San Francisco Guidebook Display
visual presentation for forthcoming article in Tourist Studies

Portals to Metropolis: Nineteenth Century Guidebooks and the Assemblage of Urban Experience.

by David Michalski 








References

Guidebook Display



NUMBER: 87
AUTHOR: Langley
TITLE: A street and avenue guide of San Francisco. containing a new mapan francisco, and many items of valuable information, usefule for strangers visiting the metropolis of the Pacific.
PUBLISHER: San Francisco: Henry G. Langley, 612 Clay Street
YEAR: 1875 (there maybe versions 1872,3] [1876 on cover]
IMAGES: some engr. ads, hdbk
MAPS: map -- removed to map collection
INDEX: ToC
NOTES: 106p. 3x4"
LOCATION: UCB, SFPL
STATUS: read
CONDITION: good, pages brittle
SPECIAL FEATURES: The gold stamped black cloth cover reads "Langley's city map and street guide, 1875 San Francisco."  This attractive pocket guide advertises a longer guide by the same publisher is being prepared for immediate publication the name, San Francisco Illustrated, A Guidebook to San Francisco and Environs. Exhibiting at a glance, What can be seen in and about the metropolis of the Pacific, and how to see it with references to the early history of the city, its early settlers, public buildings, etc. This new "forthcoming" was to be very different from the one in hand, which primarily consists of a street directory, and other directory style lists, of building locations, fire boxes, and transportation. It does include illustrative and graphic advertisements in the front and rear. Price One dollar.
SUBGENRE: serial pocket directory. Resource
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NUMBER: 42
AUTHOR: Tiffany & Macdonald
TITLE: The Pocket exchange guide of San Francisco, gives the location of the principal places of amusement, banks, hotels, churches, and all other places of interest in and about the above-named city, and its surroundings. Also, complete descriptions of Oakland, Petaluma, Salinas and Santa Cruz, giving there sources, climate, etc.
PUBLISHER: San Francisco, Tiffany & Macdonald
YEAR: 1875
IMAGES: one pasted into inside cover, advertising engraving, 
MAPS:
INDEX: index, contents
NOTES:
LOCATION:
STATUS: read photo’d
CONDITION: good
SPECIAL FEATURES: see handwritten sfpl sheet 2
SUBGENRE: visitor/ resource guide
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NUMBER: 66
AUTHOR: Disturnell, William C.
TITLE: Disturnell's strangers' guide to San Francisco and vicinity, a complete and reliable book of reference for tourists and strangers visiting the metropolis of the Pacific
PUBLISHER: San Francisco [CA] : W.C Disturnell
YEAR: 1883
IMAGES: plates, montages, picturesque
MAPS: yes
INDEX:  contents index in front (alpha)
NOTES: clear annotated entries, disturnell company, many ads.180p.
LOCATION: SFPL
STATUS: read, photo’d
CONDITION: excellent
SPECIAL FEATURES: see handwritten sfpl visit one sheet. Some pink pages with blue ink.
SUBGENRE: resource guide, horizontal
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NUMBER: 12
AUTHOR: Doxey, William. 
TITLE: Doxey's guide to San Francisco and the pleasure resorts of California.
PUBLISHER: San Francisco, W. Doxey
YEAR: 1897 
IMAGES: montage, architectural
MAPS:
INDEX: contents index in front
NOTES: history, long annotations,
LOCATION: SFPL
STATUS: read, photo’d
CONDITION: excellent
SPECIAL FEATURES: green orig cover w/silhouette of temple
SUBGENRE: tourist visitor experiential
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NUMBER:  103
AUTHOR: Heininger, C.P. (Publisher)
TITLE: Historical Souvenir of San Francisco, Cal., with prominent buildings, the bay its islands and fortifications etc.
PUBLISHER: C.P. Heininger
YEAR: 1887(?)
IMAGES: engraving on postcards pasted.
MAPS: no
INDEX: no
NOTES: fold out picture book—about 10 feet.
LOCATION: SFPL
STATUS: read photo’d
CONDITION: good
SPECIAL FEATURES: short retrospective history of SF, album showing rapid improvements and growth.
SUBGENRE: souvenir
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NUMBER: 104
AUTHOR: Keeler, Charles
TITLE: San Francisco and Thereabouts
PUBLISHER: San Francisco: California Promotion Committee
YEAR: 1902
IMAGES: plates
MAPS: no
INDEX: contents and list of illustrations
NOTES: artistic, ragged pages, fine press, art& craft type
LOCATION: SFPL
STATUS: read, phot’d
CONDITION: excellent
SPECIAL FEATURES: picturesque poetic writing
SUBGENRE: souvenir, symbolic, literary.
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NUMBER: 101
AUTHOR: Dunn, Alan
TITLE: Care-free San Francisco
PUBLISHER: A.M. Robertson
YEAR: 1913
IMAGES: photomontage
MAPS: no
INDEX: contents and illustration list
NOTES: artistic, booster of high culture, personality of city. Last line—quails were calling in the garden as we strolled home, the air was redolent with the breath of roses.”
LOCATION: SFPL
STATUS: read photo’d
CONDITION: good
SPECIAL FEATURES: pen and ink cover, poems
SUBGENRE: symbolic
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Michalski, David. Portals to Metropolis: Guidebooks and the Assemblage of Urban Experience, Fly Into the Streets Press. 2003