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California Photo Postcard Collection
SFP 58  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Photo Postcard Collection
    Dates: 1905-1950
    Collection Number: SFP 58
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 800 photo postcards
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is available for use during Photo Desk hours.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    California Photo Postcard Collection. San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

    Acquisition Information

    Collected from various sources, including donations and purchases.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Collected by the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. Some postcards have handwritten inscriptions and are stamped and posted.