Views of Oakland, California, ca. 1930-1939

Processed by Padma Rubiales.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000

Views of Oakland, California, ca. 1930-1939

BANC PIC 1905.02139a-.02163--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California

Berkeley, California 1997
Finding aid and digital representations of archival materials funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Processed and encoded by:
    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    October 1996
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Views of Oakland, California,
Date: ca. 1930-1939
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.02139a-.02163--PIC
Extent: 26 photographic prints; black and white; 16 x 21 cm. or smaller 24 digital objects
Photographer: Cheney Photo Advertising Company
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


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], Views of Oakland, California, ca. 1930-1939 BANC PIC 1905.02139a-.02163--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


Scope and Content

The collection consists of 26 black and white photographs taken in Oakland, California by the Cheney Photo Advertising Company circa 1930-1939. The views include the residences of Francis Marion Smith, founder of the Borax empire, and Joaquin Miller's "Hights." Other views include the pergola and oak trees at Mosswood Park; residences on Linda Vista Terrace; Piedmont Park, including the Art Gallery, outdoor landscapes, and various structures; an exterior view of the Great Western Power Station in Oakland, a view of Oakland from the hills; the new City Hall; and a view of a private garden in Oakland. Views of the Oakland Inner Harbor include a photograph of sailing ships in the docks, and two images of dredging. There are several images of Lake Merritt, including the boat landing, boulevard, and surrounding residences. One photograph is of private grounds on East 14th Street near Fruitvale Avenue, and one photograph is of bathers at the Alameda beach.

Container Listing


2139a Arbor Villa entrance


:2139 "The Hights", Joaquin Miller's Home


:2140 Side View, F. M. Smith Home, Oakland, Cal. [California] C-604


:2141 Entrance to F. M. Smith's residence H-786


:2142 Pergola, Mosswood Park, Oakland B-992


:2143 Under the Oaks, Mosswood Park, Oakland, Cal. [California] C-350


:2144 Linda Vista Terrace S-616


:2145 Piedmont Park Art Gallery H-487


:2146 [Duplicate of No. 2145 ]


:2147 Great Western Power Station M-887


:2148 Oakland H-1012


Piedmont Park, Oakland


:2151 [Up the hill from City Hall, Oakland] S-712


:2152 Oakland, New City Hall


:2153 An Oakland Garden


:2154 Oakland Inner Habor


:2155 Dredging [and] dumping rock on bullshead [?] wall, 6500 ft. long in Key Route Basin, Oakland M-502


:2156 Oakland Waterfront dredging for 30 ft. channel C-407


:2157 Lake Merritt, Oakland M-1238


:2158 Boat Landing walk and boulevard, Lake Merritt C-267


:2159 [Residence on Lake Merritt ?]


:2160 New $20,000.00 Boat Landing, Lake Merritt, Oakland, Cal. [California]


:2161 Private Grounds east 14th approaching Fruitvale Ave. M-663


:2162 [Girl] ... at Hayward M-212


:2163 Alameda Beach, bathing