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
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[Thurlow Lodge - Lawn and House. From Barron Cluster.]
Carleton Watkins (American, 1829 - 1916)
Menlo Park, California, United States (Place Created)
Albumen silver print
38.1 × 53.3 cm (15 × 21 in.)
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