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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 434: Photographers Watkins and Taber
When viewing images on OpenSFHistory.org, you may notice some of most memorable photos of early San Francisco are credited to either Carleton Watkins or Isaiah West Taber. As competitors, they photographed notable sites in the City, including the West Side, and have a surprising connection with one another.
- Jul 17, 2021
(above) Conservatory of Flowers,
View northeast to original appearance of the Conservatory of Flowers before the dome burned on January 5, 1883. Odd Fellows cemetery in background.[B 108 Golden Gate Park Conservatory, S.F. Watkins' New Boudoir Series, Yo Semite and Pacific Coast 26 New Montgomery St., under Palace Hotel, S.F.]
The Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park has been THE event location for over a hundred years. After our June hiatus, Nicole and Michael return to tell the origin story and the major events that continue to be held there to this day. Anyone heard of Outside Lands? (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Jul 3, 2021)