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Guide to the Britton and Rey, Lithographers. Artotypes : Artistic homes of California [chiefly San Francisco], published in San Francisco Newsletter and Advertiser, 1887-1902
Mss Photo 182  
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  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Britton and Rey, Lithographers. Artotypes : Artistic homes of California [chiefly San Francisco], published in San Francisco Newsletter and Advertiser,
    Date (inclusive): 1887-1902
    Collection number: Mss Photo 182
    Creator: Britton and Rey, Lithographers.
    Extent: .5 linear feet (ca. 300 prints)
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: The collection includes artotypes of business blocks, street views, churches, schools, hotels, "bird's eye" views, and other public buildings such as an old people's home, a bath, a store, and athletic club in San Francisco. Other cities are also represented, though with far fewer illustrations, including San Jose, San Rafael, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and Santa Cruz.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Provenance

    Early gift to the library, provenance unknown.

    Preferred Citation:

    Britton and Rey, Lithographers. Artotypes : Artistic homes of California [chiefly San Francisco], published in San Francisco Newsletter and Advertiser. Mss Photo 182. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Content

    This collection includes artotype images of private homes, public buildings, businesses, and other images of San Francisco and the Bay area from 1887 to 1902. The artotypes were published along with the San Francisco Newsletter, and are dated accordingly. While some of images spanning the chronology of the collection are not numbered in a series, the majority are organized into three distinct batches: Series I, New Series, and Panoramic Series. Those without plate numbers are organized separately, solely according to date. There are many homes depicted in artotypes labeled "Artistic Homes of California," including many homes in San Francisco prior to the 1907 earthquake and fire. Included are images of homes of many major figures in California and specifically San Francisco history, such as Charles Crocker, J.C. Flood, John D. Spreckels, Leland Stanford, and M.H. de Young. The majority of the artotypes are exterior views of homes and businesses in San Francisco, as well as views of San Francisco at large, however, other cities such as San Jose, Oakland, Alameda, San Rafael, and Belvedere are also represented. There are groups of artotypes labeled "Bird's-Eye Views of San Francisco" and "Picturesque San Francisco." These series include images of Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz Island, Chinatown, and other San Francisco landmarks. Images of Yosemite primarily constitute the series labeled "Picturesque California." Additionally, there are several artotypes of famous paintings which were exhibited in the Bay area during this period. The original collector of the series remains unknown, although it seems possible that any recipient of the San Francisco Newsletter during this period could have amassed such a collection of images.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    . 20$aBritton and Rey, Lithographers.
    . 0$aArchitecture, Domestic--California--San Francisco.
    . 0$aAlameda (Calif.)--History.
    . 0$aBerkeley (Calif.)--History.
    . 0$aCamp Waterman (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
    . 0$aChinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
    . 0$aGolden Gate Park (San Francisco, Calif.)
    . 0$aOakland (Calif.)--History.
    . 0$aSan Francisco (Calif.)--History.
    . 0$aSan Jose (Calif.)--History.
    . 0$aSan Raphael (Calif.)--History.
    . 0$aSanta Cruz (Calif.)--History.
    . 7$aPhotoprints.