Charming circa 1950's San Francisco color lithograph signed Rosinda Holmes and titled in pencil below the image "San Francisco Turntable." It shows people getting onboard while the operators lean against the end of the car ready to perform the turning maneuver on the circular wood platform meant for this purpose. The car is clearly marked Washington-Jackson , 523, Municipal Railroad. The platform is located near a busy San Francisco intersection, Powell and Market streets, next to well-known San Francisco landmarks such as the Pig'n Whistle pub, Hotel Powell, etc. Rosinda Ellen Sellers Holmes (1917-2001) was a Canadian born artist active in San Francisco where she lived between 1941 and 1958. She was a member of San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA), one of California's oldest arts organizations, dating back to 1887. Rosinda Holmes also illustrated several books associated with Healdsburg, California where she settled in 1958 until her death in 2001. Undated but it most likely dates from the late 40's to 50's. It has a peace-time mood of people going about their business in their normal way. We also know that the Washington-Jackson line was shut down circa 1957. At about the same time the artist moved away from San Francisco to a rural setting and the subject of her artistic inspiration changed as well. This lovely lithograph comes ready to display with a neutral colored mat in a gilt wood frame. Perfect for San Francisco lovers, a charming memento of one of the city's most identifiable icons. Medium size picture, easy to place, vertical format fits well in a narrow wall space. In very good condition as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 14 3/4" by 11 3/4", Mat Opening: 9 1/4" by 7 1/4 approximately.
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