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Alonzo Janes Doolittle family portraits [graphic].
BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :01; BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :02; BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :03; BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :04; ...
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Title:

Alonzo Janes Doolittle family portraits
A.J. Doolittle family portraits

Creator/Contributor:

Doolittle, A. J.

Creator/Contributor:

North, William C.

Abstract:

:1 Alonzo J. Doolittle in miner's clothing with two leather gold pokes (1/4 plate daguerreotype) -- :2 Alonzo J. Doolittle in patterned waistcoat (1/6 plate daguerreotype by Wm. C. North) :3 Alonzo J. Doolittle (close variant of :2, lacking case) :4 Alonzo and Martha Doolittle (1/2 plate daguerreotype) -- :5 Martha Doolittle and baby (1/6 plate ambrotype) -- :6 Martha Doolittle and baby (1/6 plate ambrotype, damaged) -- :7 two boys, Will and Jeff Doolittle (1/6 plate ambrotype, cracked) -- :8 Grandfather Ely, father of Martha Ely Doolittle (1/6 plate tintype) -- :9 Jefferson Ely Doolittle (cabinet card) -- :10 Martha Doolittle (cabinet card) -- :11 California gold walking stick head -- :12 unidentified man (1/6 plate ambrotype) -- :13 unidentified man (tintype, memorial brooch).

Date:

ca. 1850-ca. 1880 (issued)

Subject:

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Doolittle, A. J -- Portraits
Doolittle, A. J -- Family -- Portraits
Gold miners -- California -- Photographs
Gold mines and mining -- California -- Photographs
Pioneers -- California -- Portraits

Note:

Title supplied by cataloger.
Several photographers unknown. One daguerreotype by Wm. C. North, Cleveland, Ohio.
Photographs accompanied by the gold head of A.J. Doolittle's walking stick (4.2 cm x 3 cm. diam.), inscribed: A.J. Doolittle, Nevada City, Cal. 1854 / [on sides:] Pure Cal[ifornia gold] / From Doolittle's / Diggings / Sou[th] Yuba Riv[er].
RESTRICTED daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and object : Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Born in Vermont, Alonzo Janes Doolittle was a surveyor who came to California in the gold rush. He mapped the gold fields of California. In 1875 he died on board the S.S. Pacific, which sank after departing Victoria, B.C.
Gift of Doolittle family descendants.

Type:

graphic
Daguerreotypes.
Ambrotypes.
Tintypes.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
12 photographs (4 daguerreotypes, 4 ambrotypes, 2 tintypes, and 2 albumen prints) and 1 item (walking stick handle) : some hand tinted ; 15 x 12 cm. or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :01
BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :02
BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :03
BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :04
BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :05
BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :06
BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :07
BANC PIC 2005.071--TIN :08
BANC PIC 2005.071--PIC :09
BANC PIC 2005.071--PIC :10
BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :12
BANC PIC 2005.071--CASE :13
BANC PIC 2005.071--OBJ :11
BANC PIC 2005.071

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and object : Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.