Hamilton Cottier collection of California photographs, 1887-1888.

Cottier, Hamilton, 1900-1979 [Browse]
Visual material
1 v. ; 28 x 36 cm.


Library of Congress genre(s)
Getty AAT genre
Summary note
Contains 51 albumen print photographs by Isaiah West Taber of California collected by Cottier. Most measure around 20 x 24.5 cm. 20 prints feature many different scenes of Chinese-Americans in San Francisco's Chinatown (including interiors, business owners, religious sanctuaries, the Chinese Consulate, and street scenes); 24 prints feature views of scenes and buildings in San Jose, Menlo Park, Stanford, Palo Alto, and Monterey, California (including Standford University, Lick Observatory, Mission San Carlos Borromeo, Santa Clara College, Hotel del Monte, Hotel Vendome, and the estates of Leland Stanford, James Clair Flood, and Timothy Hopkins); 4 prints feature views from Shasta County, California, including some scenery along the California and Oregon Railway; and 2 photographs are of an execution of fifteen pirates in Kowloon, China. An additional photograph is of the planet Saturn as observed at Lick Observatory.
Source acquisition
Purchase, 1997. WA 1997:94.
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