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See the Sierras from a Saddle: Robinson Pack Train, Allie W. Robinson, Prop., ca. 1930
BANC PIC 1992.014--ALB  
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    Collection Title: See the Sierras from a Saddle: Robinson Pack Train, Allie W. Robinson, Prop.
    Date: ca. 1930
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1992.014--ALB
    Photographer: Frashers Foto (Pomona, California)
    Extent: 71 photographic prints in an album; black and white; album is 19 x 29 cm. 68 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], See the Sierras from a Saddle: Robinson Pack Train, Allie W. Robinson, Prop., ca. 1930, BANC PIC 1992.014--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

    Gift of H. Stewart Kimball, ca. 1992

    Scope and Content

    The See the Sierras album contains 71 black and white photographs on 68 pages taken by Frashers Foto Company of Pomona California, probably in the 1930s. The album was prepared as a promotional tool for the Robinson Pack Train in Independence, California. According to handwritten information opposite the title page in the album, the pack train, established in 1901, was the oldest in Eastern California. Allie W. Robinson, its proprietor, offered to pack deer hunters and trout fishermen to the 200 lakes and 150 miles of streams in the eastern Sierras.
    The album includes views of many of these lakes and streams, including Gilbert Lake, Kearsage Lakes, Bull Frog Lake, Bubbs Creek, South Fork Kings River, Rae Lake, the "Sixty Lake Basin," Baxter Lake, Bench Lake, Whitney Creek, and Tulainyo Lake. Also included are a few views of Mt. Whitney and views of many peaks, trails, and other landmarks in the area including Onion Valley, University Peak, Kearsage Trail, Mt. Brewer, Glenn Pass, Dragon Peak, Fin Dome, and others. The album emphasizes the excellent trout fishing in the area with several photographs of fishermen and their catches. The captions in the container listing are the handwritten captions that appear on the album pages or photographs.