Lot 118 of 419:
Albert Wulzen Panorama of Portland Oregon 1878  

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Estimate:
$30,000 - $50,000

Title:
Panorama of Portland, Oregon

Author:
Wulzen, A.H.

Place:
Portland, Oregon

Publisher:

Date:
1878

Description:
Six panel panoramic albumen photograph mounted to cardstock and bound in accordion style. Each photographic panel measures approximately 8½x11 inches (page size 13½x11), unfolding to a total length of approximately 66 inches. An additional albumen image of a downtown commercial block, approximately 8¾x11½, is mounted inside rear cover. Original green cloth covers, black leather label lettered in gilt on front cover. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Albert H. Wulzen (1844-1917) arrived in San Francisco in 1856 and was employed by photographers Dames & Williams (1871), Carleton E. Watkins (1871-1873). By 1877 Wulzen had established his own studio in Oakland. In 1879 he produced a similar seven-panel panorama of Oakland. Worldcat locates only a single copy of the present panorama in the collection at Yale University; the University of Oregon also has a copy in their photographic collection. According to ABPC and other sources, no copies have appeared at auction in at least 30 years.

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Minor wear to extremities, expert repair to spine ends, short split along front joint, some rippling to cloth; first panel of photo with a small spot of surface flaking at lower right of image; some light fading and spotting; near fine.


 
Item number:
199097
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