Collection consists of cartes de visite and
cabinet card portraits of early Stockton California residents with biographical
notes by Helen Giorgi. Includes a family tree of Helen Giorgi.
Collector Helen Giorgi purchased these photographs with intention of
producing a book on Stockton (Calif.) history. Most images come from an album
that belonged to William P. Miller, early Stockton wagon maker. Others come
from albums formerly belonging to Mrs. J. S. McCauley of Angels Camp (Calif.)
and to the Cuthbertson family and Janice Huntoon of Stockton. Photographs
include portraits of local politicians, manufacturers, teachers, hotel keepers
and others taken by best known 19th century local photographers, including B.
P. Batchelder, John Pitcher Spooner and I. W. Tabor.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as
the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the
Collection open for research.