Guide to the Life of a Toddler in California Photograph Album MC328

Liz Phillips
University of California, Davis Library, Dept. of Special Collections
1st Floor, Shields Library, University of California
100 North West Quad
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, Dept. of Special Collections
Title: Life of a Toddler in California Photograph Album
Identifier/Call Number: MC328
Physical Description: 1 item About 40 die cut style photos, 100 photos measuring 1 x 1 inch - 2.5 x 2.5 inches, and 49 photos measuring 3 x 3 inches - 3 x 5 inches. Dark green cloth album covers; stiff cardstock album leaves; photos are glued onto leaves.
Date (inclusive): circa 1918-1920
Abstract: Approximately 189 silver gelatin photos depicting the life of a toddler in California.
Physical Location: Researchers should contact Archives and Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Language of Material: English .

Scope and Contents

This album was likely created by a dedicated parent wanting to capture every aspect of their cheerful toddler's first years. The album depicts a smiley baby from about 1 to 3 years of age. Although most of the shots depict the child starting to walk, playing with animals, riding a miniscule bike and sitting atop cars, there are a few images of note. Three photos depict a group of women wearing facemasks. There are also 4 photos depicting a parade with elephants, camels and an ornate carriage, and 3 photos depicting an early 20th century propeller airplane.
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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Life of a Toddler in California Photograph Album, MC328, Archives and Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Children -- California -- Pictorial works
Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center