Attribution to C.L. Weed has been questioned, and originates with the item's provenance-based association with the Rosenblatt scrapbook and the similarity of format to the Weed images within the scrapbook. The image might have been taken by V. Michaels or D.H. Woods, whose studio was in the Cary House (pictured), and whose banner promoting ambrotypes is visible over the street. (cf. Palmquist, Pioneer photographers of the far west, p. 400.) Source of supplied caption unknown. It is not clear whether the coaches are pictured with driver Hank Monk and passenger Horace Greeley, or whether (more likely) this is simply the stage line referred to in the frequently told, (possibly apocryphal), story of Greeley's high-speed trip to Placerville in 1859.
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