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Scenic Views in California and the Columbia River Gorge, ca. 1880-ca. 1890?
BANC PIC 1984.043 -- ALB  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Scenic Views in California and the Columbia River Gorge,
    Date: ca. 1880-ca. 1890?
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1984.043 -- ALB
    Extent: 106 photographic prints, albumen, 11 x 19 cm.; mounted and compiled in album, 22 x 33 cm. 106 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection 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] Scenic views in California and the Columbia River Gorge, BANC PIC 1984.043 --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 Scenic Views in California and the Columbia River Gorge album was received as a gift from Helen Weber Kennedy and various other donors in 1984.

    Scope and Content

    The Scenic Views in California and the Columbia River Gorge album contains 106 mounted photographic albumen prints taken circa 1880 to circa 1890. The views featured in the album are almost entirely of California locations. Points of interest pictured include Lake Tahoe, the Lick Observatory and Mount Hamilton, the Hotel Del Monte and Monterey, San Lorenzo Canyon, Ortega, Gaviota and the Gaviota Pass, Santa Barbara, San Clemente, San Fernando, San Diego, Montecito, San Luis Obispo, Glen Annie, the San Marcos Pass, the Yosemite Valley, Mt. Shasta and the Mossbrae Falls, Sausalito, and Mount Tamalpais. The album also includes several photographs of San Francisco, picturing such areas as Ocean Beach, the Cliff House, the Palace Hotel, Fort Mason, Nob Hill, California Street, Chinatown, panoramic city views, and scenes of Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay. Many of the Franciscan Missions are also featured, including San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Rey, San Carlos Borromeo, La Purísima Concepción, San Fernando, Santa Barbara, and San Diego.
    Also included in the album is one photograph (No. 67) of the Columbia River.
    Only one print (No. 5) is labeled with a photographer's name, that being R.J. Waters. One print (No. 28) bears the initials C.J. or J.C. Most of the prints in the album are captioned and/or numbered in a consistent manner, suggesting that one or a few photographers at most are responsible for the photographs.
    The front cover of the album bears the title "California." The item numbers of the following container listing correspond to the page numbers supplied in the album.