Content/DescriptionHalf length portrait of a man with a beard, seated with his arm resting on a table. He is wearing a large ring and a watch chain.
[Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo or one of his brothers?]
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Cased photographs and related images from The Bancroft Library pictorial collections, circa 1845-circa 1870
BANC PIC 1978.195:001--CASE
1 photograph : daguerreotype ; quarter plate, visible image 9 x 6.7 cm.
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Although impossible to prove, the ring pictured may be a daguerreotype portrait ring taken by Vallejo's daughter Epifania Vallejo. A portrait of M.G. Vallejo wearing such a ring is said to be in the possession of a descendant. (cf. Palmquist, Peter E. and Kailbourn, Thomas R. Pioneer photographers of the far west. Stanford Univ. Press, c2000, p. 558.)
<physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass. Plate: jewelry slightly hand colored. Mat: textured octagonal.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: half case. Motif: floral. Material: leather over wood. Dimensions: 12 x 9.5 cm.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Plate mark (blind stamped, LL): SCOVILLS.</physfacet>;;;
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