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Armer (Laura Adams) photograph collection
PC-RM-Armer  
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Description
Collection consists of one photograph album and 57 photographic prints taken by photographer Laura Adams Armer in the San Francisco Bay Area between 1899 and 1939. The photograph album includes portraits of family and community members, political candidates, artists, photographers, sculptors and writers. The mounted photographic prints depict various locations in San Francisco, including Chinatown, the waterfront, Telegraph Hill, downtown, and general views of the city. Most photographs show scenic views with people, particularly children. Mounted photographic prints also include portraits of subjects known to Laura Adams Armer.
Background
Laura Adams Armer was born in Sacramento, California in 1874, and moved with her family to San Francisco sometime before 1880. Armer attended the California School of Design in the Mark Hopkins Institute, but left school in 1899 to open a photographic studio in the Flood Building. Adams enjoyed a short career as a published and exhibited photographer before marrying Sidnery Armer and relocating to Berkeley. Armer continued to photograph in the early 1900s, becoming particularly fascinated with the Hope and Navajo of the American Southwest who she documented in both photographs and writings. She died in 1963.
Extent
1.42 Linear Feet
Restrictions
The California Historical Society (CHS) has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it.
Availability
Collection is open for research.