Notable Characters

& Other People


Stanley Ketchell in his Steam Car enroute to Los Angeles from san Francisco c 1910


Joshua Abraham Norton, "Emperor of the United States", c. 1865

In 1859 Norton, an immigrant from England, proclaimed himself Emperor in order to alter existing laws to improve confidence in the Nation's stability and integrity. He patrolled the City's streets, ensuring police were on duty, and declared that the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges should be built.


Man Counting Money

Handtinted by Bennett Hall

The Operators, circa 1920

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