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1910 Print Ellis Landing Shellmound Brooks Island Marsh California XGZ9

1910 Print Ellis Landing Shellmound Brooks Island Marsh California XGZ9

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This is an original 1910 halftone print of the Ellis Landing Shellmound at high tide with a view of Brooks Island at the right. The second image shows the sea wall of the Ellis Landing Shellmound as it appeared in 1906 prior to excavation.

A shellmound or midden is a wasteland used by previous human settlements, which accumulated with domestic waste containing shells, animal bones, human excrement, vermin and other ecological and human waste products. These pits were originally created by nomadic groups, who generally utilized the disposal area a single time before moving on. However, sedentary communities would use the dumps for extended periods of time. This particular shellmound was located near San Francisco Bay and the Richmond Inner Harbor in California.

CONDITION

This 101+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.75 x 7.75 inches; 15 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Coastal, Beach, Archaeological, Historic Image, American Ethnology, Ancient Cultures, Ancient Civilizations

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