Benton Works

Carleton Watkins1860

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Benton Works mill (and dam) was in the vast Las Mariposas mining estate controlled by John C. Frémont and his wife, Jessie Benton Frémont. Watkins's commission drew upon his prior experience with mother lode mining subjects.

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  • Title: Benton Works
  • Creator: Carleton Watkins
  • Date: 1860
  • Physical Dimensions: 35.2 x 41.8 cm (13 7/8 x 16 7/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Salted paper print
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.XM.171.23
  • Inscription: (Verso, mount) inscribed in pencil, at bottom right edge: "Benton Works --"; in pencil, at upper left corner: "#128"
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: American
  • Classification: Photographs


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