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Jim Koepke
07-29-2015, 12:03 PM
I like when online news sources publish old images.

In the 1850s, two men named George S. Lawrence and Thomas Houseworth left the California gold mines to open a shop in San Francisco. Their optical shop sold a number of goods, like mathematical instruments, cutlery, billiard balls and chalk. In 1859, they added to their store in a monumental and historic way. They started buying stereographs.

36 of the stereographs are in the article at:


Also some shots of the 1906 earthquake:



Mike Chance in Iowa
07-29-2015, 6:16 PM
Thanks for sharing. Interesting photos!