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Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes, ca. 1900-ca. 1939
BANC PIC 1988.063--PIC  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes
    Date: ca. 1900-ca. 1939
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1988.063--PIC
    Extent: 52 photographic prints, 21 x 26 cm. or smaller; 3 post cards, 9 x 14 cm. or smaller. 54 digital objects
    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
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is available for use.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Berkeley and Oakland businesses and scenes, ca. 1900-ca. 1939, BANC PIC 1988.063--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

    Acquisition Information

    The Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes collection was purchased in 1987.

    Scope and Content

    The Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes collection contains 52 photographs and 3 post cards dating from around the turn of the century to the 1930s. The collection contains a miscellany of residences, businesses, street scenes, group portraits, and churches. A large portion of the collection apparently documents the iron ornamentation of many of the featured buildings--perhaps the work of Liberty Ornamental Iron and Wire Works, Inc., which is pictured in at least one photograph. Notable buildings and locations include the Berkeley City Hall, the University of California at Berkeley, the Lutheran Church on Bancroft Way in Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue, Alta Bates Hospital, the residence of C.L. Best, a large Masonic building, and the RKO Golden Gate Theatre. Much specific information relating to many of the photographs--such as location, subject matter, date, or photographer--remains unidentified.
    Other areas featured in addition to Berkeley and Oakland include Piedmont, Alameda, Claremont, and San Francisco.
    Photographers identified in the collection include Alfred Greene and Max W. Greene. Each of their studios is also pictured.
    The collection has been arranged by general location (e.g. Berkeley, Oakland, etc.) when identifiable.