This collection consists of 44 cartes de visite photographic prints of sites in Mendocino County, taken by M. M. Hazeltine,
ca. 1867-1869. Included are images of Mendocino and vicinity, views of the town including residences and public buildings,
lumber mills and related scenes, and an Indian village showing teepees made of scrap lumber. Captions are typewritten in a
list preceding the photographs and are reprinted in the container listing.
Martin Mason Hazeltine was born on July 31, 1827, in Vermont. He and his brother George I. Hazeltine studied photography in
St. Charles, Illinois, and then in New York City. In December of 1853, the two brothers moved to San Francisco where they
operated a daguerreotype shop, producing pictures of Yosemite and other California scenic areas. In the mid-1860s, Martin
Hazeltine moved to Mendocino; his many photographs taken there were later published by such firms as J. P. Soule and Lawrence
& Houseworth. He entered a partnership with J. J. Reilly in the 1870s in Stockton and Yosemite Valley, but returned to Mendocino
on and off until the 1880s. In the later part of his life, he lived in Idaho and Oregon. He died in 1903.
44 photographic prints ; albumen, some hand colored, cartes de visite ; 6 x 10 cm.
48 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.
Collection is available for use.