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[Photographs from the Obadiah Haight Hoag family papers].
BANC PIC 2008.085--PIC; BANC PIC 2008.085--CASE; BANC PIC 2008.085--AX; BANC PIC 2008.085
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Title:

[Photographs from the Obadiah Haight Hoag family papers]

Abstract:

Tintype portrait of an older man identified on verso, in unknown hand, as O.H. Hoag. If identification is correct, the age of O.H. Hoag suggests a portrait date of ca. 1900, however the tintype appears to be earlier. If identification is incorrect, this sitter might be Hoag's father-in-law, Larkin D. Cockrill (1800-1886). The unidentified ambrotype is a family portrait of a young man, probably Hoag, with wife and infant. An ambrotype date of ca. 1861 is consistent with an identification of sitters as Hoag, his wife Lurana, and daughter Helen. Portrait print of woman (perhaps Helen Hoag, daughter of Obadiah and Lurana?) depicts her standing amid wisteria vines and blossoms.

Date:

1860 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Hoag, Obadiah Haight -- 1837-1908 -- Portraits
Pioneers -- California -- Portraits

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographers unknown.
Quarter-plate ambrotype in case.
Annotated in ms on tintype verso: O.H. Hoag.
Annotated on back of albumen print mount: Lorna [sic] Hoag, ca. 1890. However, the apparent age of the subject suggests this may be the Hoags' daughter Helen.
AMBROTYPE : RESTRICTED: Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.
Photographs from the Obadiah Haight Hoag family papers, BANC PIC 2008.085, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Albumen print portrait : Purchase ; from Neil Austinson ; date.
Obadiah Haight Hoag (also spelled Obidiah) was born in New York in 1837. He came to California in 1857, eventually settling in Sonoma County. In 1860 he married Lurana Elizabeth Cockrill. Hoag was a lawyer, state legislator, businessman and farm owner.
Transferred from the Obadiah Haight Hoag family papers (BANC MSS 2008/242).

Type:

graphic
Portraits.
Ambrotypes.
Tintypes.
Albumen prints.

Physical Description:

photoprint
3 photographs : ambrotype, tintype and mounted albumen print ; sheets 30 x 24 or smaller

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2008.085--PIC
BANC PIC 2008.085--CASE
BANC PIC 2008.085--AX
BANC PIC 2008.085

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AMBROTYPE : RESTRICTED: Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.

Related Item:

Obadiah Haight Hoag family papers : Hoag, Obadiah Haight, : 1837-1908