Carleton Watkins (United States)
Cogswell's Sierra Madre Villa, W. P. Rhoades, Lessee, San Gabriel...Cal.
Albumen print, Cabinet card, ca. 1880
With the title printed mount recto. Also printed mount recto is the negative number, "Watkins' New Cabinet Series" and the photographer's San Francisco address.

A visitor to the villa in 1874, Mr. J.M. Bassett, a well-known California journalist, wrote, "We doubt if on the continent there is a more delightful view than that which may be obtained from the Sierra Madre Villa, with a spread of two or three hundred thousand acres of fertile lands...diversified as they are by orange and lemon groves and vineyards."

Size:3 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. (9.5 x 15.5 cm.)
No. 26.57