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Zelda Mackay Collection of Stereographic Views, ca. 1860-ca. 1900
BANC PIC 1905.14906-.16118 -- STER  
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    Collection Title: Zelda Mackay Collection of Stereographic Views,
    Date: ca. 1860-ca. 1900
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.14906-.16118 -- STER
    Extent: 733 mounted stereographic prints. 778 digital objects
    Collector: Zelda Mackay
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection if available for use.

    Publication Rights

    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.
    Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Zelda Mackay Collection of Stereographic Views, BANC PIC 1905.14906-.16118 --STER, 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 Collections

    Other material from the collection of Zelda Mackay owned by the Bancroft Library:
    Title: Portraits and California Views
    ,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.16120-.16219 -- PIC
    Title: Yosemite Views
    ,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.16220-.16241 -- A
    Title: Zelda Mackay Pictorial Collection
    ,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.16242 -- PIC

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Zelda Mackay Collection of Stereographic Views was purchased from Zelda Mackay in 1961.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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.)
    The collection features the work of several notable photographers, including Carleton E. Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, Charles R. Savage, Thomas Houseworth, William Henry Jackson, Edward and Henry T. Anthony, Edward and Benjamin West Kilburn, Charles Bierstadt, John J. Reilly, and Isaiah W. Taber.

    Additional Note

    Outline of Featured Locations and Miscellaneous Subjects

      Alaska (Gold Rush)
      14906-14911
      Oakland and Vicinity
      14911, 15064, 15504
      Salt Lake City and Utah
      14913, 15157-15178, 15472, 15474-15476
      San Francisco
      14914, 14988-14992, 15180-15422, 15480-15498
      Arizona
      14915-14918
      E.J. Baldwin Ranch (San Gabriel Valley)
      14919
      Ralston Residence (Belmont)
      14920-14921
      Calveras Co. (Big Trees)
      14922-14929
      Yosemite Valley Region
      14930, 15082, 15505-15512, 15963-16112
      Riverside Co.
      14931, 15154-15156
      Calistoga (Napa Co.)
      14932
      Sonoma Co.
      14933, 14971-14987, 15079-15081
      Colorado
      14934, 14937-14958
      Placer Co.
      14935-14936, 15022
      Oregon
      14959-14968, 15067-15068, 15073-15075
      Farallone Islands
      14969-14970
      El Dorado Co.
      14993
      Lake Co.
      14994
      Lake Tahoe Region
      14996-15003, 15477
      Mendocino Co.
      15004
      Washington (state) (inc. Seattle)
      15005, 15444-15450, 15466-15471
      Los Angeles Region
      15006-15017, 15076-15078, 15478-15479
      Mare Island (Solano Co.)
      15018
      Mexico
      15019-15020
      Gold and Silver Mining
      15021-15031
      Missions and Churches (inc. Arizona, New Mexico)
      15032-15048
      Mount Shasta and Siskiyou County
      15015-15059
      Santa Fe, New Mexico
      15060-15063
      Kern Co.
      15065
      Sacramento
      15069-15072
      Railroad Views (Union Pacific Railroad, Central Pacific Railroad)
      15083-15153
      San Diego Co.
      15179
      San Jose
      15423-15430
      San Mateo
      15431
      San Rafael
      15432
      Santa Barbara
      15433-15439
      Santa Clara
      15440-15442
      Santa Cruz
      15443
      Stockton
      15452-15465
      Montana
      15473
      Yellowstone (Wyoming)
      15499-15503
      Lotta Crabtree
      16115-16116
      Emma Lake (Miss Hicock)
      16117
      Castle Lindenhof (Europe)
      16118