William Harrison Photographic Collection


Descriptive Summary

Title: William Harrison Photographic Collection
Dates: 1893-1900
Collection Number: 1995-106
Extent: 99 photographs
Repository: History San Jose Research Library
Abstract: Collection of portrait photographs by local San Jose, California, studios; portraits of State Normal School at San Jose graduates; a family photograph album including scenes from Yosemite National Park; personal photographs taken at Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks.
Language of Material: English


Photographs are available to researchers by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.

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Preferred Citation

William Harrison Photographic Collection . History San Jose Research Library

Acquisition Information

Donated to History San Jose in 1995 by the collector.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection of approximately 99 photographs, cabinet cards, and negatives taken by a number of different photographers. Portrait photographs (unidentified) represent local San Jose, California, studios such as Bushnell, Boussum, and Hill & Yard (circa 1890); identified portraits of State Normal School at San Jose graduates were taken in 1893; an unidentified family photograph album includes multiple scenes from Yosemite National Park (circa 1895); 15 personal photographs taken at Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks in August 1873 include original negatives and feature a woman named Ruth. The photographer may be "C. Hand." Also included are an assortment of snapshots and official photographs of Yosemite National Park (circa 1895).