1880. Titled & dated in the lower corners of the sheet. Single sheet. 9-13/16" x 6-3/8". Age toning at edges. Very Good Plus. Item #39708
Sketch depicts a man, "Cook", in what appears to be gypsy garb, holding a long pole, as if in a skiff being poled across the flats of the southern portion of San Francisco Bay.
Booksin a Calfornia native, who settled in the San Jose area ~ 1881, where he died, almost 70 years later. Named after this individual is Booksin Elementary, a high achieving elementary school located in the heart of San Jose's Willow Glen suburb.
From the Jeff Sahadi collection of L A Booksin drawings.