Haley & O'Neill Tract Homestead Association

Britton and Rey

Published by San Francisco, 1870
Condition: Very Good No Binding
From Arader Galleries San Francisco (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since April 3, 2008

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 12,000.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Britton and Rey, Publishers “Haley & O'Neill Tract Homestead Association” San Francisco: 1870 Lithograph 28” x 33” framed The printing firm of Britton & Rey was undoubtedly the largest producer of lithographs in California in the mid to late 19th century. The two men were the Currier & Ives of the West, resembling that famous combination not only in the volume of their production but in their personal relationship as well. This Britton and Rey lithograph, published in 1870, was an advertisement for tracts of land in what is now the southern San Francisco neighborhood of Potrero Hill. During this era in San Francisco history, Homestead Associations, which were usually private companies, would purchase large tracts of land on the fringes of the city and then recruited members. Members paid an initial fee or deposit, which ranged from ten to a hundred dollars, followed by monthly payments of ten dollars. Once the member had paid the appropriate amount, he acquired a title to a house lot. In this instance the Haley and O'Neill Homestead Association offered lots for $10 per month, with the total payment being $510 to acquire a lot. The center and corner vignettes show various views of the tracts of land for sale: looking towards the Mission neighborhood, on Sixteenth Avenue, looking toward the bay, and looking southeast. As praised on this one-sheet, the "locality is a favorite one with the citizens of San Francisco, having all the advantages of the water front, and being near the terminus of several important railroads that must come in the Southern part of the city." Also, as advertised, lots were available for $510 each to be made in payments of $10 per month. During the early 1870s several corrupt homestead associations scammed their members, in one instance selling tracts of land that were submerged in water, and homestead associations all but vanished by 1876. Still, homestead associations were an important early force in populating the fringe neighborhoods of the city. This lithograph is a snapshot into a brief moment of history in the growing city of San Francisco. Bookseller Inventory # sf002722432fra

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Haley & O'Neill Tract Homestead Association

Publisher: San Francisco

Publication Date: 1870

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

Store Description

The world's largest selection of the works of John James Audubon, Pierre-Joseph Redoute, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, historically important maps, natural history engravings and watercolors, lithographs of the American West, Californiana, Hawaiiana and Western Americana. Located at 432 Jackson Street in Historic Jackson Square, San Francisco, and online at www.aradersf.com.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

Josephine Arader
432 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 9411...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express