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    Cabinet Card of Lotta Crabtree by Thomas Houseworth. Known as "The Nation's Darling" and "Little Lotta," Charlotte Crabtree became one of the wealthiest and most beloved American entertainers of the late 19th century. Captured here by noted San Francisco photographer Thomas Houseworth, this image is from a series of entertainer portraits produced under the name Houseworth's Celebrities. Houseworth is also known for his collaboration with George S. Lawrence to publish stereographic images of California and the West; Lawrence & Houseworth offered the largest collection of stereographs on the Pacific Coast. Image measures 4.25" x 6.5" and bears an impressive blue and gilt logo on verso. From the Emory A. Cantey Western Collection.

    Condition: Creases and wear at corners; very good.

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