Finding aid to Souvenir of the California Midwinter International Exposition, 1894

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Finding aid to Souvenir of the California Midwinter International Exposition, 1894

Collection number: BANC PIC 1976.029--ffALB

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
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Processed by Padma Rubiales and Chris McDonald.
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Souvenir of the California Midwinter International Exposition
Date: 1894
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1976.029--ffALB
Extent: 110 photographic albumen prints in one album, 50 x 38 cm. 109 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers

Access

Restricted originals. Use viewing prints only. Use of originals only by permission of the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library. Originals stored offsite: advance notice required for use.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Souvenir of the California Midwinter International Exposition, BANC PIC 1976.029--ffALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below.Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Related Material

The Bancroft Library has extensive holdings of I. W. Taber photographs. See the on-line catalog for other collections.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
Haber, F. A. Associated name CU-BANC
Online Archive of California.
California Midwinter International Exposition (1894 : San Francisco, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
Exhibition buildings -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs.
Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
Albumen prints.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Unknown

Biography/Background

Isaiah West Taber

Isaiah West Taber was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts August 17, 1830. Taber went to sea at the age of fifteen and spent several years working on whaling ships in the North Pacific. He came to California in 1850, where he spent four years working first as a miner, then a farmer. Taber returned to New Bedford in 1854 where he studied dentistry and began a dental practice. An interest in amateur photography eventually became his life-work. He settled in Syracuse, New York, where he opened his first studio. In 1864 he returned to California at the inducement of the photographers Bradley and Rulofson, whom he worked for until 1871. Taber established the "Taber Gallery" at No. 12 Montgomery Street in 1871. His highly successful business was well-known for portraiture and a vast stock of California and Western views - many of which were the unacknowledged works of other photographers. Taber's success and stature in California and abroad are evident in his being awarded the photographic concession of the Midwinter Fair of 1893-94 in San Francisco, his being sent to London in 1897 to photograph the pageant of the Queen Victoria Jubilee, and his commission to photograph King Edward VII. Taber's career ended in 1906 when his entire collection of glass plates, view negatives and portraits on glass were destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake and fire. He died February 22, 1912.
(Sources: Hart, James D. A Companion to California. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978, p.439; Murray, W. H. The Builders of a Great City: San Francisco's Representative Men. San Francisco: The Journal, 1891, p.329-330 ; and Burdette, Robert J. American Biography and Genealogy. California edition. (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., [191-]), p. 756-761.)

The California Midwinter International Exposition

Held in San Francisco from January 1 to July 9, 1894, and inspired by the World's Columbia Exposition at Chicago the previous year, the California Midwinter International Exposition (C.M.I.E.) sought to promote California's mild, salubrious year-round climate, as well as to portray its beauty and wealth of diverse resources. In addition to featuring exhibits from counties throughout the state, the C.M.I.E. invited other states and nations to exhibit wares and customs characteristic of their regions. The C.M.I.E. was the first of 3 world's fairs to take place in San Francisco. Attracting circa 2,500,000 visitors, the C.M.I.E. is considered to be the first event to publicize on an international scale the attractions of California as a favorable vacation area.
The C.M.I.E. was held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park despite the firm opposition of park superintendent John McLaren and others who wished to keep the park free of development. After the closing of the Exposition and the razing of most of the structures, the 200 acres originally cleared for the construction of the Exposition were restored as best as possible to their previous condition. Still remaining from the Exposition are the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, developed from the Fine Arts Building, and the Japanese Tea Garden, developed from the Japanese Village--both of which are pictured in the present album.

Scope and Content

The Souvenir of the California Midwinter International Exposition collection is an album containing 110 photographic prints taken in 1894 by Isaiah W. Taber, the official photographer of the Exposition. The album features views of the grounds, buildings, attractions, events, and exhibits of the California Midwinter International Exposition (C.M.I.E.). The album features several of the main structures of the C.M.I.E., including the Electric Tower of the Grand Court, the Allegorical Fountain, the Administration Building, the Fine Arts Building, the Horticulture and Agriculture Building, the Manufacturer's and Liberal Arts Building, and the Mechanical Arts Building. Among the attractions featured are the Firth Wheel, the Scenic Railway, and Dante's Inferno. Also pictured are the buildings and exhibits of various counties, states and nations; general views of the Exposition grounds; crowd and entertainment scenes; international groups in traditional dress; and two unidentified group portraits, possibly of Exposition executives. Many night views of the lighted buildings and grounds are also included.
The album's cover reads in full: "Souvenir of the California Midwinter International Exposition: Presented to F.A. Haber, Chief of the Viticultural Department. San Francisco, 1894."

Container Listing

 

Group portrait, five men BANC PIC 1976.029:01A--ffALB

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no number
 

Group portrait, 24 men BANC PIC 1976.029:01B--ffALB

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no number
 

Golden Gate Park; Site for Midwinter Exposition BANC PIC 1976.029:02A--ffALB

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6470
 

Opening Day of the California Mid. Inter. Exp., January 27, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:02B--ffALB

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8037
 

Opening Day of the Cal. Midwinter International Exposition, San Francisco, January 27, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:03--ffALB

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880
 

Opening Day of the C.M.I.E., San Francisco, January 27, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:04--ffALB

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871
 

Opening Day of the C.M.I.E., San Francisco, January 27, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:05--ffALB

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873
 

Exposition Grounds, Day BANC PIC 1976.029:06--ffALB

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no number
 

Exposition Grounds, night BANC PIC 1976.029:07--ffALB

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no number
 

General View of Court, C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:08--ffALB

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810
 

Electric Tower and Grand Court, C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:09--ffALB

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822
 

General View of Court of Honor, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:10--ffALB

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888
 

Scenic Railway from West End at C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:11--ffALB

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843
 

Fine Arts and Agricultural and Horticultural Building, Cal. Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:12--ffALB

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822
 

Agricultural Building, C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:13--ffALB

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839
 

Agricultural Building, C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:14--ffALB

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803
 

Horticulture and Agriculture Building, night BANC PIC 1976.029:15--ffALB

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no number
 

Allegorical Fountain and Agricultural Building, C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:16A--ffALB

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8058
 

The Fine Arts Building, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:16B--ffALB

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8293
 

Entrance to the Fine Arts Building, C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:17A--ffALB

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8362
 

Interior of Fine Arts Building, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:17B--ffALB

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8173
 

Electric Tower and Court of Honor with Corner of Fine Arts Building, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:18--ffALB

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901?
 

Manufacturers' Building, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:19--ffALB

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909
 

Manufacturer's Building, night BANC PIC 1976.029:20--ffALB

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no number
 

Interior of Manufacturer's and Liberal Arts Building, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:21--ffALB

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811
 

Fine Arts and Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Buildings BANC PIC 1976.029:22--ffALB

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815
 

Italian Exhibits, in Manufacturers' Building, C.M.I.E. BANC PIC 1976.029:23--ffALB

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829
 

Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia, in Manufacturers' Building, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:24--ffALB

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831
 

British Exhibits, Manufacturers' Bldg., C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:25--ffALB

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827
 

Russian Section, Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building, C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:26--ffALB

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817
 

France. Exhibit Cal. Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:27--ffALB

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805
 

Mechanical Arts Building, C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:28--ffALB

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887
 

Machinery Building at night, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:29--ffALB

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913
 

Mineral Exhibit, Mechanical Arts Bldg., C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:30--ffALB

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824
 

Court of Honor and Administration Bldg., C.M.I.E. BANC PIC 1976.029:31--ffALB

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902
 

Administration Bldg., C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:32--ffALB

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905
 

Administration Bldg. at night, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:33--ffALB

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914
 

Mechanical Arts Bldg., through arches of Agricultural Bldg. BANC PIC 1976.029:34--ffALB

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no number
 

Electric Tower at night through the arches of the Agricultural Bldg. BANC PIC 1976.029:35--ffALB

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900
 

The Viticultural Palace, Cal. State Wine Exhibit, California Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:36--ffALB

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826
 

The Cal. Wine Exhibit, - Sample Room - Viticultural Palace, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:37--ffALB

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37
 

The Viticultural Palace, Cal. State Wine Exhibit BANC PIC 1976.029:38A--ffALB

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8334
 

The Viticultural Palace, Cal. State Wine Exhibit BANC PIC 1976.029:38B--ffALB

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8295
 

Santa Barbara Amphibia, C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:39--ffALB

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821
 

Olympian Temple BANC PIC 1976.029:40--ffALB

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no number
 

San Mateo County Building, Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:41--ffALB

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858
 

Monterey County Building, C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:42--ffALB

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865
 

Northern and Central Cal. Building at C.M.I.E., San Francisco, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:43--ffALB

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848
 

Santa Barbara Co. Building, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:44--ffALB

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813
 

Humboldt County Building, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:45--ffALB

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889
 

Interior of Southern Cal. Building, C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:46--ffALB

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802
 

Solano County Exhibit, Northern California Building, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:47--ffALB

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928
 

Fresno Dome, California Midwinter International Exposition 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:48--ffALB

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925
 

University of California Exhibit, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:49--ffALB

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931
 

Chinese Building at C.M.I.E., San Francisco, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:50--ffALB

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804
 

Interior of Chinese Bldg., C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:51--ffALB

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823
 

Interior of Chinese Theatre, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:52--ffALB

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809
 

Greely Exhibit, Cal. Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:53--ffALB

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808
 

Scene in Japanese Village at C.M.I.E., San Francisco, 1 BANC PIC 1976.029:54--ffALB

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840
 

Scene in Japanese Village at C.M.I.E., San Francisco, 2 BANC PIC 1976.029:55--ffALB

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837
 

Scene in Japanese Village at C.M.I.E., San Francisco, 3 BANC PIC 1976.029:56A--ffALB

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8206
 

Scene in Japanese Village at C.M.I.E., San Francisco, 4 BANC PIC 1976.029:56B--ffALB

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8019
 

Jinrikisha, Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:57A--ffALB

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8388
 

Taber's Studio, Official Photographer BANC PIC 1976.029:57B--ffALB

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8329
 

Royal Pavilion, Cal. Midwinter Fair BANC PIC 1976.029:58--ffALB

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807
 

Heidelberg Castle, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:59--ffALB

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879
 

Walter Baker's Cocoa Bldg., C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:60--ffALB

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935
 

Canadian Club Bldg., C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:61--ffALB

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929
 

Ann Hathaway Cottage, Cal. Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:62--ffALB

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820
 

Redwood Tree Cabin, Cal. Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:63--ffALB

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934
 

Interior Hawaiian Village BANC PIC 1976.029:64--ffALB

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870
 

Interior Hawaiian Village, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:65--ffALB

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806
 

Boone's Arena Company at C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:66--ffALB

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856
 

Cacti, in the American Indian Village, C.M.I.E. BANC PIC 1976.029:67--ffALB

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825
 

Yaqui Indians from Yaqui River, Mexico, Cal. Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:68--ffALB

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844
 

Sioux Indian Group. Gray Eagle. Pawnee Jack BANC PIC 1976.029:69A--ffALB

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8167
 

The Rescue, Pawnee and the Modoc Indians, Midwinter Fair BANC PIC 1976.029:69B--ffALB

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8481
 

Esquimaux [Eskimo] Village, miniature lake with Canoes in Foreground, Cal. Midwinter Fair BANC PIC 1976.029:70--ffALB

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850
 

Esquimaux [Eskimo] at Village, Midwinter Fair BANC PIC 1976.029:71A--ffALB

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8489
 

Group of South Sea Islanders, Cal. M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:71B--ffALB

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8623
 

South Sea Islanders in Native Dance, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:72--ffALB

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847
 

On the Midway, Midwinter Fair BANC PIC 1976.029:73A--ffALB

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8487
 

Scene in Cairo Street, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:73B--ffALB

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8213
 

Cairo Street, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:74--ffALB

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874
 

Cairo Street, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:75--ffALB

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832
 

Interior of Cairo St. Theatre, Cal. Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:76--ffALB

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833
 

'49 Camp BANC PIC 1976.029:77--ffALB

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no number
 

"Hold Up" of the '49 Stage, Cal. Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:78--ffALB

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884
 

Dancing girls at '49 Camp BANC PIC 1976.029:79A--ffALB

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8137
 

Gambling House in '49 Camp at C.M.I.E., San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:79B--ffALB

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8341
 

Electric Tower at night, with Search Light on Strawberry Hill, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:80--ffALB

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916
 

Electric Tower at Night, with Search Light on Prayer Book Cross in Golden Gate Park, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:81--ffALB

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915
 

[Stowe Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco ?] BANC PIC 1976.029:82--ffALB

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no number
 

"Firth" Wheel, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:83--ffALB

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903
 

Figure on the Allegorical Fountain, Midwinter Fair BANC PIC 1976.029:84A--ffALB

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8485
 

Allegorical Fountain, C.M.I.E., 1894, San Francisco BANC PIC 1976.029:84B--ffALB

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8236
 

Chronicle Day, March 31st, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:85A--ffALB

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8139
 

Chronicle Day, March 31st, C.M.I.E., 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:85B--ffALB

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8152
 

Dahomeyan Girls with War Hatchets and knives, Dahomeyan Village, C.M.I.E. BANC PIC 1976.029:86A--ffALB

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8372
 

Dahomeyan Women, Dahomeyan Village, C.M.I.E. BANC PIC 1976.029:86B--ffALB

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8368
 

Dahomeyan Amazons, Dahomeyan Village, C.M.I.E. BANC PIC 1976.029:86C--ffALB

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8390
 

Xavier Pene and his Dahomeyan Amazons, Cal Midwinter Exposi BANC PIC 1976.029:86D--ffALB

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8370
 

Samoan Warrior BANC PIC 1976.029:87A--ffALB

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8294
 

Samoan girls Palonga and Olonga BANC PIC 1976.029:87B--ffALB

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8340
 

"Mikimau" Dance of Wallace Islanders BANC PIC 1976.029:87C--ffALB

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8395
 

Samoan Belles BANC PIC 1976.029:87D--ffALB

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8378
 

Tattooed Samoan Girl BANC PIC 1976.029:87E--ffALB

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8379
 

Dahomeyans in their village at the Cal Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:88A--ffALB

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8457
 

Dahomeyans in their village at the Cal Midwinter Fair, 1894 BANC PIC 1976.029:88B--ffALB

Additional Note

8458