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Collection — Box: P011
Overview Thomas Houseworth and Co. is the company continued by Thomas Houseworth after his partner George Lawrence retired in 1869. Houseworth was an optometrist and stereograph merchant located in San Francisco, Calif. The images in this collection contain reprints of Lawrence and Houseworth images, as well as newly created images. Houseworth was a major player in the stereograph market until the early 1870s, and he took numerous measures to make sure his work remained viable, including introducing new...
Identifier: PC -031
Overview Comprises 81 digital image files (76 JPEGs and 5 TIFFs) of San Francisco street photography, digitized by the photographer from 35mm negatives. A majority of the photographs were taken in downtown San Francisco: Market Street, Union Square, and Portsmouth Square. Other photos were taken at Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, and one at Playland.
Overview Carleton E. Watkins was a 19th century photographer based in San Francisco who made his name documenting the rapid growth of the American West, and whose name is frequently associated with the birth of the photographic medium – particularly with early landscape photography. This collection contains albumen prints taken throughout his career, between the years of 1856 and 1885. The bulk of photographs taken depict the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove, and were taken at various points between...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 479 black and white gelatin silver prints and 423 gelatin silver print negatives of urban and rural postwar Bay Area and greater Northern California taken by photographer Minor White while he resided in San Francisco from 1946 to 1953. The bulk of the photographs document San Francisco county neighborhoods, including the downtown financial and produce districts; the Embarcadero and waterfront; and the Potrero, Mission, Glen Park, Bayshore, Nob Hill, Chinatown, Bernal...