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Palmquist, Peter. Lawrence & Houseworth/Thomas Houseworth & Co.: A Unique View of the West 1860-1886, Columbus: National Stereoscopic Association, 1980.
Call number: HD9707.5 .S734T47 1980 [P&P]
This book provides the most complete information available on Lawrence & Houseworth. It contains many illustrations, including examples of the firm's work over time, advertisements, and exterior views of their studio. Includes a comprehensive list of stereoviews, cabinet cards of celebrities, and mammoth plate views of Yosemite and the Big Trees published by Lawrence & Houseworth.
Points of Interest: California Views 1860-1870: The Lawrence and Houseworth Albums, [Berkeley, CA]: Berkeley Hills Books; San Francisco: The Society of California Pioneers, 2002.
Call number: F867.5 .P65 2002 [P&P]
Illustrated with 181 reproductions of photographs from a set of three rare albums in the collection of The Society of California Pioneers. (The book accompanied an exhibition of the same title held at the Society in 2002.) Preeminent photographic historian Peter Palmquist's essay provides biographical information about Lawrence & Houseworth, as well as a brief history of the stereograph format, and discusses a few of the major stereograph photographers who worked in California.