WOODWARD'S GARDENS, SAN FRANCISCO, 1883 [caption title]. San Francisco, 1883. Color lithograph, 13.5x9 cm. "Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco's first amusement park, opened in 1866 in the Mission District, just a few blocks from Mission Dolores. Combining museums, conservatories and entertainment sites, the one-stop enterprise would also open the city's first zoo and America's first aquarium ... For 25 years Woodward's Gardens was the place to go in San Francisco for popular culture, recreation and amusement ... Woodward's Gardens closed to the public in 1891 ... the family auctioned off their father's collection of 75,000 articles on April 6, 1893" (Robert Ehler Blaisdell). Probably an advertising card published by The Gardens. Removed from an album. Lightly tanned, several mild abrasions to card verso, very good. Provenance: The Marilyn Blaisdell collection. (#167132).
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