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Watkins (Carleton) stereoview and cabinet photographs
MSS.Photo 0170  
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Railroad ferry boat "Solano," Watkins New Cabinet Series (6 photos) after 1879

Scope and Contents

Description of boat on verso of cabinet cards. The ferry was built for the Central Pacific Railrioad in 1878 and went into service in 1879. The largest of its kind in the world until its sister boat the Contra Costa was built in 1914, the boat was able to carry an entire passenger train or a 48-car freight train. She was scuttled for a breakwater near Antioch in 1930.
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3791. C.P. Ferry Boat "Solano" crossing Straits of Carquinez

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. T. Hopkins, 1936
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3792. C.P. Ferry Boat "Solano" entering the Port Costa Slip

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3794. Benicia, from Port Costa. The C.P. Ferry Boat "Solano" in her Slip

Scope and Contents

Number handwritten on verso
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[3798]. C.P. Ferry Boat Solano in slip at Pt. Costa waiting for train

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. T. Hopkins, 1936

Scope and Contents

Unnumbered less cropped version of stereoview 3798 (also some copies of 3797).
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3800. C.P. Ferry Boat "Solano" discharging at Port Costa slip

Immediate Source of Acquisition

one copy gift of Mrs. T. Hopkins, 1936

Scope and Contents

Two slightly variant croppings; one ununumbered, one less cropped version of stereoview 3800.
 

Spring Valley Water Works (27 stereoviews) circa 1862-1888

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Richmond F. Ferguson, 1977

Scope and Contents

Construction and views of Crystal Springs and Lake Honda reservoirs and dams. All are stereoviews with yellow borders and handwritten captions and numbers. 725-730 show the construction of Lake Honda (presently known as Laguna Honda Reservoir), which was located in San Francisco's Sunset District around 7th Avenue. It was partially finished and in use in 1862. 902-924 (series is approx. 901-925) show the Crystal Springs reservoirs in the northern Santa Cruz Mountains, which were built over a period of time from about 1876 to 1891.
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[no number or caption; possibly Lake Honda?]

Scope and Contents

No writing on stereoview, but was next to image indentified as part of Lake Honda group.
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[725. Lake Honda]

Scope and Contents

No text is present, but image matches annotated stereoview from the Society of California Pioneers displayed here: http://www.carletonwatkins.org/getviewbyid.php?id=1000852
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726. Lake Honda

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727. Lake Honda

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729. Little Lake Honda

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730. Lake Honda

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902. The Cottage

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904. Cottage from the Dam

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905. The Office

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906. Waste Culvert

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907. The Dam

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909. The East Branch

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910. View Down the Valley

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911. View from the West Side of the Dam

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912. View from the West Side of the Dam

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913. From East Side of Dam

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914. The Cove

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915. The Tower

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916. View from the Cove

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917. The Road to the Cove

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918. From the Road to the Cove

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919. View from the Cove

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920. The Upper Lake

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921. Artesian Well

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922. View Down the Lake

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923. The Upper Lake

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924. The Upper Dam

 

Santa Monica pier (4 photos) 1878

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4504. Santa Monica Landing (Watkins Yosemite Art Gallery cabinet card)

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4505. Santa Monica Landing (Watkins New Series stereoview)

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4506. Santa Monica Hotel and Bathing Houses (Watkins New Series stereoview)

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4507. Santa Monica Railroad Wharf and Buildings (Watkins Yosemite Art Gallery cabinet card)

 

Watkins Pacific Coast stereoviews (4 photos)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased, 1990. Accession 1990-076.

Scope and Contents

All four have red-orange borders and printed numbers and captions.
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303. Red Bluffs, looking from the West. Lower Canyon of Truckee River [photograph by Alfred A. Hart, first published as Central Pacific Railroad stereoview]

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hart, Alfred A.
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1084. Yowiye, or the Nevada Fall and Mt. Broderick. Yosemite Valley, Mariposa County, Cal.

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2029. Wyanda, off Shubrick Point, Farallone Islands, Pacific Ocean

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2302. On the Way to the Geysers, Castle Peak

 

Watkins' New Series Yo Semite and Pacific Coast cabinet cards (3 photos)

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B 170. "As The Twig Is Bent The Tree Is Inclined." Cypress Drive. Monterey (Watkins' New Boudoir Series Yo Semite and Pacific Coast)

Related Materials

Stanford also holds the Carleton Watkins Photographs of Carmel and the Monterey area (Calif.), c. 1882-1892 (MISC 1346): https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/6002792
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172. Midway Point, 18 Miles Drive, Monterey

Related Materials

Stanford also holds the Carleton Watkins Photographs of Carmel and the Monterey area (Calif.), c. 1882-1892 (MISC 1346): https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/6002792
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444. San Miguel Church, Oldest in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mary Sheldon Barnes/Pacific Slope. inscribed on verso "To M.S. Barnes, Comps C.M.M. 1897"