Pamela Tartaglio

About me

Writer and past president of Women Writing the West. I blog about the arts, history and places. If you’d like to see some American historical museums, visit my website and blog!

From my website

English Grandeur in San Francisco

This gallery has paintings and 285-year-old furniture from Houghton Hall’s Saloon room, and a copy of its wallpaper. It’s not the real Houghton Hall in Norfolk, England, but a San Francisco museum has plenty of its furnishings and art. Different rooms of the hall are depicted in the rooms of…

Zoom into 1890s Denver

Try zooming in on this panoramic photo. It looks hand-painted. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Panorama_of_Denver%2C_Colorado%2C_1898.jpg The cursor is a tiny magnifying glass with a plus sign. Move it to a spot you’d like to visit. Click to zoom in to Denver on Dec. 31, 1897. ¬†Click again to zoom out. The label on Wikimedia…

Restored Film of 1906 San Francisco

This is before the earthquake, but Market Street looks chaotic: ¬†cable cars, autos, horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians dodging all of them. You see the Ferry Building, which still stands, at the end of the street. The camera was mounted on the front of a cable car, so the people and…

 
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