California Faces consists of 1,232 photographic and other pictorial
portraits of 416 men and women prominent in California's history. The portraits, selected
from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection, offer a diverse selection of artists,
writers, businessmen, politicians, scientists, entertainers, and others, primarily from
the early nineteenth-century until the present. Individuals from the San Francisco Bay
Area tend to predominate since the library's holdings are strongest in this area.
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.