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San Francisco Cabinet Card Collection
SFP 59  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Francisco Cabinet Card Collection
    Dates: 1870-1900
    Collection Number: SFP 59
    Creator/Collector: Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912 San Francisco Public Library
    Extent: 5 pamphlet boxes with 450 cabinet cards
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: The artificial collection consists of over 450 portrait cabinet cards by San Francisco, California photographers and photo studios collected by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library. The cabinet cards range in date from the 1880s – early 1900s.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is available for use during Photo Desk hours.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish from photographs must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    San Francisco Cabinet Card Collection. San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

    Acquisition Information

    The portraits were acquired from various sources, including donations and purchases.

    Biography/Administrative History

    The collection was collected and assembled by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library. The collection includes multiple accessions and donors received over the life of the San Francisco History Center.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The artificial collection consists of over 450 portrait cabinet cards by San Francisco, California photographers and photo studios collected by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library. The cabinet cards range in date from the 1880s – early 1900s. The pictorial portraits include prominent San Francisco men and women including Lillie Coit, Chief of Police I.W. Lees, M.H. DeYoung, Archbishop Riordan, and Lotta Crabtree, as well as significant artists, writers, businessmen, politicians, entertainers. At least half of the portraits are unidentified. San Francisco photographers and photography studios represented include Bradley and Rulofson, Elite, Falk, Mora, Morse, Sarony, Taber, New York Gallery and others.

    Indexing Terms

    Photographers -- California -- San Francisco.
    San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography -- Portraits.
    Group portraits
    Cabinet photographs
    Card photographs
    Men -- Portraits.
    Women -- Portraits.
    Children -- Portraits.

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