Grand admission celebration. Portsmouth Square, Octr. 29th 1850

Grand admission celebration. Portsmouth Square, Octr. 29th 1850

Description

Image shows a large crowd gathered underneath a high-flying United States flag in Portsmouth Square, San Francisco to celebrate the admission of the state of California into the United States in 1850. Several members of the crowd hold signs and some are on horseback. Two cannons are visible in the midst of the crowd. Spectators watch from balconies and rooftops of buildings ringing the square.

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