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[City Hotel, Coulterville, California.]
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Coulterville had two hotels: Wagoner's Hotel and the City Hotel. The City Hotel was known for its waterwheel powered by two Newfoundland dogs.
Weave of cloth backing is visible at top, under abraded surface. It is unclear whether the image is a pannotype (collodion positive on cloth) adhered to a cover glass OR a standard ambrotype on glass with a cloth backing adhered to the emulsion side of the plate. The result is an integrated plate in which the glass and fabric are fully incorporated. Since there appears to be emulsion on the glass (visible at the edges), an ambrotype with fabric backing is suggested.
Date from auction catalog description.
View of building with several men standing on the bottom front porch, and one man standing on the second story porch. Sign over porch reads "City Hotel".
1 photograph : ambrotype?; half plate, visible image 8.8 x 11.5 cm.
Architectural Photographs
BANC PIC 2000.048--CASE
Commercial buildings
Mining districts