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Taber, Isaiah West (1830-1912); Johnson, Charles Wallace Jacob (1833-1903); Savage, Charles Roscoe (1832-1909), and others. Album with 46 Rare Original Albumen Photographs, Showing Monterey (Chinatown, Monterey Bay, Hotel del Monte, First Adobe Buildings, Custom House, “The First Jail,” “General Fremont’s Headquarters during the Mexican War,” &c.), San Francisco (“Mrs. Mark Hopkins and Gov. Stanford Mansions,” “Court, Palace Hotel,” “Bazaar in Chinatown,” “The Entry – Chinese Theatre,” “Chinese Grand Restaurant,” “Mission Dolores”), Salt Lake City (“Brigham Young’s Grave,” “The Eagle Gate near Brigham Young’s Residence,” “Temple Block,” “Beehive and Lion House”), Chinatown in Los Angeles, &c. Ca. 1886.
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Album with One Hundred Original Vernacular Gelatin Silver Photographs of California, Showing Los Angeles and Environs (Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, Pasadena, Cawston Ostrich Farm, Deadmans Island near San Pedro, Long Beach), San Francisco (Ferry Building, Market Street, Golden Gate Park, Lands End Park), Portland (Union Railway Station, Streets, Willamette River, Washington Park), Victoria (BC Parliament Buildings, Government Street), Railway Tracks, a Swing Bridge, Port, &c. Ca. 1900.
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Taber, Isaiah West (1830-1912); Baker, Walter T. & Cathcart, Walter, & others. Album with Nineteen Early Original Albumen Photographs from the Collection of Samuel Parsons - a San Francisco Resident and Employee of a Local Wall Paper Dealer “George W. Clark & Co,” Including a Series of Parson’s Portraits, Views of His Residences and a Street of San Francisco, the Storefront of “George W. Clark & Co” on Market Street with Staff Members, Most likely Including Parsons, Scenes from an Outing in the Redwood Forest, &c.; with a Later Gelatin Silver Portrait of a Young Girl at the Rear. Ca. 1880s.
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Historically Important Collection of One Manuscript and One Typewritten Letter Written by a Frightened Eyewitness to the Destruction of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. The Destruction is Vividly Described as “The Awful Sight” of “What Was Left of San Francisco (‘Men Eating Weed,’ Etc.),” and the Damages Inflicted upon Mill Valley (“They Lost Everything except the Clothing”), San Jose (“Badly Wrecked by the Earthquake”), and Stanford (“The University Buildings Are a Complete Wreck,” Etc.), the Influx of Marauders and the Shortage of Food Supplies is also mentioned. He Continues to Describe His Stay in a Quake-Damaged Hotel in San Jose, and Shares the Latest News on His Relatives Affected by the Earthquake; with a Hand-Drawn Map Illustrating San Francisco’s Burned-Down Area and an Unpublished Albumen Photograph Showing Van Ness Avenue, One of the Most Damaged Parts of the City, during the Fire. San Francisco: 24 & 25 April 1906.
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