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Charles Christian Nahl photographs [graphic].
BANC PIC 2007.014
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Title:

Charles Christian Nahl photographs

Creator/Contributor:

Nahl, Charles Christian, 1818-1878, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Nahl Bros. & Dickman

Abstract:

Carte de visite portrait of Nahl man and photograph of a drawing by Nahl. Drawing depicts a scene in what appears to be a bar or restaurant in gold-mining region. The scene shows Nahl at his easel painting the portrait of a miner seated before him, while other miners eat and drink and a Native American man with bow and arrows peers in at the doorway. (Photograph bears following caption: 1850 Dining Room & Studio, Nahl Family, Rough & Ready.)

Date:

1866-ca. 1875 (issued)

Subject:

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Nahl, Charles Christian -- 1818-1878 -- Portraits
Miners -- California -- Pictorial works
Painters -- California -- Pictorial works
Photographers -- California -- Portraits

Note:

Carte de visite imprint on verso: Nahl Bros. & Dieckmann [sic], Artists and Photographers, 121 Montgomery St., between Bush and Sutter Streets, San Francsico, Cal. Also on verso is revenue stamp. Other photograph is of a drawing by Nahl.
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German-born painter and photographer Charles Christian Nahl arrived in California in 1851 to join the Gold Rush and staked a claim in Rough & Ready. In 1852 he moved to San Francisco, where he would establish a long-running art and photograph studio with his brother Arthur. In the mid-1860s the Nahl brothers were joined by William Dickman to form the short-lived Nahl Brothers & Dickman partnership. (cf. Palmquist, Pioneer Photographers of the Far West, p. 415-417.)

Type:

graphic
Cartes de visite.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
2 photographic prints (1 on carte-de-visite mount) : albumen ; 19 x 15 cm and 10 x 7 cm

Language:

English

Identifier:

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BANC PIC 2007.014

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

UNPROCESSED. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. Inquiries regarding these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections form.

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