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Photographs of the Mariposa Estate and Environs Taken by Carleton E. Watkins, 1860
BANC PIC 19xx.194 --ffALB  
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Description
The collection consists of thirty-two views taken in 1860 of John Charles Fremont's "Las Mariposas" estate in Mariposa County. Included are views of mines, mills, and mining towns of the California gold country, and several views of railroads in the region. Locations include Mormon Bar, Bear Valley, and Bridgeport.
Background
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.
Extent
32 photographic prints size 31 x 42 cm., mounted size 46 x 54 32 digital objects
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Original prints are restricted and may not be viewed unless permission is granted by the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Viewing prints are available under the call number: BANC PIC 19xx.194 --PIC.