Previous
Benton Works, Mariposa County
Enlarge (13MB) Zoom in
This image is available for download, without charge, under the Getty's Open Content Program.

Carleton E. Watkins
American, 1858 - 1860
Salt print
13 7/8 x 16 7/16 in.
84.XM.171.23

Add to Getty Bookmarks

Benton Works mill (and dam) was in the vast Las Mariposas mining estate controlled by John C. Frémont and his wife, Jessie Benton Frémont. Watkins's commission drew upon his prior experience with mother lode mining subjects.