Emperor Norton, Larger Than Life

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Emperor Norton is a mythic figure in San Francisco history, a lovable eccentric who walked the city in an outlandish costume, dispensing good cheer and proclamations in the 19th century city. His story has endured for years, immortalized in local history books and articles and seemingly discovered anew by succeeding generations. This pop up exhibit, in partnership with Emperor Norton’s bicentennial, will showcase just some of the many books, prints and articles that have kept the Emperor alive in the popular imagination of San Francisco for close to two centuries.

This event is part of Emperor Norton at 200, a series of exhibits, talks, toasts and other special events organized by The Emperor's Bridge Campaign, in partnership with Bay Area institutions, to mark the bicentennial of Emperor Norton's birth. To learn about other events in the series, please visit http://www.EmperorNortonat200.org

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