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Dupont Street, Chinese quarters print

circa 1890
 Collection
Identifier: 1998-243

Abstract

DuPont Street was one of the oldest streets in San Francisco's Chinatown district, it was named in honor of Commodore Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) of the United States Navy. Dupont Street was changed to Grant Avenue in 1886. This print is a view of Dupont Street, in the Chinatown area of San Francisco, with an insert image of a "Chinese Vegetable Pedler."

Dates

  • circa 1890

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 print : b&w; 3.5 x 4.5 in.

Historical Note

Dupont Street was one of the oldest streets in San Francisco's Chinatown district, it was named in honor of Commodore Samuel Francis Du Pont (1803-1865) of the United States Navy. Samuel Francis du Pont was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife Gabrielle Josephine de la Fite de Pelleport (1739-1817). Samuel Francis du Pont joined the United States Navy at a young age and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. In 1846, during the Mexican-American War, he played a pivotal role in the capture of San Diego. He was relieved of his command after a failed attack on Charleston, South Carolina in 1863. Dupont Street was changed to Grant Avenue in 1886.

Scope and Content

This is a view of the Chinatown area of San Francisco with an insert image of a "Chinese Vegetable Pedler." It is possibly a page or insert from a small souvenir view book. The back of the print contains a "description of scene" and an advertisement for a free book from a patent medicine company.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Dupont Street, Chinese quarters print
Status:
Online
Date:
2016
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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