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Mission Dolores, San Francisco, Cal.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    1843–1942
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • Mission Dolores, San Francisco, Cal., 1898
  • Where object was made: San Francisco, California, United States
  • photochrom
  • Object Height/Width: 17.39 x 22.69 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 8 15/16 in
  • Gift of David J. and Rita Sloan Gottlieb
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0332
Description

A large building [identified as Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California] occupies the center of the composition. Against the backdrop of a cloudless blue sky, the building’s red Spanish-style clay tile roof is topped by a large gold cross at its apex. White neoclassical columns decorate its façade, and a green door and shutters adorn the rest of the structure. To the left of the building is a cemetery enclosed by a fence. Two children stand in the dirt thoroughfare defining the foreground of the image.