Dressler's Pioneer Place, ca. 1920s

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Dressler's Pioneer Place, ca. 1920s

Collection number: BANC PIC 1987.041--ALB

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/
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Processed by Padma Rubiales.
Finding Aid Encoded By:
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Dressler's Pioneer Place
Date: ca. 1920s
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1987.041--ALB
Collector: Albert Dressler
Extent: 21 photographic prints in 1 album; black and white; 19 x 29 cm. 21 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], Dressler's Pioneer Place, ca. 1920s, BANC PIC 1987.041--ALB, 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.

Related Collections

Title: Views of Dressler's Pioneer Place and Other California Scenes.
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1992.019--PIC

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1987

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Container Listing

 

My Thirteen Demandments [plaque by Albert Dressler] BANC PIC 1987.041:01a--ALB

 

Sir Albert Dressler, (with wheels too many) BANC PIC 1987.041:01--ALB

 

Main Entrance Pioneer Place and Cellarville, Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:02--ALB

 

Office and Keeper, Pioneer Place, Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:03--ALB

 

Queen of Hearts and Two Jacks, at Pioneer Place, Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:04--ALB

 

When hearts beat like one, Reception Room, la-exquiz-it at Pioneer Place, Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:05--ALB

 

Newlyweds, Church of Celarville at Pioneer Place, Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:06--ALB

 

Bridal and Groom Room at Pioneer Place, Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:07--ALB

 

June and August Banquet Room at Pioneer Place, Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:08--ALB

 

Pawn Shop, Cellarville at Pioneer Place, Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:09--ALB

 

Wells Fargo & Co., Cellarville at Pioneer Place, Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:10--ALB

 

Joss House & Hop Den, Chinatown, Cellarville at Pioneer Place, Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:11--ALB

 

Saloon, Cellarville at Pioneer Place, Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:12--ALB

 

She's the Lady Who Wired Me Money BANC PIC 1987.041:13--ALB

 

[Lady Janet and Albert Dressler] BANC PIC 1987.041:14--ALB

 

Lady Janet - Me - Mother BANC PIC 1987.041:15--ALB

 

[Man in front of Pioneer Place] BANC PIC 1987.041:16--ALB

 

[Man pretending to shoot toy cats] BANC PIC 1987.041:17--ALB

 

[Man and woman in front of Pioneer Place] BANC PIC 1987.041:18--ALB

 

[Dressler and others in costume in front of Pioneer Place] BANC PIC 1987.041:19--ALB

 

Come See Me! Albert Dressler BANC PIC 1987.041:20--ALB

 

Cellarville Gang, September 28, 1929, "Pioneer Place" - Berkeley, California BANC PIC 1987.041:21--ALB