Thurlow Lodge, Menlo Park - Lawn and House
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Carleton E. Watkins
American, Menlo Park, California, 1874
Albumen print
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.