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Carleton E. Watkins

Shows the St. Charles Hotel in Los Angeles with carriages lined up out front.

St. Charles Hotel, Los Angeles. 4358.

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Stereo Collection: Los Angeles Co.: Los Angeles: Watkins, # 4358

, c1877. (1 photoprint on stereo card : stereograph ; 3 1/2 x 7 in.)

Carleton E. Watkins (1829-1916) is recognized as California's premier 19th century photographer. In the late 1870s this San Francisco photographer made his first trip into Southern California. He is probably the first photographer of note to systematically record images of Southern California.

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