1 photograph : tintype ; sixth plate, visible image 7 x 5.8 cm.
The Bancroft Library
Although this image was received from collector Zelda Mackay as an unidentified portrait with unknown provenance, a descendant of Sutter's Fort gold discoverer Peter Wimmer (1810-1892) has suggested that it is he, or a family member. Comparison to a later portrait of Wimmer indicates that this is likely. <physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: melainotype. Mat: oval. Preserver: decorative, with stars.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: floral - variant of Romanesque Urn (front) and Birds and the Fountain (back) (Rinhart no. 141 & 93). Material: leather over wood. Dimensions: 9.3 x 8.1 cm. Pad: red velvet with embossed flowers in basket motif. Notes: spine label - 584 (from prior owner).</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Blind stamped on mat (LL): SILAS SELLECK / SAN / FRANCISCO.</physfacet>;;;
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