San Francisco: Watkins, 26 Montgomery St., opposite Lick House entrance, (n. d.). Ca early 1870s. Stereo image of Ralston's dining room, mounted to orange stiff-stock card. Printed lettering to each end; title hand inked at bottom. Lavender rear, blank. Oblong format: 3-3/8" x 6-7/8". Rounded corners. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Minor extremity wear to mount. Image generally clear, though showing just a hint of yellowing. Verso corner with hand inked identifying number: B-253.4 c (d). Very Good. Item #46795
Image shows Ralston's ornate buffet, elaborately appointed & adorned, with a splindid chandalier hanging overhead. Ralston a prominent Californian, found of the Bank of California, as well as a Comstock Lode financier.