WOODWARD'S GARDENS, THE CENTRAL PARK OF THE PACIFIC. EMBRACING A MARINE AQUARIUM, MUSEUM, ART GALLERIES, CONSERVATORIES, TROPICAL HOUSES, MENAGERIE, WHALE POND, AMPHITHEATRE AND SKATING RINK. THE EDEN OF THE WEST! ... [caption title]. California, San Francisco, Woodward's Gardens.

WOODWARD'S GARDENS, THE CENTRAL PARK OF THE PACIFIC. EMBRACING A MARINE AQUARIUM, MUSEUM, ART GALLERIES, CONSERVATORIES, TROPICAL HOUSES, MENAGERIE, WHALE POND, AMPHITHEATRE AND SKATING RINK. THE EDEN OF THE WEST! ... [caption title]. N.p., n.d. [Circa 1880s.]. Single sheet, 25.7x17.2 cm, printed on both sides. "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). The verso provides an extensive "List of Nurserymen, Florists, and Seedsmen" located in San Francisco, furnished in response to "frequent" requests for this information. Paper uniformly tanned, a very good copy. Provenance: The Marilyn Blaisdell collection. (#167134).

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