Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake of 1868
BANC PIC 1984.021 -- CDV  
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake of
    Date: 1868
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1984.021 -- CDV
    Extent: 11 cartes de visite, 10 x 7 cm.; 2 stereographs, 9 x 18 cm. 14 digital objects
    Photographer: William Shew, Hector W. Vaughan, Eadweard Muybridge next hit , Isaiah W. Taber
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Restricted originals. Use viewing prints only: shelved as BANC PIC 1984.021 --PIC. Use of originals only by permission of the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.

    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], San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake of 1868 , BANC PIC 1984.021 --CDV, 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 San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake of 1868 collection was received as a gift of the Friends of the Bancroft Library in 1983.

    Scope and Content

    The San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake of 1868 collection contains eleven cartes de visite and two stereographs taken in 1868 by various photographers. The collection documents the damage exacted by the Hayward earthquake of October 21, 1868, estimated to have had a Richter scale magnitude of seven. Hayward structures pictured in the collection include the Edminton Grain Warehouse, the Morse and Heslep Flour Mill, and the San Leandro Courthouse. Also pictured is the Estudillo residence of San Leandro, and three San Francisco street scenes.
    Several prints in the collection are the work of the early San Francisco daguerreotyper William Shew. Other identified photographers include Hector W. Vaughan, previous hit Eadweard Muybridge next hit , and Isaiah W. Taber.