The bound volume contains 52 gelatin silver photographic prints taken by Matthew C. Bunyan which document the construction
of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California, 1935 – 1936.
Matthew Chalmers Bunyan was born on May 20, 1906 in Charlton, New York. The Bunyan family relocated to Santa Rosa, California
in the 1920s. Bunyan attended Santa Rosa Junior College and then transferred to University of California at Berkeley (UCB).
He graduated in 1930 with a BS in Civil Engineering. Bunyan married his UCB classmate Esther B. Norton in Cincinnati, Ohio
on July 11, 1931 and the couple had two children. Bunyan was employed by the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Authority from
1933 to December 1936. He served as Junior Bridge Engineer and Assistant Bridge Engineer. Bunyan went on to work for Standard
Oil Company of California and Arabian American Oil Company. Bunyan died on March 11, 1978 in Tucson, Arizona.
1 photograph album (52 gelatin silver photographic prints); album 15.5 cm x 15.5 cm, prints 8cm x 14 cm
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. The San Francisco Public
Library holds copyright to the photograph album.
The collection is available for use during Photo Desk hours.