Stereo image mounted to orange stiff-stock paper. Lettering in brown ink. Lavender rear, with ornate "W H C" printed to one end in black ink. Oblong format: 3-1/2" x 6-7/8". Rounded corners. "By any standard of assessment, Carleton E. Watkins was a giant of photography. He is arguably America's greatest landscape photographer. Admired and envied by his peers, he possessed a complete mastery of photographic technique and aesthetics." [Palmquist & Kailbourn, PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHERS Of The WEST, p. 578]. Capt Gilman presumed to be the Capt S J Gilman who commanded the San Francisco barketine, Katie Flickenger. Image has some fading to the background portion [Marin headlands]. Modest wear & soiling to card. Signature of "Capt S. J. Gilman to rear. An About VG example. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: GOLDEN GATE, SAN FRANCISCO. Watkins' Pacific...
Publisher: J. J. Cook
Publication Date: 1867
Binding: Later issue, ca mid-1870s
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