The Portals Of The Past (Golden Gate Park)

By: Worden, Willard

Price: $250.00

Quantity: 1 available


Silver Gelatin Print (approx. 8"x10") . Framed in an apparently original frame. The photograph is in very Good condition, with no particular areas of discoloration , fading, etc. The frame is mostly clean and bright. There is wear and tearing to the paper covering on the back, but only in spots. The artist, Willard Worden, served in the Spanish American War in the Philippines then moved to San Francisco, Ca in 1902. His first photography studio was at the Cliff House, with a later gallery located on Stockton Street. He photographed areas of San Francisco, including Chinatown and then the 1906 earthquake and fire. He was best known for his photographs of the Pan Pacific Exposition of 1915. This particular photograph, called The Portals of the Past from 1910 denotes a set of greek columns that had originally been the front entrance to the Nob Hill mansion of Alban Towne the railroad magnate. The house on Nob Hill was destroyed during the 1906 earthquake while the columns remained -- the city of San Francisco used the columns as a memorial and reminder of the devastating earthquake. The columns were moved to Golden Gate Park, at the edge of Lloyd Lake, where the photograph was taken.

Title: The Portals Of The Past (Golden Gate Park)

Author Name: Worden, Willard

Categories: Photograph,

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, 1910

Binding: Other

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: A36817

Keywords: Photograph San Francisco Willard Worden Golden Gate Park Californiana Photograph,