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Carl Mautz collection of Peter Britt photographs

Call Number: WA Photos 865
Content Description

171 carte-de-visite photographs; 53 cabinet photographs; 61 tintypes, including 1 cased double portrait; 1 cased ambrotype; 20 stereographs; 10 mounted prints; 4 photographic postcards; 5 photographs; and printed material by or relating to photographer Peter Britt, circa 1850s-circa 2000. Collected by Carl Mautz. Photographs are chiefly studio portraits of men, women, and children, including Peter Britt, Amalia Grobb Britt, Amalia Britt, and Emil Britt. Stereographs in the collection depict outdoor spaces including Crater Lake, Mount Shasta, Rogue River; the Britt household; and Jacksonville, Oregon.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Carl Mautz Collection of Peter Britt Photographs is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the collection of Carl Mautz. Purchased from Michael Vinson on the Winlock William Miller, Jr. Memorial Fund and Thomas W. Streeter Fund, 2013.


Organized into five series: I. Cased Photographs and Tintypes, circa 1850s. II. Stereographs, circa 1860s-circa 1870s. III. Cartes de Visite, circa 1870s-circa 1880s. IV. Cabinet Photographs, 1854-1898. V. Other Photographs and Material, circa 1860s-circa 2000.

circa 1850s-circa 2000
Majority of material found within circa 1850s-circa 1880s
1.88 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Related Names
Mautz, Carl
Britt, Peter, 1819-1905
Michael Vinson
Language of Materials