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.)
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.
733 mounted stereographic prints.
778 digital objects
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.
Collection if available for use.