1 photograph: half-plate clear-glass hand-tinted ambrotype with asphaltum backing, 11.7 x 9.2 cm.; original seal. Box 7, Vol. 70, Peter E. Palmquist Cased Photographs Collection, Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Creator/Contributor: R[obert] H. Vance
Date: c. 1856
Location: San Francisco
Blindstamp lower left on mat, “CUTTING'S PATENT / JULY 4 & 11 1854,” blindstamp lower right on mat, “R.H. VANCE / SAN FRANCISCO,” “full leather case with an oriental motif.”Image with Detail
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