1 photograph: ambrotype; quarter plate, visible image 8.7 x 6.5 cm.
Three-quarter length portrait of a woman wearing jewelry (earrings and brooch). Her arm rests on a table.
Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material:
On perimeter tape (handwritten): Halaria Sanchez Reed.
Printed in case well (letterpress): GENUINE UNION CASE, / IMPROVED / - / Fine Gilt and Burnish / ed Hinge. / S. PECK'S PATENT,
/ Oct. 3d, 1854 / H. HALVERSON'S PATENT, / Aug. 7th 1855, / Assigned to S. Peck.
Image Package Note:
Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: clear glass with asphaltum backing, jewelry slightly
hand colored. Mat: decorative oval. Preserver: decorative.
Container or Case Note:
Type: case. Motif: geometric - scroll (Krainik no. 60). Material: black thermoplastic. Dimensions: 12.2 x 10.1 cm. Pad: blue
velvet with embossed motif. Notes: S. Peck.
Hilaria Sanchez Reed was the widow of John Reed (or Juan Read), of the Rancho Corte Madera del Presidio. John Reed died in
1843. For a related collection see: John Reed papers relating to his estate (BANC MSS 84/194 c).