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California Photo Postcard Collection
SFP 58  
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Description
The artificial collection contains over 800 photo postcards of California (excluding San Francisco) collected by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library. The postcards range in date from the early 1900s to 1950s. Collection includes over 100 photo postcards of Yosemite National Park. Places represented are significant California buildings, businesses, and hotels as well as many general views. Photo postcard photographers and publishers include Alexander Johnston (Zan), Piggott, Pillsbury Picture (Pillsbury, Arthur Clarence), and Marsh-Garvin Co.
Background
Collected by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.
Extent
800 photo postcards
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish from photographs must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during Photo Desk hours.