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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, showing two railroad track switches sitting atop trestles. There is a fence or rail on the left side of the railroad tracks. On the right side, there is a white area that extends almost all the way to the horizon. Printed in black on the front of the card is "Western Pacific Railroad. / Thomas Houseworth & Co./ San Francisco. / 1475. Western Pacific Railroad Pier, San Francisco Bay- / looking from the Ferry landing towards Oakland." 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."