Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes, ca. 1900-ca. 1939

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The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
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Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes, ca. 1900-ca. 1939

Collection number: BANC PIC 1988.063--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Processed by Chris McDonald.
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes
Date: ca. 1900-ca. 1939
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1988.063--PIC
Extent: 52 photographic prints, 21 x 26 cm. or smaller; 3 post cards, 9 x 14 cm. or smaller. 54 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is available for use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Berkeley and Oakland businesses and scenes, ca. 1900-ca. 1939, BANC PIC 1988.063--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes collection was purchased in 1987.

Scope and Content

The Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes collection contains 52 photographs and 3 post cards dating from around the turn of the century to the 1930s. The collection contains a miscellany of residences, businesses, street scenes, group portraits, and churches. A large portion of the collection apparently documents the iron ornamentation of many of the featured buildings--perhaps the work of Liberty Ornamental Iron and Wire Works, Inc., which is pictured in at least one photograph. Notable buildings and locations include the Berkeley City Hall, the University of California at Berkeley, the Lutheran Church on Bancroft Way in Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue, Alta Bates Hospital, the residence of C.L. Best, a large Masonic building, and the RKO Golden Gate Theatre. Much specific information relating to many of the photographs--such as location, subject matter, date, or photographer--remains unidentified.
Other areas featured in addition to Berkeley and Oakland include Piedmont, Alameda, Claremont, and San Francisco.
Photographers identified in the collection include Alfred Greene and Max W. Greene. Each of their studios is also pictured.
The collection has been arranged by general location (e.g. Berkeley, Oakland, etc.) when identifiable.

Container Listing

 

[Brass band. University of California, Berkeley?] BANC PIC 1988.063:01--PIC

 

[Berkeley City Hall. Photograph by Max W. Greene.] BANC PIC 1988.063:02--PIC

 

[Berkeley Fruit Supply Co. Storefront with employees.] BANC PIC 1988.063:03--PIC

 

Lutheran Church. Bancroft Way, [Berkeley]. BANC PIC 1988.063:04--PIC

 

[Street scene, with horse buggies, electric trolley car, automobiles and approaching train. Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley?] BANC PIC 1988.063:05--PIC

 

[Berkeley Hardware Co. Storefront. 2154 University Avenue, Berkeley. Photograph by Max W. Greene.] BANC PIC 1988.063:06--PIC

 

Alta Bates Hospital. Berkeley. [Facade, with iron ornamentation.]

 

Alta Bates Hospital. Berkeley. [Facade, with iron ornamentation.] BANC PIC 1988.063:07--PIC

 

Alta Bates Hospital. Berkeley. [Facade, with iron ornamentation.] BANC PIC 1988.063:08--PIC

 

Hull Undertaking Parlor. Berkeley. [Interior, with iron gate.] BANC PIC 1988.063:09--PIC

 

Athol Aptmts. Grand Ave. Oakland. [Fire escape with iron railing.] BANC PIC 1988.063:10--PIC

 

Athol Aptmts. Grand Ave., Oakland. [Exterior, with iron railing beneath windows.] BANC PIC 1988.063:11--PIC

 

Earl C. Anthony [residence]. Oakland. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.] BANC PIC 1988.063:12--PIC

 

20th Century Market, Oakland. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.] BANC PIC 1988.063:13--PIC

 

20th Century Market. Oakland. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.] BANC PIC 1988.063:14--PIC

 

The John Breuner Furniture Co. Oakland. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.]

 

The John Breuner Furniture Co. Oakland. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.] BANC PIC 1988.063:15--PIC

 

The John Breuner Furniture Co. Oakland. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.] BANC PIC 1988.063:16--PIC

 

Coit Hotel. Oakland. [Interior, with iron railing along upper floor.] BANC PIC 1988.063:17--PIC

 

Dunscommon Aptmts. Mandana Bvd., Oakland. [Fire escape with iron railing.] BANC PIC 1988.063:18--PIC

 

[Liberty Ornamental Iron & Wire Works Inc. Exterior. Unidentified location.] BANC PIC 1988.063:19--PIC

 

[Unidentified man. Interior of manufacturing area. Liberty Ornamental Iron & Wire Works Inc.?] BANC PIC 1988.063:20--PIC

 

[Unidentified man. Interior of store. Liberty Ornamental Iron & Wire Works Inc.?] BANC PIC 1988.063:21--PIC

 

C.L. Best [residence]. 30 La Salle, Piedmont. [Facade, with iron ornamentation.] BANC PIC 1988.063:22--PIC

 

C.C. [i.e. C.L.] Best Residence. 30 La Salle, Piedmont. [Facade, with iron ornamentation.] BANC PIC 1988.063:23--PIC

 

C.L. Best Residence. Piedmont. [Exterior, with iron ornamentation.] BANC PIC 1988.063:24--PIC

 

C.C. [i.e. C.L.] Best Residence. #30 La Salle Rd., Piedmont. [Doorway, with iron ornamentation.] BANC PIC 1988.063:25--PIC

 

John B. Metcalf Res. Piedmont. [Exterior, with iron ornamentation.] BANC PIC 1988.063:26--PIC

 

Grace Henshaw Res. Hampton Rd., Piedmont. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.] BANC PIC 1988.063:27--PIC

 

R.E. Davis [residence]. #541 Blair Ave., Piedmont. [Balcony, with iron railing.] BANC PIC 1988.063:28--PIC

 

G.G. Gier [residence]. #129 Requa Rd., Piedmont. [Balcony, with iron railing.] BANC PIC 1988.063:29--PIC

 

W. White Residence. Crocker St., Piedmont. [Iron driveway gate.] BANC PIC 1988.063:30--PIC

 

A.V. Clark [residence]. 700 [Parn?] Str., Alameda. [With iron gates and lamp post.] [Duplicate of 32.] BANC PIC 1988.063:31--PIC

 

A.V. Clark [residence]. 700 [Parn?] Str., Alameda. [With iron gates and lamp post.] [Duplicate of 31.] BANC PIC 1988.063:32--PIC

 

Rosalind Residence. 61 Alvarado Rd., Claremont. [Iron door.] BANC PIC 1988.063:33--PIC

 

Fruitvale Medical Bldg. [With iron fire escape.] BANC PIC 1988.063:34--PIC

 

[The Little Chapel of the Flowers. Wooden doorway, with iron hinges and door handle. Unidentified location.] BANC PIC 1988.063:35--PIC

 

[Unidentified persons in costume parade. Unidentified location. Post card.] BANC PIC 1988.063:36--PIC

 

[Unidentified boy posing in mirrored corner. Post card.] BANC PIC 1988.063:37--PIC

 

[Photography studio of Alfred Greene. Unidentified location. Post card.] BANC PIC 1988.063:38--PIC

 

[Abandoned mansion. Unidentified location.] BANC PIC 1988.063:39--PIC

 

[Schoolyard portrait of pupils. Unidentified school. Berkeley?] BANC PIC 1988.063:40--PIC

 

[Group portrait of police officers. Unidentified location. Photograph by Max W. Greene.] BANC PIC 1988.063:41--PIC

 

[Group portrait of police officers. First Presbyterian Church. Unidentified location. Photograph by Max W. Greene.] BANC PIC 1988.063:42--PIC

 

Taken Saturday, April 22nd, 1922. [Interior of photography studio of Max W. Greene.] BANC PIC 1988.063:43--PIC

 

[Street scene, with electric trolley cars, horse buggies, and automobiles. Oakland?] BANC PIC 1988.063:44--PIC

 

[Masonic building. Unidentified location.] BANC PIC 1988.063:45--PIC

 

1203. [Unidentified family outside of residence. Berkeley? Photograph by Alfred Greene.] BANC PIC 1988.063:46--PIC

 

[Yard. Unidentified residence. Berkeley?] BANC PIC 1988.063:47--PIC

 

[Interior, unidentified restaurant, with candy display and soda fountain. Photograph by Alfred Greene.] BANC PIC 1988.063:48--PIC

 

Taken Saturday, April 22nd, 1922. [Exterior, photography studio of Max W. Greene? 426 Compton Ave., Oakland?] BANC PIC 1988.063:49--PIC

 

[RKO Golden Gate Theatre. San Francisco.] BANC PIC 1988.063:50--PIC

 

[Claremont Hotel during construction. Berkeley. Photograph by Max W. Greene?] BANC PIC 1988.063:51--PIC

 

[White Tavern restaurant. Unidentified location.] BANC PIC 1988.063:52--PIC

 

[Art students painting outdoors. Unidentified location.] BANC PIC 1988.063:53--PIC

 

[Band stand. For KLX radio?] BANC PIC 1988.063:54--PIC

 

[Interior, unidentified building. With iron railing on staircase.] BANC PIC 1988.063:55--PIC