c1880 Two Med Albumen Photo by I W Taber the Golden Gate entrance to the Bay & Palace Hotel court lobby San Francisco California
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2 different mounted medium sized Albumen Photos mounted on period oversized mount showing:
entrance to the San Francisco Bay at the Golden gate
(present day the Golden Gate bridge crosses this entrance.)
In the distance you can sell Fort Point Army base at the entrance to the bay set up to defend the bay entrance. Also several sailing ships on the bay.
Interior view of the Palace Hotel court showing the lobby where the horse and buggy would enter the court yard - early transportation.
This photo series starts with a letter "B" before the series number. In which indicates this photo was taken by C E Watkins in the c1870s and then published by Taber later in the c1880 using the I W Taber mount. Taber gallery bought many glass negative plates from Watkins due to financial issues.
- Date: c1880
- Measurements: both are 5.25 x 7 3/4 inch photos and 10.5 x 12.5 inch overall
- Photographer stamp: I W Taber 8 Montgomery street San Francisco Cal
- Series number: b 2192 and b 1166
- Condition:used item, edge/surface wear, no crease, no tears