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Thomas Houseworth & Co.
USA: California, San Francisco
Photograph on paper mounted on board
3 1/2"h x 7"w x 1/8"d
Gift of William Caleb Loring
Black-and-white stereocard photograph mounted on an orange card, looking up at a barren, earthy hillside covered with many jagged rocks. At the top of the hillside, at the horizon, there are a few trees. Printed in black on the front of the card is "Great Geyser Springs. / Thomas Houseworth & Co./ San Francisco. / 1154. The Devil's Workshop, Sonoma County, Cal." The back of the card is pinkish-purple. Printed in black on the back is "Paris International Exhibition / 1867, / The Highest Prize, / A Bronze Medal, / Awarded to / Thomas Houseworth & Co. / 817& 319 / Montgomery Street, / San Francisco, / for the Superiority / of their / Stereoscopic and Mammoth / Photographic Views of Scenery on the Pacific Coast. / Catalogues Sent Free of Postage." Handwritten on the back of the card is "F(?)LS."