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Third Artillery band, Presidio, c. 1860s

Third Artillery band, Presidio, c. 1860s

Third Artillery band at Presidio in uniforms, c. 1860s.

The Court of Fort Point

The Court of Fort Point

From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate and foreign attack during and after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautifully arched casemate... More

Fort Point National Historic Cite and Golden Gate Bridge

Fort Point National Historic Cite and Golden Gate Bridge

From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate and foreign attack during and after the U.S. Civil War.

Court of Fort Point

Court of Fort Point

From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate and foreign attack during and after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautifully arched casemate... More

3rd Artillery Band - National Parks Gallery

3rd Artillery Band - National Parks Gallery

3rd Artillery Band in front of enlisted barracks on parade ground c 1867

Lime Point viewed from a sport above the blacksmith's shop. 21 July 1868

Lime Point viewed from a sport above the blacksmith's shop. 21 July 18...

Lime Point viewed from a sport above the blacksmith's shop, Fort Baker. 21 July 1868

Battery McClellan on Alcatraz, 1868.

Battery McClellan on Alcatraz, 1868.

Group of soldiers sitting around a 15" Rodman gun at Battery McClellan on Alcatraz, 1868.San Francisco can bee seen in the background.

Fort Mason East Battery

Fort Mason East Battery

Fort Mason East Battery with mortars, 1870.

A Block, Alcatraz, 1975

A Block, Alcatraz, 1975

“View of ‘A’ Block in main cell house. Facing NW stairwell at right center leads to basement citadel,” 1975.

View of the Sham Battle from Harbor View (Marina District). 3 July 1876.

View of the Sham Battle from Harbor View (Marina District). 3 July 187...

View of the Sham Battle from Harbor View (Marina District). 3 July 1876.

Posed camp scene, Presidio, 1878

Posed camp scene, Presidio, 1878

"Edgar Graham, August 1878. San Francisco," posed camp scene at Presidio.

Edgar Graham [Quartermaster of Presidio], 1878

Edgar Graham [Quartermaster of Presidio], 1878

"Edgar Graham [Quartermaster of Presidio], August 1878. San Francisco"

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph young Lewis and parents

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph young Lewis and parents

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph of a young Mildred Lewis and her parents

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph Lewis 5 years old

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph Lewis 5 years old

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph of Mildred Lewis at 5 years old

Projectile from the 1880's after being destoyed

Projectile from the 1880's after being destoyed

This projectile was destroyed by munitions experts from Travis Air Force Base after it was found near Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph GGB Construction

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph GGB Construction

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph of Golden Gate Bridge Construction

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph of Parents

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph of Parents

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph of Mildred Lewis' Parents

1880's Projectile Found near Hawk Hill Could Have Come from Fort Point

1880's Projectile Found near Hawk Hill Could Have Come from Fort Point

1880's Projectile Found near Hawk Hill is the kind fired from Fort Point in the 1880's. The Headlands was commonly used for target practice by the Army when Fort Point was active.

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph Shipwreck

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph Shipwreck

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph of a shipwreck off of Land's End

1880's projectile depicted in US Army Manual of the time

1880's projectile depicted in US Army Manual of the time

This is a drawing of an 1880's projectile as depicted in US Army Manual of the time period.

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph Lewis on Beach

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph Lewis on Beach

GOGA-1766 Mildred Lewis Collection Photograph of Mildred Lewis on the Beach

Front Entrance to Sutro Heights

Front Entrance to Sutro Heights

It appears that by around 1883 prominent gates marked both the main and private entrances. The main gate was a highly decorative wood structure more than 25 feet tall and flanked by two statues of reclining lio... More

Sutro Heights cottage and water tower

Sutro Heights cottage and water tower

The tank house and observation tower located at the southeast comer of the parapet and adjacent to the residence was built around 1884. This two-story building with white clapboard siding was built by Sutro to ... More

Sutro Heights Admission Card

Sutro Heights Admission Card

Sutro Heights Admission Card, 1889

Alameda Gate to the Presidio, c1883-1884.

Alameda Gate to the Presidio, c1883-1884.

Soldier and two children on bicycles outside of the Alameda Gate to the Presidio, c1883-1884.

Entry gate to Fort Point from the Lighthouse keeper's houses, 1885.

Entry gate to Fort Point from the Lighthouse keeper's houses, 1885.

One soldier and one civilian at the entry gate to Fort Point from the Lighthouse keeper's houses, 1885.

Dwelling Observatory - National Parks Gallery

Dwelling Observatory - National Parks Gallery

Dwelling Observatory at Sutro Heights, 1886

Sutro Heights Conservatory, 1886

Sutro Heights Conservatory, 1886

The conservatory was an elaborate greenhouse structure built to house Sutro's collection of climate-sensitive tropical plants. Centrally located on an elevated mound east of the terminus of Palm Avenue, the str... More

Conservatory at Sutro Heights

Conservatory at Sutro Heights

Conservatory at Sutro Heights, 1886

Snow covering the grounds of the Benicia Arsenal, 1887

Snow covering the grounds of the Benicia Arsenal, 1887

Snow covering the grounds of the Benicia Arsenal, 1887

Drive to Fort Point, Presidio, 1890s

Drive to Fort Point, Presidio, 1890s

The Presidio and drive to Fort Point in 1890 with man and horse in midground.

“Looking East, Fort McDowell

“Looking East, Fort McDowell

Postcard reading, “Looking East, Fort McDowell, Cal," Angel Island. Public domain scan of the vintage San Francisco postcard, California, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Fort Point and Golden Gate, 1890

Fort Point and Golden Gate, 1890

“Fort Point from hill. January 26, 1890.”

Postcard of Pacifica showing Bay Area Discovery Site on Sweeney Ridge (X).

Postcard of Pacifica showing Bay Area Discovery Site on Sweeney Ridge ...

Postcard showing the Bay Area Discovery Site on Sweeney Ridge (X) in relation to the Linda Mar and San Pedro Point areas of Pacifica.

“Post Exchange, Fort McDowell

“Post Exchange, Fort McDowell

Postcard reading, “Post Exchange, Fort McDowell, Cal.,” Angel Island. Public domain scan of the vintage San Francisco postcard, California, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Post card of the old Muir Woods Cabin, c1918.

Post card of the old Muir Woods Cabin, c1918.

Post card of the old Muir Woods Cabin, c1918. Public domain scan of the vintage San Francisco postcard, California, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sutro Baths and Cliff House postcard

Sutro Baths and Cliff House postcard

Sutro Baths and Cliff House postcard. Public domain scan of the vintage San Francisco postcard, California, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Soldier washing clothes, c. 1890s

Soldier washing clothes, c. 1890s

Soldier washing clothes, c. 1890s.

Construction of Alcatraz - National Parks Gallery

Construction of Alcatraz - National Parks Gallery

Construction of Alcatraz 1890-1914

Cliff House, 1890 - National Parks Gallery

Cliff House, 1890 - National Parks Gallery

“Cliff House and Seal Rocks, October 25, 1890”

A Cliff House Postcard

A Cliff House Postcard

Cliff House postcard, No. 202 Public domain scan of the vintage San Francisco postcard, California, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

“East Garrison, Fort McDowell”

“East Garrison, Fort McDowell”

Postcard reading, “East Garrison, Fort McDowell, Cal.” Army YMCA, Angel Island.

Lifting mule at Port of Embarkation, 1890s

Lifting mule at Port of Embarkation, 1890s

Mule being lifted up onto ship at Port of Embarkation, 1890s.

Veterans Administration Hospital postcard, Fort Mi

Veterans Administration Hospital postcard, Fort Mi

Veterans Administration Hospital postcard, Fort Miley. Public domain scan of the vintage San Francisco postcard, California, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Crissy Field Postcard - National Parks Gallery

Crissy Field Postcard - National Parks Gallery

Postcard featuring Crissy Field. The image also catches the train that used to run along Crissy Field and some of the barracks that used to sit on the land.

Presidio gate, 1890s - National Parks Gallery

Presidio gate, 1890s - National Parks Gallery

“Gate to the Presidio or soldiers camping ground, San Francisco, Calif. 24th camped there about four weeks,” 1890s.

Tents at Presidio sash camp, c. 1890s

Tents at Presidio sash camp, c. 1890s

Tents at Presidio sash camp, c. 1890s

Leaving for home, Presidio, c. 1890s

Leaving for home, Presidio, c. 1890s

“Regiment leaving Presidio for home” c. 1890s.

“Sailing for Honolulu” Presidio, c. 1890s

“Sailing for Honolulu” Presidio, c. 1890s

“Sailing for Honolulu” Presidio, c. 1890s.

Ocean Beach without the Cliff House, either mid-1890s or c1908.

Ocean Beach without the Cliff House, either mid-1890s or c1908.

Ocean Beach without the Cliff House, either mid-1890s or c1908.

“Birds eye view, East Garrison, Fort McDowell

“Birds eye view, East Garrison, Fort McDowell

Postcard reading “Birds eye view, East Garrison, Fort McDowell, Cal.” Angel Island.

Tents at Presidio sash camp, c. 1890s

Tents at Presidio sash camp, c. 1890s

Tents at Presidio sash camp, c. 1890s

Fort Point seawall, 1890

Fort Point seawall, 1890

“At Fort Point, January 26, 1890,” looking down seawall.

Flower beds and fountain, Sutro Heights postcard

Flower beds and fountain, Sutro Heights postcard

Flower beds and fountain, Sutro Heights postcard. Public domain photograph - park, sign, monument, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Century plant [Agave americana]

Century plant [Agave americana]

Common name: Century plant Scientific name: Agave americana Origin: Southwestern USA Uses: Great for a specimen plant. These architectural plants will flower once after 8 -10 years with a dramatic flower sta... More

Regiment at attention, 1890s

Regiment at attention, 1890s

“Regiment at attention,” Presidio, 1890s. Public domain photograph of military parade, army ceremony, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The cliffhouse train locomotive, 1890.

The cliffhouse train locomotive, 1890.

The cliffhouse train locomotive, 1890. Public domain photograph of a steam locomotive, engine, train, railroad, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

President Harrison and guests with Adolf Sutro, 1891

President Harrison and guests with Adolf Sutro, 1891

President Harrison and guests with Adolf Sutro, 1891

Sutro Baths Construction - National Parks Gallery

Sutro Baths Construction - National Parks Gallery

Main Building, Boiler House circa 1892. Construction of Cliff House and Sutro Baths.

First Cliff House from Ocean Beach and Seal Rock, pre-1894.

First Cliff House from Ocean Beach and Seal Rock, pre-1894.

First Cliff House from Ocean Beach and Seal Rock, pre-1894.

Palm Avenue, Sutro Heights

Palm Avenue, Sutro Heights

Palm Avenue, Sutro Heights, 1894-1907

Gardens at Sutro Heights

Gardens at Sutro Heights

Gardens at Sutro Heights, c.1894-1907

View of the 1st Cliff House and Seal Rock, 1894

View of the 1st Cliff House and Seal Rock, 1894

Group gathered on Sutro Height taking in the view of the 1st Cliff House and Seal Rock, July 19, 1894.

Sutro Baths Main Entrance

Sutro Baths Main Entrance

Sutro Baths Main Entrance c1894-1907

Palm Avenue and the Main Gate

Palm Avenue and the Main Gate

Palm Avenue and Main Gate, Sutro Heights, 1894-1907

A Visitor in the Gardens

A Visitor in the Gardens

A visitor at the gardens in Sutro Heights, 1894-1907 Public domain photograph - park, sign, monument, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sutro Heights Building - National Parks Gallery

Sutro Heights Building - National Parks Gallery

Photo Gallery on the Parapet of Sutro Heights, 1894-1907

Well house at Sutro Heights, 1895

Well house at Sutro Heights, 1895

Well house at Sutro Heights Park with Norfolk Island Tree in front, 1895.

Sutro Baths Interior - National Parks Gallery

Sutro Baths Interior - National Parks Gallery

Sutro Baths interior with crowds of people, 1896-1907

Entrance to Sutro Baths

Entrance to Sutro Baths

Entrance to Sutro Baths c1896-1907

Sutro Heights parapet - National Parks Gallery

Sutro Heights parapet - National Parks Gallery

One of the first major structures that Sutro built was the rock and sandstone parapet located immediately west of the residence. Sited on the highest point of the estate, the parapet continues to provide breath... More

Angel Island's Quarantine Station and pier, c. 1896

Angel Island's Quarantine Station and pier, c. 1896

Angel Island's Quarantine Station and pier, c. 1896

Immigrants opening baggage for disinfection at U.S. Quarantine Station, Angel Island, c. 1896

Immigrants opening baggage for disinfection at U.S. Quarantine Station...

Immigrants opening baggage for disinfection at U.S. Quarantine Station, Angel Island, c. 1896

Sutro Pleasure Grounds - National Parks Gallery

Sutro Pleasure Grounds - National Parks Gallery

Sutro Pleasure Grounds, c. 1896-1907

The second Cliff House from Sutro Heights. 22 April 1897.

The second Cliff House from Sutro Heights. 22 April 1897.

The second Cliff House from the Sutro Heights Parapet, 22 April 1897.

Sutro Baths Looking South

Sutro Baths Looking South

Sutro Baths Looking South, May 1, 1897.

Sutro Baths Interior Looking East

Sutro Baths Interior Looking East

Sutro Baths interior looking wast, May 1, 1897

Sutro Baths Interior - National Parks Gallery

Sutro Baths Interior - National Parks Gallery

South view of the Sutro Baths interior, 1897

Man sitting on horse with flag in background, 1898

Man sitting on horse with flag in background, 1898

“Major John Hauwe of 2nd battalion, Camp Merritt, Cal. July 1898.” Man sitting on horse with flag in background.

Ocean Beach lifesaving boat, 1898

Ocean Beach lifesaving boat, 1898

Men launching lifesaving row boat into water at Ocean Beach, 1898.

At attention, Presidio, 1898

At attention, Presidio, 1898

“Officer at attention, 1898.” Public domain photograph - portrait of an officer in military uniform, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Ed Moss washing his clothes, 1898

Ed Moss washing his clothes, 1898

“Picture of Ed Moss working his clothes at the mess tent. He is a member of Co. K.51.2a. Taken in San Francisco, Camp Merriam, Oct 10 1898”

Group of soldiers in the tent housing at the East Cantonment of the Presidio during the Spanish American War, 1898.

Group of soldiers in the tent housing at the East Cantonment of the Pr...

Group of soldiers in the tent housing at the East Cantonment of the Presidio during the Spanish American War, 1898.

Landscape view of the Presidio, 1898

Landscape view of the Presidio, 1898

Caption states: "A view of the Presidio of the SF in 1898, looking Northeast across the Bay. Fort Mason is to the extreme right, the parade ground on the left is faced by barracks... The cluster of tents housed... More

Blanket toss, Camp Merritt, 1898

Blanket toss, Camp Merritt, 1898

“Tossing a Co. M boy in the blanket. Camp Merritt, Cal. June 1898."

Montgomery Street Barracks, 1898

Montgomery Street Barracks, 1898

View of the Montgomery Street Barracks built in 1895 for the 30th Infantry and the Spanish-American War, 1898.

Couples at Camp Merriam, c. 1898

Couples at Camp Merriam, c. 1898

“A pairty [at] Camp Merriam." Couples at Camp Merriam, c. 1898.

Camps at the Presidio during the Spanish American War, 1898.

Camps at the Presidio during the Spanish American War, 1898.

Camps at the East Cantonment of the Presidio during the Spanish American War, 1898.

Cook and mess tents, Camp Merritt, 1898

Cook and mess tents, Camp Merritt, 1898

Cook and mess tent of 51st Iowa, Camp Merritt, 1898. Public domain photograph of train tracks, railroad works, construction workers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

CA Boys aboard the “City of Rio de Janeiro, 1898.

CA Boys aboard the “City of Rio de Janeiro, 1898.

CA Boys aboard the “City of Rio de Janeiro, 1898.

Presidio's main parade grounds, 1898

Presidio's main parade grounds, 1898

Presidio's main parade grounds, brick barracks, and headquarters from the hill behind the troops tents, 1898

Men on dunes, Camp Merritt, 1898

Men on dunes, Camp Merritt, 1898

“Col. Lopez, Major Hauwe [?] middle, and Capt. J [?] Clark of Iowa of Co. M. 51st Iowa. June 1898”

51st Iowa Football Team, 1898

51st Iowa Football Team, 1898

51st Iowa Football Team, "Champions of the Pacific Coast" posing above a Spanish -American War camp in or near the Presidio, 1898.

View of Golden Gate from Fort Point, 1898

View of Golden Gate from Fort Point, 1898

“A view of the Pacific Ocean looking northwest from the shore in front of the fort and Golden Gate. Myself sitting on the rocks. July 1898”

Christmas Time at Letterman Hospital

Christmas Time at Letterman Hospital

Christmas time in the surgical ward at the Letterman Hospital, 1898

12 inch guns, Fort Point, 1898

12 inch guns, Fort Point, 1898

“12 inch gun [at] Fort Point, Presidio. September 1898”

Troops lounging after pay day, 1898

Troops lounging after pay day, 1898

“Squad drill after pay day. Presidio, September 1898,” on Lyon Street.

Christmas in the Surgical Ward

Christmas in the Surgical Ward

Christmas in the Surgical Ward, 1898 Public domain photograph of shopping center, department store building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Dog mascot, 1898 - National Parks Gallery

Dog mascot, 1898 - National Parks Gallery

“One of Co. M’s mascots. “Bob Evans” gotten in Des Moines Iowa and taken with Co. to Filippines and back. Home Red Oak Iowa. Taken September 1898 Camp Merriam.”

51st Iowa at Camp Merritt, 1898

51st Iowa at Camp Merritt, 1898

“51st Iowa at Camp Merritt.” Troops camped outside the Presidio and readying to leave for the Philippines, 1898.

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