This collection consists of 16 albumen prints taken by Carleton E. Watkins, circa 1876-circa 1890. The photographs are part
of "Watkins' New Boudoir Series Yo Semite and Pacific Coast." The collection consists primarily of architectural views of
the San Francisco area, including the residences of Charles Crocker, Mrs. Mark Hopkins, and Leland Stanford. Other San Francisco
views include the Palace Hotel, the Cliff House, Montgomery Street, Bay View, and Golden Gate Park. The collection includes
four views of missions: Mission San Luis Rey, San Gabriel Mission, and Mission San Luis Obispo in California; and, Mission
San Xavier in Arizona. One view of Yosemite and a view of the Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, California are also included.
Carleton E. Watkins was born in Oneonta, Oswego county, New York, on November 11, 1829. He was the youngest of five children
of a Scottish innkeeper. During his youth he became acquainted with Collis P. Huntington, who frequented his father's hotel.
Soon after the discovery of gold, both young men went to California, where Huntington later became one of the Big Four who
built the Central Pacific Railroad.
16 albumen prints, 14 x 22 cm. (mounts)
16 digital objects
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
Restricted originals. Use viewing prints only. Use of originals only by permission of the Curator of Pictorial Collections,
The Bancroft Library.