Display of Becker’s Viewers.
3785. At the Mechanics’ Institute. From the collection of H.C. Peterson, the curator who visited Watkins at his San Francisco home shortly before the earthquake to make arrangements for his collection to be moved. Unfortunately the earthquake intervened. He writes on the back of the view “At the time this exhibition was held Mr. Watkins was the best known and most active photographer on the Pacific Coast. All the views shown in this picture are included in the series.” Peterson’s private library stamp on verso.
101. The Photographic and Optical Instrument Establishment of the Publishers, 317 and 319 Montgomery St.