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Books

Bonnett's company, Windgate Press, established in 1980, published stunning coffee table books focusing on California and regional history.

The titles below are written by Bonnett and are available in limited quantities through Linda Fairchild & Company.

Cal Camera

California & The Camera

The camera and California came of age simultaneously in the 1840s. Throughout the Golden State's tumultuous growth and development, the camera — from daguerreotype to digital — was an active participant.

California and the Camera: From Glass to Film, 1850-1930, Sausalito, Ca.: Windgate Press, (2014).

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Mt. Shasta Camera

Miller settled in Northern California from Oregon in 1898 and over the next twenty years, he became the foremost photographer of the region. He documented the booming logging camps, loggers and their families, lumber mills, narrow-gauge railroads, and private estates along the McCloud River and the slopes of Mt. Shasta.

 

Mt. Shasta Camera: The Photographs of Charles R. Miller, 1850-1930, Sausalito, Ca.: Windgate Press, (2005).

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Sausalito: Moments in Time

The classic history of a unique coastal city’s first one-hundred years. Known worldwide, Sausalito remains a special place of unique charm, a reflection of its diverse, dynamic citizenry.

 

Sausalito: Moments in Time. A Pictorial History of Sausalito's First One Hundred Years 1850-1950, Sausalito, Ca.: Windgate Press, (1983).

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A Pacific Legacy:
Century of Maritime Photography 1850-1950

Miller settled in Northern California from Oregon in 1898 and over the next twenty years, he became the foremost photographer of the region. He documented the booming logging camps, loggers and their families, lumber mills, narrow-gauge railroads, and private estates along the McCloud River and the slopes of Mt. Shasta.

 

Mt. Shasta Camera: The Photographs of Charles R. Miller, 1850-1930, Sausalito, Ca.: Windgate Press, (2005).

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San Francisco:
Gateway to the Pacific

An exploration through photographs and period graphics from the Gold Rush through World War II of how seaborne commerce influenced the character of the City and the Pacific Coast of America.

San Francisco: Gateway to the Pacific, Sausalito, Ca.: Windgate Press, (2010).

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City of Dreams: Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Portfolio of Prints from the Exposition 1915 in San Francisco, the best-loved and most colorful international fair ever held.

 

Collection includes official photographs — stunning examples of early color photography — contemporary oil paintings, and rich black-and-white images.

City of Dreams: Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915, Sausalito, Ca.: Windgate Press, (1994).

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San Francisco By Land & Sea:
A Transportation Album

An exploration through photographs and period graphics from the Gold Rush through World War II of how seaborne commerce influenced the character of the City and the Pacific Coast of America.

San Francisco: Gateway to the Pacific, Sausalito, Ca.: Windgate Press, (2010).

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Isaiah West Taber:
A Photographic Legacy

The most comprehensive record of legendary nineteenth-century photographer Isaiah West Taber. With studios in San Francisco and London, he documented the rich and famous of his era, and explored with his camera San Francisco’s social milieu and cultural heritage.

Isaiah West Taber: A Photographic Legacy, Sausalito, Ca.: Windgate Press, (2004).

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Presidio Soldiers:
San Francisco and Beyond

From the Presidio of San Francisco in 1900 to remote Alaskan outposts and the 1916 pursuit of Pancho Villa in Northern Mexico, Tucker Beckett’s extraordinary photographs document changing American military life.

Presidio Soldiers: San Francisco and Beyond, Sausalito, Ca.: Windgate Press, (2012).

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Build Ships! Wartime Shipbuilding Photographs
1940-1945

Documentary photographs and text show how combined Bay Area shipyards produced over 1,400 vessels, an average of one per day for the 1,365 days of America’s participation in the war.

Build Ships! San Francisco Bay Area Wartime Shipbuilding Photographs 1940-1945, Ca.: Windgate Press, (1999).
 

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Down River: Sacramento to the Golden Gate

A remarkable photographic document of the Sacramento River, the vital inland waterway that contributed to California’s cultural, industrial, and agricultural character.

 

Down River: Sacramento to the Golden Gate,

A Pictorial Record 1849-1940, Ca.: Windgate Press, (2009).

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A Southern California Album:
Selected Photographs
1880-1900

A remarkable photographic document of the Sacramento River, the vital inland waterway that contributed to California’s cultural, industrial, and agricultural character.

 

A Southern California Album: Selected Photographs, 1880 - 1900, Ca.: Windgate Press, (2006)

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San Francisco Prints

A limited-edition portfolio of rare and colorful chromolithographs reflecting San Francisco’s early history and development. 

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San Francisco Views

A limited-edition portfolio of early photography of the City from the Gold Rush to 1900 reproduced in museum-quality lithography.

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