This collection contains 269 stereographs by photographer Carleton E. Watkins, dating from the 1860s to about the 1880s,
that chiefly depict buildings and locales in Northern and Southern California.
Carleton E. Watkins (1829-1916) was born in 1829 in Oneonta, New York. In 1851, he migrated to Sacramento, California in the
company of businessman Collis P. Huntington and several
other residents of Oneonta. He began his photographic career as an apprentice to established San Francisco Bay area studio
photographers Robert H. Vance (1825–1876) and James May Ford (c. 1827–1877).
267 photographs in 2 boxes : albumen prints ; 9 x 18 cm (stereograph format)
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