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Register of the Breeden (Robert L.) Postcard and Photograph Collection, 1910-1940
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Breeden assembled three picture postcard/photograph albums. While these depict many parts of the United States, views of California and Alaska are probably the most numerous.
Robert L. Breeden (1896-1984) was educated at the College of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif. (A.B., 1922; M.A., 1934). Following graduation, Breeden became a member of the Physical Education faculty at the College, serving in this capacity until his resignation (February 1948). While a child, Breeden began collecting picture postcards of America. He continued this hobby into his adult years (c1910-c1930). It was his practice to mount the postcards and photographs in albums with typescript commentary, furnishing historical and anecdotal information about the cities, landmarks and scenic views depicted.
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