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Carleton E. Watkins 
#925 Spring Valley Water Works 
Stereoview, half, detail 
Private collection of Leonard A. Walle 
  1. The spigot for his water supply. It is not possible to see what the container was made of, but most likely it would have been copper or brass for weight considerations.
  2. Three of the four visible bottles appear to be leather wrapped. This is to prevent the glass from breaking from a rough wagon ride between shoots.
  3. There is an open wooden box and it is uncertain what it would have been used for. It was most likely to have been used for transporting chemicals and photographic paraphernalia.

Comments by Will Dunniway and Robert Szabo
Contemporary wet-plate collodion photographers
[January 2011] 

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