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Fairbanks Photo Album
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fairbanks Photo Album
    Dates: 1920-1925
    Collection Number: 1999.22
    Creator/Collector: Fairbanks Family, possibly Jessie L. Fairbanks
    Extent: .5 cubic foot; 1 photo album (14.7cm x 20.6cm)
    Repository: Humboldt State University Library
    Arcata, California 95521-8299
    Abstract: The album consists of 119 photographs pertaining to the Fairbanks Family traveling from Orick in Humboldt County, California, and continuing along the Klamath River to Orleans in the 1920s. The bulk of the images are concerned with the construction of the Salmon River Road as well as the road along the Klamath River near the Salmon River in Siskiyou County, California.
    Language of Material: English


    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to Humboldt State University Library. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce in any format, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.

    Preferred Citation

    Fairbanks Photo Album. Humboldt State University Library

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to the Humboldt State University Library's Special Collections department in 1989 by the Mendocino County Museum because the content of the images is outside the collecting scope of the museum.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Description taken from the inside cover of the photo album: "Pictures of the Salmon and Klamath River Project - Mile section of road between county line and Harley Ranch, Siskiyou County constructed by J. L. F. for the Federal Government. March 1 - Dec. 1920." The photographs in this album document the Fairbanks Family on a trip from Orick to Orleans in 1920, the construction of the road along the Klamath River near the Salmon River in 1920, and the construction of the Salmon River Road in 1924-25. Most of the images are of road construction. The album is in good condition and has no missing images. All of the photographs are black and white. The majority of images have a label and date associated with them. Photographs are arranged chronologically and have been glued into the album. In order to preserve the context in which the photographs were created and arranged, the album was left intact.

    Indexing Terms

    Humboldt County (Calif.)
    Klamath River (Or. and Calif.)
    Roads - Design and Construction
    Salmon River (Calif.)

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