Guide to the Randolph Brandt collection of photographs MSS.PHOTO.0535

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Randolph Brandt collection of photographs
source: Brandt, Randolph
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.PHOTO.0535
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet (one half-box)
Date (inclusive): 1880-1930
Abstract: Approximately 60 prints collected by Randolph Brandt depicting transportation and other subjects in California, especially railroads and street cars.

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Conditions Governing Use

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was given to Stanford University, Special Collections by Rudolph Brandt.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Randolph Brandt collection of photographs (MSS PHOTO 0535). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Contents

Approximately 60 prints collected by Brandt depicting transportation and other subjects in California, especially railroads and street cars. Brandt contributed many images to books and magazines on the history of railroards and the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Western Neighborhoods Project's contains a large Emiliano Echeverria/Randolph Brandt Collection ( He also donated some material to Stanford's Hopkins Transportation Library, which this collection was probably part of at one time (some are stamped as such on the back). Other prints have Brandt's personal stamp "Photo from Rudolph Brandt, San Francisco" while others have handwritten "R.C. Brandt 4/10/41." The majority are good quality copy prints, with some perhaps as old as 1941, while others may be original.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Railroads -- California -- History.
California -- Description and travel -- Views.
Brandt, Randolph

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Housing [single family homes circa 1930s]

Scope and Contents

One photograph contains a street sign named Fleming which may refer to Fleming Street in San Leandro or Fleming Avenue in Oakland or San Jose.
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Moss Beach 1915

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Crissy Field [two men shake hands in front of U.S. Mail bi-plane, San Francisco] 1923

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Mountain View [billboard]

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Long Beach, 1917

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Ferries [3 prints] 1905-1930

Scope and Contents

NP Ferry circa 1930 ; SP Ferry circa 1930 ; Original Key System [illeg.] ca.1905. Handwritten on versos is "R.C. Brandt 4/10/41"
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Taber - Steamer "Mariposa" ca. 1900

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Street cars, San Diego [print & negative] ca. 1885

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Street cars San Diego [two prints]

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Street railway - San Jose [3 prints, 1 negative] ca. 1900

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Santa Cruz [pier] [2 prints] 1911, 1913

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Street cars, Santa Cruz [4 prints] ca.1899 - 1920

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Sausalito 1925

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Ocean Shore Railway [8 prints with captions] ca. 1911-1915

Scope and Contents

Pedro Valley, Moss Beach, Swanton, Davenport, Sharp Park
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San Francisco street cars [10 prints] 1880-1907

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Oakland, Antioch, Eastern interurban line ca. 1918

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California - Nevada Railroad #3 at Bryant's Station, Contra Costa County ca. 1900

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Union Lumber Co. California, Plaster City and Fort Bragg, 1914 [2 prints]

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Northwestern Pacific Railroad - Near Pt. Reyes, ca. 1920 ; Howard's Occidental Station, ca. 1911 [2 prints]

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Weaverville [aerial view] 1911

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Willits 1919

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Street Car, Nevada City ca. 1920

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Plumas County, near Quincy Murphy Lumber Co. "Galloping Goose" ca. 1925

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Colorado Silver City New Mexico Gilpin Tramway - 2 foot gauge ca. 1912