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Views of Donner Lake, California. Photographed by R.J. Waters and Co., ca. 1915
BANC PIC 1961.017 --fALB  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Views of Donner Lake, California. Photographed by R.J. Waters and Co.,
    Date: ca. 1915
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1961.017 --fALB
    Extent: 1 album (16 photographic prints); 21 x 44 cm. 16 digital objects
    Photographer: R.J. Waters & Co.
    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] Views of Donner Lake, California. Photographed by R.J. Waters and Co., ca. 1915, BANC PIC 1961.017-fALB, 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 Views of Donner Lake photographs were purchased in 1961.

    Scope and Content

    The Views of Donner Lake, California album contains 16 photographic prints consisting of views of Donner Lake from various perspectives taken circa 1915. The album was created by R.J. Waters & Co., Photographers, for the Donner Lake Co. and many of the views are of an allotment entitled "Sub-Division No. 1." The album was commercially produced, apparently promoting "Donner Lake Sub-Division No. 1" for the Donner Lake Company. The album includes views of a horse-drawn carriage mounted on skates on the frozen lake, rudimentary roads (including Lincoln Highway), the beach in front of Sub-Division No. 1, a panorama of the lake looking west, and scenes taken from the snowsheds surrounding the lake. Also included are views of China Cove, a swimming beach, moonlight on the lake, and Donner Lake Camp.