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Finding Aid to Artistic Homes of California, 1887-1890
BANC PIC 1905.02960--PIC  
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    Collection Title: Artistic Homes of California
    Date (inclusive): 1887-1890
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.02960--PIC
    Extent: 27 photomechanical reproductions, artotype; 21 x 25 cm. 27 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/
    Abstract: Views of exteriors of prominent homes in California. A few interiors are also included.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for use.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Artistic Homes of California, 1887-1890, BANC PIC 1905.02960--PIC, 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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Bowie, Richard I.--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Chase, C. M. (Charles Monroe), 1829-1902--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Coleman, James V.--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Coleman, William T. (William Tell), 1824-1893--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Crocker, Charles, 1822-1888--Homes and haunts--California--San Francisco--Pictorial works
    De Young, M. H. (Michael Harry), 1849-1925--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Flood, James Clair, 1826-1888--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Holbrook, Charles, 1830-1925--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Hopkins, Edward Washburn, 1857-1932--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Josselyn, Charles--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Ryland, C. T. (Caius Tacitus), 1826-1897--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Scott, Henry Tiffany, 1846-1927--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Stetson, James B. (James Burgess), 1832-1912--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Tatum, Henry Francis, 1853---Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
    Britton & Rey
    Architecture, Domestic--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Pictorial works
    Architecture, Victorian--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Pictorial works
    Dwellings--California--Pictorial works
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information


    Scope and Content

    Artistic Homes of California consists of twenty-seven views of exteriors (and a few interiors) of mansions located in California. Most of the mansions are located in San Francisco. A few are located in San Jose and Oakland. The individual photomechanical reproductions were published by Britton & Rey between 1887 and 1890 as supplements to the San Francisco News Letter. They were also issued collectively with the title Artistic Homes of California. The Bancroft Library holds copies of this collection which are more complete than the present collection. This collection includes the residences of R. H. Pease, Charles Holbrook, Charles Crocker, Edward W. Hopkins, J. C. Flood, Robert Sherwood, L. L. Baker, David N. Walter, James Cunningham, James R. Stetson, William T. Coleman, Henry L. Tatum, Leland Stanford, Charles M. Chase, M. H. de Young, C. T. Ryland, Charles Josselyn, Thomas S. Montgomery, C. H. Maddox, R. I. Bowie, James V. Coleman, Wallace Everson, Albert Brown, Eugene Meyer, Mrs. John Conly, Henry T. Scott, and W. M. Fries. All but two of the photographs are labeled with the series name "Artotype" and numbered. The last two photographs in the collection are from the "New Artotype" series and are dated 1890. The captions in the container listing are exact transcriptions of the information printed on each photograph.