[Thurlow Lodge - Lawn and House. From Barron Cluster.]

Object Details

Title:

[Thurlow Lodge - Lawn and House. From Barron Cluster.]

Artist/Maker(s):

Carleton Watkins (American, 1829 - 1916)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Menlo Park, California, United States (Place created)

Date:

1880s

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Dimensions:

38.1 x 53.3 cm (15 x 21 in.)

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Many affluent Northern California residents commissioned Carleton Watkins to photograph their properties. Among these residents was Milton S. Latham, a former California governor and United States senator who purchased Thurlow Lodge in 1872 as a home for his new bride. After photographing the lavish Menlo Park estate that was originally built for one of the owners of the New Almaden quicksilver mine, Watkins prepared a pair of sumptuous presentation albums, each containing sixty-three mammoth views of the house and grounds.

Exhibitions
Carleton Watkins: From Where the View Looked Best (February 15 to June 4, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 15 to June 4, 2000