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John and James Blair family portraits [graphic]
BANC PIC 2001.066--ALB --ALB; BANC PIC 2001.066--ALB --CASE; BANC PIC 2001.066--ALB
Collection Overview

Title:

John and James Blair family portraits

Creator/Contributor:

Sutterley, C. (Clement)

Creator/Contributor:

Sheriff's Gallery

Creator/Contributor:

A.O. Friend & Co

Creator/Contributor:

Ludlow & Davidson

Abstract:

Ambrotype portrait of James Blair (or possibly John Blair) as a young man (ca. 1855-1860), and an album of portraits of Blair family members. Surnames of other friends or family members include McClure, Turney, Schooley, Alderson, Watt, Reynolds, and Ellis. Images with visible photographers' imprints originated in towns in California, Nevada, and New York.

Date:

ca. 1855-ca. 1880 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-nv
Blair family -- Portraits
Blair, John -- 1828-
Blair, James -- 1830-
Blair, John -- 1828- -- Portraits
Blair, James -- 1830- -- Portraits
J. & J. Blair.
Pioneers -- California -- Placerville -- Photographs
Pioneers -- Nevada -- Photographs

Note:

Sixth plate ambrotype (in the style of Cutting's patent) is in a broken octagonal Union case
Cartes de visite in album are by various photographers, including Sheriff's Gallery, Sacramento (W. Reed, operator) A.O. Friend & Co. of Carson City, Nev., Ludlow & Davidson of Carson City, and [Clement] Sutterley of Virginia [City], Nev.
Accompanied by photocopies of typescripts and newsclippings relating to the history of the Blair family and the firm of J. & J. Blair.
Title supplied by cataloger.
RESTRICTED AMBROTYPE. Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding this item should be directed, in writing, to the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.
California pioneers of Scottish birth who came to Placerville from Ohio and Indiana during the gold rush. They started business as innkeepers, and were later sawmill and lumberyard owners.

Type:

graphic
Ambrotypes.
Card photograph albums.
Cartes de visite.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
1 album (48 photographic prints) and 1 photograph : albumen cartes de visite and ambrotype ; album 16 x 14 cm. + 6 leaves.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2001.066--ALB --ALB
BANC PIC 2001.066--ALB --CASE
BANC PIC 2001.066--ALB

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED AMBROTYPE. Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding this item should be directed, in writing, to the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.