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Title
Rear View of the Winchester Mystery House
Date Created and/or Issued
1910-1920
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1914
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1918
1919
1920
Publication Information
Pacific Novelty Company
Contributing Institution
San José Public Library. California Room
Collection
Historic Postcard Collection
Rights Information
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact the California Room: http://sjlibrary.org/research/special/ca/contacts_index.htm
Description
Rear view of the Winchester Mystery House. In the foreground is a grape arbor. Mrs. Sarah Winchester purchased a small 8-room farmhouse here in 1884 and commenced a series of additions and building projects that did not cease until the 1906 earthquake. Her efforts left a sprawling 160-room mansion. After her death the new owner renamed the mansion "The Winchester Mystery House" and developed it as a tourist attraction.
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg2000
Scanned with Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner as a 600 dpi TIFF image and 16-bit Grayscale. Compressed to JPEG format using Photoshop CS2.
Extent
3.5 x 5.5 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/sjplpc/id/199
Language
English
Subject
Mansions
Tourism
Historic buildings
Place
San Jose
California
Source
Historic Postcard Collection

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