429 Montgomery Street, San Francisco: (n. d.). Ca 1869. Caption printed under right image. Series title to left; copyright statement to right. Stereo image mounted to deep yellow stiff-stock paper. Lettering in black ink. Verso blank. Oblong format: 3-3/16" x 6-5/8". Square corners. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Modest wear to mount. Good tonality to photographs. Very Good. Item #50703
"By any standard of assessment, Carleton E. Watkins was a giant of photography. He is arguably America's greatest landscape photographer. Admired and envied by his peers, he possessed a complete mastery of photographic technique and aesthetics." [Palmquist & Kailbourn, PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHERS Of The WEST, p. 578].