Scarce Albumin Print of a Mine by Thors, San Francisco

This is a scarce image of a California mine c. 1870 from the Thors studio in San Francisco. The period mount measures 10.5 x 13, the print is 7.5 x 9.5.

Born in California, 1867. Second wife of photographer Louis Thors, married 1891, and active in San Francisco, c. 1891-1910. Part owner of the Thors Gallery at 14 Grant Street, San Francisco, c. 1891-98. Gallery located in the Phelan Building, 1899-1900. Operated a branch gallery in Palo Alto, 1895-98. Also listed as Mrs. Louis Thors.

Born in Ohio, 1853. First wife of Louis Thors. Worked in gallery at various locations on Larkin Street, 1879-90. By 1891, she had either died or was divorced from Louis.

Born in Holland, 1845. Educated in France where he served in the Merchant Marine. Came to California from the East Indies,1876; set up his photographic studio in San Francisco by 1880. Gallery at 1023 and 1025 Larkin Street, 1880-89 or later; operated Thors Photographic Company, 14 Grant Street, 1895-1900+. He used the "Nadar process," which gave a soft tone to photographic portraits through an application of photogravure, and won the Bronze Medal in the 1889 Paris Exposition.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 19 November, 2014.