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The Resource Portraits of early California residents

Portraits of early California residents

Label
Portraits of early California residents
Title
Portraits of early California residents
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Collection of 127 cartes de visite, 5 cabinet cards, and 19 tintypes from ca. 1864-1890, of early residents of California.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
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Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
The photographs, originally housed in an album owned by doña Sebastiana Chacón DuPorta (various spellings on photographs include Du Porta, Doporto, de Doporto), are studio portraits of many different types of people of all ages: men, women, children, couples, families, groups of men, pairs of women, circus performers, gold miners. A large number of the subjects are Mexican, Californios, or Latinos. Many of the cartes de visite photographs were produced in San Jose, by the studios of J.H. Heering (22); E. Schroder (9), and W.W. Wright (8). Other San Jose studios represented include James A. Clayton, Abell & Co., Art Palace, B.F. Howland, and John Macaulay. San Francisco studios include Edouart's Photographic Gallery, Perkins & Foss, Oscar Foss, Bayley & Cramer, H.W. Vaughan, H. Olsen, C.L. Cramer, Amelia Strang, Jacob Shew, W. Dyer, Wise & Prindle, Edouart & Cobb, Bradley & Rulofson, A.K. Kipps, Chas. A. Marston, and Sullivan's Grand Art Gallery. There are eight portraits by Henri Penelon--one from his partnership with Carlo Bosco--and seven by Valentin Wolfenstein, both working in Los Angeles. From San Bernardino, there is one portrait by Maurice A. Franklin. Photographs without a studio identification have been arranged by subject: there are eight portraits of what appear to be side-show performers, including a snake charmer draped in snakes, a bearded lady, a trio of albinos, and a dwarf. The five larger cabinet card portraits portray members of the Feliz and Chavez families, including Nicolas Feliz, a properous young man in suit and tie, sitting in a bent willow chair in his garden, beside a climbing rose; two young Chavez sisters in their First Communion dresses and veils; and Inez Chavez, a chubby toddler in white eyelet skirt, wearing a ring and locket, who "died at age 3 yrs." Three of the portraits are from Los Angeles studios, including The Plaza Gallery at 513 N. Main St., F. Borgia at 674 San Fernando St., and F.E. Grover at Main & Bellevue. Also included are nine tintypes without paper frames, and ten with frames, some bearing stamp of studio of S.P. Sanders, E. Schroder, John Macaulay, and F.E. York. Many of the cartes de visite, and tintypes carry a tax stamp, as was required by law in the United States between 1864 and 1866
Technique
not applicable
Label
Portraits of early California residents
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8sq91cn/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Probable range of dates based on ms. dates added to photographs, type of photograph, style of dress of subjects, and operating dates of photograph studios
  • Box title: Portraits of early California residents
  • Cartes de visite photographs and tintypes have been removed from original album, now lost
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
  • For additional information on many of the photographers represented in this collection, consult: Pioneer photographers of the Far West: a biographical dictionary, 1840-1865 / Peter E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Univ. Press, 2000
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
11 x 7 cm
Extent
151 photographic prints on carte de visite mounts
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: each of the cartes de visite and tintypes in an individual mylar sleeve; sleeves loosely arranged in 16 small white envelopes according to photographer, studio location, or subject; unidentified photographs housed together; envelopes arranged vertically in modern beige cloth drop-spine clamshell box, with label "Portraits of early California residents."
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)796839701
  • ucoclc796839701
Label
Portraits of early California residents
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8sq91cn/
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Probable range of dates based on ms. dates added to photographs, type of photograph, style of dress of subjects, and operating dates of photograph studios
  • Box title: Portraits of early California residents
  • Cartes de visite photographs and tintypes have been removed from original album, now lost
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
  • For additional information on many of the photographers represented in this collection, consult: Pioneer photographers of the Far West: a biographical dictionary, 1840-1865 / Peter E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Univ. Press, 2000
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
11 x 7 cm
Extent
151 photographic prints on carte de visite mounts
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: each of the cartes de visite and tintypes in an individual mylar sleeve; sleeves loosely arranged in 16 small white envelopes according to photographer, studio location, or subject; unidentified photographs housed together; envelopes arranged vertically in modern beige cloth drop-spine clamshell box, with label "Portraits of early California residents."
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)796839701
  • ucoclc796839701

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