In 1878, when the Mark Hopkins mansion was still under construction, the photographer Eadweard Muybridge climbed into the highest top turret with his  cumbersome large plate box camera and spent the better part of the day shooting his now famous panoramic view of San Francisco. To view the panorama, and learn more about Eadweard Muybridge, click here.

 To see the Hopkins mansion still under construction shortly before the time of Muybridge’s visit, click here.

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