Biographical NoteA native of Indiana, Johnson came to California in the gold rush and was a founder of the town of Dixon, near Sacramento, in 1852. He was a farmer and wagonmaker. [Paraphrased from notes by collector Zelda Mackay.] <physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Printed in case well: Improved Union cases. / - / S. Peck's Patent, / October 3, 1854. / - / S. Peck & Co., / of New Haven, Conn., / Are sole manufacturers of the Im- / proved Union Cases, of which, the latest, /consists in the beautiful shades of color, / and fineness of texture, and of having / the hinges inserted in Metal; thus pre- / venting the breaking out of the hinge.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: grapes (Krainik no. 183). Material: brown thermoplastic. Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.8 cm. Notes: S. Peck & Co. October 3, 1854. Notes: spine label - 342 (from prior owner). Double case with 2 images.</physfacet>;;;
Image 2: Portraits
Image 2: Daguerreotypes
Image 2: [Left image: James Otis Johnson.]
Image 2: Content/DescriptionHalf length portrait, wearing jewelry (small pin or tack on shirt).
Image 2: Men
Image 2: Young adults
Image 2: Pioneers –– California
Image 2: Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: face and jewelry [pin] slightly hand colored. Mat: plain oval. Preserver: decorative.;;;
Image 2: [ca. 1855]
Image 2: daguerreotype ; visible image 6.2 x 5 cm.
Image 2: BANC PIC 1905.16242:028a––CASE
Image 3: Daguerreotypes
Image 3: Group portraits
Image 3: [Right image: The children of James Otis Johnson, Emblin and Florence Marshall.]
Image 3: Content/DescriptionThree-quarter length double portrait of a boy and girl, seated side-by-side. They are wearing summer clothes (?).
Image 3: Children
Image 3: Boys
Image 3: Girls
Image 3: Pioneers –– California
Image 3: Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: faces slightly hand colored. Mat: nonpareil with floral blindstamps [in the style of John Plumbe]. Preserver: decorative.;;;Plate mark: [flower] Double [over lamb with cross] 40.;;;
Image 3: [ca. 1855]
Image 3: Mat looks similar to those made by John Plumbe. (Observation by Peter Palmquist).
Image 3: daguerreotype ; visible image 6.8 x 5.5 cm.
Image 3: BANC PIC 1905.16242:028b––CASE
Image 4: During treatment: printed S. Peck patent notice and advertisement in Union case image well.
Image 4: BANC PIC 1905.16242:028––NEG
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