The collection consists of an album containing 133 albumen photographs of estates and the countryside of Sonoma Valley, California
taken by Watkins in 1887 for the Sonoma Valley Improvement Company as a promotional tool.
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.
133 photographic prints in one album; 28 x 40 cm.
133 digital objects
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