Thursday, January 20, 2011

Chinese in ceremonial costumes in Golden Gate Park c1880

One of my favorite views in our collection by famed San Francisco photographer
W.C. Billington - Palm Avenue runs to the gate on the left. The gate is now gone but the pair of lions that were in front of it are still there although they may be copies.   This is from an original Albumen print - also available in case you are interested in acquiring it on Ebay


Anonymous said...

The structure in the background resembles the entrance to Sutro Heights.

Unknown said...

thanks! You are absolutely right - I updated the information. Bennett