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Watkins #130 - General View of the Smelting Works, New Almaden
Image courtesy of: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles   (Accession Number 89.XM.61.1)
Photographers number:130
Title:General View of the Smelting Works, New Almaden
Inscription:Recto mount in pencil by CEW l.r.: Smelting Works, New Almaden/No. 10, and signed in sepia ink l.r.
Date Photographed: 1863
Catalog:Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs, cat. no. 86
Notes:CMP notes: Most copies of print have same (or nearly so) title. CEW number on verso of CSL print

Photographer:Carleton E Watkins   (Nov 11, 1829 — Jun 23, 1916;  Active approx. 1853 — 1896)
Publisher:Carleton Watkins
Format:Mammoth Plate
Image Size:16 1516  x  20 58  in.  (43 x 52.4 cm)  —  Horizontal, Dome Top
Mount Size:20 78  x  26 78  in.  (53 x 68.3 cm)

View this image in gallery:New Almaden Mine, Santa Clara County
Link to image source: Image ID:1005628
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