Sixth-plate hand-tinted clear-glass ambrotypes with asphaltum backing, original seal, cover glass behind mat. 9.4 x 8.1 cm. Box 1, vol. 2, Image ID Number 2056172, WA Photos 402, Peter E. Palmquist Collection, Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Creator/Contributor: James A. Clayton
Date: c. 1856-60
Location: San Jose, CAImage with Detail
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