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Saunders (Babette Neugass) Photograph Album
SPC.2020.033  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Biographical / Historical

  • Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
    Title: Babette Neugass Saunders Photograph Album
    Creator: Neugass Saunders, Babette (Heller)
    Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2020.033
    Physical Description: 1 box (one photograph album comprising of approximately 220 photographs, 96 postcards, two maps, four documents)
    Date (inclusive): 1849, 1888, 1906, 1907, 1913-1915; undated
    Abstract: This collection contains one photograph album "From Babette Neugass to Elsie Harrison, with her promise to write, San Francisco January Nineteenth 1914..." and features images mostly of California and the American West. Other images are taken in Mexico, New Orleans, New York City, British Columbia, Utah, Arizona, and Wales. This album contains a mixture of photographs and postcards that feature images of mining towns; Chinatown in San Francisco; Muir Woods; Yosemite; Babette's first apartment in San Francisco; and Babette's friends including Mr and Mrs. A.B. Ford and their family, Mr. and Mrs. H. Parker and their ranch in Napa Valley; and others.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    For information about citing archival material, see the Citations for Archival Material  guide, or consult the appropriate style manual.

    Scope and Contents

    The Babette Neugass Saunders Photograph Album (1914-1915) collection contains one photograph album complied by Neugass Saunders and features images mostly of California and the American West. Other images are taken in Mexico, New Orleans, New York City, British Columbia, Utah, Arizona, and Wales. This album contains a mixture of photographs and postcards that feature images of mining towns; Chinatown in San Francisco; Muir Woods; Yosemite; Babette's first apartment in San Francisco; Babette's friends including Mr and Mrs. A.B. Ford and their family; Mr and Mrs. H. Parker; "Howard Gould's sister" and her husband [Wong Su Yu]; Napa Valley; Arizona; New Orleans; New York; Wales; Juarez, Mexico; Salt Lake City; and others.
    Some of the inscribed images include: "Scenes near Castle Rock, Colorado"; "A circus in Western America"; "Gamblers Row near Mining Camp Nevada"; "Scenes in Chinatown, San Francisco"; "Mrs. Gould's sister married to Chinese and lives in Chinatown, San Francisco"; "Among the redwoods"; "On the way up to Mount Tamalpais"; "Country Club, Burlingame, California"; "Panama Pacific Exposition 1915"; "Greek Theatre at Berkeley"; "The famous cypress trees near Carmel, Cal."; "Mr and Mrs. Park at their prune ranch, Napa County"; "Following the trail on horseback in Yosemite Valley"; "Railway Station, Arizona"; "Pasadena"; "Hopi Indians house in Arizona"; "Castle Canyon near Devils River, Texas Street in Juarez"; "Chinese Pirate Vessel, 160 years old. Acquired by Americans for show purposes"; "Victoria and Vancouver British Columbia, January 1915"; and others.
    Also included in this photograph album is a page of drawings featuring sketches mostly of someone named "Herbert"; two maps-"Chicago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul Railway and connecting lines" and "Southern Pacific Steamship Lines between New York and New Orleans"; and a few other documents: "Organ Recitals in the Tabernacle Salt Lake City Utah" [program], "Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints", and "I Never Have Seen Los Angeles" by Charles [Truitt] Manhattan.

    Biographical / Historical

    This photograph album contains the inscription "From Babette Neugass to Elsie Harrison, with her promise to write, San Francisco January Nineteenth 1914..." inside the front cover. Babette (Heller) Neugass Saunders (1892-1941) was married to her first husband, Marvin Neugass in 1913 and had three children. Neugass had been drafted for World War I and passed away from the Spanish flu at Fort Taylor, KY in 1918. Babette was remarried to Saunders in 1921.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California, Northern
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    Photograph albums
    Arizona
    Colorado
    Nevada
    California, Southern
    Ciudad Juárez (Mexico)