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Guide to the Stereographs of San Francisco
PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stereographs of San Francisco,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1867-1870s
    Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06
    Creator: Thomas Houseworth & Co.
    Extent: 36 photographic prints (mounted), 9 x 18 cm.
    Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
    San Francisco, California 94105-4014
    Abstract: Stereographs of San Francisco, Calif. taken by Thomas Houseworth & Co.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to 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 San Francisco, PC-RM-Stereos: Box 06, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, Photography Collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Consult repository.

    Scope and Contents Note

    Contains images of San Francisco streets and buildings, including hotels, churches, and businesses. Many of the structures are identified by captions. There are a few photos of the Dry Dock at Hunter's Point and one photo each of Goat Island (now Yerba Buena Island), Thomas Starr King's tomb, and the Aerial Steam Navigation Co.'s steam-driven airship, Avitor.

    Indexing Terms

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


    King, Thomas Starr--1824-1864--Tomb--Photographs.
    Streets--California--San Francisco--Photographs.
    Business enterprises--California--San Francisco--Photographs.
    Dry docks--California--San Francisco--Photographs.
    Airships--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Photographs.
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works.
    Goat Island (Calif.)--Pictorial works.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Houseworth, Thomas