San Francisco: 1912. 2nd generation photograph (?). Photograph: 6-5/8" x 8-5/8". Mount: 9" x 10-7/8". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Some fading to left side of image. Mount with some minor edgewear. Overall, Very Good. Item #45287
A rare item of San Francisco local history, this photograph documents a short-lived restaurant operated by Joseph S. Lincecum, located at 694 McAllister Street.
Mount verso with prior owner pencil annotations, naming the 5 individuals behind the counter [including Lincecum's wife, Adell], as well as dating the image [Jan 5 - 12].
An examination of period San Francisco business directories shows Lincecum's restaurant first appearing in 1910, albeit at another location [459 Franklin], no entry in 1911, at this location in 1912, and absent once again from the 1914, as well as 1916, editions.
A search of Ancestry shows a Joseph S. Lincecum born in New Brownsville TX in 1866, dying in Deming NM in 1919, who we believe may be this individual, though we are unable to independently confirm that supposition.