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Guide to the Cased Photographs from The Bancroft Library and the California State Library
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Guide to the cased photographs and related images from The Bancroft Library pictorial collections, bulk ca. 1845-ca. 1870

Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Description: ca. 440 items (chiefly daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes)

Scope and Content Note

Approximately 440 cased photographs and related images from the collections of The Bancroft Library. Included are daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes dating from the 1840s through 1860s. Also present are some painted miniature portraits as well as other photographic processes such as opalotypes, pannotypes, and crystoleum prints.

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Cased photographs selected from the collections of the California History Section of the California State Library

Contributing Institution: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Physical Description: 78 photographs (in 74 cases)

Scope and Content Note

78 cased photographs selected from the collections of the California State Library. Includes daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes (also called ferrotypes) dating from the late 1840s to the mid-1860s. Subject matter is chiefly portraits of California pioneers and mining scenes, mining districts, and towns of the California gold rush.

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