I. W. Taber, Photographer
Club House, Hotel del Monte B 52
5x8 Cabinet card
Photo Accession CV # 2002-005-0001
I. W. Taber (1830-1912)
Isaiah West Taber was born in Massachusetts on September 17, 1830.
Taber came to California first in 1850 returning to New Bedford in 1854 for ten years and returning back to California in 1864 working in the studio of Bradley and Rulofson at 429 Montgomery Street, 1864 till 1873. Opening his own gallery I. W. Taber & Co. at 26 Montgomery Street around 1875.
When Watkins lost his studio and negatives to creditor John J. Cook. Cook, along with photographer I. W. Taber, took over the Yosemite Art Gallery.
Taber began marketing Watkins stereo-views under the I. W. Taber label, although keeping Watkins original view numbers and titles.
Taber later moved his gallery to 8 Montgomery Street above the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco.
In the 1906 at the time of the S.F. Earthquake he was 76 he lost his gallery and negative collection, that was the end of his photographic career.
He died on February 22 of 1912.
Holdings: by Isaiah West Taber 100 images including portraits of
Claus Spreckels , David Jack and
T. O. Larkin of Monterey.
And the Point Bonita lighthouse with the keeper.
A list of our Taber holdings. A gallery of some of our I.W. Taber photos
Holdings: over 22,645 Photos of Monterey County listed in our database.
Prints are available in Sepia from 11x14 to 40x60 inches.
All images are also available for editorial downloads and one-time editorial use.
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Eadweard Muybridge, Gold Mining, Circa 1876
C. E. Watkins Lovers Point, Pacific Grove, Circa 1882
Hayward & Muzzall's, Santa Barbara Mission, 1875
Thomas Houseworth & Co. Mission San Juan Bautista, Circa 1865
I. W. Taber, Farallone Lighthouse, Pacific Ocean
C.W.J. Johnson , Pacific Grove Retreat gate, Circa 1880
Charles Kirkham Tuttle, Pacific Grove
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J. P. Graham , as Hotel del Monte photographer in 1924
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