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Finding Aid to Photographs of Oregon, California, Idaho, and Other Western Scenes, 1857 - ca. 1895
BANC PIC 1905.13652-.13974--STER  
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    Collection Title: Photographs of Oregon, California, Idaho, and Other Western Scenes
    Date (inclusive): 1857 - ca. 1895
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.13652-.13974--STER
    Photographer: Hazeltine, M. M. (Martin Mason), 1827-1903 Hazeltine, G. I. (George Irving)
    Extent: 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
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: 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
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is available for use.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Photographs of Oregon, California, Idaho, and Other Western Scenes, 1857 - ca. 1895, BANC PIC 1905.13652-.13974--STER, 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.

    Related Collections

    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.13608-.13651--PIC:
    Title: Mendocino County Photographs Taken by M.M. Hazeltine
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1980.076--STER:
    Title: Stereo Views of Yosemite: From the American Scenery Series of C.L. Pond
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.17142--ALB:
    Title: Views along the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Railway Lines Taken by M.M. Hazeltine

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Hazeltine, G. I. (George Irving)
    California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
    Online Archive of California.
    Mines and mineral resources--West (U.S.)--Photographs
    Railroads--West (U.S.)--Photographs
    California--Pictorial works
    Idaho--Pictorial works
    Oregon--Pictorial works
    West (U.S.)--Pictorial works
    Albumen prints
    Card photographs
    Cartes de visite
    Stereographs

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Unknown

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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. The collection features views from several Western states, especially California, Oregon and Idaho.
    Regions and subjects featured from California include Yosemite Valley and other Mariposa and Tuolumne County views, San Francisco, the Sierra Buttes Mine, Hotel Del Monte and Monterey, Mono Lake, Eureka Peak (Plumas Co.), Catalina Island, San Diego, Mount Lyell, Mount Ord, Mount Shasta and Mossbrae Falls, Mission San Luis Rey, and other views from Calaveras, Nevada, Stanislaus, Sacramento, and Mendocino Counties.
    Oregon views include Baker City, White River Falls, Oregon City, Multnomah Falls, Dalles, Princeville, Hood River, Columbia River, Anna Creek and John Day Valley.
    Among the Idaho views are Shoshone Falls, Red Fish Lake, Wood River, Soda Springs, Salmon River, Cocks Comb Peak, Snake River, Boise City and Sawtooth Mountain.
    The collection also includes views of Yellowstone Park, glaciers in Alaska, and locations in Montana and Washington Territory.
    Many of the prints in the collection feature views along the Southern Pacific, Central Pacific, Union Pacific, Northern Pacific, and the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company railway lines.
    Typewritten captions are reprinted in the container listing. Handwritten captions are reprinted in the container listing with parentheses surrounding the caption.