- SAN DIEGO’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: A Pictorial Essay
- By Wayne M. Fabert and Ann Kantor
- FILIPINO MIGRANTS IN SAN DIEGO, 1900-1946
- By Adelaida Castillo
- SAN DIEGO’S NAVAL DISASTER: The Explosion of the Bennington
- By Broeck N. Oder
ON THE COVER
Bird’s-Eye View of San Diego, California
How San Diego celebrated the nation’s 100th birthday, on July 4, 1876, is the subject of an article in this issue of the Journal by Wayne Fabert and Ann Kantor. The panoramic view of the city on the cover gives an intriguing look at how San Diego appeared in that centennial year. Commissioned by the A.L. Bancroft Company of San Francisco, the lithograph was part of a series of city views made throughout California.
The illustration’s artist, E.S. Glover, received favorable comment in the San Diego Union for May of 1876 as a “talented artist” who “has taken a very fine sketch of San Diego.” Looking southwest across the bay, Glover depicted the city in minute detail showing even such small structures as sheds and windmills. In the distance the peninsula of Coronado lies almost vacant of buildings, while farther out the Point Loma Lighthouse stands watch at the harbor entrance.
Copies of the “Bird’s-Eye View of San Diego” were later published and sold at the old Schneider & Kueppers Bookstore on Fifth Avenue.
This issue of the The Journal of San Diego History was scanned and proofread by volunteer Bill Parsons.