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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 434: Photographers Watkins and Taber
When viewing images on OpenSFHistory.org, you may notice some of most memorable photos of early San Francisco are credited to either Carleton Watkins or Isaiah West Taber. As competitors, they photographed notable sites in the City, including the West Side, and have a surprising connection with one another.
- Jul 17, 2021
(above) Conservatory of Flowers, circa 1880
View northeast to original appearance of the Conservatory of Flowers before the dome burned on January 5, 1883. Odd Fellows cemetery in background.[B 108 Golden Gate Park Conservatory, S.F. Watkins' New Boudoir Series, Yo Semite and Pacific Coast 26 New Montgomery St., under Palace Hotel, S.F.]
The 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition in Golden Gate Park remade not only the park, but the Richmond and Sunset districts. Midway monkeys are discussed. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jan 4, 2014)