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Dressler's Pioneer Place, ca. 1920s
BANC PIC 1987.041--ALB  
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Description
The Dressler's Pioneer Place album contains 21 black and white photographs dating from the 1920s. One photograph is dated September, 1929. Dressler's Pioneer Place was a business and apparent historical museum located at 2282 Fulton Street, Berkeley, California. The Place seems to have been an antique or curio shop, or a venue for humorous historical reenactments. Views of people in historical costume, sets, Albert Dressler, and the store front are shown. The album also contains "My Thirteen Demandments," a printed list of humorous business ethics. The album's photographer is unknown.
Background
Albert Dressler was a writer and publisher in the San Francisco Bay Area. Among the publications to his credit are Ernest Narjot: California's Pioneer Artist, California's Pioneer Circus, California's Pioneer Mountaineer, Emperor Norton of the United States, California Chinese Chatter, California's Pioneer Mountaineer of Rabbit Creek, and others. He also operated the Merry Way Publishing Company in San Francisco.
Extent
21 photographic prints in 1 album; black and white; 19 x 29 cm. 21 digital objects
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is available for use