San Francisco: [Lawrence & Houseworth], (c.1865). Carte de Visite. Albumen photograph [8 cm x 5.5 cm] on a white Pacific Insurance Company mount [10 cm x 6 cm] Pacific Insurance Company backstamp. Nice condition. Item #4528
View shows the former Pacific Insurance Company building that was located on the northwestern corner of California and Leidesdorff streets in San Francisco.
Lawrence & Houseworth was a partnership between optician George S. Lawrence and photographer Thomas Houseworth, 1864-67. The firm produced many of the best early views of California as well as the earliest mammoth plate views of Yosemite by C.L. Weed.