The Photographs of Oregon, California, Idaho, and Other Western Scenes collection contains 310 items --293 stereographs, 7
cartes de visite, and 10 other mounted albumen prints --taken from 1857 to circa 1895. Most of the prints are the work of
M.M. (Martin Mason) Hazeltine, though many are by his brother G.I. (George Irving) Hazeltine
Martin Mason Hazeltine was born July 31, 1827 in Vermont. Martin and his brother George Irving studied photography together
in St. Charles, Illinois and then in New York City. In 1853 they arrived in San Francisco, where they opened a daguerreotype
shop. In the mid-1860s Martin moved to Mendocino to practice photography, much of which would be published by J.P. Soule and
Lawrence & Houseworth. In the late 1860s Martin began to photograph the Yosemite Valley and Big Tree regions of the Sierra
Nevadas. In the 1870s he entered into partnership with J.J. Reilly in both Stockton and the Yosemite Valley, still continuing
his visits to Mendocino. In 1883 Martin traveled to Idaho, and later moved to Baker City, Oregon. M.M. Hazeltine died in 1903.
310 items: 293 stereographs, 12 x 18 cm. or smaller; 10 mounted albumen prints, 14 x 22 cm. or smaller; 7 cartes de visite,
11 x 7 cm.
310 digital objects
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