Inventory of the Swanlund-Baker Photograph Collection, ca 1904-1925

Processed by Edith Butler, MA, CA; machine-readable finding aid created by Alvin Pollock and Gabriela A. Montoya
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Inventory of the Swanlund-Baker Photograph Collection, ca 1904-1925

Collection number: F868 H8 S848



The Library

Humboldt State University

Contact Information

  • The Library, Special Collections
  • Humboldt State University
  • Arcata, California 95521
  • Phone: (707) 826-3416
  • Fax: (707) 826-3440
  • Email: humco@humboldt.edu
  • URL: http://library.humboldt.edu/humco/
Processed by:
Edith Butler, MA, CA
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
Alvin Pollock and Gabriela A. Montoya
Funding:
This project was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Librarian.
© 2001 Humboldt State University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Swanlund-Baker Photograph Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca 1904-1925
Collection number: F868 H8 S848
Creator: Baker, Ray Jerome
Extent: 1001 items
Repository: Humboldt State University Library.
Arcata, CA 95521
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Abstract: The Swanlund-Baker Collection depicts a wide variety of everyday northwest California scenes and activities from the early twentieth century. Lumber industry, tanbark industry, flower nurseries, city and village street scenes, schools, portraits, parks, ships, shipbuilding, shipwrecks, and rivers are the featured subjects of this collection. The primary photographer represented is Ray Jerome Baker who lived in Humboldt County from 1904-1910. Images from this collection can be found at: http://library.humboldt.edu/humco/ /infoservices/humco/holdings/swanlund.htm 
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Humboldt State University Library. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.

Funding

This project was supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Librarian.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Swanlund-Baker Photograph Collection, Humboldt State University Library

Acquisition Information

Gifted to Humboldt State University in 1985 and 1991 by Samuel Harper Swanlund with a small addition in 2000 by Peter Palmquist.

Biography

Ray Jerome Baker (1880 - 1972) worked as a self-employed photographer in Humboldt County from 1904 until sometime in 1910. In that year Baker and his family, wife, Edith Frost Baker, and son, Earl Frost Baker, made Hawaii their permanent home. Baker continued as a professional photographer and became renowned for his documentary and promotional images of Hawaii. He retired from active photography and public speaking in 1959. His life story is told in two books: Odyssey Of A Cameraman and Hawaiian Yesteryears: Historical Photographs. He is the author of several additional books, principally about Hawaii. The Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii ( www.bishop.hawaii.org ) has an extensive collection of Baker's images. This biographical sketch will focus on what is known of his time in Humboldt County.
In addition to the six years that R.J. Baker resided in Humboldt County he returned for visits to his in-laws and friends, and speaking engagements in 1915, and possibly in 1934 and 1947. He most certainly took photographs on these occasions as well as when he lived here. Mrs. Frost and her family owned property just east of Briceland and near Miranda, giving Baker a "home base" in southern Humboldt County during the time he lived here and his subsequent visits. Aside from the excellent quality of Baker's photographs his images of southern Humboldt County are his unique contribution to this region's early 20th century historical record.
In Eureka, Baker set up business in a tent before buying Ed Chase's upstairs studio on the corner of 5th and F streets. During the next few years he moved his studio a few times but always remained in downtown Eureka. By 1908 he was working out of a studio at 825 E St. In February of that same year the Baker family vacationed in Hawaii, and found it very much to their liking. In August Baker was charged with taking obscene pictures for which his name appeared several times in the Eureka Herald. He posted bail of $100 and then paid the fine of $50.
In 1906 Baker posed with a group of Socialist Party members on the steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse (see image # 1999.01.0353).
Baker had more than a passing acquaintance with Jack London. They shared outings and adventures after Baker moved to Hawaii but their relationship dates back to the time Baker lived in Eureka. In a short letter from London to Baker (probably sent in early 1911, before London knew that Baker had permanently left Eureka.), London informs Baker that he plans to drop by his Eureka studio the next June. London goes on to say that he and Mrs. London will be driving up to the coast of Oregon and then over to Nevada. (A photocopy of this letter is in the Palmquist Collection.)
From Baker's manuscript memoir, Odyssey Of A Cameraman, and from a 1959 letter he wrote to Dorothy Fletcher of Miranda we have Baker's own recollections about his time in Humboldt County. Included below are an excerpt from his memoir and the text of the letter. While the letter is a bit lengthy it is useful for its information about Baker's activities while in northern California and his comments on his career just at the time that he was giving up active work.
Odyssey Of A Cameraman, p.9.
....I soon found an opportunity for outside photographic work. Men working in the logging operations liked pictures of themselves at their day-to-day work. Groups of them posed before their donkey engines, beside the skid roads, or as choppers beside a big redwood tree they were about to fall. I employed a girl to look after the studio during my absence and soon found myself busily engaged in the outside work. Later I purchased a motor cycle which aided materially in getting about the country. On it I made forays into the far reaches of Humboldt County, sometimes even outside. My interest in outside work did not, however, preclude portrait and studio work inside. I became friendly with the local theater man, a relationship which resulted in considerable numbers of theater people coming to my studio for pictures. They expected low prices, but were always wanting more pictures. Stock companies sent their leading ladies and various members to be photographed. It should be point out that motion pictures had not yet assumed a leading role in public entertainment. Marguerita Fisher was a very charming young woman who headed her own company. She was still quite young and apparently unmarried, for her mother traveled and looked after her. Auda Due, obviously an assumed name, played opposite her husband, Pietro Sosso, a fine man and a fine actor of Italian ancestry....
Letter from Ray Jerome Baker to Mrs. Dorothy Fleckner
R.J. Baker, Photographer,

Publisher of Fine Books

1911 Kalakaua Avenue,

Honolulu, 15 Hawaii.
March 3, 1959
Mrs Dorothy Fleckner,

Forest of Arden,

Miranda, California.
Thank you for your letter of February 17 which reached me last week. I agree with you that something ought to be done about the Log House but the matter is entirely out of my hands. I put a lot of loving care and effort into building the place (and hard earned money too) but the land was always in Mrs Baker's name, after the death of her mother about 1913, and after her own death she willed it to my son, Earl Frost Baker. So he is the complete owner of the property now. There is not much I can do about it, except perhaps turn your letter over to him for any action or attention he chooses to give to it.
I am enclosing a few old pictures in this letter which may be of interest to you. Back in the early 1900's I had a motorcycle and used to go into the back country making pictures I used to visit Briceland, Garberville and Shelter Cove. On occasion such as July 4th they would have celebrations and the Indian people would come out. It was on such an occasion that I made these of some of the Indian people who turned out. They were study folks with simple lives and primitive living conditions, and I believe, on the whole, well behaved. I was told that the hard looking woman sitting in the cart (also a close-up of her) was pretty hard-boiled and earlier in life had "killed a man." This was a rather vague statement, and I do not know whether or not it was true.
Shelter Cove in those days was a shipping point for tan oak bark. The wagon teams brought the bark in from the various valleys and gulches where it had been peeled, and dried. Peeling tan bark had to take place in the spring time when the tan-oak trees were full of sap. In the village of Briceland was a plant for processing the bark. The Wagner Leather Company, which had its main plant and tannery in Stockton took bark at its Briceland plant. Here it was ground up and put through a soaking or leeching process and the liquor or tannin solution was evaporated in a vacuum boiler to the consistance [sic] of a heavy syrup. Then it was put in heavy barrels and the concentrated tannin solution was shipped to the tannery in Stockton, by way of boats from Shelter Cove. Briceland was a busy place, especially in summer.
Mr Frost, my father-in-law, had great faith in the Briceland region as having possibilities for oil wells. For many years natural gas was burned in several of the places in the town of Briceland. I have had no information in recent years, but gas may, insofar as I know, still be piped into some of the places in the village. In Shelter Cove the boats that came in carried both the dried tan bark and the tan bark extract which was in barrels. For a time there was a light oil rig on a farm near the village, in which Mr Frost was interested. I think their drilling rig was too light and too poorly financed to accomplish much, and nothing came of it.
Quite early in Humboldt history and well beyond my own time, Mr Frost and his brother-in-law, one of the Dale brothers, (Mrs Frost was a Dale) were in partnership in a sheep ranch. It was in the hills and not too far from Briceland. I suspect the wild cats and the bears too liked young lamb pretty well and I am not sure that they made a very great success of their sheep ranch venture. Anyway they gave it up, and I am sure that doing politics and selling life insurance was found by Mr Frost to have been a more profitable occupation.
I recall very well being in Briceland on one Fourth of July. I shared my hotel room with a young lawyer who had been booked to make the patriotic speech of the day. We had arrived two or three days before the big event came off, and in the seclusion of our room he demonstrated for me his abilities as a speech maker. There was much drunkiness [sic] in the town and our erstwhile speech maker felt the necessity of a little stimulent [sic] and in fact had too much, so I cannot say that his July 4th speech was an unqualified success. There was quite a considerable group of Indians from the surrounding country and most of the villagers turned out. As a further part of the program there was the reading of the Declaration of Independence. In fact I think this reading preceeded [sic] the speech making. If you have not read the Declaration in recent years, you should do so, for I am sure you will agree that the public reading of the document could qualify one as being subversive and a dangerous communist, by present day jittery standards.
One thing about the old timers was that they did their best to be self-sufficient. They had to do so. They raised poultry, made garden, raised their own potatoes, kept milk cows, kept pigs - the last allowed to run wild and especially to get fat on the acorns in the fall. Bacon fattened on acorns was supposed to be tops. There was no power equipment - only hand tools, the scythe, the hoe, the axe, the draw-knife and the tool for making shakes. A team of horses furnished the power. Old timers have told me of the days when the county road ended in Dyerville and the rest of the way up the valley had to be done with a four horse team over the river-bar. It was a painful process to get the needed supplies in from the outside. The old timers always had their shooting irons and killed deer when they needed meat. Some of them raised a little grain, feed for their horses, and some had their thrashing floor where horses were driven round and round to tramp the grain out.
My primary objective in writing this time was to acknowledge recipt [sic] of your letter. Since I first visited Honolulu in 1908, I had planned to give up photographic work in California, and have never regreted [sic] my change. I have been around the world; visited over fifty countries; been to Europe three times; to Australia, New Zealand, most of the countries of South America, Alaska, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, Egypt, the Holy Land. I do not know when I will be in Humboldt - Miranda to be explicit - again, but I will indeed be happy to meet you and your husband, Mr Flecker.
Sincerely, [signed]

Ray Jerome Baker

Scope and Content

The Swanlund-Baker Collection (Accession # 1999.01.) depicts a wide variety of everyday northwest California scenes and activities from the early twentieth century. Lumber industry, tanbark industry, flower nurseries, city and village street scenes, schools, portraits, parks, ships, shipbuilding, shipwrecks, and rivers are the featured subjects of this collection. The number and variety of images from southern Humboldt County make this collection especially noteworthy. The primary photographer represented is Ray Jerome Baker. The inclusive date range is 1900-1960 with the bulk of the images dating from 1904-1925.
Samuel Harper Swanlund (b. 1931) donated the major portion of the collection (954 images) to the Humboldt State University Library in two groups, one in 1985 and another in 1991. Peter Palmquist donated 47 additional glass plate negatives in 2000. Photographer Ray Jerome Baker's work is represented in about 65% of the collection. All of the images donated by Mr. Palmquist are attributed to Baker. The content of the Baker images from both donors is very similar and some images were clearly taken at the same event/scene. The majority of the images donated in 1985 were by Baker whereas the 1991 donation contains images by an assortment of photographers, including Baker, McClosky, Francis, Ed Chase, G.W. Miller, and Oscar Swanlund, but in most instances the photographer is not identified.
Mr. Swanlund obtained these images, which are from numerous sources, in the course of his professional photographic work and as a result of his growing interest in historical images. He followed his father in professional photography and for thirty-two years continued the family business, the Swanlund Photo Shop, in Eureka, CA. Sam Swanlund made prints of many of the images and often made them available to researchers and writers, thus many of these images have found their way into works published since the early 1970s. Mr. Swanlund has developed the art form of hand coloring reprints of historical photographs. His works are widely displayed in Humboldt County.
Carl Christensen was the source of most, perhaps all, of the Baker images. Information from Sam Swanlund in 1997 indicates that Carl Christensen and Lloyd Stine jointly acquired images directly from Baker toward the end of Baker's long career. In the late 1960s Sam Swanlund purchased several hundred glass plate negatives from Christensen and Stine. Peter Palmquist, in 2000, recalled that he purchased his portion from Christensen in the 1970s.
A significant portion (112 images) of the collection depicts the Cottage Gardens Nurseries, a business that flourished in Humboldt County from about 1914 to about 1925. Charles Willis Ward was the creator and principal owner of this nursery. The images, marked with a number that begins with "W," show the many activities that took place at four principal locations: McKinleyville, Eureka (Myrtletown and C Street), and along the VanDuzen River in the Carlotta/Yager Creek area. Interiors and exteriors of greenhouses, fields of plants, close-ups of flowers and bulbs, and bird's eye views of landscapes are the major categories of these images. The photographer is unidentified. The estimated date range for this set of images is 1914-1925.
New contact prints and new copy negatives were made for a portion of the collection between 1985 and 1990 using HSU campus photographic services (1999.01.0001-.0369). New contact prints and copy negatives for the balance of the collection, and an item level inventory of the entire collection were made during 1999-2000. The glass plate negatives were retained and are now in permanent archival storage. The nitrate film negatives were not retained because the Humboldt State Library is not presently equipped to store nitrate negatives safely. Images 1999.01.0001-.0628 are from Swanlund (1985), 1999.01.0629-.0915 and 1999.01.0964-.1001 are from Swanlund (1991), and 1999.01.0916-.0963 are from Palmquist (2000).

Guide To Item Level Description

Descriptive information about each image has been entered into an Access database. Information entered into the database was taken from the image itself, the wrappers/envelopes that accompanied about one half of the negatives, information supplied by Sam Swanlund, and the archivist's knowledge of the region, as follows:
Title:
Titles were taken from the image itself, the envelope, or were supplied by the project archivist. Many of the envelopes came from R. J. Baker's studio, but other envelopes were new ones supplied by subsequent owners. The newer envelopes usually had titles or descriptions that had been supplied by personnel at the Swanlund Studio during the time that Sam Swanlund owned the collection. It is unknown whether the titles supplied by Swanlund Studio were transcribed from original envelopes. Some original envelopes also have information supplied by the Swanlund Studio. All descriptive information on the envelopes was recorded and a few obvious misspellings were corrected. Titles not directly attributable to the photographer's studio are bracketed [ ]. Swanlund Studio information is indicated by [ /ss], and if the source of the title is unknown it is indicated by [ /unknown]. In a few instances R.J. Baker's studio titled an image by another photographer. Baker's initials follow these titles [ /rjb]. The titles created by the project archivist during processing are simply bracketed: [ ].
Photographer:
Identified photographers include Ray Jerome Baker, McClosky, Francis, Ed Chase, G.W. Miller, and Oscar Swanlund.
Photographer's Number:
These numbers appear on the negative. All but two of the Cottage Gardens images have a "W" preceding the number.
Date:
Most of the images are undated. Information on the image or on the envelope is the source of the date. If the date was not exactly specified the estimated year is followed by a "?".
Physical description and dimensions:
This refers to the original negative. Black and white is abbreviated as "b&w". Dimensions are given in inches.
Subject/Genre:
Subject terms and geographical place names were drawn primarily from lists already in use in the Library's Humboldt County Collection. When necessary new subject terms were added using Place Names of Humboldt County, California by Dennis Turner, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (1995) by the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
Region:
To assist users in locating images from broad geographic areas a region designation has been assigned. Numerical values are given to nine areas of Humboldt County, defined primarily by watershed, and eight values are given to describe other geographical locations:
This region categorization is also used in other photographic collections both at the HSU Library and at the Humboldt County Historical Society. A map portraying these regions is accessible at http://library.humboldt.edu/humco/ /infoservices/humboldt.jpg .
To facilitate use of the collection view copies of each image have been grouped into a blend of geographic and subject categories and placed in binders which are available in the HSU Library Humboldt Room. When the location of a scene is unknown decisions on which binder to place it in were guided by educated guesses. Users should consult the individual records for the most reliable information about geographic location. Unfortunately the time constraints of the project did not allow for additional research. Any corrections or additional information regarding the collection are invited and should be made to the Special Collections Librarian at the Humboldt State University Library.
Edith Butler, C.A.

December 2000

Bibliography

Publications containing photographs that are in this collection and that were published during the early 20th century include:
  1. The Californian. Souvenir Edition, v. 25, 1909; Special Edition, v.26, no. 13, 1910; Souvenir Edition, July 27, 1912; Supplement [no. 18, 1914?]. [Eureka, CA: California Pub. Co.].
  2. Humboldt County California Wants Your Factory. Eureka: Times Publishing Company, 1917.
  3. Ward, Charles Willis. Humboldt County: The Land Of Unrivaled Undeveloped Natural Resources On The Westernmost Rim Of The American Continent. [Eureka: Ward-Perkins-Gill Co.] 1915.
Baker, Ray Jerome. Odyssey Of A Cameraman. [1986]. [unpublished manuscript, 153 pp.]
____________. Hawaiian Yesteryears: Historical Photographs. Honolulu: Mutual Publishing Company, 1982.
Belcher Abstract & Title Co. Atlas of Humboldt County California. Eureka: Belcher Abstract & Title Co. 1921.
Boda, Joyce. Pioneer Leather Tanners. Eureka: Eureka Printing Company, Inc., 1997.
Burgess, Rebekah. "Humboldt County Through the Camera's Lens: Three Photographers, Three Views." Humboldt Historian. Fall 2000, pp. 24-36.
Cook, Margarite Drucella. The Southern Humboldt Papers. 1997. [unpublished, 13 volumes & index]
Christen, Arthur J. "My Yager Valley: Life in a Pioneer setting." Humboldt Historian. January-February, 1980, pp. 4-6.
Eureka Herald. Eureka, CA. August 22, 1908, p.5; August 27, 1908, p.5.
Palmquist, Peter. R.J. Baker File. Private manuscript collection and information files compiled by Peter Palmquist. Transferred to the Beinecke Library at Yale University in 2000. [one file folder]
Turner, Dennis W. Place Names of Humboldt County, California: A compendium, 1542-1992. Orangevale: D. W. Turner, 1993.
Ward, Charles Willis. Humboldt County: The Land Of Unrivaled Undeveloped Natural Resources On The Westernmost Rim Of The American Continent. [Eureka: Ward-Perkins-Gill Co.] 1915.

List of Photographs

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Del Norte County, Northern Humboldt County

Scope and Content Note

Includes rivers and bridges in Humboldt County when location not specified.
 

1999.01.0005 Mad River - Korbel unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

1734

Subject/Genre:



Korbel
Landscapes
Rivers

Region:

04
 

1999.01.0011 Klamath River unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Klamath River
Landscapes
Rivers

Region:

18
 

1999.01.0013 Klamath River, 1907 - California 1907

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negtive, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Klamath River
Landscapes
Rivers

Region:

18
 

1999.01.0014 Klamath River, Calif unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Houses
Klamath River
Landscapes
Requa
Rivers

Region:

18
 

1999.01.0019 River Scene, Greens - Requa 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Farms and farming
Houses
Requa

Comments:

Probably related to .0020.

Region:

18
 

1999.01.0020 Dairy Ranch scene 1907

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Dairying
Farms and farming
Requa

Comments:

Probably related to .0019.

Region:

18
 

1999.01.0075 Crescent City Road [Trinidad - Requa Rd./ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Bridges
Roads
People

Region:

02
 

1999.01.0212 Korbel Mill unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1738

Subject/Genre:



Lumbering
Mills

Region:

04
 

1999.01.0221 Korbel Mill unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, b & w, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1735

Subject/Genre:



Korbel
Lumbering
Mills

Region:

04
 

1999.01.0338 [Orick Inn/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: McClosky
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Hotels
Autos
Orick
Roads
Buildings
People

Region:

01
 

1999.01.0342 Trinidad Point unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

19

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Trinidad
Lighthouses

Region:

02
 

1999.01.0343 Trinidad Point California Coast unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

17

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Lighthouses

Region:

02
 

1999.01.0344 Trinidad Light from the North unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, b & w, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

20

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Trinidad
Lighthouses

Region:

02
 

1999.01.0360 Fog Alarm Station Trinidad Point unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

16

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Trinidad
Buildings

Region:

02
 

1999.01.0371 [Boat on river/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Landscapes
Boats
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0375 [River & Trees/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Landscapes
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0389 [bridge being built/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

3689

Subject/Genre:



Bridges
Animals

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0397 [River with building on far side] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Rivers
Buildings

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0425 Flood water in Eel River [1] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3 copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Floods
Rivers

Comments:

04258-0434 were in one envelope titled "Flood water in Eel River" Envelope is from R.J. Baker Studio (Hawaii).

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0426 Flood water in Eel River [2] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Floods
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0427 Flood water in Eel River [3] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Floods
Rivers
Buildings

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0428 Flood water in Eel River [4] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

unknown

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Floods
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0429 Flood water in Eel River [5] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Floods
Rivers
Buildings

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0430 Flood water in Eel River [6] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Floods
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0431 Flood water in Eel River [7] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Floods
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0432 Flood water in Eel River [8] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Floods
Rivers
Buildings

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0433 Flood water in Eel River [9] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Floods
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0434 Flood water in Eel River unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Floods
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0468 [Climbing the power pole] unknown

Creator/Collector: Francis
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 2.5x4.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Arcata
Buildings
People

Comments:

Photographer for 1999.01.0468-.0475 identified by Sam Swanlund.

Region:

04
 

1999.01.0479 [Small waterfall] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Landscapes
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0485 [Wide river and snow on mountains] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Landscapes
Rivers
Buildings

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0486 [Sunset at the water's edge] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Landscapes
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0487 [River in dense forest] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Forests and Forestry
Landscapes
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0491 [Small river in the woods] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Forests and Forestry
Landscapes
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0510 [Crannall Mill/ss] 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

3089

Subject/Genre:



Crannell
Landscapes
Lumbering
Mills

Region:

02
 

1999.01.0513 [River and landscape] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Landscapes
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0520 [Landscape with river in foreground] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in copy print, 3.5x6 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Landscapes
Rivers

Comments:

C.2 is a photoprint that was among the materials in the collection file at the start of the processing project. The envelope it was in has notations that don't seem to apply to this image.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0532 [Bridge builders/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

3692

Subject/Genre:



Bridges
People

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0533 [concrete blocks/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Rivers

Comments:

Possibly Humboldt Bay. Cement blocks may be forming a water break.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0599 Tower of Requa about 1907 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in contact print 2, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Houses
Landscapes
Requa
Rivers
Buildings

Region:

18
 

1999.01.0600 [Donkey, man & child/ss] 1908?

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in contact print 2, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Portraits - Male
Requa
Portraits - Female
Buildings
Animals

Comments:

Information from HSU Photo #942, Unidentified Indian people, Requa, 1908.

Region:

18
 

1999.01.0609 Trinidad Light 1909

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2344

Subject/Genre:



Trinidad
Lighthouses

Region:

02
 

1999.01.0621 Trinidad Point California Coast 1907

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, b & w, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1764

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Trinidad
Beaches

Comments:

See also 1999.01.0514.

Region:

02
 

1999.01.0628 Crescent City By The Sea unknown

Creator/Collector: Ed Chase
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in contact print 2, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2195

Subject/Genre:



Crescent City
People
Beaches

Region:

18
 

1999.01.0662 [Calm river bend in redwood forest] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Redwoods
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0663 [Looking down on river winding through forest] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Forests and Forestry
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0671 [Looking down on river winding through forest - 2] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Subject/Genre:



Forests and Forestry
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0684 [Constructing a bridge] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Bridges
Railroads
Steam donkeys
People

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0687 [Calm river in a forest] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Forests and Forestry
Rivers

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0708 [Railroad line ending at small mill next to river] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Subject/Genre:



Landscapes
Mills
Railroads
Rivers
Buildings

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0711 [Bridge - New Bridge, Showing Construction/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Bridges

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0818 [Bridge over slow creek with boulders] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Bridges
Rivers

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0821 [Small river in snowy forest] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Forests and Forestry
Rivers
Snow

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0868 [Car on wooden bridge over small river] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Bridges
Rivers
People

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0898 Flood Panorama 1907

Creator/Collector: McClosky ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Floods
Landscapes
Rivers
Villages

Comments:

In 1997 Sam Swanlund identified photographer as McClosky. Date on envelope is 3-18-07.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0972 [Road bridge over low water river in wooded area] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Bridges
Roads
Rivers

Comments:

Glass plate negative has two chipped corners.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0980 [Bridge over a low water river in a logged over area] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Bridges
Landscapes
Rivers

Comments:

Probably a railroad bridge.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0981 [Woman standing by car at a railroad overpass] 1923?

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Bridges
Railroads
Roads
People

Comments:

Car has 1923 license plate.

Region:

17
View Binder: 2

Eureka Area

Scope and Content Note

Includes birdseye views, public buildings, homes, Freshwater street scenes, and Chinese expulsion.
 

1999.01.0131 Eureka, Calif unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1547

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses
Cityscapes

Comments:

Looking NE from Humboldt County Courthouse.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0281 Water storage tanks unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Water works

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0391 [2 story school - Franklin - Myrtle Ave?/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Schools
Buildings
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0392 [church/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Churches
Eureka
Roads
Buildings

Comments:

See The Californian July 27, 1912. Volume 29, Number 15, page 25. "Christian Church, Eureka".

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0396 [Eureka with carpet house/ss] 1930's?

Creator/Collector: Oscar Swanlund
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes
Buildings

Comments:

Taken from HC Courthouse 2/2000 Comment from Sam Swanlund: 9 images all taken from same camera, perhaps by his father Oscar Swanlund in the 1930's. The nine are 1999.01.0396,.0398,.0400-.0406.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0398 [Eureka with Carson House/ss] 1930's?

Creator/Collector: Oscar Swanlund
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Humboldt Bay
Cityscapes
Buildings

Comments:

Taken from HC Courthouse.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0400 [Eureka & bay/ss] 1930's?

Creator/Collector: Oscar Swanlund
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Humboldt Bay
Indian Island
Cityscapes
Buildings

Comments:

Taken from HC Courthouse.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0401 [Eureka & Island/ss] 1930's?

Creator/Collector: Oscar Swanlund
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Humboldt Bay
Indian Island
Cityscapes
Buildings

Comments:

Taken from HC Courthouse.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0402 [Eureka/ss] 1930's?

Creator/Collector: Oscar Swanlund
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes
Buildings

Comments:

Taken from HC Courthouse. See comment on 1999.01.0396. Envelope holding other negatives in the set of 9 have no studio name, however this one is in a "R.J. Baker, Photographer" envelope and the title on this envelope is "Eureka 1910.".

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0403 [Eureka, downtown Eureka Inn/ss] 1930's?

Creator/Collector: Oscar Swanlund
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes
Buildings

Comments:

Taken from HC Courthouse.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0460 [Carson House/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Homes
Carson Mansion
Eureka

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0500 St. Francis Hospital Eureka Calif unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

10

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Hospitals
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0505 E St Eureka Calif unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

9

Subject/Genre:



Houses
Cityscapes
Street cars

Comments:

On envelope: "2nd house - Jr college or 1/2 way house!".

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0553 [Bird's-eye view of Eureka south-west of county courthouse] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Subject/Genre:



Churches
Eureka
Cityscapes
Buildings

Comments:

SS title "Eureka with St Joe church": the church in the image is St Bernard's.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0554 [Eureka #1920P/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1920P

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes
Buildings

Comments:

Bird's-eye view looking east from county courthouse.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0592 [Freshwater hotel/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

3016

Subject/Genre:



Hotels
Freshwater
People
Transportation

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0608 [Old Fort Humboldt/rjb] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Fort Humboldt
Buildings
People

Comments:

Glass plate broken; small portion missing in lower left corner.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0610 Union Labor Hospital 1909 1909

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Hospitals
Buildings

Comments:

List of names on back of envelope, possible in Sam Swanlund's printing: Bob State, Mr. Briney, Wanda Antonelli, Mary Comstock, Byron Nelson, Caroll Holland, Joel Moore, Ken Cazano(u?)ve, Floyd Briggs.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0616 Ruins of Old Fort Humboldt - Eureka Cal,1894 [Old Fort Humboldt/rjb] 1894

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2138

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Fort Humboldt
Buildings
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0641 [Fort Humboldt - Eureka/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Farms and farming
Fort Humboldt
Buildings

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0644 [Highway Bldg. Eureka/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Buildings

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0645 [Water Works - Eureka/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Buildings
Water works

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0658 [House, craftsman style with dog] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses
Animals

Comments:

See 1999.01.0698. "1420 C St. Eureka".

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0659 [House, Craftsman style with snow] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses
Snow

Comments:

Address on house: 1420.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0660 [Houses, Craftsman Style from angle with snow] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0667 [Two story house with palm trees along curb] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Houses

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0669 [House, Craftsman style from angle in snow #2] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0675 [Water Tanks - Eureka/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Water works

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0688 [House, Craftsman style] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0689 [House, Craftsman style showing side of house] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Houses

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0698 [1420 C St., Eureka/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0713 Eureka California, The [??] The Business 1910

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes

Comments:

Glass plate negative cracked. Bird's eye view from about 1st & Commerical Sts., looking south east.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0802 [Old House/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 3.25x4.25 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Buildings

Comments:

Possibly Fort Humboldt.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0805 [Carson House/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 3.25x4.25 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Carson Mansion
Eureka
Houses

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0815 [Carson House/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Carson Mansion
Eureka
Houses

Comments:

Shows north side of house.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0819 [House & bicycle/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in copy print, 5x8 in contact print, 4x5 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses
Transportation

Comments:

Probably the Humboldt County Courthouse in background.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0825 [School - probably Winship in Eureka] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 3.25x4.25 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Schools

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0828 [House with retaining wall by sidewalk] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Houses

Comments:

Probably Eureka.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0848 [Two story house - Craftsman style] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Houses
People

Comments:

Probably Eureka.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0854 [Large house - Craftsman style] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Houses

Comments:

Probably Eureka.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0855 [Eastlake style house at 1406 C St., Eureka] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0864 [Simpson\ Vance House - 904 G St. Eureka] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses

Comments:

Curbside stepping stone: "Vance".

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0897 [Three story school building with cross on top] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Schools

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0952 Woodsmen who came to Eureka to oppose the employment of Chinese in Salmon Canneries 1906

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1642

Subject/Genre:



Portraits - Male
Portraits - Group
Railroads
Chinese

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0958 [Large group of men standing by railroad depot] 1906

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1640

Subject/Genre:



Railroads
People
Chinese

Comments:

See 1999.01.0952 and 1999.01.0959.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0959 Exit of Chinese - Eureka Cal Oct 4th 1906 1906

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1637

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Railroads
Buildings
People
Chinese

Region:

05
View Binder: 3

Eureka

Scope and Content Note

Includes street scenes, theaters, Humboldt County Courthouse.
 

1999.01.0117 [Theatre, probably Eureka/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Theaters
Eureka
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0260 Fire Engine unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in contact print 2, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
People
Fire engines & equipment

Comments:

Possibly 1st St. in Eureka.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0266 [Eureka with courthouse tower/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Humboldt County Courthouse
Cityscapes
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0267 [Humboldt Nat bank/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Buildings
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0279 Court House, Eureka unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Humboldt County Courthouse
Buildings

Comments:

Photographer's number in lower right corner not legible.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0282 Public Library Eureka, Calif 1906?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Buildings

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0283 Dad Pooler this crab selling "ocean watermellon" unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in contact print 2, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2129

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Portraits - Male
Cityscapes
Buildings

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0307 [Eureka parade #1/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Parades & processions

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0308 [Eureka parade #1/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Parades & processions

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0309 [Parade float/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0327 Court House Eureka 1905

Creator/Collector: McClosky
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Humboldt County Courthouse
Buildings

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0387 [Rollar skating bldg/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Buildings

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0408 F. st. Eureka Calif unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes
Buildings
Celebrations

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0466 2nd St at F unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes
People

Comments:

Words on photo: "For good work and reasonable prices call the Paficic DentL Co" (yes, DentL).

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0467 [downtown with streetcar/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes
People
Transportation

Comments:

See also 1999.01.0466.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0469 [F and second streets in Eureka] unknown

Creator/Collector: Francis
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Eureka
Cityscapes
People

Comments:

Photographer for 1999.01.0468-.0475 identified by Sam Swanlund.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0470 [Sweasey Theater under construction] unknown

Creator/Collector: Francis
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 2.75x4.75 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Theaters
Eureka
People

Comments:

Photographer for 1999.01.0468-.0475 identified by Sam Swanlund.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0471 [Imperial Theater] unknown

Creator/Collector: Francis
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 2.5x4.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Theaters
Eureka
People

Comments:

Photographer for 1999.01.0468-.0475 identified by Sam Swanlund.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0472 [Theater entrance] unknown

Creator/Collector: Francis
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 2.5x4.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Theaters
Eureka
People

Comments:

Photographer for 1999.01.0468-.0475 identified by Sam Swanlund.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0473 [State Theater] unknown

Creator/Collector: Francis
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 2.5x4.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Theaters
People

Comments:

Photographer for 1999.01.0468-.0475 identified by Sam Swanlund.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0474 [F amd Second Streets area in Eureka with boys posing] unknown

Creator/Collector: Francis
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 2.5x4.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes
People

Comments:

Photographer for 1999.01.0468-.0475 identified by Sam Swanlund.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0476 [Add. Long's Novelty Store, E Street] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in contact print 2, 5x8 in contact print 3, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

3806

Subject/Genre:



Businesses
Portraits - Male
Buildings
Portraits - Work place

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0506 [Floats in Eureka/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes
Buildings
Celebrations

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0585 [Pastime Theatre] unknown

Creator/Collector: Francis
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Theaters
Eureka

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0593 [Eureka St with buggy/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes
Buildings
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0613 Court House after Quake of 1906 1906

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Humboldt County Courthouse
Buildings
Earthquakes

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0694 [Large crowd at service in front of Humboldt County Courthouse] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Buildings
People

Comments:

Possibly memorial service for President McKinley.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0803 [Street Scene/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 3.25x4.25 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Buildings
Celebrations

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0804 [Street with decorations/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 3.25x4.25 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Buildings
Celebrations

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0806 [Fire engine/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Buildings
People
Fire engines & equipment

Comments:

Probably Eureka or Ferndale.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0812 [Snow on street, house, Humboldt County Courthouse] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 3.25x4.25 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses
Humboldt County Courthouse
Cityscapes
Snow

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0839 [Shiny car parked outside a garage] 1929 ?

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Eureka
Buildings

Comments:

Car has 1929 license plate. Possibly the Nash dealership building.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0872 F Street Eureka 1909

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in copy print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Roads
Buildings
Celebrations

Comments:

Shows R.J. Baker's studio.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0879 [Revere Hotel] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Hotels
Autos
Bicycles
Eureka

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0944 [Humboldt County Court House] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Humboldt County Courthouse
Buildings

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0971 [Long block of houses in foreground, Humboldt County Courthouse in background] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Houses
Humboldt County Courthouse
Cityscapes

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0996 [Eureka street scene SW corner of 5th and G Sts] 1950?

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in copy print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Eureka
Cityscapes

Comments:

The sign on light pole says "The sick can't wait". Original nitrate negative so small that a contact print would be hard to see.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0997 [Another view of Eureka's SW corner of 5th and G Sts] 1950?

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in copy print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Eureka
Cityscapes

Comments:

Original nitrate negative so small that a contact print would be hard to see.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0998 [Garrisons and Gregori's stores in Eureka] 1950?

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in copy print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Buildings

Comments:

Original nitrate negative so small that a contact print would be hard to see. Signs in windows advertise Bargin Days, April 24,25,26.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0999 [Daly's store in Eureka] 1950?

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in copy print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Eureka
Cityscapes
People

Comments:

Original nitrate negative so small that contact print would be hard to see.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.1000 [Firestone tire garage and Federal Building in Eureka] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Eureka
Cityscapes

Region:

05
 

1999.01.1001 [Firestone tire garage in Eureka] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Eureka
Buildings

Region:

05
View Binder: 4

Eureka Sequoia Park

Scope and Content Note

Includes portraits of actors.
 

1999.01.0030 Sequoia Park, Eureka [Lady on Stairs with Parasol /ss] 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Actors
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0031 [Sequoia Park /ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0032 [Sequoia Park, Eureka Calif /unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0033 [Sequoia Park, Eureka Calif /unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0034 [Sequoia Park, Eureka Calif /unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0035 [Sequoia Park, Eureka Calif /unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0036 [Log Cabin, Sequoia Park, Eureka Calif /unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0037 [Sequoia Park, Eureka Calif /unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0038 [Sequoia Park, Eureka Calif /unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0039 [Sequoia Park, Eureka Calif /unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0085 George Sousa's song illustration 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Actors

Comments:

HCC Photo 1424 notation: Song illustration made for George Sousa, 1907. Ida Sheperd waiting for her lover's return. Sousa and Sosso may be the same person.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0086 Auda Due, Actress unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Actors

Comments:

Photographer's note: "Eureka Calif. She was leading lady in her husband Petro Sosso's Stock Co." Swanlund's note: Petro Sosso was the balloonist in some photos in this coll. Swanlund believes spelling is 'Sousa." Sousa and Sosso may be same.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0087 Song Illus. 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Buildings
Actors

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0088 Illustrations for song for Geo. Sousa Eureka, Calif 1907

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Sequoia Park
Buildings
Actors
Interiors

Comments:

Probably Sequoia Park, Eureka, from others in collection; glass plate neg of another neg (acetate?); image of woman incorporated into the image.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0089 [Song Illustration, Eureka/ss] 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Sequoia Park
Buildings
Actors
Interiors

Comments:

Probably Sequoia Park, Eureka, from others in collection; glass broken in corner, backed with another piece of glass.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0090 Illustration for Geo Sousa's Song - Eureka 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Ships
Actors
Piers & wharves

Comments:

Ship - F A Kilburn. Sousa and Sossa may be same person.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0122 [Man & burro/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in copy print 2, 5x7 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Actors

Comments:

Sam Swanlund believes photo was taken for sheet music illustration & that Pietro Sousa (Sosso?)was involved, possibly is the man in photo. Per Howard Melendy photo:"The lonely miner and his donkey. Illustration for song by George Sousa, Eureka.1907".

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0151 Show Girls 1907

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Actors

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0155 [Man, woman & redwood/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Actors

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0156 [Girl with scarf/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in ,

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Portraits - Female
Actors

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0158 Sequoia Park, Eureka, Cal - 1906 - 7? 1906?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2158

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0159 [Man & Woman in Sequoia Park/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Actors

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0232 Grertrude Eulalie 1906?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Actors

Comments:

Played in Eureka Calif about 1906-7. Glass broken; backed with 2nd piece of glass and scotch taped across crack.

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0245 [Auda Due, Actress/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

747

Subject/Genre:



Portraits - Female
Actors

Comments:

ss envelope: "Auda Due, Actress" 3/18/99 information from Sam Swanlund: "Auda Due, Actress".

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0246 [Men, Women, Sequoia Park/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Actors
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0288 Digging for gold (song illustration) unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in copy print 2, 5x7 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Buildings
Actors

Comments:

broken corner.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0349 Sequoia Park 1908

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

14

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Buildings
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0350 Wm.D. Haywood and Eureka Socialists beside the giant Redwood Sequoia Park Eureka, Cal. March 1909 1909

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Portraits - Male
Portraits - Group
Parks

Comments:

Title on photo. On envelope: Wm. D. Haywood at Eureka. John T. Moore. Mr Ericson [?] Sequoia Park Eureka.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0356 Court Edwards on his Unicycle - about 1907 in Sequoia Park 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Portraits - Male
Portraits - Group
Music
Parks
Transportation

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0372 [Sequoia Park/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0373 [Sequoia Park/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

3773

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0443 [Court Edwards & moncycle/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Portraits - Male
Music

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0989 [Pond in Sequoia Park] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4 copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0990 [Pond in Sequoia Park #2] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0991 [Fountain and rustic building in Sequoia Park] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0992 [Footpath around pond in Sequoia Park] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0993 [Trails, pavillion and rustic building in Sequoia Park] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0994 [Trails through Sequoia Park] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Sequoia Park
Parks

Region:

05
View Binder: 5

Humboldt Bay Waterfront

Scope and Content Note

Includes beaches and shipping in Humboldt Bay.
 

1999.01.0093 [Ship with 1 Stack/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Ships

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0094 Surf - Humboldt Bar unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1741

Subject/Genre:



Seas

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0140 Log Dump - Samoa unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

15[?]5

Subject/Genre:



Lumbering
Railroads
Samoa

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0209 Samoa Mill 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Lumbering
Mills
Samoa
Ships

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0220 Samoa Mill unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Lumbering
Mills
Samoa
Ships

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0225 S.S. Spokane at Eureka unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x8 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2231

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Ships
Piers & wharves

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0226 Samoa Waterfront unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Mills
Samoa
Ships

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0249 Humboldt Bar, Calif unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0251 [Mendocino Coast/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
People
Beaches
Mendocino County

Region:

21
 

1999.01.0261 Draw Bridge unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1555

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Bridges
Boats
Piers & wharves

Comments:

Information from Sam Swanlund (3/18/99): On slough near Montgomery Wards [present day] Frahman's Wharf is in the immediate foreground.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0289 [Dunes/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Landscapes

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0295 Samoa Waterfront 1907

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2207

Subject/Genre:



Mills
Samoa
Ships

Comments:

Photographer's number not fully ledgible.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0296 Pamona at dock, Eureka unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1552

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Ships
Piers & wharves

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0341 State of California Steamer unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Ships

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0404 [Eureka from Samoa dunes/ss] 1930's?

Creator/Collector: Oscar Swanlund
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Cityscapes

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0405 [dunes & RR tracks/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: Oscar Swanlund
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Beaches

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0514 [Beaches, calm seas and a headland] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Trinidad
Beaches

Comments:

See also 1999.01.0621.

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0544 [Ocean & bluff] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Forests and Forestry
Landscapes
Beaches

Comments:

SS title -"River & bluff" but it appears to be an ocean beach.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0597 Waterfront Samoa unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in contact print 2, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1568

Subject/Genre:



Samoa
Ships
Piers & wharves

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0614 Geo. W. Elder Crossing the bar 1906

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1785

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Humboldt Bay
Ships

Comments:

Title on envelope: "Geo W. Elder crossing Humboldt Bar".

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0817 [Small sailboat, possibly a fishing boat] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Boats
People

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0840 Waterfront - Eureka unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3x5.25 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

134

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Ships
Piers & wharves

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0941 [Several ships at wharves near dock and mill buildings] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x8 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

39

Subject/Genre:



Mills
Ships
Piers & wharves

Comments:

Probably Humboldt Bay.

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0945 [Work crew using pully system on sandy beach; others watching] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



People
Beaches

Comments:

Probably Humboldt Bay.

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0951 [The City of Topeka tied to wharf] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Ships
Piers & wharves
People

Comments:

Probably Humboldt Bay.

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0956 [Shipping scene and wharves at Samoa/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Samoa
Ships

Comments:

Envelope has "Carl Christensen" on it.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0957 Hammond Lumber Co #22 [Shipping Scene at Samoa - Tramp Str. "Cacique" and steamer Ravalli/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Samoa
Ships
Piers & wharves

Comments:

Barge next to Cacique. Envelope has Carl Christensen" on it.

Region:

05
View Binder: 6

Humboldt Bay Shipbuilding

Scope and Content Note

Includes shipbuilding, shipping, and shipwrecks.
 

1999.01.0091 Wreck on Humboldt Bar, Eureka Calif. 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipwrecks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0092 [Building of 2 ships/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipbuilding
People
Mattole

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0097 [Small boat on side/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Boats

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0099 [Small boat in Surf/ss] 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Shipwrecks
Boats
People

Comments:

Probably during wreck of the S.S. Corona.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0100 [Whale boat - man on shore/ss] 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipwrecks
People

Comments:

Not a whate boat; probably the wreck of the S.S. Corona.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0101 [Crowd around small boat/ss] 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Shipwrecks
People

Comments:

Probably at wreck of S.S. Corona.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0130 [Wannacomet/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipbuilding
Ships
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0162 [Corona in surf, wreckage on beach] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipwrecks

Comments:

SS caption: "Cannon in surf, ship at sea".

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0163 S.S. Corona, Wrecked March 1st 1907 unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipwrecks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0164 S.S. Corona - Mar. 12 1907 unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipwrecks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0165 [Remains showing above surf/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipwrecks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0166 S.S. Corona wrecked on Humboldt Bar - Mar. 1 - 1907 unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipwrecks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0167 Mar. 12 - S.S. Corona 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipwrecks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0168 Forward deck S.S. Corona Wrecked Mar.1st 1907 Photo Nov 19th 1907 unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2240

Subject/Genre:



Shipwrecks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0169 [Corona & light/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipwrecks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0170 [Corona at dockside/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2243

Subject/Genre:



Shipwrecks

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0222 [2 masted ship/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Ships
Shipwrecks

Comments:

Probably the S.S. Corona.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0223 Surf - Humboldt Bar 1907

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1742

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Humboldt Bay
Beaches

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0224 Humboldt Bay unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2153

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Ships
Piers & wharves

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0238 [Group on deck/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Portraits - Group
Humboldt Bay
Ships

Comments:

Lumber stacked on deck.

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0265 Launching the Wannacomet unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Boats
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0292 The Wannacomet 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Shipbuilding
Boats
Celebrations

Comments:

Note on RJ Baker negative sleeve: "Used for Ferry purposes Humboldt Co. Bay Eureka Calif. Launched about 1907.".

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0293 Launching of Schooner, Bendixen yards unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2071

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Ships
Boats

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0312 [Ship/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipbuilding
People

Comments:

Information on envelope: Kemp Agency, 681 Market St, San Francisco and names of 3 persons and order information [appears to not be relevant to this image].

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0357 Girl in boat fishing, Clarence Pearsall unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Portraits - Female
Boats

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0358 Girl standing in boat, Pearsall unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in contact print 2, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Fishing
Humboldt Bay
Portraits - Female
Boats

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0359 Humboldt Bar unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Humboldt Bay

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0475 [Rolph Shipbuilding Co] unknown

Creator/Collector: Francis
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 2.5x4.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Shipbuilding
Buildings
Fairhaven

Comments:

Photographer for 1999.01.0468-.0475 identified by Sam Swanlund.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0605 The Chico, wrecked 1906?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1933

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Shelter Cove
Shipwrecks

Region:

08
 

1999.01.0606 SS Corona March 1st 1907 1907

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Shipwrecks
People

Comments:

Title on envelope "Wreck of the Carona". Envelope likely from Baker studio.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0615 The Chico Wrecked at Shelter Cove 1906 1906

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1932

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Landscapes
Shelter Cove
Shipwrecks

Region:

08
 

1999.01.0618 [Ship in surf [Corona]/ss] 1906

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Shipwrecks

Comments:

Glass plate is cracked in the lower left.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0696 [Scotia, the ship] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Ships

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0827 [Corona, the ship] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Ships

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0847 [Boat with long bridge or pier in background] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Boats
Jetties

Comments:

See 1999.01.0857. (See Time Standard 7/30/2000 p A1 photo).

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0857 [Large rowboat heading to open ocean] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Humboldt Bay
Boats
People

Comments:

Same image as one in article in Times Standard 7/30/2000 pA1 which identifies place as partially constructed south jetty. Probably Humboldt Bay.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0858 [Rowboat in breaking wave] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Humboldt Bay
Boats
People

Comments:

Probably Humboldt Bay.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0870 Launching of the Klamath unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Shipbuilding
Ships
Celebrations

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0874 [Well dressed group on dock] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Portraits - Group
Humboldt Bay
Piers & wharves

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0912 [Rowboat in breaking surf] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Humboldt Bay
Boats
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0913 [Rowboat in open water with swells] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Humboldt Bay
Boats
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0914 [Rowboat in breaking wave, ship in background] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Humboldt Bay
Ships
Boats

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0915 [Rowboat going toward open sea] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Humboldt Bay
Boats
People

Comments:

Glass plate broken in corner.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0931 [Eureka as seen from the north spit] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Humboldt Bay
Cityscapes

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0934 [Group of men and women watching beached sailing ship] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

1411

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Ships
Shipwrecks
People

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0935 [People leaving beached sailing ship] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Ships
Shipwrecks
People
Animals

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0936 [Ship being readied for launch] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Shipbuilding
People

Comments:

Probably the Klamath.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0937 [The Klamath just launched] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Shipbuilding
People

Comments:

Glass plate negative has a chipped corner.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0938 [The Klamath after being launched] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Shipbuilding
Ships
Boats
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0940 [The Klamath in mid-launch] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 8x10 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Shipbuilding
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0942 [Dressed up group on lumber piles on a ship's dock] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Portraits - Group
Humboldt Bay
Lumbering
Ships

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0943 [U.S.L.S.S. boat with crew near another small boat] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Boats
People

Comments:

U.S.L.S.S probably stands for United States Life Saving Station.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0946 [The Yosemite being readied for launch] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Shipbuilding
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0947 [Ship just launched, probably The Yosemite] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Waterfront
Humboldt Bay
Shipbuilding
Ships
Piers & wharves

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0948 [The Yosemite after being launched] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Shipbuilding
Ships
Piers & wharves
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0949 [The Yosemite on launch day] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Shipbuilding
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0950 [Crew in U.S.L.S.S boat working to turn boat upright] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, b & w, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Boats
People

Comments:

Same two boats as in 1999.01.0943.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0953 Deck of S.S. Corona Wrecked March 1st 1907; photo Nov 19th 1907 1907

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2239

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Shipwrecks
Piers & wharves
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0960 San Manual in Humboldt Bay just after rescue at sea by the Tug Relief unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Ships
Shipwrecks
Piers & wharves

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0961 5 Masted Schooner Crescent unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2202

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Ships

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0962 [Man in beached rescue boat viewing ship caught in surf] 1907?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Seas
Shipwrecks
Boats
People

Comments:

Ship is probably the Corona.

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0975 Pomona at dock/ss unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4.25x6.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Ships
Piers & wharves
People

Region:

05
 

1999.01.0985 [Four sailing ships at anchor] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in copy print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Humboldt Bay
Ships

Comments:

Original nitrate negative so small that a contact print would have been hard to see.

Region:

05
View Binder: 7

Ferndale, Fortuna, and Lower Eel River

Scope and Content Note

Includes Metropolitan and agriculture in Humboldt County when location not specified.
 

1999.01.0007 Eel River - High Water unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Floods
Rivers

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0009 Singley's Station, high water on Eel River [High Water on Eel River /ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

2231

Subject/Genre:



Floods
Landscapes
Singley
Buildings

Comments:

2231 is assigned to another neg also: "SS Spokane at Eureka".

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0010 Flood in Eel River unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Ferries
Floods
Boats
Rivers

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0015 Flood on Eel River 1909?

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8

Photographer's No:

2204

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Ferries
Floods
Landscapes
Rivers

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0022 Cattle feed lot unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: copy negative, 4x5 contact print, 5x8 photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Farms and farming

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0119 [Dickson & Dickson bldg/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Businesses
Buildings

Comments:

Probably Loleta.

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0121 [Open cars - 2 men/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Ferndale
Recreation

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0123 [Horse Race/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Ferndale
Recreation

Comments:

Identified by S. Swanlund as Old Ferndale Racetrack.

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0133 [Railroad engine in Loleta?/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Loleta
Railroads
Buildings

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0198 Log dump, probably Metropolitan unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1515

Subject/Genre:



Lumbering
Buildings
People
Metropolitan

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0211 Mill Yard Metropolitan unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Lumbering
Mills
Metropolitan

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0213 Chute - Metropolitan Mill unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2518

Subject/Genre:



Lumbering
Mills
People
Metropolitan

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0215 Mill - Metropolitan, Cal. unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1503

Subject/Genre:



Lumbering
Mills
Metropolitan

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0219 Metropolitan Mill unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2531

Subject/Genre:



Lumbering
Mills
Metropolitan

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0235 [Crowd in grandstand, buggies/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Recreation
Racetracks

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0258 [Ferndale with buggy/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1564

Subject/Genre:



Ferndale
Buildings
People
Earthquakes

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0259 [Furniture store/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1562

Subject/Genre:



Ferndale
Buildings
People
Earthquakes

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0269 Metropolitan Hotel unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

2149

Subject/Genre:



Hotels

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0276 [Ferndale Office/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1559

Subject/Genre:



Ferndale
Buildings

Comments:

Number on plate reads "155P" or "135P", however other images of same scene/event are numbered in the 1500s so 1559 is the logical choice.

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0277 [Furniture store - Ferndale ?/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1563

Subject/Genre:



Ferndale
Buildings
Earthquakes

Comments:

"Duck Bros. Furniture Store" on sign.

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0278 [Ferndale rubble/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1561

Subject/Genre:



Buildings
Earthquakes

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0298 Ferndale street after great earthquake 1906

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1557

Subject/Genre:



Ferndale
Buildings
People
Earthquakes

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0324 Autos on Main St. unknown

Creator/Collector: McClosky
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Ferndale
Cityscapes
People

Comments:

3/18/99 Information from Sam Swanlund: Governor Gillette and his party on their way to visit Petrolia to thank them for the 100% vote for him in that precinct. A newspaper column by A. Genzoli describes the event. See also 1999.01.0325.

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0325 Governor's Party at Petrolia Bridge unknown

Creator/Collector: McClosky
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Landscapes
Roads
People
Petrolia

Comments:

See also 1999.01.0324 & comment. Glass broken; held with scotch tape.

Region:

08
 

1999.01.0326 [Wagon with people on ferry/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: McClosky
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Ferries
Landscapes
Stages
Rivers
People

Comments:

See 1999.01.0328.

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0328 Singleys Ferry unknown

Creator/Collector: McClosky
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Ferries
Landscapes
Rivers
Singley

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0339 [Ferndale with stagecoach/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: McClosky
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Ferndale
Stages
Cityscapes
People

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0340 [Ferndale with stagecoach/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: McClosky
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Ferndale
Stages
Cityscapes
People

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0395 Dairy Scene - Loleta unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

95

Subject/Genre:



Farms and farming
Landscapes
Loleta
Animals

Comments:

3/3/99 comment by Sam Swanlund: he suspects that this is not a Baker image because the number and the writing at the bottom are not typical of Baker. 2/2000 comment by Sam Swanlund: now he believes this is a Baker image and that it is Swagger Ranch.

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0456 [Farmyard with poultry and sheep] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

3890

Subject/Genre:



Farms and farming
Animals

Region:

00
 

1999.01.0482 [Cows in pasture with standing dead trees in background] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in contact print, 5x8 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Businesses
Eureka
Portraits - Male
Buildings
Portraits - Work place

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0484 [Cattle in pasture at edge of clearing] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, 3.5x6 in copy negative, b & w, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Farms and farming
Animals

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0492 [Cows in pasture and a logged hillside] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Forests and Forestry
Landscapes
Animals

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0546 [Cattle in feeder/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

3411

Subject/Genre:



Farms and farming
Animals

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0547 [Farmyard/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 3.5x6 in

Photographer's No:

3073

Subject/Genre:



Farms and farming
Houses
Landscapes

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0584 [Cow grazing near a river] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 2.75x4.25 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Eureka
Landscapes
Rivers
Animals

Comments:

11/11/97 comment by Sam Swanlund: "Eureka, photographer Francis".

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0617 [Pall bearers in Ferndale] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Ferndale
Cityscapes
People
Funeral processions

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0620 Eel River Valley 1915

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x7 in contact print, 5x8 in

Subject/Genre:



Eel River
Farms and farming
Landscapes
Rivers
Buildings

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0624 Dr Paul Burns Eureka Calif ca 1908

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

1780

Subject/Genre:



Hotels
Autos
Carlotta
People

Comments:

Same image as HSU Photo #367; see that photo for identifications. Glass plate broken in lower right corner.

Region:

07
 

1999.01.0640 [Fielder Case - Rhonerville/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Rohnerville
Buildings

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0646 [Fielder Case - Rohnerville/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Rohnerville
Buildings

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0647 [A.L. Nelson home - Alton/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Alton
Houses
Landscapes

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0654 [Redwoods - Van Duzen Road/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker ?
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Redwoods
Roads

Region:

07
 

1999.01.0699 [Man in large garden] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Subject/Genre:



Farms and farming
Landscapes
People

Comments:

Possibly in Rio Dell - bluffs with railroad tracks in background.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0715 [Open field with house in background] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Farms and farming
Houses

Comments:

Ditto comment on 1999.01.0707.

Region:

07
 

1999.01.0745 [Fielder Case - Rohnerville/unknown] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Rohnerville
Buildings
People

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0856 [Strong's Station - two story building] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Buildings
People
Strong's Station

Region:

07
 

1999.01.0878 [Fernbridge train station and surrounding homes] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 6.5x8.5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Landscapes
Fernbridge
Railroads
Buildings

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0966 Rohnerville Barn - East Place/ss unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Farms and farming
Rohnerville
Buildings

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0967 Rohnerville House - Old/ss unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5 copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Houses
Rohnerville
Buildings

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0986 [Fortuna's Main Street] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Fortuna
Cityscapes

Region:

06
 

1999.01.0995 [Fortuna Post Office Building] unknown

Creator/Collector: Unidentified
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, nitrate, b & w, 4x5 in copy negative, 4x5 in copy print, 8x10 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Fortuna
Buildings

Comments:

Original nitrate so small that a contact print would be hard to see.

Region:

06
View Binder: 8

Humboldt County Location Not Specified

Scope and Content Note

Includes communities, cemeteries, and buildings.
 

1999.01.0268 [Car & men/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Autos
Buildings
People

Comments:

Probably Eureka or Ferndale.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0270 [1 story house/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none

Subject/Genre:



Houses

Comments:

1999.01.0270 - .0275 are related to each other.

Region:

17
 

1999.01.0271 [House with towers/ss] unknown

Creator/Collector: R J Baker
Physical Description/Dimensions: photographic negative, glass, b & w, 5x7 in copy negative, 4x5 in contact print, 5x8 in

Photographer's No:

none