1 photograph : stereo daguerreotype ; quarter plate, visible images 5.2 x 4 cm.
The Bancroft Library
Biographical NoteGeorge Hobe came to the United States from Hamburg, Germany, in 1834, at age nine. In 1849 he came around Cape Horn to San Francisco. After an unsuccessful attempt at mining, he opened a cigar store in San Francisco and became an accountant. He was also active in Masonic organizations. He married Harriet Augusta Wright, who came to San Francisco from Utica, New York on the "Golden Age" in 1857. [Paraphrased from note in collection file by collector Zelda Mackay, who purchased the daguerreotype from Hobe's son's widow, Mrs. Harry Kendrick Hobe.] <physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: face and hands slightly hand colored. Mat: double oval. Preserver: textured (removed and stored separately).</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Stamped on mat (MC): J.M. Ford. Stamped on lens insert: Mascher's Improved Stereoscope / Philada. / Patent / March 8th 1853. Accompanying note (by collector Zelda Mackay): George Hobe who came around the Horn from Hamburg, Germany, to San Francisco in 1849.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: geometric - scroll. Material: leather over wood. Dimensions: 11.7 x 9.2 cm. Notes: Mascher (Philadelphia, PA). Notes: spine label - 258 (from prior owner). Mascher stereo lense plate insert in case cover.</physfacet>;;;
Image 2: Detail of image side only.
Image 2: BANC PIC 1905.16242:048––DIG
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