Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 39

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(CALIFORNIA.) Nathan M. Klain; photographer. Early photograph of City College in San Francisco. Albumen photograph, 5 x 7 1/4 inches, on original plain mount with faint embossed "Klain" stamp, with revenue stamp on verso; minor foxing. [San Francisco, CA], 1866

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San Francisco's City College and its new Chemical and Metallurgical Laboratory are described in the 6 July 1866 issue of the Daily Alta California newspaper. The green 3-cent George Washington revenue stamp on verso was issued in 1862 and was in use through 1871; it is inscribed "NMK 1866." Oddly, it is marked for "For'n Exchange"; a 2-cent stamp was more typical for photographs.