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Shew, William J. 1820-1903

Overview
Works: 63 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 195 library holdings
Genres: History  Portraits  Pictorial works  Photographs  Archives  Biography 
Roles: Photographer, Author
Classifications: F594, 917.8
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Most widely held works about William J Shew
 
Most widely held works by William J Shew
William Bowers Bourn family photographs( Visual )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs include views of the Empire Mine (Calif.), numerous Bourn residences including Filoli, the cottage at the Empire Mine (Grass Valley), San Francisco homes, Madrono (Napa Valley), Live Oak Cottage (Applegate, Calif.), Sky Farm (San Mateo) and Muckross (Ireland). Views in Napa County, Calif. are also present, such as the town of St. Helena and the Greystone Winery. Also, there are some photographs of South Africa (ports, homes, scenery), taken during George Starr's mining days there, 1893-1896. Many portraits are present, particularly of Ida Bourn, Augustus O. Bourn, Frank Bourn, Sarah Bourn, William Bourn, Maud Bourn, and Maye Bourn. Family portraits or snapshots include relations with the surnames Bowers, Bray, Chase, Hayne, Vincent, Leith (Lord Burgh), Tucker, and Ingalls. Other identified portraits of friends or relations include Howard and Lillie Hitchcock Coit, artist William Keith, and others with surnames Crocker, Cutter, Fisher, Griffith, Hammond, and Wheeler, among others. Some British or Irish portraits and views relate to Maud Bourn Vincent and husband Arthur Rose Vincent or to Elizabeth Vincent and husband Peter Willoughby Leith (Lord Burgh). Also noteworthy is a series of portraits of women, including Phoebe Apperson Hearst, signing the Constitution of the Woman{u2019}s Board, Panama Pacific International Exhibition
Sada Davis Cornwell photograph collection( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mainly portraits of Cornwall and family members. Includes an exterior view of the Century Club of California
Peter Palmquist cased photographs collection by Peter E Palmquist( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection consists of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and collodion processes primarily mounted in contemporary decorative cases, collected by Peter Palmquist to document photographers, photographic processes and presentation techniques in the United States, especially in California, and in Great Britain, ca. 1844-1899
[Charles James : Collector of Customs in San Francisco] by William J Shew( Visual )

1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photographs from the Von Schmidt family papers by Von Schmidt family( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes portraits of Alexis von Schmidt, Edward von Schmidt, Alfred von Schmidt, Samuel von Schmidt and other family members. Also includes photographs depicting Edward's sailboat, Whirlwind, as well as boating scenes on San Francisco Bay; carte-de-visite and other portraits of various persons, mostly unidentified; and one composite photograph of a drawing of the dynamiting of Blossom Rock in San Francsico Bay and portraits of various figures -- including Alexis, Edward, Alfred, Julius and Walter von Schmidt -- associated with the event
Matthew P. Deady family photograph album( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

156 black and white photographs in 1 album, ca. 1868-1894, of members of the Deady family and friends, including: Matthew P. Deady, Lucy A. Henderson, the Couch family, Flanders family, Failing family, Brooke family, Knott family, Strong family, Corbett family, Fisk family, White family, Henderson family, Bush family, Senator Nesmith, Judge Loyal Stearns, Judge A. Bush, etc
[Mary Kimball Eaton, 1770-1848]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1848 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

View of courthouse at San Leandro, California, badly damaged by earthquake by William J Shew( Visual )

1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

View of the exterior of the courthouse in San Leandro, California, showing structural damage from the 1868 Hayward earthquake, including a collapsed roof
[Unidentified woman]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Subject: Half-length portrait of woman wearing white bonnet with ribbons tied under her chin and cloth rosettes by her ears. One of her long curls hangs out of the bonnet. Her left hand is slightly visible in lower part of image
Photographs from the John F. Willis papers by John F Willis( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Studio portrait photographs of John F. Willis and, presumably, his wife Marcella Moran Willis
Photographs from the David Bickersteth Magee papers( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Views from Southern California include a view of countryside near Ontario, yard at Ramona's house, a home in Ontario, an ostrich farm in Pasadena, swimmers at Long Beach, a ship at Laguna Harbor, and a view of Baldwin's Ranch. San Francisco Bay Area views show a banquet, a copy of an 1879 view of ships at harbor in San Francisco, and a group of customs officials and others taken at the foot of Mason St. Northern California views show a logging scene, a group of unidentified women, a camp at Crescent Lake, Yosemite in winter, and other California scenes. Also includes portraits of David Magee and Ward Ritchie
[Union Club of San Francisco group portrait] by William J Shew( Visual )

1 edition published in 1867 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portrait of members of the Union Club of San Francisco includes: John M Glidden, James H. Wilson, and Edward A. Fluit
Photographs from the Marsh family papers by Marsh family( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection includes large number of portraits and several photograph albums of the Marsh and Camron (Cameron) families and friends. In addition, views taken in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Mill Valley, Pleasanton, Auburn, Ben Lomond, Soda Spring, Calif. and other locations are present. Photos depict city views, missions, ships, camping, vacationing, and exteriors and interiors of residences. Two 1860s cartes de visite photographs by W. Dickson of Honolulu are included, picturing a grass house and poi eaters. One ambrotype (collodion positive) plate of the John Marsh home (Brentwood area, Contra Costa Co., Calif.) and numerous later views of the home and the historic marker erected are present. Also includes some cased photographic portraits (daguerreotypes and ambrotypes) of members of the Marsh, Tuck, and Camron families
Portraits and California views by Zelda Mackay( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Primarily portraits by California photographers, of interest especially for the photographers' imprints on mounts. Includes many children and other unidentified sitters. Includes a portrait of Admiral Dot (Leopold Kahn), a little person from California who toured with P.T. Barnum (.16128), a portrait of Frederick Lux, apparently a relative of Charles Lux of Miller & Lux (.16163), a man in masonic costume, a dog portraits (by Wm. Shew), and celebrity portraits of Lotta Crabtree and Ada Isaacs Menken. One Thomas Houseworth promotional cabinet card is present. A carte de visite view of the Last Spike ceremony at Promontory Point, by Savage and Ottinger, is also present (.16174). In addition, views of Southern California, San Diego (3 by R.H. Furman), San Francisco and Monterey areas include adobes, the Hotel del Monte (gardens), scenery, etc. 13 boudoir card views are by, or attributed to, I.W. Taber
Isaac J. Sparks by Charles Fenderich( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Subject: Half length round portrait of California politician Isaac J. Sparks. He wears a dark colored suit, and he wears a glass eye in his proper right eye
Photographic miscellany, primarily of California scenes( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photographs are mainly of California locations. Other locations include Virginia City, Nevada (studio portrait of miner) and the Panama Canal under construction. California photographs include a daguerreotype of miners in the town of Volcano, the Cliff House in San Francisco, stereoviews of San Bernardino and the San Gabriel Mountains, a view of a log train in Santa Cruz County, the Huntington, Hopkins & Co. hardware store, a view of Pescadero, an Indian food cache on stilts, the Oakland Slip and Southern Pacific Railroad Co. depot, oxen logging, Truckee in winter, the San Leandro courthouse showing earthquake damage, and Grover's Mill in Soquel
Portraits from the Porter family( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mainly portraits and snapshots of family members, including: Bruce Porter (childhood to old age), Charles Porter, Annie Porter, Robert Porter (Bruce's brother), Mrs. William James and daughter Margaret James Porter, Margaret Porter Waybur, the children of William James, Arnold Porter, Helen Porter, Harry James, etc
Pictorial material from the William I. Gardner and Mercedes P. Gardner papers by William I Gardner( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photographs and original art, chiefly pertaining to the Gardner, Philip and Harris families of the San Francisco Bay Area. Carte de visite portraits (PIC box 1) depict James B. Gardner and other Gardner family members of Napa County, including William Gardner, Maria Gardner Leithy, Maria Gardner Johnson, Frank Johnson, and Ada Gardner Hill. Also includes commercial carte de visite portraits of Robert E. Lee and Tom Thumb. Ambrotype portrait depicts James B. Gardner as a boy. Other family portraits and snapshots (PIC box 1) depict Fayetta Harris Philip, Waldemar Bruce Philip, Mary Elizabeth Harris, Dee Harris, Minnehaha Harris, Robert Bruce Philip, Susan H. Gardner, Mercedes P. Gardner and William I. Gardner. Also includes student drawings by Robert A. Philip and Susan H. Gardner; and paintings, prints and drawings by Mercedes P. Gardner (all in B box 1). Also includes paintings executed on wooden barn shingles by Sterling Hoffman (PIC box 2); a landscape painting by Charles A. Rogers (FR); a drawing of Mt. Tamalpais by W.A. Bryant (FR); an oversize drawing of an unidentified woman (FR); a panoramic photographic depicting a view from a redwood forest in Humboldt County (G); and a poster depicting University of California campus locations issued by the Golden Gate International Exposition (D). Also includes a scrapbook complied by Robert A. Philip (ffALB) containing nineteenth century engravings and other prints which apparently served as models for his drawings. Also includes prints depicting Keswick Dam and Tracy Pumping Plant; and original lithographic prints by Day & Haghe depicting English railroad stations at Ambergate and Wakefield (all in C folders)
Portraits by William J Shew( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portraits of unidentified persons (mostly men, but also women and children), and some small groups. One portrait is identified as Eugene Lies, Sloat's fleet attorney. Includes one photograph of a nun; one photo of the front of the photographer's studio; one photo of a print titled Pioneer Stage Company, with the route on the verso; two photos of earthquake damage in Hayward, Calif., 1868
 
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Alternative Names
Shew, William

Shew, Wm. (William), 1820-1903

William J. Shew

William Shew American photographer

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English (23)