1 photograph : ambrotype ; half plate, visible image 10 x 13 cm.
The Bancroft Library
Tentative attribution to O.B. Silver by Peter Palmquist, based upon the locale, format (half plate ambrotype) and presentation (preserver only, lacking mat). Backed with another ambrotype plate, probably culled by photographer. It is a portrait of four men, in poor condition and of poor quality, and it has been encapsulated separately. <physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, backing plate, preserver. Plate: clear glass with asphaltum backing. Cover glass: added glass. Preserver: decorative (removed and stored separately).</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: floral - variant of The Delicate Roses (Rinhart no. 125). Material: leather over wood. Dimensions: 15.3 x 12.1 cm. Pad: red velvet. Notes: Pretlove (die engraver) Notes: spine label - 665 (from prior owner).</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Die maker's mark on case (UL, recto and verso): Pretlove. On bottom of case (in ink): 89</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Two accompanying news clippings [ca. 1950s] about the town of Washington. Accompanying note (handwritten, modern, possibly by collector Zelda Mackay) telling about the McDonnel family of Washington, Nevada County. [Presumably this image came from this family.]</physfacet>;;;
Image 2: Ambrotypes
Image 2: Group portraits
Image 2: [Portrait of four men.] (Detail of backing plate found behind view of store fronts in Washington, Nevada Co.)
Image 2: Content/DescriptionRight reading portrait of four men. The end two are wearing hats.
Image 2: Men
Image 2: Original component parts: plate (used as backing for another image).;;;
Image 2: [ca. 1855]
Image 2: ambrotype ; 13 x 9.8 cm.
Image 2: BANC PIC 1905.16242:089––NEG
Image 3: [Store fronts in Washington, Nevada Co., California.] (Detail.)
Image 3: BANC PIC 1905.16242:089––DIG
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