Ocean Beach: San Francisco

PhotographerSigismund Blumann

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver with hand-coloring


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Color photograph, Marine, Oceans, Seashore, Supports


Image Dimensions: 7.0 x 10.4 cm (deckled-edged print glued within support window)
Support Dimensions: Detail: 19.1 x 14.7 cm (cream-colored, deckle-edged studio mount )

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California Pipe Dreamer

This meticulous hand-colored photograph of a cliff overlooking Ocean Beach at San Francisco Bay probably dates to the early 1930’s.


Print details:


mount recto: Blumann called this a “Pastelograph”-simply a hand-colored black and white photograph. It is signed in graphite at lower right corner of impression: Sigismund Blumann

mount verso: signed in graphite, presumably in author’s hand: Ocean Beach: San Francisco.

Sigismund Blumann: 1872-1956


provenance: author’s grandson

Ocean Beach: San Francisco