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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: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
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: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.