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Taber (I.W.) photographs
MSS.PHOTO.0175  
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Description
33 photographs of the American West and the Southern Pacific Railroad by I.W. Taber.
Background
Taber was a noted commercial photographer whose studio was based in San Francisco beginning in 1871. Along with his own photographs he sold work by Carleton Watkins (whose negatives he purchased following Watkins' bankruptcy) and Alfred Hart among others. By the 1890s Taber had offices around the world, but the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake which destroyed his studio and negatives effectively ended his career.
Extent
3 box(es) 33 prints in 3 print boxes
Restrictions
These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.