San Francisco: Taber Photo, (c.1885). Boudoir cabinet card [20 cm x 12.5] albumen print on a gray mount [29 cm x 20 cm] with the title at the foot of the image. Item #1678
Nice image of Cascade Falls [The Cascades] in Yosemite. I.W. Taber (1830-1912) who primarily photographed the West Coast, and Northern California in particular. After assisting in a photographic studio in San Francisco from the mid-1860s until 1871, Taber opened his own business, which quickly became one of the premier studios in the city. In addition to his own photographs, Taber printed, published, and distributed the work of other photographers, including Carleton Watkins. Taber acquired Watkins's negatives in 1881 as a result of Watkins's bankruptcy. He also sold photographic supplies and manufactured dry plates.