View of building with several men standing on the bottom front porch, and one man standing on the second story porch. Sign
over porch reads "City Hotel".
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.
Date from auction catalog description.
1 photograph : ambrotype?; half plate, visible image 8.8 x 11.5 cm.
displayLabel="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Accompanying business card (printed letterpress): Wagners' Hotel,
/ Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California. / Direct Route to Yosemite Valley.;;;displayLabel="Image Package Note">Original
component parts: plate(?), oil cloth backing(?), mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: clear glass with oil cloth backing? Mat:
oval. Preserver: decorative.;;;displayLabel="Container or Case Note">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.;;
Local Call Number:
BANC PIC 2000.048--CASE
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