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Finding aid guide to George Abel Baldwin Photographs (1906-1907) SFP 76
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The collection includes 17 black and white photographs documenting Camp 22 in Alamo Square after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. The photographs have hand-written captions including identification of families, dates and "G A Baldwin Commander" on the lower right side. The photographs document the camp families and structures in Alamo Square May 1, 1906 – March 1, 1907. The structures documented include the supply commissary, nurse's office and camp headquarters. Three photographs are of City Hall on May 1, 1906; Market Street at Stockton and Ellis on June 10, 1907; and Mission Park, Refugee Camp 29, 18th and Dolores Streets on December 1, 1907.
George Abel Baldwin was born on the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands in 1880. The Baldwin family came to California and lived in Stockton in 1900. Baldwin was the unofficial "Commander" of Alamo Square Camp 22. Two years after the earthquake, Baldwin married Mabel Estella Minahen and lived in the Richmond District until his death in 1961. After his commander role, Baldwin worked as a cable car grip man and motorman. Years later, he served as a manager of the Bank of America located at Market and Powell.
1 box (20 photographic prints); prints 12.7cm x 17.5cm (1 box)
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