Dialogue Among Giants: Carleton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California (October 14, 2008 to March 1, 2009)
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Six-part Panorama of San Francisco from San Francisco Album: Photographs of the Most Beautiful Views and Public Buildings of San Francisco
1855 - 1856
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In his 1856 San Francisco Album, publisher George R. Fardon included six photographs that form an incomplete panorama of the city. Fardon positioned the plates randomly in his book rather than in topographical order. A missing plate completes the view. The seven-part version was printed before Fardon compiled his album, perhaps before the glass negative for the absent plate was broken or lost. This suggests that Fardon did not create the negatives himself, but acquired them later, apparently not knowing they formed a panorama.