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Cliff House, Seal Rocks and Pacific Ocean
1864-1875
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
88.38.57

Black-and-white stereocard photograph mounted on an orange card, showing a house on a hill above a beach. The front of the house is on the same level as the hillside, and the back of the house hangs above the beach, supported by posts in the sand. The house has rectangular windows. Atop the front of the house is a sign reading "Cliff House." The flat roof of the house rises in the middle, and is topped by a flagpole with a flag. The hillside in front of the house is covered with seaweed or grass. Behind the house is the ocean - with waves visible. There are two groups of rocks in the ocean; one along the left edge of each image, and another along the right edge. Printed in black on the front of the card is "San Francisco. / Thomas Houseworth & Co., / San Francisco. / 407 - Cliff House, Seal Rocks and Pacific Ocean." The back of the card is pinkish-purple.