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Catalina Island Views, California, ca. 1900-1909
BANC PIC 1984.088--ALB  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Catalina Island Views, California,
    Date: ca. 1900-1909
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1984.088--ALB
    Extent: 29 photographic prints in 1 album; black and white; 18 x 26 cm. 27 digital objects
    Photographer: Schattman, Swenson, and other photographers
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Languages Represented: 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], Catalina Island Views, California, BANC PIC 1984.088--ALB, 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

    Purchased 1984

    Scope and Content

    This album contains 29 black and white photographs likely taken in the first decade of the 20th century by the photographers Schattman, Swenson and other unidentified photographers. One photograph is dated 1900. The views are of Santa Catalina Island located 27 miles offshore southwest of Wilmington, near Los Angeles, California. The island is one of four Catalina Islands and is part of Los Angeles County. The island is 21 miles long and varies in width up to 8 miles with mountains as high as 2,100 feet. The town of Avalon was developed for tourists by William Wrigley Jr. and his son, two of several private owners of Santa Catalina.
    The photographs include bay views showing the shore of Avalon with its sailing vessels, housing, and mountains. Various recreational and tourist attractions are depicted, such as the Santa Catalina Island Marine Band, people bathing on the shores, a stage coach, tent camping at the isthmus, people posing with a giant fish they caught, people sitting on the beach, men on the golfing range, the steamer Hermosa, and people posing in front of the old government barracks. Also shown are animals such as a goat and a flying fish; various scenes of the islands, roads and shores; and birds-eye views of the land.