Board of Education
San Francisco, 1866
Thomas Houseworth & Co. No. 205
8x10 Glass copy negative by Alfred B. Jacobs
April 17, 1877 - Aug. 12 1931
1601 Polk Street, S. F.
Thomas Houseworth was born in New York City on June 12, 1828. He had a partnership with George S. Lawrence 1864-1867.
He was an early publisher of stereo and landscape scenes of California and Nevada views. He had his gallery at 317 & 319 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.
Holdings: Mission San Juan Bautista Stereoscopic # 36 and Main Street, Santa Cruz # 45
48 other Thomas Houseworth views
Johnson's Daguerreian Rooms, San Francisco - Circa 1853
San Francisco 20th Century photo gallery.
We also have six 6.5x8.5 glass negatives by Howard Clinton Tibbitts (1863-1937) a view looking up Market Street.
Early Hayes Valley, San Francisco Views by Runnels & Stateler, Circa 1885
City Hall and Plaza - Kearny Street 1866
Adjacent to the El Dorado gambling house. Was on Portsmouth Square
Photo Accession CV # 1991-007-0007
From an 8x10 copy glass neg by A.B. Jacobs from an Thomas Houseworth image.
Early Photographic Copyist
Martin Behrman (1862-1945) AKA M.B. Collection
T.E. Hecht Treu Ergeben Hecht was born in Tahiti in 1875 and his his family moved to San Francisco in 1878 , of 430 35th Ave., San Francisco were died in 1937.
Alfred Ben Jacobs (1877-1931) Druggist, 1601 Polk St., San Francisco.
Prints are available in Sepia from 11x14 to 40x60 inches.
All images are also available for editorial downloads and onetime editorial use.
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