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The Transbay Archaeology Exhibit: I left my stuff, in San Francisco!

The Transbay Archaeology Exhibit, at 201 Mission Street in San Francisco’s SoMa (South of Market) district is open to the public from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday through January 2012, and showcases lost treasures of the city’s past. Artifacts from New York, Philadelphia, and even China and Europe made their way to San Francisco, carried by people in search of gold in 1849: medicine, porcelain dolls, kitchenware and bone toothbrushes. Construction of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center has unearthed these items, and CNET has a photoessay!

The collection of CNET photographs includes apothecary jar lids, the busts of hand-painted porcelain dolls, a container for charcoal toothpaste, a photo of the original Transbay Terminal demolished in 2011, a figurine of a hunting dog, painted and glazed children’s marbles. glass ink bottles, ink wells and glue bottles from New York, toothbrushes made of animal bone, a lid to a jar of perfume, a pulley wheel from the former Risdon Iron Works factory, a transfer print blue saucer from England, historic glass bottles, a hand-painted blue soup terrine and serving platter from England, and a copper-plated spoon.


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