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Finding Aid to the Selected Mammoth Plate Photographic Prints from the Keith McHenry Pond Collection, [1859-circa 1880]
BANC PIC 1952.021--ffALB  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Selected mammoth plate photographic prints from the Keith McHenry Pond collection
    Date (inclusive): [1859-circa 1880]
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1952.021--ffALB
    Creator: Watkins, Carleton E. Keith, William
    Extent: 45 photographic prints : albumen. 15 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Mammoth plate California landscape views formerly belonging to artist William Keith. The majority of views are by photographer Carleton E. Watkins.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Restricted originals. Use viewing prints or digital facsimiles only. Use of originals only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Selected Mammoth Plate Photographic Prints from the Keith McHenry Pond Collection, BANC PIC 1952.021--ffALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital images have been provided of images not found in other Bancroft Library collections.

    Related Material

    Keith-McHenry-Pond family pictorial collection (BANC PIC 1952.002-.011)
    Keith-McHenry-Pond family papers, 1841-1961 (BANC MSS C-B 595)

    http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf7199n90j 

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    California--Pictorial works
    Oregon--Pictorial works
    Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Albumen prints
    Landscapes (Representations)--California
    Mammoth plates
    Photographs.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of E.K. Pond, as part of the Keith-McHenry-Pond collection.

    Provenance

    Photographs may have once been part of the scrapbooks of artist William Keith.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Mammoth plate California landscape views formerly belonging to artist William Keith. The majority of views are by photographer Carleton E. Watkins, an associate of Keith's, with several views by Thomas Houseworth also present. Yosemite scenes predominate. All images were poorly drymounted at an unknown time in the 20th century, and image quality is faded and very poor. It is possible that these photoprints were kept by Keith in his scrapbooks and were never mounted in Keith's lifetime, therefore opening the possibility that the poor condition is not simply the result of bad mounting, but of decades of use in an unmounted state. Their poor physical condition reduces research interest considerably, but the images remain an important document of Keith's collecting of California landscape photography. Furthermore, some of the images are exceptionally rare and may not exist in other research collections.

    Note

    Photographs are in very poor condition, on 20th century mounts.
    Additional Notes on Collection:
    Titles supplied, based on captions on known copies elsewhere, or as descriptions by cataloger.