Some views around Vallejo and Mare Island, ca. 1865-ca. 1910

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The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
1997

Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island, ca. 1865-ca. 1910

BANC PIC 1995.022 -- B

The Bancroft Library



University of California

Berkeley, California 1997
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    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
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    Finding aid completed:
    January 1997
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island,
Date: ca. 1865-ca. 1910
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1995.022 -- B
Creator: Smith, J. G. (James Girard)
Extent: 126 photographic prints: 29 stereographs, 9 x 18 cm.; 1 carte de visite, 7 x 10 cm.; 70 cyanotypes, various sizes, mounted on 37 x 31 cm. leaves; 26 albumen prints, various sizes, bulk mounted. 120 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is available for use.

Publication Rights

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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], Some views around Vallejo and Mare Island, BANC PIC 1995.022 --B, 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

Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island was purchased in 1994.

Scope and Content

Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island contains 126 photographic prints of the Vallejo and Mare Island vicinity taken circa 1865 to circa 1910. Included are many early townscapes of Vallejo as well as views of many of its institutions and commercial areas, such as the Good Templar's Home for Orphans, the Frisbie House, Plummer & Robinson, Star Mills, The Methodist Episcopal Church, the Church of the Ascension, Georgia Street, Santa Clara Street, Virginia Street, school buildings, the local rectory, and some private residences, including that of A. Powell. Also featured prominently in the collection is the Mare Island Navy Yard. Included are several photographs of ships and dry dock activity, street scenes, buildings, beaches, a U.S. Navy graveyard, and the Mare Island waterfront. Forming a large portion of the collection are the loose pages of an undated album entitled Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island. The pages contain mounted and captioned cyanotypes of the Mare Island Navy Yard, the town of Vallejo and its environs --including the Green Valley Falls, then a new source of Vallejo's water supply --and other miscellaneous subjects such as persons from the Sandwich Islands, a Kanacka warrior, a shipwreck in Samoa, and a scene from Honolulu, Hawaii.
The collection also contains several portraits of unidentified men, most of them taken by Vallejo photographer James G. Smith.
Other photographers featured in the collection include Carleton E. Watkins, Thomas Houseworth, Strohmeyer & Wyman, "Topley," "Halsey," Charles H. Carlson, Charles McMillan, John David Godeus, and Oliver Denny.
Names found on some of the mount versos include Mary E. Leavey, Mrs. Lawton, E.D. Rule, and James Turner.

Container Listing

 

:1 - STER Vallejo. [Photograph by Oliver Denny. California Pacific Railroad series.]

 

:2 - STER United States Dry Dock, Mare Island. [No.] 581. [Photograph by Thomas Houseworth & Co. California series.]

 

:3 - STER Mare Island Navy Yard. Vallejo, Cal. [No.] 53. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:4 - STER Vallejo. [No.] 61. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:5 - STER Virginia Street. Vallejo. [No.] 79. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:6 - STER [Unidentified building. Vallejo, California. [No.] 104. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:7 - STER [Unidentified street. Vallejo, California. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:8 - STER The Park, on Mare Island, Cal. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

A. Powell's House. Vallejo, Cal. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:9 - STER

 

:10 - STER

 

:11 - STER [View of Vallejo, California. Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:12 - STER Princeton Hotel [Frisbie House], So. Vallejo. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:13 - STER U.S. Coast Survey Steamer Hassler at Mare Island Navy Yard, Cal. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

[View of Vallejo, California. Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:14 - STER

 

:15 - STER

 

:16 - STER Georgia St., Vallejo. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:17 - STER [Unidentified group portrait. Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:18 - STER Rises between Vallejo and Mare Island. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

[Interior of unidentified residence. Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:19 - STER

 

:20 - STER

 

:21 - STER [Business of Plummer & Robinson, Vallejo. Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:22 - STER U.S. Monitor Monadnock, in Mare Island Dry Dock, California. [Copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman.]

 

:23 - STER Drilling U.S. Marines, Mare Island Navy Yard, California. [Copyright 1898 by Strohmeyer & Wyman.]

 

:24 - STER Marines,

 

:25 - STER [No.] 1847. City of Vallejo and Suburbs. From the residence of A.D. Wood. (No. 9.) [Photograph by Carleton E. Watkins. Watkins' Pacific Coast series.]

 

:26 - STER [No.] 1851. Star Mills. Vallejo. [Photograph by Carleton E. Watkins. Watkins' Pacific Coast series.]

 

:27 - STER [No.] 1855. South Vallejo, from near Steamboat Landing. [Photograph by Carleton E. Watkins. Watkins' Pacific Coast series.]

 

28 - STER [No.] 1876. U.S. Government Works, Mare Island, Cal. [Photograph by Carleton E. Watkins. Watkins' Pacific Coast series.]

 

:29 - STER [No.] 580. Monitor Camanche at the U.S. Navy Yard, Mare Island. View from Vallejo, Solano County. [1866. Photograph by Lawrence & Houseworth. California series.]

 

:30 - CDV Orphan's House [Good Templar's Home for Orphans]. Vallejo. [Photograph by Oliver Denny.]

 

:31 - A M.E. [i.e. Methodist Episcopal] Church. G.W. Simonton residence. G.W. Wilson residence. Vallejo, Calif. [Photograph by Halsey, 1869, and Topley, 1892?]

 

:32 - A Navy yard, Mare Id. [i.e. Mare Island], Cal. Opp. Vallejo. 1880. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:33 - A Vallejo, Cal. And Navy yard opposite. 1880. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:34 - A General view of Vallejo, Cal. 1880. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:35 - A South Vallejo, Cal. [Ca. 1880? Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:36 - A Good Templar's Orphan's House [Vallejo, California]. Feb. 6, 1880. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:36a - A U.S.S. Mohican, at Mare Island, November, 1894. [Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:37 - A U.S.S. Charleston. [Mare Island Navy Yard. Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:38 - A Rectory and Church of the Ascension, Vallejo, Calif. [Photograph by Charles H. Carlson.]

 

:39 - A Rectory, Vallejo, California. Dimensions - 67 x [22?]. January, 1889. [Photograph by Charles H. Carlson.]

 

[Flour mill and other unidentified buildings and lands. Vallejo or Mare Island?]

 
 
 

:42 - A [Portrait of unidentified man.]

 

:43 - A [Portrait of unidentified young man. Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:44 - A [Portrait of unidentified man. Photograph by Charles McMillan.]

 

:45 - A Taken April, 1890, aged 20. [Portrait of unidentified man. Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

[Portrait of unidentified man. Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

:53 - A [Portrait of unidentified boy. Photograph by James G. Smith.]

 

:54 - A [Portrait of unidentified man. Photograph by Charles McMillan.]

 

:55 - A [Portrait of unidentified man. Photograph by John David Godeus.]

 

:56 - B Vallejo, Georgia St. looking East.

Additional Note

[The remaining prints are from an album entitled Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island.]
 

:57 - B Vallejo, Georgia St. looking West.

 

:58 - B Kanacka Warrior.

 

:59 - B Mare Island. On the hill.

 

:60 - B Mare Island. [U.S. Receiving Ship] Independence.

 

:61 - B Mare Island. Looking down the bay.

 

:62 - B Mare Island. Looking up the bay.

 

:63 - B Scene on Decoration Day.

 

:64 - B Vallejo. Church of the Ascension.

 

:65 - B Mare Island. At the Barracks.

 

:66 - B Vallejo Public Schools.

 

:67 - B Natives of the Sandwich Islands.

 

Surf Boat.

 
 
 

:70 - B Digging the graves. [Photograph by Topley.]

 

:71 - B Burial of the Victims. [Photograph by Topley.]

 

:72 - B Mare Island. Central Street.

 

:73 - B Mare Island. Road to the barracks.

 

:74 - B Station at Vallejo Junction.

 

:75 - B Mare Island. The back beach.

 

:76 - B U.S. Receiving Ship Independence.

 

:77 - B U.S. Ship Albatross: Album, Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island: City of Vallejo.

 

:78 - B Excavations for Stone Dry Dock. Mare Island Navy Yard.

 

:79 - B Scene of the Magazine explosion. Mare Island Navy Yard. [Photograph by Topley.]

 

:80 - B Bird's-eye View. [Damage after magazine explosion. Cf. No. 79.]

 

:81 - B Construction of Dry Dock.

 

:82 - B U.S.S. Alert and U.S. Tug Ivy in dock.

 

:83 - B Laying the last stone in the dock.

 

:84 - B Mare Island. The water front.

 

:85 - B Mare Island. The Light house.

 

:86 - B Propeller of U.S.S. Nipsic, wrecked at Samoa.

 

:87 - B Sectional docks at Mare Island.

 

:88 - B Vallejo, Santa Clara looking north.

 

:89 - B Vallejo, Virginia St. looking west.

 

:90 - B Public School Buildings. Vallejo.

 

:91 - B Vallejo. Looking toward Mare Island.

 

:92 - B Green Valley Falls.

 

:93 - B The Greek.

 

:94 - B An old landmark. Green Valley.

 

:95 - B Green Valley Falls.

 

:96 - B Capital grounds, Honolulu. NBM. [No.] 5.

 

:97 - B Mare Island. The Naval Magazine.

 

:98 - B Cruiser Charleston in dry dock.

 

:99 - B U.S.S. Saranac at anchor.

 

:100 - B U.S.S. San Francisco lying at wharf. Navy Yard.

 

:101 - B U.S.S. San Francisco lying under derrick.

 

:102 - B Green Valley Falls. Solano County, Cal. Source of Vallejo's new water supply.

 

:103 - B U.S. Receiving Ship Independence and Yacht Freda.

 

:104 - B U.S. Cruiser Charleston entering dock.

 

:105 - B Cruiser Charleston in dry dock.

 

:106 - B Cruiser Charleston.

 

:107 - B Office Building, Mare Island.

 

:108 - B Surf Boat.

 

:109 - B U.S. Ship Albatross.

 

Cruiser Baltimore in dry dock.

 
 

:111 - B

 

:112 - B Cruiser Baltimore in stream.

 

:113 - B Cruiser Charleston lying under derrick.

 

:114 - B U.S. Gun-boat Yorktown.

 

:115 - B U.S. S. Baltimore lying on mud flats.

 

:116 - B U.S.S. Baltimore.

 

:117 - B French cruiser Dubourdeau.

 

:118 - B French cruiser Duquesne.

 

:119 - B H.M.S. Calliope steaming out of Apia Harbor, Samoa. March, 15, 1889. [Photographic reproduction of painting by unidentified artist.]

 

:120 - B French cruiser Champlain.

 

:121 - B German cruiser Olga on the beach. — Samoa.

 

:122 - B U.S.S. Thetis in dock.

 

:123 - B U.S. Cruiser Boston.

 

:124 - B Monument erected by Boston's crew.

 

:125 - B Unveiling the Boston's Monument.