Also see San Francisco
business district, same year,
San Francisco Stereo Photographs, circa 1878.
3. NW corner Kearny and Geary.
The large sign on the roof is for a dentist, Dr. Lawrence Libbey.
Note the tooth hanging from the window on the second floor. This tooth must have
been seen by author Frank Norris in his wanderings around San Francisco. He used it in his novel,
McTeague dreamed of having a
gold tooth hanging from his "dental parlor" window. His wife,
Trina, bought one for him. It contributed to his downfall.
A close-up of the tooth
is below main image.
Your local library should have the book.
Here are some Frank Norris links at
University. (they link back to this page.)