William Alexander Leidesdorff, by Bruce Hasson (1954), American Sculptor and Painter

Brass Plaque
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A large brass plaque accompanied the sculpture and gave the history of William Leidesdorff. By design, his sculpture was on Leidesdorff Street.


William Alexander Leidesdorff external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (1954) external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  2 Leidesdorff Street external link   •  San Francisco, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:16:45 Saturday 25 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 November 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_4539
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William Leidesdorff
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William Leidesdorff as he looked back in the 1800's. Note the cut of his coat and vest.


William Alexander Leidesdorff external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (1954) external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  2 Leidesdorff Street external link   •  San Francisco, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:16:53 Saturday 25 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 November 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_4540
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A Roll Of Paper
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The statue carried a roll of paper in his right hand which symbolized some aspect of his life, perhaps his 1844 land grant from the Mexican government.


William Alexander Leidesdorff external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (1954) external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  2 Leidesdorff Street external link   •  San Francisco, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:16:58 Saturday 25 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 November 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_4541
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He Wore Boots
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He wore boots tucked up under his pants, or shoes without laces.


William Alexander Leidesdorff external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (1954) external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  2 Leidesdorff Street external link   •  San Francisco, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:17:04 Saturday 25 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 November 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_4542
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Close Up Of Paper
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A close up view of the paper roll in his right hand. Notice that it is tied with leather straps.


William Alexander Leidesdorff external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (1954) external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  2 Leidesdorff Street external link   •  San Francisco, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:17:16 Saturday 25 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 November 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_4543
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His Face
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William Leidesdorff had a full head of curly hair and sported a full mustache.


William Alexander Leidesdorff external link   •  by Bruce Hasson (1954) external link   •  American Sculptor and Painter   •  2 Leidesdorff Street external link   •  San Francisco, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:17:21 Saturday 25 June 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 14 November 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_4544
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