Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve
1887 · [Oroville?]
by [California Local History]. Phares, M[orris]. E. - Artist
[Oroville?], 1887. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Image clear & sharp, minor soiling to mount edges. Very Good.. Cabinet card b/w albumen photograph, with printed caption underneath. Card verso annotated in ink, "J. Wood's display of preserved fruit." Oblong format: 5-1/4" x 8-3/8"
While CSU Chico has a number of these images, most are from the second fair , and this one we are unable to find in an institutional setting. Especially uncommon with the mss annotation identifying the pictured display.According to Mautz, Phares pursued photography in Oroville from 1884 - 1915, this then, an early image from his career. (Inventory #: 46777)