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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 a grassy area in front of several hills. There is a deciduous tree on the left side of each image in front of one of the hills. The grassy patch is bordered both behind, and to the right, by various trees and shrubs. Printed in black on the front of the card is "Great Geyser Springs. / Thomas Houseworth & Co./ San Francisco. / 1175. From the Devil's Tea Kettle, looking south, 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 "FLS."