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Finding Aid to Photographic Portraits of Prominent Californians and Visitors to San Francisco, circa 1871-1876 PC-RM-Watkins: Box 1-2
PC-RM-Watkins: Box 1-2  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Indexing Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Photographic portraits of prominent Californians and vistors to San Francisco
    Date (inclusive): circa 1871-1876
    Collection Number: PC-RM-Watkins: Box 1-2
    creator: Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916
    Physical Description: 43 photographic prints (cabinet photographs), 16 x 11 cm. (0.5 Linear feet)
    Repository: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94105
    URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Photographic portraits of prominent San Franciscans and visitors, circa 1871-1876 taken by Carleton E. Watkins.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Historical Society 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 reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Photographic portraits of prominent San Franciscans and visitors by Carleton E. Watkins, PC-RM-Watkins, California Historical Society.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 -- Portraits
    Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902 -- Portraits
    Bloomer, Hiram Reynolds, 1845-1911 -- Portraits
    Brookes, Samuel Marsden, 1816-1892 -- Portraits
    Davidson, George, 1825-1911 -- Portraits
    Hallidie, Andrew Smith,, 1836-1900 -- Portraits
    Iwakura, Tomomi, 1825-1883 -- Portraits
    Mills, Darius O. (Darius Ogden) -- Portraits
    O'Brien, William Shoney, 1825 or 6-1878 -- Portraits
    Ralston, William Chapman, 1826-1875 -- Portraits
    Stebbins, Horatio, 1821-1902 -- Portraits
    Walker, James, 1819-1889 -- Portraits

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Consult repository.


    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Wendy Welker.

    Scope and Contents

    Portraits of well-known Californian and other prominent people who came through San Francisco, circa 1871-1876. Included are Andrew Hallidie, Darius Ogden Mills, Milliam O'Brien, William C. Ralston, Tomomi Iwakura, and Horatio Stebbins. There are three photographs of Louis Agassiz, and a few of the other scientists of the Hassler Expedition taken in 1872. Many artists are represented, including Albert Bierstadt, Samuel Marsden Brookes, James Walker, and Hiram Reynolds Bloomer.


    Portraits are arranged alphabetically by subject.