The year before gold was discovered in Coloma, Yerba Buena Cove was a sleepy place. Starting with the Gold Rush and every subsequent boom, demand for land in the city has pushed the shoreline further and further out into the Bay. Clipper ships, earthquake rubble, even old marble grave stones have all been used as landfill. Unfortunately, land built on filled in bay can liquefy during earthquakes, extensively damaging any buildings built on top of them.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
The All that Glitters Series draws from San Francisco’s rich history using historical photos of notable locations. All images for sale in this series are original ink drawings on archival paper, matted with black matte board, ready to frame. All matted works are 9'“ x 12” (22.86cm X 30.48cm).