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Scope and Content
Collection Title: Logging Operations in Little River, California
Date (inclusive): circa 1870
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.11998-12002--PIC
Hazeltine, M. M. (Martin Mason)
5 photographs on cartes de visite mounts, 7 x 10 cm.
3 digital objects
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[Identification of item], Logging Operations in Little River, California, Photographs attributed to M.M. Hazeltine, ca. 1870,
BANC PIC 1905.11998-12002--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Digital Representations Available
Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image
files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto
35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD
files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.
Title: Photographs of Oregon, California, Idaho, and Other Western Scenes, by M. M. and G. I. Hazeltine, 1857-ca. 1890?
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.13652-.13974--STER
Title: Stereoviews of Yosemite : From the American Scenery Series of C. L. Pond. (Photographed by M. M. Hazeltine).
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1980.076--STER
Title: Views Along the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Railway Lines, by M. M. Hazeltine, ca. 1870-ca. 1889?
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.17142--ALB
Title: William F. Johns Mining Records, 1870-ca. 1910? (Photographed in part by M. M. Hazeltine).
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1993.037--B
Title: Mendocino County Photographs, ca. 1867-1869, by M. M. Hazeltine
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.13608-.13651--PIC
The Logging Operations in Little River, California photographs were received as a gift from Cecil Mallory in 1957 via Eugene
Martin Mason Hazeltine was born on July 31, 1827, in Vermont. He and his brother George I. Hazeltine studied photography in
St. Charles, Illinois, and then in New York City. In December of 1853 the two brothers moved to San Francisco where they operated
a daguerreotype studio. Largely independently of George, M. M. Hazeltine continued in photography for decades, producing pictures
of Yosemite and other scenic areas California, Oregon, and Idaho. In the mid-1860s (ca. 1866-1867), M. M. Hazeltine moved
to Mendocino; his many photographs taken there and elsewhere were later published by such firms as J. P. Soule and Lawrence
& Houseworth. He entered a partnership with J. J. Reilly in the 1870s based in Stockton and Yosemite Valley, but returned
to Mendocino on and off until the 1880s. In the later part of his life, he lived in Idaho and Oregon. He died in 1903.
(Source: Treadwell, T. K., and William C. Darrah.
Stereographers of the World. Volume II -United States. [Byran, Texas] : National Stereoscopic Association, 1994. and Palmquist, Peter E., and Kailbourn, Thomas R.
Pioneer Photographers of the Far West. Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2000. )
Scope and Content
The Logging Operations in Little River, California collection contains 5 cartes de visite photographs that have been attributed
to photographer Martin M. Hazeltine. The collection features early views of the vicinity of the lumber mill town of Little
River, in Mendocino County, California, which until 1864 was known as Bell's Harbor and Kent's Landing. Two of the views feature
the mill area, showing the various mill structures, the log landing, and other surrounding buildings; two views are of the
first wharf built in the harbor; and one view pictures loggers in a logging camp.
These photographs were previously attributed, by Eugene Compton, to Carleton E. Watkins. Watkins biographer and historian
of photography Peter E. Palmquist revised this attribution to M.M. Hazeltine.