September 17, 2011

September 17: Joshua Norton Proclaimed U.S. Emperor, 1858

Every day he inspected the city streets, the sidewalks, and the street cars. The police saluted him. The restaurants fed him. San Francisco loved him.

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Pictured: 19th century photograph of Emperor Norton, by either H. W. Bradley or William Rulofson. Posted on Wikimedia Commons.

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