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Guide to the Jesse Brown Cook scrapbooks documenting San Francisco history and law enforcement [graphic], ca. 1895-1936
BANC PIC 1998.067--fALB  
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This album is one of forty ledger books containing an estimated 12,300 items, including photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. The albums were compiled by San Francisco policeman Jesse B. Cook (later Chief of Police and Police Commissioner), and include photographs by himself, by police photographer George W. Blum, and others. (The bulk of the albums have been accessioned as BANC PIC 1996.003--fALB). The present album is comprised of materials dating chiefly from 1910-1919 and includes police officers and San Francisco city officials (Mayor James Rolph and city supervisors, among others), civic events such as a Columbus Day commemoration and a parade to welcome French soldiers, preparations for the Panama Pacific International Exposition, and the US Navy Fleet Week of 1919. Some crime scene photographs are present, and there are numerous copy photographs of earlier historic San Francisco images. A group of collected photographs of Spanish mission buildings of California is also present.
1 album (ca. 285 photographic prints)
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Collection is open for research.