Lot 33 of 413:
Daguerreotype of California inn  

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Title:
Half-plate daguerreotype of a hotel or inn, with sign reading "Half Way House - J. Wilt & Co."

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California?

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Date:
c.1850's

Description:

11x14 cm (4¼x5½"), with brass protector, cover glass and brass mat, no case. 

Small hotel or inn in the country, apparently at the midpoint between two more prominent destinations, with two horse-drawn buggys and a few men in front. Though we cannot confirm the location, it is believed to be in California.

NOTE: Since the publication of this catalogue, we have been informed that Wilt's Half Way House was located half way between Marysville and Parks Bar, which was along the Yuba River near Smartsville. There are very few references, but one can be found in the Marysville Daily Herald of 1851, Volume 1, Number 101, page 4.


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Wilt's Half Way House was located half way between Marysville and Parks Bar, which was along the Yuba River near Smartsville. There are very few references, but one can be found in the Marysville Daily Herald of 1851, Volume 1, Number 101, page 4.

Condition:
Some rubbing to brassware, spots to glass; image with some mildew spotting, tarnished at edges; good to very good.


 
Item number:
318687
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