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A.W. Von Schmidt portraits, Von Schmidt dredges, and other photographs [graphic].
BANC PIC 2014.001--PIC; BANC PIC 2014.001--AX; BANC PIC 2014.001--CASE; BANC PIC 2014.001
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Title:

A.W. Von Schmidt portraits, Von Schmidt dredges, and other photographs

Creator/Contributor:

Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912

Creator/Contributor:

King, Henry, Photographer

Creator/Contributor:

Bradley & Rulofson

Creator/Contributor:

Rogers & Hoffman

Creator/Contributor:

Baker & Farquhar

Abstract:

Includes two portraits of A.W. Von Schmidt; 4 prints depicting Von Schmidt dredges in Australia; one print depicting the 1877 shipwreck of the Frank Jones off of Fort Point in San Francisco Bay; an unidentified group portait; and an unidentified man hiking with a group. Cased photographs include daguerreotype portrait of unidentified young man posing with Webster's dictionary, and ambrotype portraits of two unidentified girls. Also shelved with cased photographs is framed 1873 carte-de-visite portrait, possibly of Edward Von Schmidt, one of the sons of A.W. Von Schmidt.

Date:

ca. 1855-ca. 1915 (issued)

Subject:

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Von Schmidt, A. W. (Alexis Waldemar) -- 1821-1906 -- Portraits
Frank Jones (Ship) -- Pictorial works
Dredges -- Australia -- Photographs

Note:

Photographers include: I.W. Taber, Bradley & Rulofson, Rogers & Hoffman (San Francisco), Baker & Farquhar (Melbourne), Henry King (Sydney).
Includes one daguerreotype (quarter plate) and 2 ambrotypes (ninth plate); photographers unknown.
Title devised by cataloger.
RESTRICTED CASED PHOTOGRAPHS: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
A.W. Von Schmidt portraits, Von Schmidt dredges, and other photographs, BANC PIC 2014.001, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Barney Chapman ; 2013.
Alexis von Schmidt, a Prussian, in 1849 came to Calif. He surveyed the border of Calif. in 1856, and again from 1873 to 1875, headed the team to blow up Blossom Rock in the San Francisco Bay and owned the Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Water Works Company. Alexis von Schmidt died May 26, 1906.

Type:

graphic
Daguerreotypes.
Ambrotypes.
Cartes de visite.
Albumen prints.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
1 folder (3 photographic prints), 1 oversize folder (6 photographic prints) and 4 photographs : 31 x 37 cm or smaller

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2014.001--PIC
BANC PIC 2014.001--AX
BANC PIC 2014.001--CASE
BANC PIC 2014.001

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED CASED PHOTOGRAPHS: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.