood engraving by Ray Bethers, circa 1945

Sheet size: about 13 x 10.25 inches

unobtrusive wrinkle top margin

$25
Cliff House, San Francisco
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Cliff House, San Francisco

circa 1940s color print

Sheet size: about 16.25 x 12.375 inches, linen textured paper

edge/corner wear and a couple of short edge tears

$25
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

circa 1940s color print

Sheet size: about 20.25 x 13.25 inches (too large to scan, so the entire image area is not shown)

lower left attribution: From a Standard Oil Company Photo

lower right attribution: Printed without color plates by The Printing Corportation, S.F.

minor edge/corner

$10

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