Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
San Francisco Police Photograph Album, circa 1904-circa 1930
BANC PIC 1999.015--fALB  
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
Apparently the personal album of photographer George W. Blum, this scrapbook documents numerous San Francisco murder cases. Includes photographs of victims in the morgue and at crime scenes, mug shots of suspects, newsclippings, and occasional street views. The most prominent cases included are the Preparedness Day Parade bombing of 1916 (with Thomas Mooney et al.), and the Virginia Rappe murder case (with morgue photos and a mug shot of Fatty Arbuckle taken by Blum.)
1 album (ca. 270 photographic prints and newsclippings) and 1 box (ca. 35 items, chiefly newsclippings and photographic prints) 10 digital objects (10 images)
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. 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.
RESTRICTED ALBUM. Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.