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Views of Parks in Oakland, California, circa 1905
BANC PIC 1967.027--PIC  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Views of Parks in Oakland, California
    Date (inclusive): circa 1905
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1967.027--PIC
    Creator: California Photo Company Commercial Photo Company
    Extent: 30 photographic prints measuring 20 x 25 cm. or smaller. 30 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/
    Abstract: The Views of Parks in Oakland, California collection contains 30 photographic prints taken circa 1905.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is available for use.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Views of Parks in Oakland, California, BANC PIC 1967.027--PIC, 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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
    Commercial Photo Company.
    Online Archive of California.
    Bella Vista Park (Oakland, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    Boats and boating -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs.
    Bushrod Park (Oakland, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    DeFremery Park (Oakland, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    Festivals -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs.
    Lakeside Park (Oakland, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    Merritt, Lake (Oakland, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    Mosswood Park (Oakland, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    Parks -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs.
    Piedmont Park (Oakland, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
    School children -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs.
    Track and field -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Views of Parks in Oakland, California photographs were purchased in 1967.

    Scope and Content

    The Views of Parks in Oakland, California collection contains 30 photographic prints taken circa 1905. The collection features views and scenes from several Oakland area parks, including Lake Merritt, Lakeside, Mosswood, Bella Vista, Bushrod, DeFremery, and Piedmont. The photographs picture boating, May Festival ceremonies, a track and field event, lawn bowling, a concert, school groups, playground scenes, and other recreational activity. More general views illustrate park design and landscaping. The downtown Oakland skyline is also pictured in many of the photographs.
    Most of the prints are embossed with the stamp of either the California Photo Company or the Commercial Photo Company.