California Photo Postcard Collection

Finding aid created by San Francisco History Center staff using RecordEXPRESS
San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 557-4567
sfhistory@sfpl.org
http://sfpl.org/sfhistory
2019


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.