June 22nd, 2008
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Since there are so few antiquarian bookstores north of San Francisco, we at Eureka Books are trying to expand our holdings in materials related to the entire region between Santa Rosa and Eugene. Along with the A.W. Ericson photos we lucked into recently, we also picked up five Charles Miller images taken just over the mountains, near Shasta. These are images of the McCloud Lumber Company, the McCloud River Rail Road, and Mt. Shasta. They date from ca. 1908-1915 and are priced between $150 and $275.
Miller is probably the most important early photographer on that side of the hill, and he’s the subject of a recent book: Mt. Shasta Camera – The Photographs of Charles R. Miller. Click the image for a larger view.
May 5th, 2008
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Ephemera, Humboldt County, Photographs
We just acquired a great real photo post card of a California lighthouse. The lighthouse is New Point Loma, in San Diego. The note on the back mentions "the new fog signal under construction." This refers to the small cinder-block building in the foreground, where a loud horn was being installed. The picture above of the front of the card accidentally cuts off the
top of the lighthouse. The condition of the card is very good, with a
few creases at the corners.
There’s a local hook, too. This 1913 post card is addressed to a Mrs. M. Cady, care of the Lighthouse at Capetown (Cape Mendocino). The card refers to "Alice & Babe," presumably an Alice Cady and her mother Mrs. M "Babe" Cady, but we haven’t positively identified them. There are still many Cadys living in the area.
The price is $40.