View of the Original Carquinez Bridge, San Francisco, CA. c1927
Description: View of the Original Carquinez Bridge, San Francisco, CA. c1927. California & Hawaii Sugar Company (C&H) can be seen in center of the view. Upon completion of the 1927 bridge, the Lincoln Highway was rerouted over the span. Its original alignment from Sacramento to San Francisco avoided the unbridged waterways of the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento Delta by routing itself through the Altamont Pass and the central valley. (Traffic across the Carquinez Strait was by steam ferry.) But with the bridge built, the Sacramento to San Francisco route was realigned in 1928 to pass along the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, then in a northeastern direction. (reddish blur bottom right is from scanner and is not on photograph). The Ewing Galloway Agency in New York City was principally a stock photograph agency handling thousands of photographs in the 1920s and 1930s. The many photographers who took the photographs are not known.
Condition: Very good contrast and tonality
Maker: Ewing Galloway Agency
Height: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)
Width: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)
Materials: Original silver print in archival mat