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John Augustus Blanchard daguerreotype and ambrotype portraits [graphic].
BANC PIC 2013.075--CASE; BANC PIC 2013.075--CASE
Collection Overview

Title:

John Augustus Blanchard daguerreotype and ambrotype portraits

Creator/Contributor:

Vance, Robert H., 1825-1876

Abstract:

Portraits of California gold miner John Augustus Blanchard. Daguerreotype: bust-length portrait in formal dress. Ambrotype: full-length standing portrait in miner's attire.

Date:

ca. 1855 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Blanchard, John Augustus -- Portraits
Gold miners -- California -- Photographs

Note:

Photographers unknown. Vendor attributed daguerreotype to Robert H. Vance.
Accompanied by 2 scraps of paper identifying subject: John A. Blanchard; John Augustus Blanchard.
Title devised by cataloger.
RESTRICTED COLLECTION: Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.
John Augustus Blanchard daguerreotype and ambrotype portraits, BANC PIC 2013.075, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Michael Vinson ; 2013.
Per vendor's description, Blanchard posted letters at the Sacramento post office in 1855; was sentenced to prison in 1860.

Type:

graphic
Daguerreotypes.
Ambrotypes.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
BANC PIC 2013.075:1 1 photograph : daguerreotype, quarter plate ; visible image 10 x 7 cm dia. oval.
BANC PIC 2013.075:2 1 photograph : ambrotype, sixth plate ; visible image 7 x 6 cm dia. oval.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2013.075--CASE
BANC PIC 2013.075--CASE

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED COLLECTION: Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.