Content/DescriptionStereographic half length portrait as a bearded young man. Born ca. 1825 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Shellenberger came to California via Cape Horn in 1849, during the gold rush.
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Cased photographs and related images from The Bancroft Library pictorial collections, circa 1845-circa 1870
1 photograph : stereo daguerreotype ; sixth plate, visible image 4.8 x 3.3 cm.
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<physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: two plates[?], mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: two ninth plates[?], face slightly hand colored. Mat: stereoscopic (double) oval. Preserver: decorative, with leaf motif.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: The Calmady Children (Krainik no. 129). Material: black thermoplastic. Dimensions: 9.7 x 8.8 cm. Pad: maroon velvet with embossed motif, with red velvet stereo viewer in case cover. Notes: Mascher, John F. Notes: spine label - 685 (from prior owner). The Mascher viewer was designed to be added to existing cases, so the viewer patent does not necessarily apply to the entire case. Case design based on painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Stamped on lens insert: MASCHER'S IMPROVED STEREOSCOPE / PHILADA. / PATENT / MARCH 8TH 185.</physfacet>;;;
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