Views of Donner Lake, California. Photographed by R.J. Waters and Co., ca. 1915

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The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000

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, California 1996
Finding aid and digital representations of archival materials funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Processed and encoded by:
    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    October 1996
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California

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

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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.


:1 Sk ating on Donner Lake, opposite Donner Lake Sub-division No.1


:2 Overlooking Sub-division No.1, looking South.


:3 Looking West at Donner Lake --Sub-division No.1


:4 Beach in front of Donner Lake Sub-division No.1 Looking West


:5 Beach in front of Donner Lake Sub-division No.1 looking East


:6 Donner Lake, looking West.


:7 A scene on East End of Donner Lake


:8 Donner Lake from Snowsheds, looking East


:9 This Property adjoins Donner Lake Sub-division No.1 (Notice stream of mountain water)


:10 Office: Donner Lake Camp


:11 Electric lighted Auto Camping Grounds on Donner Lake.


:12 Swimming beach at Donner Lake Camp.


:13 China Cove, across the lake from Donner Lake Sub-division No.1


:14 Lincoln Highway directly in front of Donner Lake Sub-division No.1


:15 One of many Artistic Studies


:16 Moonlight on Donner Lake.