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Some views around Vallejo and Mare Island, ca. 1865-ca. 1910
BANC PIC 1995.022--B  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island
    Date: ca. 1865-ca. 1910
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1995.022--B
    Creator: Smith, J. G. (James Girard)
    Extent: 126 photographic prints: 29 stereographs, 9 x 18 cm.; 1 carte de visite, 7 x 10 cm.; 70 cyanotypes, various sizes, mounted on 37 x 31 cm. leaves; 26 albumen prints, various sizes, bulk mounted. 120 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], Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island, ca. 1865-ca. 1910, BANC PIC 1995.022--B, 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

    Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island was purchased in 1994.

    Scope and Content

    Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island contains 126 photographic prints of the Vallejo and Mare Island vicinity taken circa 1865 to circa 1910. Included are many early townscapes of Vallejo as well as views of many of its institutions and commercial areas, such as the Good Templar's Home for Orphans, the Frisbie House, Plummer & Robinson, Star Mills, The Methodist Episcopal Church, the Church of the Ascension, Georgia Street, Santa Clara Street, Virginia Street, school buildings, the local rectory, and some private residences, including that of A. Powell. Also featured prominently in the collection is the Mare Island Navy Yard. Included are several photographs of ships and dry dock activity, street scenes, buildings, beaches, a U.S. Navy graveyard, and the Mare Island waterfront. Forming a large portion of the collection are the loose pages of an undated album entitled Some Views Around Vallejo and Mare Island. The pages contain mounted and captioned cyanotypes of the Mare Island Navy Yard, the town of Vallejo and its environs --including the Green Valley Falls, then a new source of Vallejo's water supply --and other miscellaneous subjects such as persons from the Sandwich Islands, a Kanacka warrior, a shipwreck in Samoa, and a scene from Honolulu, Hawaii.
    The collection also contains several portraits of unidentified men, most of them taken by Vallejo photographer James G. Smith.
    Other photographers featured in the collection include Carleton E. Watkins, Thomas Houseworth, Strohmeyer & Wyman, "Topley," "Halsey," Charles H. Carlson, Charles McMillan, John David Godeus, and Oliver Denny.
    Names found on some of the mount versos include Mary E. Leavey, Mrs. Lawton, E.D. Rule, and James Turner.