WOODWARD'S GARDENS. PROGRAMME. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, DEC. 1ST & 2D, 1877 ... [caption title]. [San Francisco]: Francis and Valentine Printers, 517 Clay St., 1877. Illustrated broadside, 23.7x15 cm, printed on light brown paper stock. "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). Old folds, several small chips at edges, some stains and age-darkening, a good copy. Provenance: The Marilyn Blaisdell collection. (#167135).