1 photograph : daguerreotype ; quarter plate, visible image 8.8 x 6.8 cm.
The Bancroft Library
<physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Mat: plain oval. Preserver: decorative.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: floral. Material: tortoise shell & mother of pearl inlay over wood. Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.8 cm. Pad: red velvet. Notes: spine label - 482 (from prior owner). The case could be a faux tortoise shell of celluloid. Inlay appear to be brass wire with mother of pearl. Image package removed from fragile case for separate storage.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Blind stamped on mat (LR): WM SHEW / SAN FRANCISCO. Note (handwritten, by Zelda Mackay?): Given by a member of the Abrego family of Monterey to his sweet-heart - assembled at his order by Wm. Shew San Francisco. Note (handwritten, by Zelda Mackay?): Ismael Ábrego [sic], son of Don José Ábrego [sic], first Treasurer of Calif. at Monterey, and head of the Customs under Spanish governors.</physfacet>;;;
Image 2: [Ismael Abrego.] (Before treatment: case exterior, showing mother of pearl and wire inlay in front cover.)
Image 2: BANC PIC 1905.16242:062––NEG (trans.)
Image 3: [Ismael Abrego.] (Before treatment: case exterior, showing tortoise shell (or celluloid?) back cover.)
Image 3: BANC PIC 1905.16242:062––NEG (trans.)
Image 4: [Ismael Abrego.] (Before treatment: housed in case, prior to removal for separate housing. Scanned from a 35mm slide.)
Image 4: BANC PIC 1905.16242:062––NEG (trans.)
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