"Seal Rocks At Cliff House"
July 22 1911 - Click above image
magnification, see below for ship close-up)
Photographer: Charles BierStadt
"Seal Rocks by Moonlight, from Cliff House, San Francisco"
Copyright 1900, C. H. Graves
SEAL ROCKS - SAN FRANCISCO
"Complements of Bixby's Drug Store"
c.1880s Cliff House Copy Film Negative
Interesting early view off the historic Cliff House with daredevil acrobat "Jack
Williams" (aka: The Human Fly). He is pictured on top of Seal Rocks
after walking on a tightrope located between the rocks and the Cliff House
terrace level. San Francisco, California.
(The above identification was supplied by the seller and is not
"Gardner Jack Williams"
(Seller credits Gardner as the photographer)
Seal Rock Bridge
Daily Alta California - 26 Jan 1866
Daily Alta California - 27 Mar 1866
Daily Alta California - 19 Apr 1866
Daily Alta California - 1 Oct 1866
This is the last mention of the
bridge, so presumably it
was never completed.
San Francisco Chronicle, July 7 1895
The San Francisco call - July 07, 1895
Ben Butler's obituary, San Francisco Call, July 7 1895
even made the NY Times! Click here
Ben Butler, presumably deceased and
on the way to the taxidermist
Ben Butler on
"1204 Pacific Ocean---from the Cliff House, San Francisco, Cal."
Continent Stereoscopic Co., Publishers., N. 60 Nassau Street, New York
(click for reverse) (click
for estimated camera position)
The Steamer Yale
Image courtesy of Judy Cash Collection
"Album of Sutro
Shows individual names for Seal
Rock Islands: Arch Rock, Hermit Rock, Repose Rock, Cone Rock
San Francisco Chronicle - May 19, 1887
The San Francisco Call - Sept 12, 1903
Seal Rocks, taken by John Freeman, 4//14/2014
"Taken from the north end of the bath ruins, on the flat area that was the
terminal side of the old Sky Train. The usual angle to photograph Seal
show the hole, but from the far side of Sutro Baths it shows up."