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Views of Oakland, California, ca. 1930-1939
BANC PIC 1905.02139a-.02163--PIC  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Views of Oakland, California
    Date: ca. 1930-1939
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.02139a-.02163--PIC
    Photographer: Cheney Photo Advertising Company
    Extent: 26 photographic prints; black and white; 16 x 21 cm. or smaller 24 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
    URL: http://bancroft.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], Views of Oakland, California, ca. 1930-1939, BANC PIC 1905.02139a-.02163--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.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information


    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of 26 black and white photographs taken in Oakland, California by the Cheney Photo Advertising Company circa 1930-1939. The views include the residences of Francis Marion Smith, founder of the Borax empire, and Joaquin Miller's "Hights." Other views include the pergola and oak trees at Mosswood Park; residences on Linda Vista Terrace; Piedmont Park, including the Art Gallery, outdoor landscapes, and various structures; an exterior view of the Great Western Power Station in Oakland, a view of Oakland from the hills; the new City Hall; and a view of a private garden in Oakland. Views of the Oakland Inner Harbor include a photograph of sailing ships in the docks, and two images of dredging. There are several images of Lake Merritt, including the boat landing, boulevard, and surrounding residences. One photograph is of private grounds on East 14th Street near Fruitvale Avenue, and one photograph is of bathers at the Alameda beach.