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[Copy photographs of views from the expedition of the Spanish Comisión Científica del Pacífico] [graphic].
BANC PIC 1905.17029--PIC; BANC PIC 1905.17029--CNEG; BANC PIC 1905.17029
Collection Overview

Title:

[Copy photographs of views from the expedition of the Spanish Comisión Científica del Pacífico]

Creator/Contributor:

Castro y Ordóñez, Rafael., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Spain, Comisión Científica del Pacífico.

Abstract:

Copies of photographic prints on paper mounts that possibly formed an album. Each original was captioned in manuscript, in Spanish, on the bottom edge of the mount. Views include group portraits of expedition members and views taken in South America, Central America, and California. The fifteen California views, all taken in 1863 between October 9 and November 1, include numerous San Francisco street scenes and buildings (including fire companies), a dairy farm near Fort Point, the Calaveras giant sequoia grove, and one view of a placer mining operation at Murphy's.

Date:

[1862-1863, copied between 1945 and 1965?] (issued)

Subject:

Fire departments -- California -- San Francisco -- Pictorial works
Fire departments
Murphys (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
South America -- Pictorial works
Central America -- Pictorial works
California -- Calaveras Big Trees State Park
California -- Murphys
California -- San Francisco

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Original photographs taken by Rafael Castro y Ordóñez.
Viewing prints available for California views only; items :124-:138.
A typescript listing, in English, of 140 copy negatives that seem to match this set is cataloged at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid (ACN0043/770/003). Two items are listed as "too poor to copy", yielding 138 copy negatives.
The collection of Castro y Ordóñez photographs at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales is cataloged and available online (visited 2015). Some scans were made from original prints and do not show captions or mounts. Some scans were from older copy negatives, and show captions and mounts identical to those in the Bancroft Library copy set, indicating they are copies of the same original.
RESTRICTED COPY NEGATIVES: Use of negatives by appointment only. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Copy negatives and copy prints only.
Location of originals unknown, but believed to be a from a collection copied in Madrid in the 1950s or 1960s; probably from the Archivo del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales.
Source unknown. Possibly received from Robert Ryal Miller.

Type:

graphic
Pictorial works.

Physical Description:

graphic
138 photographs : film copy negatives ; (4x5 format)

Language:

Spanish

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1905.17029--PIC
BANC PIC 1905.17029--CNEG
BANC PIC 1905.17029

Origin:

No place, unknown, or undetermined

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED COPY NEGATIVES: Use of negatives by appointment only. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.