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Nineteen b&w photos of the San Francisco/Oakland area in 1899 including Cliff House, Point Bonita Lighthosue, Oakland train station.

San Francisco / Oakland. 1899 3.5 x 3.5, one photo is 3.25 x 3.5, on three album pages 12 x 9, photos are not mounted but held in place by thin pieces of the album pages over the corners of the photos, one photo loose. Light edge curling else good, album pages are soiled and creased. One page, dated July 4, 1899, shows a parade on Market Street, horse-drawn floats, two Asian men carrying a large floral banner, a massive American flag, men in uniform, in the background a few businesses can be clearly seen: E.T. Allen Co. Guns (416), Berstein & Co. Showcases, Osborn Hardware, Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Another page has one more parade photo and various downtown buildings including the Call Building, Whitaker & Ray Booksellers and streetcars and foot traffic. Another photo shows the Columbian Woolen Mills, E.W. Wood and Co., The Diamond Parlor, The London Cloak and Suit House. The last page has two photos of the Point Bonita Lighthouse, one of Cliff House, two of Oakland: the train station and an area of businesses (Broadway?) Leland Cyclery, W.P. Wheeler Grocer, Jas. L. McCarthy Undertaker, Garrett & Taggart Druggists. The non-parade photos might be later, possibly early 20th c. The loose photo, undated, shows two businesses that appear to have gone through an earthquake. One building, address of 1510, bears the name of E.B. Dunning Phoenix Pure Paint and has a large stack of bricks out front, adjacent business, no. 1508, has no windows left or even a sign and the business next door has the words "mixed paint" and propped up against and barely visible is a sign of which are not totally legible: "E.L. W_______ Pa___Oi___Var___," this photo has light creasing. All images are sharp and clear except for three of parade photos. A nice collection. Sold as a lot.

Book Id: 98-3728

Price: $495.00

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