Zelda Mackay Pictorial Collection, BANC PIC 1905.16242:133, Courtesy of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Date: c. 1858-9
Location: San Francisco
From left to right: Ira G. French (c. 1827-?), operator; Milton M. Miller, operator; George H. Foster (?-1862), clerk; Robert H. Vance (1825-1876); Phineas Alonzo Davis, bookkeeper and operator; and John Edward Hammersmith (1840-1898), operator.Image with Details
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