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[Gill-Sanderson family portraits].
BANC PIC 2017.031--PIC; BANC PIC 2017.031--CASE box 1; BANC PIC 2017.031
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Title:

[Gill-Sanderson family portraits]

Creator/Contributor:

Shew, William J., 1820-1903, photographer.

Abstract:

Studio portraits of various members of the Gill and Sanderson families of Petaluma, Stockton and possibly San Francisco and elsewhere in the Bay Area. Among the prints (PIC folders) are several portraits of Elizabeth Gill Sanderson, a few of her husband Henry (Harry) Ellis Sanderson and their sons Henry (Harry) and George; other unidentified groups, possibly descendants of the Sandersons; and a Maud Bell Jones. Cased photographs (CASE box 1) include 2 daguerreotype portraits of Elias Gill taken approximately 1852, and 2 ambrotype portraits of Elizabeth Gill Sanderson taken during her infancy.

Date:

1852 (issued)

Subject:

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Sanderson, Elizabeth Gill -- Portraits
Sanderson, Henry Ellis -- Portraits
Gill, Elias -- Portraits

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Includes 2 cased daguerreotypes and 2 cased ambrotypes, each of them sixth plate format. Among the mounted prints are several cabinet cards and one carte de visite.
Some photographs bear annotations with names, dates and other descriptive information.
Ambrotype portraits taken by William Shew (S.F.). Daguerreotype photographer(s) unknown. Other identified studio photographers include McCullagh (Stockton), I.S. Locke (Stockton), Bradley & Rulofson (S.F.), Morse's Palace of Art (S.F.) and Hartsook (S.F.).
DAGUERREOTYPES AND AMBROTYPES RESTRICTED: Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.
Gill-Sanderson family photographs, BANC PIC 2017.031, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Leslie Potenzo ; 2016.
Elizabeth Gill was born in Petaluma in 1861 to parents Elias Gill and Jane Cummings Watkinson; known to have been a music teacher; in 1895 married Henry Ellis Sanderson, with whom she had two children, Henry and George.

Type:

graphic
Portraits-California.
Albumen prints.
Cabinet photographs.
Daguerreotypes.
Ambrotypes.

Physical Description:

photoprint
23 photographs in 3 folders and 1 box : chiefly mounted albumen prints ; 25 x 21 cm or smaller

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2017.031--PIC
BANC PIC 2017.031--CASE box 1
BANC PIC 2017.031

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

DAGUERREOTYPES AND AMBROTYPES RESTRICTED: Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.