Artwork > Excursion to Frisco (Series)

This series takes the viewer back to the turn of the 20th century with illustrations that capture monumental and often forgotten histories of San Francisco’s teen ages. You will find fantastically detailed memories of the gritty rubble and ashes of 1906, to the beautifully dramatic Panama Pacific worlds fair that shadowed over the Golden Gate. Generations after the prosperous Gold Rush, San Francisco was still rapidly changing with downtown buildings getting taller and neighborhoods growing in the southern and western parts of the undeveloped outside lands.

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“An Excursion to Frisco” watercolor, ink on antique paper “We came for gold and stayed on credit, built bars out of boats and shacks upon the slopes.  This land was never ours but we claimed it so, the crowds flocked in, foggy dreams, high hopes and opium
watercolor, ink on antique paper
11" x 14"
2012
The Expo’s amusement area was called The Zone, complete with cultural attractions like the Samoan Village with native dancers, mini theme parks, wild west shows, a detailed reproduction of the Panama Canal, “Captain” the worlds smartest living horse who p
watercolor, ink on antique paper
11" x 14"
2012
$245
“The Damndest Finest Ruins” watercolor, ink on  antique paper “Put me somewhere West of East street (Embarcadero) where there’s nothing left but dust, Where the lad’s are all a bustlin’ and where everthing’s gone bust, Where the buildings that are standin
watercolor, ink on antique paper
11" x 14"
2012
“The Burning of Carville” watercolor, ink on paper Of all the re-purposed old horse and cable cars to inhabit the wind thrust sand dunes of San Francisco’s barren beach front, the Falcon women’s Bicycling Club hosted the most vibrant soirees.  Carville wa
watercolor, ink on paper
2012
“Sutro” watercolor, ink on paper Adolf Sutro (1830-1898) public figure, entrepreneur, city Mayor (1894-96). Sutro made a fortune in Nevada’s Comstock Lode and used it to purchase thousands of acres of land in San Francisco’s out lying areas. Sutro was kno
watercolor, ink on paper
18" x 24"
2012
$350
“Sundial” watercolor, ink on paper At 26 feet tall, the sundial in Ingleside Terraces was once billed by The Urban Realty Improvement Company “the largest and most magnificent sundial in the world.” In a ceremony complete with dancing “nymphs,” a live ban
watercolor, ink on paper
12" x 16"
2012