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
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
NOTES: 106p. 3x4"
LOCATION: UCB, SFPL
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
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
IMAGES: one pasted into inside cover, advertising engraving,
INDEX: index, contents
STATUS: read photo’d
SPECIAL FEATURES: see handwritten sfpl sheet 2
SUBGENRE: visitor/ resource guide
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
IMAGES: plates, montages, picturesque
INDEX: contents index in front (alpha)
NOTES: clear annotated entries, disturnell company, many ads.180p.
STATUS: read, photo’d
SPECIAL FEATURES: see handwritten sfpl visit one sheet. Some pink pages
with blue ink.
SUBGENRE: resource guide, horizontal
AUTHOR: Doxey, William.
TITLE: Doxey's guide to San Francisco and the pleasure resorts of
PUBLISHER: San Francisco, W. Doxey
IMAGES: montage, architectural
INDEX: contents index in front
NOTES: history, long annotations,
STATUS: read, photo’d
SPECIAL FEATURES: green orig cover w/silhouette of temple
SUBGENRE: tourist visitor experiential
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
IMAGES: engraving on postcards pasted.
NOTES: fold out picture book—about 10 feet.
STATUS: read photo’d
SPECIAL FEATURES: short retrospective history of SF, album showing
rapid improvements and growth.
AUTHOR: Keeler, Charles
TITLE: San Francisco and Thereabouts
PUBLISHER: San Francisco: California Promotion Committee
INDEX: contents and list of illustrations
NOTES: artistic, ragged pages, fine press, art& craft type
STATUS: read, phot’d
SPECIAL FEATURES: picturesque poetic writing
SUBGENRE: souvenir, symbolic, literary.
AUTHOR: Dunn, Alan
TITLE: Care-free San Francisco
PUBLISHER: A.M. Robertson
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.”
STATUS: read photo’d
SPECIAL FEATURES: pen and ink cover, poems
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