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Dressler's Pioneer Place, ca. 1920s
BANC PIC 1987.041--ALB  
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    Collection Title: Dressler's Pioneer Place
    Date: ca. 1920s
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1987.041--ALB
    Collector: Albert Dressler
    Extent: 21 photographic prints in 1 album; black and white; 19 x 29 cm. 21 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], Dressler's Pioneer Place, ca. 1920s, BANC PIC 1987.041--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.

    Related Collections

    Title: Views of Dressler's Pioneer Place and Other California Scenes.
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1992.019--PIC

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased 1987


    Albert Dressler was a writer and publisher in the San Francisco Bay Area. Among the publications to his credit are Ernest Narjot: California's Pioneer Artist, California's Pioneer Circus, California's Pioneer Mountaineer, Emperor Norton of the United States, California Chinese Chatter, California's Pioneer Mountaineer of Rabbit Creek, and others. He also operated the Merry Way Publishing Company in San Francisco.

    Scope and Content

    The Dressler's Pioneer Place album contains 21 black and white photographs dating from the 1920s. One photograph is dated September, 1929. Dressler's Pioneer Place was a business and apparent historical museum located at 2282 Fulton Street, Berkeley, California. The Place seems to have been an antique or curio shop, or a venue for humorous historical reenactments. Views of people in historical costume, sets, Albert Dressler, and the store front are shown. The album also contains "My Thirteen Demandments," a printed list of humorous business ethics. The album's photographer is unknown.