Marysville, Cal. Lewis J. Stinson, . Photographer imprint to verso. Vertical orientation: 3-3/4" x 2-7/16". Corners clipped. Some modest wear. Period pencil annotations to verso "D Street / Marysville / Dec 26th 1867" at one end; "G. R. A / To / A. W. A" on opposite end. Very Good. Item #44786
Stinson known to have been daguerreian artist in Gold Hill, California as early as 1861. Along with Stephen Poole Sanders, he established his Marysville business in 1863, where he continued to flourish until the mid-1870s. By 1880 he had relocated to Reno, at which point he fades from recorded history. [cf. Palmquist & Kailbourn, Pioneer Photographers of the Far West, p. 529].
Stinson's image of flooded Marysville quite well-known & often republished, but an actual photograph of the flooded city, with his studio imprint, as here, rather uncommon in commerce.