Guide to the William Miles Parker Photograph Collection [graphic], ca. 1899-ca. 1929

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Arts and Humanities --Fine Arts --Photography Geographical (By Place) --Asia --Philippines

Guide to the William Miles Parker Photograph Collection [graphic], ca. 1899-ca. 1929

Collection number: BANC PIC 1983.110--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1983
Encoded by:
James Lake and Jamie Jesson
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: William Miles Parker Photograph Collection [graphic],
Date (inclusive): ca. 1899-ca. 1929
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1983.110--PIC
Creator: Parker, William Miles, 1887-
Extent: Number of prints: 325
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Miles Parker photograph collection [graphic], BANC PIC 1983.110--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of James, Genevieve and Alberta West Parker (received Dec. 1982)

Scope and Content

Views of California and Bakersfield, 1906-1920; Philippine Islands, 1899-ca. 1920; portraits and pictures relating to the biographies of William and Luther Parker.

List of Items



item 1.

Bakersfield schools, 1906-16; 19 photographic prints, various formats including 1 roll. 3 items shelved as size AX: boys track teams, student and faculty rally (some men in blackface), teachers at Kern city schools.

item 2.

Family pictures including views of named places in California. 8 items. Group portrait at Chico State Normal School shelved as size B.

item 3.

Hill, Andrew P., photographer. San Jose. John Herbert's prune drying yard at Berryessa, California. n.d. Photographic print, 7x9 1/4" on studio mount. [Herbert is a family name.]

item 4.

Views of California, ca. 1900-1920. 31 post cards.



item 5.

U.S. battleships in Manila Bay, October 1908. 16 photographic post cards with original annotations. 15 named ships and 1 general view.

item 6.

Anderson Intermediate School, Arayat, and related pictures, ca. 1908. 17 photographic prints, 4 1/2 x 7". Includes picture of Luther Parker, who was a teacher in the Philippines from ca. 1903-1920s. Buildings, students, et al.

item 7.

Other pictures concerning education in the Philippines. 11 photographic prints, various formats.

item 8.

Philippine Islands, unidentified subjects, [1908-10] 20 snapshots, 3x4"

item 9.

Squires, Bingham and Co., Manila, P.I. (photog) Views of Manila and genre subjects. Good quality, n.d., ca. 1910.

item 10.

Philippine Album, ca. 1908-1910. 53 photographic prints, mostly ca. 4x6"--annotated. Subjects include Corregidor, Moros, Native school children, Manila, Binondo church, Monuments, Manila buildings, Carvite Navy Yard; a portrait of E. Aguinalda, "the biggest gun of the insurrection."

item 11.

Views of the Philippines. 38 post cards--some dups.

item 12.

Views of the Philippines, miscellany. 27 photographs, various formats.

item 13.

Incident I. San Francisco. Wm M. Parker, Co. A, 2nd Inf. NGC. San Francisco, Ca. 5/4/06. In camp at Jefferson Square.

item 14.

Incident II. Trip through far east--Hawaii, Japan, Shanghai, Hongkong, Kobe. March 1908. 13 snapshots, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4"

item 15.

Incident III. Philippine pictures. 21 snapshots, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" (See also many items listed above.)

item 16.

Incident V. First trip among the Pygmies. April 1908. Includes pictures of Prof. David Prescott Barrows, Burke, McClintock and Roberts at camp in Negrito country-Zambales. 20 snapshots, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4"

item 17.

Incident VI. Reception for Reache's All-American Ball Team. Exiles / Dec 31, 1908-Jan 1, 1909. Photograph, ca. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2" on studio mount of Squires, Bingham and Co., Manila, P.I.

item 18.

Incident VII. Second trip among Pygmies to headwaters of Gumain River. 1909. Includes L. Weigle, Luther Parker, W. H. Chapman, William M. Parker, and many natives. 13 5x7" prints, most of which are stamped in the negative: Copyright W. Huse Chapman, 1909. 12 additional photos from this expedition are contained in a fiber album.

item 19.

Incident VIII An inscribed postcard and 8--4x5" snapshots: "Wreck of the Coast Guard Cutter Leyte off coast of Samar." 25 September 1905.



item 20.

8 pictorial items--ephemeral.



item 21.

Two books, transferred to Bancroft Collection.


Parker, William Miles. Incidents along the trail of life with Bill Ranger. 1972.


Peters, G. W. Picturesque Manila. 1898.