1 photograph : tintype ; quarter plate, visible image 8.5 x 6.2 cm.
The Bancroft Library
Dated to 1865 by Joan Severa in her book Dressed for the Photographer (Kent State Univ. Press, c1995, p. 256). <physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: slightly hand colored. Mat: decorative rectangular (double elliptical). Preserver: decorative.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: The Indian Monument, Havana, Cuba (Krainik no. 22 & 23 and Berg no. 1-25 & 1-26). Material: brown thermoplastic. Dimensions: 12.5 x 10 cm. Pad: purple velvet with embossed motif. Notes: Littlefield and Parsons & Co. Notes: spine label - 523 (from prior owner). Case predates image and is probably not original to the plate.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">"Blind stamped on mat (on either side): Holmes Booth & Haydens. Superfine / [?] NO. 27. Printed in case well: Littlefield, Parsons & Co., / -Manufactures of- / Daguerreotype Cases. / L.P. & Co., / Are the sole proprietors and only / legal Manufactures of / Union Cases, / with the / Embracing Riveted Hinge. / - / Patented, / Oct. 14, 1856, & April 21, 1857. On case (front): HABANA ;(back): MOLINATIPOS / CON REAL PRIVILECIO". Label (handwritten, modern, by collector Zelda Mackay): A pair of early S.F. fiddlers who entertained in the Mother Lode and in the mining towns, as well as in San Francisco."</physfacet>;;;
Image 2: Detail of image side only
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