[Yosemite Valley] Cathedral Rocks and the Merced River, Yosemite Valley, California. Albumen print. CARLETON E. WATKINS.

[Yosemite Valley] Cathedral Rocks and the Merced River, Yosemite Valley, California. Albumen print. San Francisco: Thomas Houseworth & Co., 12 Montgomery Street, n.d. [circa 1875]. Print measures 16 x 21.5 cm (6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches). Faint rubber stamp on verso reads: "HOUSEWORTH / THE PHOTOGRAPHER / No. 12 MONTGOMERY STREET / SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. / Photos of Celebrities and Works of Art. / Views of all parts of California." A fine view looking down the valley with the Merced River in the foreground and the Cathedral Rocks in the background. Houseworth moved to 12 Montgomery Street in 1873. Mild edge fade, but most of the image is dark and rich. (#157205).

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