Original 8" x 10" Large Antique Film Negative

Description : Fantastic detail in this 1933 image of "Benaderet's Cigarette, Pipe and Tobacco Shop" which was located at 566 California Street in San Francisco, California. See additional scans for closeup detail.

"Benaderet's Inc., was California's oldest pipe and tobacco store when it went out of business in 1980. Sam Benaderet was a tobacconist from New York City who came to San Francisco in 1915 to work at the Panama Pacific International Exposition. An immigrant to the United States from Turkey, Mr. Benaderet decided that he liked the West Coast's Mediterranean like climate. After the Exposition closed, he stayed to open his own tobacco business. This new firm produced custom private-label cigarettes for men's clubs. A lavish retail store was opened in the late 1920's that quickly became a mecca for tobacco connoisseurs."

Photographer : Attritbuted to the historic famed photographer, Gabriel Moulin due to a variety of charcteristics including his unique numbering system. Image derives from a massive collection of negatives by Moulin, including a great number of film negative which are not signed.

"Gabriel Moulin [Charles Peter Gabriel Moulin] (1872-1945) was a leading California photographer whose subjects included 1906 San Francisco earthquake
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