Content/DescriptionBird's-eye view of a small town. A stream is on the lower right, with mining activity at lower left. This view is the basis of a wood engraving on a pictorial lettersheet issued in 1857 or before. A photographic copy of the lettersheet (from a private collection) is in the Bancroft Library, filed as BANC PIC 19xx.074b--PIC. The lettersheet view is captioned "Mormon Island." An uncaptioned version of the print is filed as BANC PIC 19xx.074a--PIC.
[Mormon Island: gold rush town view among hills.]
Full Collection Name
Cased photographs and related images from The Bancroft Library pictorial collections, circa 1845-circa 1870
BANC PIC 19xx.074--CASE
1 photograph : daguerreotype ; half plate, visible image 8.2 x 11.2 cm.
The Bancroft Library
Date Note[ca. 1854]
<physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass. Mat: rectangular (double elliptical) with diamond pattern. Preserver: decorative (removed and stored separately).</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: geometric. Material: leather over wood. Dimensions: 15 x 12 cm. Pad: red velvet with embossed motif.</physfacet>;;;
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