[View of the National Hotel, Forbestown, California.]
BANC PIC 1905.10710--CASE
1 photograph: ambrotype; half plate, visible image 10 x 13 cm.
Several people are on the porch of the hotel, and three carriages are in front. A donkey is in the LL corner, and as another
animal crosses the road. A row of trees planted with fences around them in LR corner.
Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material:
Label (stenciled on cigar box part): Maduro. FORBESTOWN, CALIFORNIA ca. 1854 AMBROTYPE, from DeWITT CLINTON GASKILL CORRESPONDENCE
IN B.L. MSS. DIV. PURCHASED FEB. 1955.
Image Package Note:
Original component parts: plate. Plate: clear glass with black velvet backing. Cover glass: added glass.
Container or Case Note:
Type: case. Motif: floral (front), geometric (back). Material: leather over wood. Dimensions: 14.9 x 11.8 cm. Pad: red velvet
with embossed motif. Notes: front has different motif from back.
14.9 x 11.2 cm.
Received with the DeWitt Clinton Gaskill letters (BANC MSS C-B 565).