Content/DescriptionBust portrait, with beard.
[John Shertzer Hittell.]
Full Collection Name
Cased photographs and related images from The Bancroft Library pictorial collections, circa 1845-circa 1870
BANC PIC 19xx.495--CASE
1 photograph : ambrotype ; sixth plate, visible image 6.7 x 5.4 cm.
The Bancroft Library
Biographical NoteCalifornia pioneer, writer for the Alta California newspaper, and author of numerous books on the state, San Francisco, Yosemite, and on mining and resources on the Pacific Coast.
<physfacet label="Container or Case Note">Type: case. Motif: geometric - Scroll (Krainik no. 258). Material: brown thermoplastic. Pad: purple velvet with embossed leaf motif. Notes: S. Peck & Co. Notes: case warped. Image removed and stored separately. Hinges appear to be in the style of Critchlow's 1856 patent, but case bears Peck name.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, mat, cover glass, preserver. Plate: clear glass with asphaltum backing. Mat: oval. Preserver: decorative.</physfacet>;;;<physfacet label="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">Blind stamped on mat (LL): Wm. SHEW / 113 MONTG.Y. ST. / SAN FRANCISCO. Printed in case well (letterpress on paper backing): GENUINE / UNION CASE, / IMPROVED / Fine Gilt and Burnished Hinge. / S. PECK & CO., / MANUFACTURERS.</physfacet>;;;
ProvenanceProvenance unknown. Possibly received with the Hittell family papers (BANC MSS C-B 405).
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