1 photograph : daguerreotype ; half plate, visible image 11.6 x 8.9 cm.
The Bancroft Library
One of three known copies. For two other copies see BANC PIC 19xx.490--CASE and the collection of the Oakland Museum of California. Apparently the original was copied numerous times after his shooting in 1856. Biographical NoteKing was Gold Rush banker and Chief Editor of San Francisco Evening Bulletin. He was assassinated by James P. Casey on May 14th, 1856. James P. Casey and Charles Cora were tried and executed by the second Vigilance Committee for the murder. <physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Seal: resealed by prior owner. Mat: plain oval. Preserver: decorative.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Accompanying newspaper clippings (20th centurty) provide information relating to sitter.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: book style - Fold Over with Lock (variant of Berg no. 6-14). Material: leather and green velvet with metal clasp and corner details. Dimensions: 15.2 x 12.8 cm. Pad: red velvet with embossed motif. Notes: spine label - 551 (from prior owner). Case repaired, 2001.</physfacet>;;;
Image 2: Before treatment: velvet book-style case exterior, with flap detached.
Image 3: Detail of Image side only.
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