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Stereo Views of California and the West, ca. 1867-1903
BANC PIC 1984.041--STER  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Stereo Views of California and the West,
    Date: ca. 1867-1903
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1984.041--STER
    Extent: 51 stereographs: b&w; 9 x 18 cm. 52 digital objects
    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], Stereo views of California and the West, ca. 1867-1903, BANC PIC 1984.041--STER, 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

    The Stereo Views of California and the West were purchased in 1984.

    Scope and Content

    The Stereo Views of California and the West collection consists of 51 stereographs taken between circa 1867 and circa 1903. Photographers include Carleton E. Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, Thomas Houseworth & Co., Maxwell Bros., Underwood & Underwood, Charles R. Savage, William H. Jackson, John J. Reilly, and other unidentified photographers. The collection consists of general California scenery, including scenes in Yosemite and views along the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads. Utah views include a portrait of Brigham Young, the exterior of his home, Salt Lake City views, and scenery.
    Printed captions are reprinted in the container listing. Captions in parentheses appear in manuscript on the stereographs. Captions in brackets have been supplied.