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Title
[Tomb of John Bigler]
Contributor
Hepting, Eugene Walter, 1895-1971
Date Created and/or Issued
1938
Publication Information
1938
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
1989-1304.
In: [Scenes of Sacramento] [manuscript] / Eugene Walter Hepting. [Sacramento, Calif. : E. Hepting, 1938?], Vol. C, leaf 41.
A tall tombstone dominates the photograph; in a plot bordered by a low wall stands two small rounded tombstones flanking a large tomb on a pedestal; above a second pedestal is a rectangular stone which contains an oval with information above John Bigler beneath a pointed arch, held up by corbels; above this stone stands an obelisk; behind the tomb are leafless trees and evergreens; other tall tomb can be seen in the right background.
Walter Hepting was born in Sacramento (father was from Switzerland, mother from Germany). Worked for the State Treasurer's Office. Was amateur historian, collected old photographs and images of Sacramento.
"US. Minister to Chile & Peru. in 1857 to 61. John Bigler 3rd Governor of Calif. From 1852 to 1856. Born in 1806 Died in 1871. This grave in the old Masonic plot in the city cemetary..."
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
1 photographic print ; 4 1/4 x 2 1/5 in.
Identifier
(C)001393221CSL01-Aleph
(DRA)VVW-6578
Language
English
Subject
Bigler, John,, 1805-1871--Death and burial--Photographs
City Cemetery (Sacramento, Calif.)--Photographs
Cemeteries--California--Sacramento
Tombs & sepulchral monuments--California--Sacramento
Graves--California--Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Place
California
Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.)

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