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Finding aid to Stereographic Views from the Eugene Compton Collection by Carleton E. Watkins, 1870-1885
BANC PIC 1965.027--STER  
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Description
The Stereographic Views from the Eugene Compton Collection consists of 37 stereographic prints taken by Carleton E. Watkins during the years 1870-1885.
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
37 stereographs; b&w: 9 x 18 cm. 37 digital objects
Restrictions
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