Blair Camera Co., (Boston, MA)

Shipping Crate - c. 1890

Notes:  This shipping crate probably survived being tossed because of its size - it was made to fit about four 14x17" plateholders.  C. F. McCafferty is not in the Checklist of Western Photographers, Carl Mautz, 1975, so it is possible that he or she was an amateur.  Whoever it was, they that liked their negatives large.  Copperopolis is in Calaveras Co., CA - somewhere there are 14x17" negatives of gold mining or California mining towns.


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