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San Francisco, California
POST CARD ALBUM FEATURING CLIFF HOUSE, IN SAN FRANCISCO, AND THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
Various: Collector, 1904. Loose_leaf. Very Good Plus. Large loose-leaf notebook, chock full (at least 350) of postcards featuring (mostly) views of Cliff House in San Francisco, The Golden Gate Bridge, and a few general San Francisco views. This was the album of an obsessive collector, who gathered anything and everything Cliff House,and Golden Gate, from postcards dating back to 1904 and 1907, all the way up through the 1960's and beyond. Consists of real photo postcards, colorized postcards, tacky tourist cards. Some. real gems, but also a number of things fodder down the road of real interest to a card collector, but fabulously comprehensive, as it follows the five different Cliff Houses, the fires in between, the varying shifts from playground of the hoi polloi, to falling out of favor and sliding into a scene of questional repute. At least 350 separate postcard, and a few ancillary items as well, such as a 1909 Stereoview card, an 1890's albumen imperial cabinet card view of Cliff House and the beach below. "...The first Cliff House was built in 1863, above Ocean Beach, in west San Francisco. It has been rebuilt five times since for various reasons, such as remodeling or damage. In 1894, the third, and most photographed, incarnation of the house was built by Adolph Sutro, a successful mining engineer. Sutro built the seven-story mansion in Victorian style, an elaborately decorated structure dubbed the "Gingerbread House." Cliff House was the scene of a number of historic events, including several shipwrecks. A wreck in 1887 caused damage to the second Cliff House w … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Aardvark Books / Ezra The Bookfinder, ABAA/IOBA [United States]

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