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Views of California and Other Western States, ca. 1890-1901
BANC PIC 1985.031--ALB  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Views of California and Other Western States
    Date: ca. 1890-1901
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1985.031--ALB
    Extent: 221 photographic prints, various sizes; compiled in album, 29 x 37 cm. 221 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/
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is stored off-site. Advance notice required 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 California and other western states, ca. 1890-1901, BANC PIC 1985.031--ALB, 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 California and other Western States album was purchased in 1984.

    Scope and Content

    The Views of California and Other Western States album contains 221 photographic prints taken from circa 1890 to 1901, the year of the album's compilation. Although the majority of the album's photographs are of California subjects, there are also several of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming locales, as well as other western states, Canada, and New York. California points of interest include Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove, Marin County, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Mt. Lowe, Redlands, Riverside, Hotel Del Coronado, Santa Barbara and vicinity, Monterey and Hotel Del Monte, Santa Cruz and the Felton Big Trees, San Jose and the Lick Observatory of Mt. Hamilton, Stanford University, Mt. Shasta and vicinity, several views of San Francisco, and the Missions San Gabriel, San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Barbara, Carmel and Dolores.
    Among the Colorado points of interest included are Denver, Pike's Peak, the Garden of the Gods, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and the Georgetown Loop of the Union Pacific Railway. Salt Lake City, Utah is pictured in several prints, as are Yellowstone National Park and the Teton Mountains of Wyoming. The album also contains photographs of Portland, Mt. Hood, and Willamette Falls, Oregon; Tacoma, Mt. St. Helens, Pt. Defiance, and Mt. Rainier, Washington; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; and the Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo, New York in 1901.
    Noted photographers featured in the collection include Isaiah W. Taber, George Fiske, Charles R. Savage, William Henry Jackson, F.P. Stevens, C.D. Arnold, and Herbert A. Hale.