Type: case. Motif: floral - grapes in urn with bird. Material: leather over wood. Dimensions: 15.3 x 12.1 cm. Pad: red velvet
with embossed floral motif.
Coulterville had two hotels: Wagoner's Hotel and the City Hotel. The City Hotel was known for its waterwheel powered by two
Weave of cloth backing is visible at top, under abraded surface. It is unclear whether the image is a pannotype (collodion
positive on cloth) adhered to a cover glass OR a standard ambrotype on glass with a cloth backing adhered to the emulsion
side of the plate. The result is an integrated plate in which the glass and fabric are fully incorporated. Since there appears
to be emulsion on the glass (visible at the edges), an ambrotype with fabric backing is suggested.