Guide to the Stereographs of California and Nevada

Processed by Wendy Welker.
California Historical Society
North Baker Research Library
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San Francisco, California 94105-4014
Phone: (415) 357-1848, ext. 20
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California Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Stereographs of California and Nevada

Accession number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06

California Historical Society



North Baker Research Library

San Francisco, California

Contact Information:

  • California Historical Society
  • North Baker Research Library
  • 678 Mission Street
  • San Francisco, California 94105-4014
  • Phone: (415) 357-1848, ext. 20
  • Fax: (415) 357-1850
  • Email: reference@calhist.org
  • URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
Processed by:
Wendy Welker
Date Completed:
August 2003
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2004 California Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stereographs of California and Nevada,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1864-1866
Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06
Creator: Lawrence & Houseworth
Extent: 44 photographic prints (mounted), 8.5 x 17.5 cm.
Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
San Francisco, California 94105-4014
Abstract: Stereographs of California and Nevada taken by Lawrence & Houseworth.
Physical location: Please consult repository.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

Stereographs of California and Nevada, PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, Photography Collection.

Acquisition Information

Consult repository

Scope and Contents Note

Contains mostly northern California landscape and city views of San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Grove, The Geysers, Redwood City, Yosemite Valley, Monterey County, Santa Cruz County, Placer County, and Amador County. Includes one photo each of hydraulic mining on the Yuba River and a group of Washoe Indians. The three Nevada stereos show the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe and views of Virginia City.

Arrangement

Organized by series: California; Nevada.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Streets--California--San Francisco--Photographs
Hydraulic mining--California--Yuba River--Photographs
Washo Indians--Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)--Pictorial works
Mammoth Tree Grove (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Geysers, The (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Placer County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Monterey County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Santa Cruz County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Amador County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Virginia City (Nev.)--Pictorial works


Collection Contents

 

California stereoviews, ca. 1864-1866

Physical Description: 41 stereoviews

Scope and Content Note

Contains mostly northern California landscape and city views of San Francisco.
Stereo No. 5

Scene at Redwood City, San Mateo Co.

Stereo No. 23

Third Street, looking North near I Street, the Slough in the distance [Sacramento flood of 1862]

Stereo No. 37

Porch of the Mission San Juan, Monterey County.

Stereo No. 42

View of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County.

Stereo No. 49

Healdsburg. "All aboard for the Geysers."

Stereo No. 50

Geysers. General View, Devil's Canon.

Stereo No. 55-56

View in the Devil's Canon, Geysers.

Stereo No. 58

Devil's Canon. Venus' Bath, and Steam Escape Pipe.

Stereo No. 62

Scene on Pluton River, Geysers.

Stereo No. 149

Montgomery St. San Francisco, from Market St. Instantaneous.

Stereo No. 177

San Francisco--The deep cut on Broadway, between Kearny and Montgomery street.

Stereo No. 181

Entrance to Cosmopolitan Hotel, San Francisco.

Stereo No. 312

Steamship Golden City.

Stereo No. 384

South Beach, from Steamboat Point, San Francisco.

Stereo No. 385

U.S. Marine Hospital and Goat Island, from Steamboat Point, San Francisco.

Stereo No. 525

San Francisco from corner California and Taylor Streets, looking south.

Stereo No. 604

Washoe Indians--The Chief's Family.

Stereo No. 651

Friday's Station, Valley of Lake Tahoe.

Stereo No. 653

The Lake House, Lake Tahoe. General view.

Stereo No. 658

Eagle Canon, from Eckly's Island, Emerald Bay. Western shore of Lake Tahoe.

Stereo No. 660

Eagle Falls--upper fall, Emerald Bay. Western shore of Lake Tahoe.

Stereo No. 836

The Summit House. Dutch Flat and Donner Lake Wagon Road.

Stereo No. 849

Reflection--Donner Lake. View from Pollard's Hotel, Eastern summit in the distance.

Stereo No. 876

The Sentinels; hight [sic] 315 feet; Mammoth Grove, Calaveras County.

Stereo No. 879

But-end of section of the Big Tree, showing the auger-holes made in felling.

Stereo No. 880

House over the Stump of the Original Big Tree, Calaveras County.

Stereo No. 900

The Pioneer's Cabin and Pluto's Chimney. Big Tree Grove, Calaveras county.

Stereo No. 901

Father of the Forest and James King of Wm., Mammoth Grove, Calaveras county.

Stereo No. 935

Beacon Bluff, 2,000 feet high, Silver Lake, Amador County.

Stereo No. 1114

The North Dome, 3,725 feet high, Royal Arch, and Washington Tower, Yo-Semite Valley, Mariposa County - 2 copies

Stereo No. 1118

Mirror Lake and Reflections, Yo-Semite Valley. Mariposa County - 2 copies

Stereo No. 1119

The Vernal Fall, 350 feet high, Yo-Semite Valley, Mariposa County.

 

Hydraulic Mining--View from the bank of the Yuba River.

 

California St., Montgomery To Kearny.

 

[Flood]

 

[Montgomery St] - 3 views

 

Nevada stereoviews, ca. 1864-1866

Physical Description: 3 stereoviews

Scope and Content Note

Contains 3 stereoviews of the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe and views of Virginia City.
Stereo No. 678

View from the top of Cave Rock--Eastern Shore of Lake Tahoe, looking south.

Stereo No. 703, 707

Virginia City

Stereo No. 703

General view from the East.

Stereo No. 707

View from Cedar Hill.