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Zelda Mackay Collection of Stereographic Views, ca. 1860-ca. 1900
BANC PIC 1905.14906-.16118 -- STER  
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Description
The Zelda Mackay Collection of Stereographic Views contains 733 mounted stereographic prints produced from circa 1860 to circa 1900. The general subject matter of the collection is the North American West from Alaska to Mexico (excluding Canada) and Colorado to California. Included among the many California locations are San Francisco, Yosemite Valley, and Los Angeles, as well as various areas along the lines of the Central Pacific Railroad. (For a more complete listing of areas and subjects pictured in the collection, see the location outline below.)
Background
Zelda Mackay was a lifelong collector of photographic and other historical material. A San Francisco resident and 1916 graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, Mackay amassed an invaluable collection of photographs of California and Western America as part of a much larger general photographic collection. She sold the California-Western America portion of her collection to the Bancroft Library, and sold the remainder of her collection to the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.
Extent
733 mounted stereographic prints. 778 digital objects
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection if available for use.