Guide to the Album of Northern California Recreation MC314

Liz Phillips
University of California, Davis Library, Dept. of Special Collections
1st Floor, Shields Library, University of California
100 North West Quad
Davis, CA 95616-5292

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, Dept. of Special Collections
Title: Album of Northern California Recreation
Identifier/Call Number: MC314
Physical Description: 1 volume 42 black stock leaves (22 blank). With 93 original gelatin silver photographs (two loosely inserted, all other mounted); one photo hand colored. The photos are of various size, from 7.75 x 9.75 in. to 2 x 2.75 in. All but a few photos with period white ink captions on the mounts; one large group portrait with a piece of paper identifying twelve people. Period black full cloth album fastened with a string. 23.5 x 36 centimeters
Date (inclusive): circa 1900-1920
Abstract: Album documenting hiking, camping, fishing and boating in Northern California in the early 20th century.
Physical Location: Researchers should contact Archives and Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

Scope and Contents

Album documenting hiking, camping, fishing and boating in Northern California in the early 20th century. The photographs were taken on the McCloud River, Squaw Creek, Little Truckee River, Yuba River, Feather River, Onion Creek, Toad Lake, "Eagle Lake near Red Mountain," Mount Shasta, and others. Interesting photos show tent camps at the Little Truckee (1908), Biglow Meadows (1916) and Squaw Creek (1919), "Mount Shasta from Biglow Meadows," "Rangers cabin on Sweetbrier trail to Squaw Creek, 1919," "Parkers Cabin at Toad Lake, 1920," "Buffet lunch served at practice shoot, Mormon Island, 1918," McCloud River waterfalls, "Log foot bridge, McCloud River, 1914," "Ranger's Station, El Dorado Forest," a girl "with the 410 gauge along Tom Neil Creek '15," a group sitting in front of a "miner's cabin, North Fork of American [River], Blue Canyon '16," a "Pore feller – 'Es 'ad a 'ard walk – taken from life (or death) at Barton's Cabin;" there are also portraits of hikers, photos of trail signs, caught fish, a hunted deer, etc. Several photos show recreational boaters on the Sacramento River during the 1907 "Regatta, Sacramento Boat Club", "welcoming the fleet of torpedo boat destroyers, May 1908" or during the "imitation of a launch party on the Sacramento River '07."
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Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Liz Phillips created this finding aid with information supplied by Jordan Books.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Jordan Books, 2020.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Album of Northern California Recreation, MC314, Archives and Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

Conditions Governing Use

All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

California, Northern -- Pictorial works
Hiking -- Pictorial works
Camping -- Pictorial works
Fishing -- Pictorial works
Boats and boating -- Pictorial works
Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center