Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Alice Wheeler Glass Plate Negatives
2017-16  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (53.41 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
Collection of 207 glass plate negatives dating to the early 1900s. They appear to have been taken by the same photographer, and include many casual family shots, as well as landscapes around the Monterey area and Santa Clara County.
Background
The woman referred to on the box may be Alice Wheeler, born in Vermont in 1890. Her parents were farmer Francis (dob 1850) and Lilla Page Wheeler (dob 1855) of Vermont. During the 1910 Federal Census, twenty year old Alice is listed as living in San Jose on Alum Rock Avenue (near Porter and Miguelito), working as a music teacher. It would appear that she married Frank R. Foster of Illinois in 1915, and the couple lived on a farm located on Noble Ave in San Jose.
Extent
207 negatives
Restrictions
Contact the History San Jose Research Library for reproduction and publication permission.
Availability
The negatives have been scanned and are available to the public through digital access.