Finding Aid to the Mammoth Plate Views in California and Oregon, circa 1863-circa 1880?

Finding Aid written by James Eason
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Mammoth Plate Views in California and Oregon, circa 1863-circa 1880?

Collection number: BANC PIC 19xx.199--ffALB VAULT

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Written By:
James Eason
Date Completed:
December 2007
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Mammoth plate views in California and Oregon
Date (inclusive): circa 1863-circa 1880?
Collection Number: BANC PIC 19xx.199--ffALB VAULT
Creator: Watkins, Carleton E.
Extent: 32 photographic prints: albumen. 8 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Chiefly views of Yosemite and Mendocino County, Calif., and some Oregon views.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Restricted originals. Use viewing prints or digital facsimiles only. Use of originals 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.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mammoth Plate Views in California and Oregon, BANC PIC 19xx.199--ffALB VAULT, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

Digital reproductions of select images are available.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Wilderness areas--California--Photographs
Wilderness areas--Oregon--Photographs
Mendocino County (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Oregon--Pictorial works
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Provenance unknown. Probably assembled by library from multiple sources.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

Scope and Content of Collection

Mammoth plate landscape photographs by Carleton E. Watkins chiefly of Yosemite, along with images of the Mendocino County coast and Oregon.

Note

Item titles have been supplied, and may originate from one of several sources. Items with digital images available have titles transcribed from their original mounts, if present. Other items may bear titles supplied from known copies in other institutional or private collections, or may have been given descriptive titles based on identifications of the scene made by a cataloger.
Additional Notes on Collection:
Images in "volume 1" (box 1) have been cropped and re-mounted on 20th century board. The generation of prints difficult to determine, and there is no evidence of provenance. Images in "volume 2" (box 2) are on original mounts, signed by Watkins, and bear similar captions in ink. They appear uniform enough to share provenance, but there is some duplication within the set. The set may have been assembled by the library from multiple sources.

Container Listing

 

[Yosemite: the Domes] [1865-1866] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :01

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 59.

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: Cathedral Spires, 2,200 ft.] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :02

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 22.

Additional Note

For another Bancroft Library copy of this photograph, see: BANC PIC 19xx.198.2:7; 19xx.198.4:5; 1959.066:19; 19xx.198.6:05

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: Lower Yosemite Fall] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :03

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 56.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 19xx.198.7:3

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: Mirror view of North Dome] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :04

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 58.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 19xx.198:2:8; 19xx.199.2:12; 1885.001:10

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: Bridal Veil Falls] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :05

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 13.

Additional Note

For another Bancroft Library copy of this photograph, see: BANC PIC 19xx.198.4:3; 19xx.199.2:11; 19xx.199.2:13; 19xx.198.5:01

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: Bridal Veil Falls] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :06

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 16.

Additional Note

For another Bancroft Library copy of this photograph, see: BANC PIC 1959.066:12; 1952.021:01. Related vignette view published by Taber: 1885.001:11.

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: The Three Brothers] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :07

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 29.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 19xx.198.4:7; 1885.001:4

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: Mt. Broderick and Nevada Falls] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :08

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 89.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1973.057:3; 1905.17143:48

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: the Merced Group from Sentinel Dome.] [1865-1866] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :09

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Third (right) plate of a 3-plate panoramic view. (Reproduced in Palmquist. Carleton E. Watkins photographs, 1861-1874, plates 35-37.)

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 97.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[The Dalles, Columbia River, Oregon] [1867] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :10

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 454.

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Castle Rock, Columbia River, Oregon] [1867] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :11

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 425.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Willamette Falls, Oregon City] [1867] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :12

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 412.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Mt. Hood and The Dalles, Columbia River] [1867] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :13

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 455.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Cape Horn, Columbia River] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :14

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1885.001:14

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 419.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Mendocino Coast] [1863] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.1 :15

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 191.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1957.026:47

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Durant Pine, Mendocino County] [1863] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :01

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1957.026:53

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 172.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Indian Rancheria-- Big River, Mendocino County [1863] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :02

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1957.026

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Indian Rancheria-- Big River, Mendocino County] [1863] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :03

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1957.026

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: North Dome, Royal Arches, Washington Column] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :04

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1973.057:16; 1905.17143:37; 1952.021:018

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 79.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[View of Pacific Lumber Mill-- Mendocino County, Calif. ] [1863] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :05

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 191.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Coast View in Mendocino County, Calif. ] [1863] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :06

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 189.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

Big Trees, Mariposa Grove [Grizzly Giant] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :07

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 112.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1973.057:23; 1905.17143:47

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: Camp Grove] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :08

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 45.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 19xx.199.2:09; 1905.17143:56

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: Camp Grove] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :08 c.2

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 45.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 19xx.199.2:08; 1905.17143:56

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Cedar Tree] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :10

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 77.

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

Libocedrus decurrens, Yo Semite. [Incense cedar tree.] [1865-1866?] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :10 c.2

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 77.

Additional Note

Captioned on mount in ms. (Some letters unclear, but correct spelling supplied by cataloger.)

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: Bridal Veil Falls from Coulterville side] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :11

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 13.

Additional Note

For another Bancroft Library copy of this photograph, see: BANC PIC 19xx.199.2:13; 19xx.198.4:3; 19xx.199.1:5; 19xx.198.5:01

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: The Domes from the valley] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :12

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 58.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 19xx.198:2:8; 19xx.199.1:4; 1885.001:10

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: Bridal Veil Falls from Coulterville side] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :13

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 13.

Additional Note

For another Bancroft Library copy of this photograph, see: BANC PIC 19xx.199.2:11; 19xx.198.4:03; 19xx.199.1:5; 19xx.198.5:01

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

River view, Cathedral Rocks, Yo Semite. [Down the valley.] [1865-1866] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :14

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 40.

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Additional Note

Caption on mount in ms.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: The Lake Bank and Mt. Watkins] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :15

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 72.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1973.057:1; 1905.17143:46; 1885.001:5

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite: The Lake Bank and Mt. Watkins] [between 1861 and circa 1880] BANC PIC 19xx.199 v.2 :15 c.2

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 72.

Additional Note

The Bancroft Library holds multiple copies of this photograph. An effort was made to make an image of at least one copy available online. Bancroft duplicate(s) or near variant(s) may be found under: BANC PIC 1973.057:1; 1905.17143:46; 1885.001:5

Additional Note

Provenance unknown.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.