Finding Aid to the Environmental effects of tourism at Yosemite National Park Photograph Album, 1875-1928 (bulk 1915-1928)

Margo Padilla
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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Fax: (510) 642-7589
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Environmental effects of tourism at Yosemite National Park Photograph Album, 1875-1928 (bulk 1915-1928)

Collection number: BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Margo Padilla
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Environmental effects of tourism at Yosemite National Park
Date (inclusive): 1875-1928
Date (bulk): 1915-1928
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB
Extent: 1 album (54 photographic prints) : b&w ; 27 x 21 cm.
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Photographs show the impact of human activities in Yosemite National Park.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Environmental effects of tourism at Yosemite National Park, BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Transportation -- California -- Yosemite National Park -- Pictorial works.
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Environmental aspects -- Pictorial works.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs show the impact of human activities in Yosemite National Park, including a garbage area and incinerator, an abandoned outhouse, overflow campers camping in meadows, the development of various tourist and employee facilities, crowds of visitors, etc. Many photographs show transportation in and to the park: the last horse stage coach and the first automobile to reach the park. Other transportation photos show bridges, roads, buses, and serious traffic congestion.

Container Listing

volume 1

Album unknown BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB

Physical Description: 1 album (54 photographic prints) : b&w ; 27 x 21 cm.
 

One of the many refuse dumps in the lower end of the Valley. [...] BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 1

 

Incinerator constructed by the Government with a capacity to dispose of all wet garbage. This does not eliminate the dump shown in picture (1). BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 2

 

Old dry toilets formerly used in the public camp grounds; now abandoned. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 3

 

Modern comfort station, now in use in public camp grounds. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 4

 

Auto Congestion over Decoration Day Holiday, 1927 1927 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, division heading

 

Village Plaza BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 5

 

Line of cars extending one-fourth of a mile below the Arch Rock Checking Station to obtain entrance permit. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 6

 

Showing congestion which results on Valley Floor roads whenever a bear or other interesting object comes into view. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 7

 

Overflow crowd of campers in Stoneman Meadow. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 8

 

Another view of campers in Stoneman Meadow. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 9

 

Hotel Development BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, division heading

 

Black's Hotel, built in 1869, near the foot of the Four-Mile Trail to Glacier Point. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 10

 

View of southwest corner of The Ahwahnee. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 11

 

Yosemite Park and Curry Company stables and sheds at Kenneyville, torn down in 1925. Now the site of The Ahwahnee. before 1925 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 12

 

Traffic Problems in Old Village. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, division heading

 

The last horse stages to leave the Sentinel Hotel bound for Wawona - June 1, 1915 June 1, 1915 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 13

 

First run of the Horseshoe Stages between Yosemite and Wawona. (1915) 1915 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 14

 

Scene in Old Village during Decoration Day Holiday - 1927. 1927 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 15

 

Sidewalks and Parking Areas BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, division heading

 

Pedestrians on our Valley Floor roads. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 16

 

Congestion on Stoneman Bridge, showing the danger to pedestrians. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 17

 

Mirror Lake parking area. (1926) 1926 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 18

 

Traffic at Happy Isles. (1926) 1926 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 19

 

First automobile to reach Yosemite Valley. July, 1900 July 1900 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 20

 

Autos waiting at Arch Rock Checking Station for entrance permit. February 11, 1927. February 11, 1927 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 21

 

Bridle Paths BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, division heading

 

A guide with party of tourists traveling the automobile roads on the Valley Floor prior to the construction of bridle paths. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 22

 

Automobile was damaged by colliding with a horse ridden by a visitor on automobile road. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 23

 

Injury to the horse from this collision. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 24

 

Tourists and guide using the newly constructed bridle paths. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 25

 

Tourists and guide on another section of newly-constructed bridle paths. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 26

 

Scene along one of the new bridle paths. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 27

 

Scene along one of the new bridle paths. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 28

 

Bridle path bridge. (Constructed in May, 1928.) after May 1928 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 29

 

Valley Floor Highway Bridges. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, division heading

 

Cedar Cottage, in the Sentinel Hotel group, with the end of the old Sentinel Bridge showing. (Taken prior to 1880) before 1880 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 30

 

Pohono Bridge, which is being replaced by a modern structure. (Photo taken in August, 1927.) August 1927 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 31

 

Kenneyville Bridge No. 1, showing the type of construction now used in six of the main bridges on the floor of the Valley. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 32

 

Mountain Road Travel. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, division heading

 

This horse stage was in operation over the Wawona Road from 1875 to 1915. between 1875 and 1915 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 33

 

First auto stages to operate over the Wawona Road. (June 2, 1915) June 2, 1915 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 34

 

Present-day Wawona Grade, showing modern car ascending. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 35

 

Modern Yosemite Transportation System auto stage climbing out of the Valley over the Big Oak Flat Road. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 36

 

Stages BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, division heading

 

The first type of motor stage to operate in Yosemite Park. (Photo taken November 16, 1913) November 16, 1913 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 37

 

Modern Yosemite Transportation System stage in front of the Ahwahnee Hotel. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 38

 

Flood Damage, 1928 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, division heading

 

El Portal Road, showing inside ditch badly washed and pavement undermined, in some cases for a distance of five feet. (March 25, 1928.) March 25, 1928 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 39

 

Repair to damage shown in picture (39) by backfilling under the pavement and constructing a cobble ditch. This ditch insures protection from further damage to the road along this section. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 40

 

Residence occupied by power house operator at Cascades flooded by overflow of Cascade Creek - March 25, 1927. March 25, 1927 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 41

 

Section of El Portal Road, showing the parapet wall constructed along the river side as a protection to motorists and to protect the outer bank of the road from flood damage. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 42

 

Yosemite Creek, jammed with ice. This occurs each spring, causing the stream to cut new channels and doing considerable damage. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 43

 

Another view of Yosemite Creek jammed with ice. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 44

 

Yosemite Creek running around the Yosemite Park and Curry Company's warehouse, flooding the road and warehouse area. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 45

 

Buildings BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, division heading

 

Old Administration Building, last used in 1924. before 1924 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 46

 

Entrance to the new Administration Building, constructed in 1924. Museum in background. after 1924 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 47

 

Museum. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 48

 

Rangers Club. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 49

 

Fish hatchery. Constructed by the State Fish and Game Commission in 1927. after 1927 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 50

 

Residences of Yosemite Park and Curry Company employees in Camp 17. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 51

 

Outpost station at Chinquapin. Standard Oil Station on right. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 52

 

Yosemite Park and Curry Company stables at Kenneyville, torn down in 1925. Now the site of the Hotel Ahwahnee. before 1925 BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 53

 

New company stables, located in Public Camp 12. BANC PIC 1990.034--ALB, p. 54