Finding Aid to the Selected Mammoth Plate Photographic Prints from the Keith McHenry Pond Collection, [1859-circa 1880]

Finding Aid written by James Eason
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
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Finding Aid to the Selected Mammoth Plate Photographic Prints from the Keith McHenry Pond Collection, [1859-circa 1880]

Collection number: BANC PIC 1952.021--ffALB

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: Selected mammoth plate photographic prints from the Keith McHenry Pond collection
Date (inclusive): [1859-circa 1880]
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1952.021--ffALB
Creator: Watkins, Carleton E. Keith, William
Extent: 45 photographic prints : albumen. 15 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: Mammoth plate California landscape views formerly belonging to artist William Keith. The majority of views are by photographer Carleton E. Watkins.
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], Selected Mammoth Plate Photographic Prints from the Keith McHenry Pond Collection, BANC PIC 1952.021--ffALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

Digital images have been provided of images not found in other Bancroft Library collections.

Related Material

Keith-McHenry-Pond family pictorial collection (BANC PIC 1952.002-.011)
Keith-McHenry-Pond family papers, 1841-1961 (BANC MSS C-B 595)

http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf7199n90j 

Indexing Terms

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

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of E.K. Pond, as part of the Keith-McHenry-Pond collection.

Provenance

Photographs may have once been part of the scrapbooks of artist William Keith.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

Scope and Content of Collection

Mammoth plate California landscape views formerly belonging to artist William Keith. The majority of views are by photographer Carleton E. Watkins, an associate of Keith's, with several views by Thomas Houseworth also present. Yosemite scenes predominate. All images were poorly drymounted at an unknown time in the 20th century, and image quality is faded and very poor. It is possible that these photoprints were kept by Keith in his scrapbooks and were never mounted in Keith's lifetime, therefore opening the possibility that the poor condition is not simply the result of bad mounting, but of decades of use in an unmounted state. Their poor physical condition reduces research interest considerably, but the images remain an important document of Keith's collecting of California landscape photography. Furthermore, some of the images are exceptionally rare and may not exist in other research collections.

Note

Photographs are in very poor condition, on 20th century mounts.
Additional Notes on Collection:
Titles supplied, based on captions on known copies elsewhere, or as descriptions by cataloger.

Container Listing

 

[San Francisco panorama, plate 1: Alcatraz from Russian Hill] [1864] BANC PIC 1952.021:01

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

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Unidentified Road: "Gas works and valley, W.C. Ralston's" (title from the similar stereograph.)] [187-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:02

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

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Camp in Yosemite Valley: possibly the Colfax party, 1865] [between 1861 and 1866] BANC PIC 1952.021:03

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

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 46.

Additional Note

A view of the same camp appears in Watkin's stereograph titled "In Camp", numbered 1045.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Clarks' Station--distant view] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:04

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

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 105.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Snow's Hotel?, Yosemite] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:05

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

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Bridge to Hutchings' Hotel.] [186-] BANC PIC 1952.021:06

Creator/Collector: Houseworth, Thomas
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[The Sentinel Rock, and old hotel (Hutchings' Hotel?)] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:07

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

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 65.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[First View of the Yosemite Valley--from Mariposa Trail] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:08

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 4.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[The Yosemite Valley from the Best General View.] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:09

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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.198.4:1

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 2.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Up the Valley] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:10

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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.198.4:2; 1973.057:25

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 10.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Bridal Veil Falls--Front View] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:11

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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.199.1:6; 1959.066:12

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 16.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[The Sentinel Rock--up the valley] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:12

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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.198.5:03; 19xx.198.4:9; 1959.066:6b

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 33.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[View on the Merced-Study of Rocks in foreground.] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:13

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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 1905.17143:40; 1973.057:5

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 41.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Yosemite Falls 2477 feet] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:14

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 53.

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 1905.17143:45

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Half Dome 4967 feet, Outline] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:15

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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 1905.17143:42; 1973.057:21

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 61.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[The North Dome--from river at foot] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:16

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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.198.1:1

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 63.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Mount Starr King and Glacier Point] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:17

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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.198.4:13

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 69.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[North Dome, Royal Arches, Washington Column] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:18

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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; 19xx.199.2:4

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 79.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[The Half Dome--near view from valley] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:19

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 82.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[River, Rocks, and Woodland Scenery] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:20

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 86.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Cascade between the Vernal and Nevada Falls, 700 feet, Yosemite] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:21

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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 1973.057:12; 1905.17143:68

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 91.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[The Yosemite Falls from Sentinel Dome] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:22

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 93.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[The Domes from Sentinel Dome, and panorama of Valley] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:23

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 94.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[The Domes from Sentinel Dome] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:24

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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 1973.057:28

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 95.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Amabilis] [Fir tree] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:25

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Additional Note

Watkins' number: 115.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Half Dome, with North Dome and Royal Arches at left] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:26

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[North Dome and Half Dome] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:27

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Merced River with fallen log] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:28

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[El Capitan, Reflected] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:29

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Sentinel Rock. Houseworth no. 70] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:30

Creator/Collector: Houseworth, Thomas
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Additional Note

Attribution uncertain. This image is known to have been produced by Lawrence and Housworth, and may have been photographed by Thomas Houseworth or another photographer employed by them, such as Charles Leander Weed.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Sentinel Rock from Union Point. Houseworth no. 69] [186-?] BANC PIC 1952.021:31

Creator/Collector: Houseworth, Thomas
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen.

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Additional Note

Attribution uncertain. This images is known to have been produced by Lawrence and Housworth, and my have been photographed by Thomas Houseworth or another photographer employed by them, such as Charles Leander Weed.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Merced River, bank with small stones, Yosemite Valley. Houseworth no. 26] [1867] BANC PIC 1952.021:32

Creator/Collector: Houseworth, Thomas
Physical Description: 1 photographic print : albumen

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Additional Note

Attribution uncertain. This images is known to have been produced by Lawrence and Housworth, and my have been photographed by Thomas Houseworth or another photographer employed by them, such as Charles Leander Weed.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Mt. Shasta?] [1867 or 1870?] BANC PIC 1952.021:33

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Upper Agua Frio--Looking South East. Mariposa estate & environs] [1859] BANC PIC 1952.021:34

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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.194:01 (2 copies)

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Willamette Falls and Oregon City, Oregon] [1867] BANC PIC 1952.021:35

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Castle Rock, Columbia River, Oregon] [1867] BANC PIC 1952.021:36

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

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.199.1:11?

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Islands in the Columbia River, from the Upper Cascades] [1867] BANC PIC 1952.021:37

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

Provenance

From the collection of artist William Keith. Gift of Elizabeth Keith Pond.

Indexing Terms

Albumen prints
Mammoth plates
Photographs.

 

[Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls, reflected] [between 1861 and 1881] BANC PIC 1952.021:38

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.

Additional Note

Smaller than mammoth plate size.

Additional Note

Very poor print condition, on later mount.
 

[Yosemite Falls from Sentinel Done, 1866] [between 1861 and 1881] BANC PIC 1952.021:39

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.

Additional Note

Very poor print condition, on later mount.

Additional Note

Smaller than mammoth plate size.
 

[Merced River, with rowboat and cabin in trees to left. Possibly by Houseworth.] [between 1861 and 1881] BANC PIC 1952.021:40

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E. Houseworth, Thomas

Additional Note

Very poor print condition, on later mount.

Additional Note

Smaller than mammoth plate size.
 

[El Capitan, reflected] [between 1861 and 1881] BANC PIC 1952.021:41

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.

Additional Note

Very poor print condition, on later mount.

Additional Note

Smaller than mammoth plate size.
 

[Bridal Veil Fall, with meadow in foreground] [between 1861 and 1881] BANC PIC 1952.021:42

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.

Additional Note

Very poor print condition, on later mount.

Additional Note

Smaller than mammoth plate size.
 

[North Dome, Royal Arches, and Washington Column/Tower] [between 1861 and 1881] BANC PIC 1952.021:43

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.

Additional Note

Very poor print condition, on later mount.

Additional Note

Smaller than mammoth plate size.
 

[Crystal Springs Valley: reservoir and dam, with road an Watkins' travelling wagon art right] [circa 1875] BANC PIC 1952.021:44

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.

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 1974.006:20

Additional Note

Smaller than mammoth plate size.

Additional Note

Very poor print condition, on later mount.
 

[Crystal Springs Valley: estate in the San Mateo area] [circa 1875] BANC PIC 1952.021:45

Creator/Collector: Watkins, Carleton E.

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 1974.006:19

Additional Note

Smaller than mammoth plate size.

Additional Note

Very poor print condition, on later mount.