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Guide to the Stereographs from the Helios Pacific Coast series, ca. 1867-1870s
PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03  
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stereographs from the Helios Pacific Coast series,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1867-1870s
    Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03
    Creator: Muybridge, Eadweard next hit
    Extent: 51 photographic prints (mounted), 8.5 x 17.5 cm.
    Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
    San Francisco, California 94105-4014
    Abstract: Stereographs of San Francisco, Atherton, Mammoth Tree Grove, Yosemite, and Alaska taken by previous hit Eadweard Muybridge under the name Helios.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    CHS is not taking appointments for research at this time. Please check the Library's website updates: https://californiahistoricalsociety.org/collections/north-baker-research-library/ 

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Stereographs from the Helios Pacific Coast series. PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, Photography Collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Consult repository.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Contains views of San Francisco; Valparaiso Park in Atherton (identified by handwritten notes on verso); Mammoth Tree Grove; Yosemite; and Sitka and Fort Wrangle, Alaska. The majority of the images are of San Francisco, especially of Woodward's Gardens, and include a few of Japanese performers. There are also a couple of views of the damage from the 1868 San Francisco earthquake. Stereo mounts bear the name Helios, which was Muybridge's professional name at the time.
    Organized by series subtitles and subject designations: no subtitle; San Francisco; San Francisco (numbered); Mammoth Tree Grove; Alaska and California

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Woodward's Gardens (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works.
    Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--1868--Photographs.
    Japanese--California--San Francisco--Pictorial works.
    Giant sequoias--Photographs.
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works.
    Atherton (Calif.)--Pictorial works.
    Mammoth Tree Grove (Calif.)--Pictorial works.
    Yosemite Valley (Calif.)--Pictorial works.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Helios Flying Studio.