VICTORIAN CLIFF HOUSE, 1890s San Francisco, Barbary Coast, large 16x20 inch Fine Art Print, toned black and white, Clyde Keller Restoration


Gay 90s Barbary Coast
San Francisco, California

16x20 Inch Archival Giclee Print
Image Dimensions are @ 12x16.5 inches
Printed on 270 gsm Premium Satin Paper
Restoration Signed/Dated on lower white border

Note: No Typography appears on Final Print

Clear Sleeved on Foam Core
Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking


Made directly from a photograph taken in 1890s San Francisco. The restoration faithfully recaptures a beach scene at the original Victorian Cliff House well before it burned in 1907. Built in 1896 by Adolph Sutro, it is remembered as the most "Grand" of all the Cliff Houses to date. The detail is sharp and most revealing of a San Francisco Society gathered in their Sunday Finest at the beach for this occasion. Pictured in the background are the Seal Rocks. Here is a beguiling time capsule from an illustrious chapter close in heart to San Francisco's Barbary Coast history.

NOTE: Gary and Karen Stark of San Francisco have created a wonderful cliffhouseproject website to view historic Cliff House photos, drawings and fascinating memorabilia. This image can be viewed at their website.


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Clyde is known internationally for his historic photographs of Robert F. Kennedy. His RFK images are featured in Rory Kennedy's documentary film, "ETHEL" which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights has recently acquired key images from Clyde's RFK portfolios for their collection. Historic photos of author Ken Kesey, William Burroughs and actor Bill Murray are featured in Mark Christensen's book Acid Christ. Clyde's portrait of actor/director Warren Beatty is the cover photo for Peter Biskind's, Star. Several vintage documentary images appear in a new NFL films project, entitled, "Fearsome Foursome" as well as Dan Forrer's upcoming HBO documentary film centering on the birth of Hip Hop music. The Seattle Museum of History and Science now features his vintage Seattle skyline panoramas. His regional portraits of surviving pioneer families (and characters) appear in several new books, periodicals and webzines, including Ken Bilderback's, Creek with No Name, a new soft cover about the history of Cherry Grove, Oregon.

Clyde is the grandson of Clyde Leon Keller, (1872-1962) an important Oregon-based Plein-Air Impressionist Painter. His portfolios can be viewed at


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