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[Samuel Lawrence Nutting and Ellen Chickering Nutting family portraits and other photographs].
BANC PIC 2014.194--ALB v.1; BANC PIC 2014.194--ALB v.2; BANC PIC 2014.194--PIC; BANC PIC 2014.194--CASE box 1; ...
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[Samuel Lawrence Nutting and Ellen Chickering Nutting family portraits and other photographs]


Vance, Robert H., 1825-1876, photographer.


Tyler & Co. (1854- ), photographer.


Includes individual and group portraits of Nutting and Chickering family members, including Samuel Lawrence Nutting, his wife Ellen Chickering Nutting, and other relatives and associates. Family members depicted in the ambrotype group portrait by Vance (item 1) are unidentified but, based on the age of the baby present, may include Mary Ellen Nutting Jenner (sister of Samuel and wife of Elijah Kirkham Jenner), her baby daughter Ann, some of her Nutting brothers, and her step daughter Ellen Jenner (born 1843), smiling, in pink-tinted dress. The man standing at back (smiling) is also depicted in a daguerreotype (items 2-3) taken in Boston, so he is almost certainly a Nutting brother. Presence of cartes de visite from Kentucky studios suggests some photographs may be from the family of Samuel L. Nutting's brother, Daniel W. Nutting and his wife Mary Jane Forsythe, also of Yolo County. The Forsythe family had Kentucky connections. Most portraits in the collection are unidentified.


1855 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-ma
Nutting, Samuel Lawrence -- Portraits
Nutting, Ellen Chickering -- Portraits
Nutting family -- Portraits
Pioneers -- California -- Sonoma County -- Photographs
Pioneers -- California -- Yolo County -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Also includes cased daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes, and a panotype mounted on card.
Hand-colored whole plate ambrotype (taken 1858 per annotation in case well) by Robert H. Vance of San Francisco; 2 daguerreotypes (portraits of a man and a woman) by Tyler & Co. of Boston. Other western photographers include Hedger & Noe (Virgina City, Nev.), Beals' Branch Gallery (Gold Hill, Nev.) and Howland & Fagersteen (San Francisco). Bulk of identified photographers are from various cities in Massachusetts (chiefly Boston and Lowell) and Kentucky, and a lesser number from other locations. Many photographers are unidentified.
Owner's inscription inside flyleaf of vol. 1: Nellie A. Chickering, friendship's gift, Dec. 25th, 1863.
Among the family names written on the index page of vol. 2 are Belding, Bailey, Ober, Dorr, Mitchel (?), Burnham, Grant, Fisher, Burbank, Wright, Gardner, Shepard, Spooner, Forbes, Chickering, Hutson, Fletcher, Wright, Leighton (?), Woodbury and Claflin. Current contents of this album may not accurately correspond to individuals listed in index.
Collection acquired by a dealer from the estate of Louise Saunders Jones Barbour (circa 1919-2009), wife of Richard Barbour and former resident of Yolo County, Calif. Their possible relationship to the Nutting family is unknown.
CASED PHOTOGRAPHS (--CASE): RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.
Samuel Lawrence Nutting and Ellen Chickering Nutting family portraits and other photographs, BANC PIC 2014.194, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Leslie Potenzo ; 2014.
Samuel Lawrence Nutting: born 1935 in Westford, Massachusetts; arrived in California 1857; worked in a Nevada quartz mill for approximately 20 years; in 1867 married Ellen Asenath Chickering of Framingham, Mass.; 1881 settled in Yolo County, Calif., where he lived the remainder of his life, during which time he served as justice of the peace for nearly 30 years; died 1912.
From the estate of Louise Saunders Jones Barbour (circa 1919-2009).


Portraits-California-19th century.
Portraits-Massachusetts-19th century.
Group portraits-California-San Francisco.
Photograph albums.
Cartes de visite.

Physical Description:

approximately 150 photographs in 2 volumes, 2 boxes and 3 folders : chiefly albumen prints on card mounts ; mounts chiefly 11 x 6 cm (carte de visite format)




BANC PIC 2014.194--ALB v.1
BANC PIC 2014.194--ALB v.2
BANC PIC 2014.194--PIC
BANC PIC 2014.194--CASE box 1
BANC PIC 2014.194--CASE box 2
BANC PIC 2014.194



Copyright Note:

CASED PHOTOGRAPHS (--CASE): RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.