Born in Maryland in 1820. Monmonier sketched letterhead views of California mining towns during 1856-58. By 1869 he was the proprietor of a daguerreotype studio in San Francisco at 205 Third Street.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America
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