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Finding Aid to Mendocino County Photographs taken by M.M. Hazeltine, circa 1867-1869
BANC PIC 1905.13608-.13651--PIC  
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    Collection Title: Mendocino County Photographs taken by M.M. Hazeltine
    Date (inclusive): circa 1867-1869
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.13608-.13651--PIC
    Photographer: Hazeltine, M. M. (Martin Mason), 1827-1903
    Extent: 44 photographic prints ; albumen, some hand colored, cartes de visite ; 6 x 10 cm. 48 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: Views of Mendocino and vicinity show views of the town (residences, public buildings), lumber mills and related scenes, surrounding scenery, and an Indian village (showing teepees made of scrap lumber).
    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


    Collection is open for research.

    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], Mendocino County Photographs taken by M.M. Hazeltine, circa 1867-1869, BANC PIC 1905.13608-.13651--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: Logging operations in Little River, California, attributed to M. M. Hazeltine.
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.11998-.12002--CDV

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    California Heritage Project
    Indians of North America--California--Mendocino County--Dwellings--Photographs
    Lumbering--California--Mendocino County--Photographs
    Sawmills--California--Mendocino County--Photographs
    Mendocino (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Mendocino County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Albumen prints
    Cartes de visite

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information



    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

    This collection consists of 44 cartes de visite photographic prints of sites in Mendocino County, taken by M. M. Hazeltine, ca. 1867-1869. Included are images of Mendocino and vicinity, views of the town including residences and public buildings, lumber mills and related scenes, and an Indian village showing teepees made of scrap lumber. Captions are typewritten in a list preceding the photographs and are reprinted in the container listing.