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[California streetcar photograph album].
BANC PIC 2019.089--fALB
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[California streetcar photograph album]


Snapshot photograph album documenting electric railroad streetcars, other modes of transportation, and leisure activities throughout California in the early 20th century. Includes numerous photographs of streetcars in Oakland, as well as smaller numbers of images of streetcars from cities such as San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Sacramento, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Los Angeles and Stockton. Streetcars from Washington (Seattle and Bellingham) and Portland, Oregon are also documented. Many automobiles are also depicted, as well as other types of transportation such as horse-drawn carriages, bicycles, boats and, in at least 2 photographs, a camel-drawn carriage (p.28). Album also includes many photographs documenting the immediate aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. Leisure activities are depicted in numerous, chiefly unidentified locations, including small towns, beaches, mountains, rivers, forests, etc. Major urban areas depicted throughout album include San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland.


1890 (issued)


Transportation -- California -- Photographs
Electric railroads -- Cars -- California -- Photographs
Electric railroads -- Cars -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
Automobiles -- California -- Photographs
Railroad trains -- California -- Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Photographs
Leisure -- California -- Photographs
San Diego (Calif.) -- Photographs
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs
Oakland (Calif.) -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Photographer/compiler unknown.
Most photographs include pen-written numbers on front.
Many photographs of streetcars are accompanied by descriptive captions adhered to leaves. Otherwise, most images lack dates and/or descriptive annotations.
Album lacks many photographs that were previously adhered to leaves.
Laid in and loose photographs housed in separate folder that shares box with album.
California streetcar photograph album, BANC PIC 2019.089, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Jeff Carr ; 2019.


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

approximately 600 photographs in 1 album : chiefly gelatin silver prints ; sheets various sizes, album 27 x 36 cm




BANC PIC 2019.089--fALB