William WATSON, [b] Taken on the sly Enlarge 1 /1

William WATSON

United States of America

attributed to

  • working United States of America 1890s

[b] Taken on the sly c. 1890 Description: portrait of a photographer with stand camera

Collection Title: Kodak album of views of San Francisco, Colorado, Sacramento, Almeda
Place made: California, United States of America
Creation Notes: documents such sites as San Francisco's Chinatown, cables cars, Market Street; points of natural interest in Colorado; the state capitol at Sacramento; and Almeda (most likely where Watson lived).
Materials & Technique: photographs, albums, gelatin silver photograph Support: leather binding and each cardboard page is held together with a cotton ribbon which is worn through

Primary Insc: Inscribed below photograph on cardboard support in centre in black ink "Taken on the s/play[?]".
Dimensions: album closed 31.5 h x 27.8 w x 2.4 d cm open album 31.5 h x 44.0 w cm album page 32.4 h x 27.0 w cm photograph 11.5 h x 9 w cm image oval 8.5 h x 8.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1306.13B.2