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Finding Aid to the Mammoth Plate Views in California and Oregon, circa 1863-circa 1880?
BANC PIC 19xx.199--ffALB VAULT  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Mammoth plate views in California and Oregon
    Date (inclusive): circa 1863-circa 1880?
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 19xx.199--ffALB VAULT
    Creator: Watkins, Carleton E.
    Extent: 32 photographic prints: albumen. 8 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: Chiefly views of Yosemite and Mendocino County, Calif., and some Oregon views.
    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


    Restricted originals. Use viewing prints or digital facsimiles only. Use of originals only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

    Publication Rights

    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. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mammoth Plate Views in California and Oregon, BANC PIC 19xx.199--ffALB VAULT, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital reproductions of select images are available.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Wilderness areas--California--Photographs
    Wilderness areas--Oregon--Photographs
    Mendocino County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Oregon--Pictorial works
    Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Albumen prints
    Mammoth plates

    Administrative Information


    Provenance unknown. Probably assembled by library from multiple sources.


    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Mammoth plate landscape photographs by Carleton E. Watkins chiefly of Yosemite, along with images of the Mendocino County coast and Oregon.


    Item titles have been supplied, and may originate from one of several sources. Items with digital images available have titles transcribed from their original mounts, if present. Other items may bear titles supplied from known copies in other institutional or private collections, or may have been given descriptive titles based on identifications of the scene made by a cataloger.
    Additional Notes on Collection:
    Images in "volume 1" (box 1) have been cropped and re-mounted on 20th century board. The generation of prints difficult to determine, and there is no evidence of provenance. Images in "volume 2" (box 2) are on original mounts, signed by Watkins, and bear similar captions in ink. They appear uniform enough to share provenance, but there is some duplication within the set. The set may have been assembled by the library from multiple sources.