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Finding Aid to Scenic California, Photographed by Carleton E. Watkins, circa 1885
BANC PIC 1965.008--AX  
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Description
The Scenic California collection contains 14 mounted albumen prints taken circa 1885 by Carleton E. Watkins.
Background
Carleton E. Watkins was born in Oneonta, Oswego county, New York, on November 11, 1829. He was the youngest of five children of a Scottish innkeeper. During his youth he became acquainted with Collis P. Huntington, who frequented his father's hotel. Soon after the discovery of gold, both young men went to California, where Huntington later became one of the Big Four who built the Central Pacific Railroad.
Extent
14 photographic albumen prints, 18 x 22 cm.; mounted, 23 x 36 cm. 14 digital objects
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Restricted originals. Use viewing prints only: shelved as BANC PIC 1965.008--PIC. Use of originals only by permission of the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.