Carte-de-visite, approx. 9.0 x 5.3 cm. on mount 10.5 x 6.4 cm. William Shew folder, Image ID Number 2015155, WA Photos 357, Carl Mautz collection of cartes-de-visite photographs created by California photographers, ca. 1855-1895, Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Creator/Contributor: [William H.] Bluett and [George R.] Fardon
Date: c. 1876-77
Location: Oakland, CAImage with Detail
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