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Image courtesy of: Online Archive of California   (Accession Number 19xx.198.V.2:1)
Photographers number:Unnumbered
Title:Launching the Monitor Comanche, San Francisco
Inscription:Recto mount: Signed CEW in sepia ink l.r., and inscribed in pencil by 19th-century hand l.l.: Launching the Monitor Comanche
Date Photographed: November 14,1864
Catalog:Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs, cat. no. 312
Notes:CMP notes: Comanche was launched Nov. 14, 1864 (Calif. Historical Society Quarterly 33 (Sep. 1954): p. 236. The Comanche sank while being assembled in Nov. 1863, and re-built and launch occurred Nov. 14, 1864. It remained at Mare Island until 1899.

Photographer:Carleton E Watkins   (Nov 11, 1829 — Jun 23, 1916;  Active approx. 1853 — 1896)
Publisher:Carleton Watkins
Format:Mammoth Plate
Image Size:15 58  x  20 58  in.  (39.7 x 52.4 cm)  —  Horizontal, Rectangle
Mount Size:20 1316  x  24 58  in.  (52.9 x 62.5 cm)

View this image in gallery:San Francisco
Link to image source: Image ID:1005854
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