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Finding Aid to Logging Operations in Little River, California, Photographs attributed to M.M. Hazeltine, circa 1870
BANC PIC 1905.11998-12002--PIC  
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    Collection Title: Logging Operations in Little River, California
    Date (inclusive): circa 1870
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.11998-12002--PIC
    Photographer: Hazeltine, M. M. (Martin Mason)
    Extent: 5 photographs on cartes de visite mounts, 7 x 10 cm. 3 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/
    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 of originals only by permission of the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.

    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], Logging Operations in Little River, California, Photographs attributed to M.M. Hazeltine, ca. 1870, BANC PIC 1905.11998-12002--PIC, 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

    Title: Photographs of Oregon, California, Idaho, and Other Western Scenes, by M. M. and G. I. Hazeltine, 1857-ca. 1890?
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.13652-.13974--STER
    Title: Stereoviews of Yosemite : From the American Scenery Series of C. L. Pond. (Photographed by M. M. Hazeltine).
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1980.076--STER
    Title: Views Along the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Railway Lines, by M. M. Hazeltine, ca. 1870-ca. 1889?
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.17142--ALB
    Title: William F. Johns Mining Records, 1870-ca. 1910? (Photographed in part by M. M. Hazeltine).
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1993.037--B
    Title: Mendocino County Photographs, ca. 1867-1869, by M. M. Hazeltine
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.13608-.13651--PIC

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Logging Operations in Little River, California photographs were received as a gift from Cecil Mallory in 1957 via Eugene Compton.


    Martin Mason Hazeltine was born on July 31, 1827, in Vermont. He and his brother George I. Hazeltine studied photography in St. Charles, Illinois, and then in New York City. In December of 1853 the two brothers moved to San Francisco where they operated a daguerreotype studio. Largely independently of George, M. M. Hazeltine continued in photography for decades, producing pictures of Yosemite and other scenic areas California, Oregon, and Idaho. In the mid-1860s (ca. 1866-1867), M. M. Hazeltine moved to Mendocino; his many photographs taken there and elsewhere were later published by such firms as J. P. Soule and Lawrence & Houseworth. He entered a partnership with J. J. Reilly in the 1870s based in Stockton and Yosemite Valley, but returned to Mendocino on and off until the 1880s. In the later part of his life, he lived in Idaho and Oregon. He died in 1903.
    (Source: Treadwell, T. K., and William C. Darrah. Stereographers of the World. Volume II -United States. [Byran, Texas] : National Stereoscopic Association, 1994. and Palmquist, Peter E., and Kailbourn, Thomas R. Pioneer Photographers of the Far West. Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2000. )

    Scope and Content

    The Logging Operations in Little River, California collection contains 5 cartes de visite photographs that have been attributed to photographer Martin M. Hazeltine. The collection features early views of the vicinity of the lumber mill town of Little River, in Mendocino County, California, which until 1864 was known as Bell's Harbor and Kent's Landing. Two of the views feature the mill area, showing the various mill structures, the log landing, and other surrounding buildings; two views are of the first wharf built in the harbor; and one view pictures loggers in a logging camp.
    These photographs were previously attributed, by Eugene Compton, to Carleton E. Watkins. Watkins biographer and historian of photography Peter E. Palmquist revised this attribution to M.M. Hazeltine.