[Various places. ca. 1872]. Twelve cards, each 17 x 13 inches, a.e.g., with manuscript captions in lower margins. Images are 9 x 6 1/2 inches, except the two oval images of San Francisco. Some minor soiling on cards, some images slightly faded. Very good. Archivally matted, protected with a mylar sheet. Item #WRCAM29311
An excellent collection of views, quite early for Hawaii and New Zealand. The four views of Honolulu include one wide view of the town, a view of a side street with a church steeple in the background, the Pali mountain pass, and the harbor with several large vessels at anchor. In New Zealand the Supreme Court building in Christchurch and the city of Littleton are displayed. The San Francisco images include the Palace Hotel and the famous Cliff House. Of particular interest are the three views of the Central Pacific Railway. The sections of the track include Capestown, the Palisade, and Summit Station, each with fresh evidence of the line's recent completion. Also in the collection is one image of a railroad along the banks of Salt Lake, and three wide views of Salt Lake City, one with the Mormon tabernacle (completed in 1871) prominently featured. An attractive collection of views, each quite displayable.