Panoramic photograph of Crockett, CA, Carquinez Bridge, California and Hawaiian Sugar Company

$1,100

A rare panorama of old Carquinez bridge and the Crockett sugar factory.

Cartographer(s): Morton & Co.
Date: ca. 1930
Place: San Francisco
Dimensions: 101.5 x 18 cm (40 x 7 in)
Condition Rating: VG+

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Description

A fascinating c. 1930 panoramic photograph of Crockett, CA, showing the old Carquinez Bridge and the California and Hawaiian Sugar Company refinery that is still in use today. The bridge, which was built in 1927 (with a parallel bridge completed in 1958 to allow for greater traffic and the original bridge replaced in 2003), spans the Carquinez Strait, the estuary of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers where they drain into the San Francisco Bay. Crockett was a true company town at the time this photograph was taken, with nearly everyone in the city employed by the sugar company.

Cartographer(s):

Morton & Co.

Morton & Co. photographers were active in the first half of the 19th century, with offices at 515 Market Street in San Francisco.

Condition Description

Very good. Remnants of hanging tape on the verso, with minor wear.

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