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Cameron, Donaldina MacKenzie [Photographs from the Donaldina Cameron papers].
BANC PIC 2019.091--ALB v.1; BANC PIC 2019.091--ALB v.2; BANC PIC 2019.091--PIC; BANC PIC 2019.091
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[Photographs from the Donaldina Cameron papers]


Cameron, Donaldina MacKenzie, 1869-1968, creator, creator.


Includes studio portraits and snapshots of multiple generations of the family of Donaldina Cameron, with an emphasis on her Scottish antecedents. Albums contain mounted 19th century portrait photographs. Folders contain snapshots and portraits. One snapshot with caption "Alley beside 920" depicts a group of Chinese children gathered around an adult, perhaps Cameron; no other photographs document the Presbyterian Chinese Mission nor Cameron's work with the Chinese community of San Francisco. Two family group portraits and a farm scene were taken in Puente (now La Puente), Calif. in the late 19th century. Two snapshots depict scenes at a Ming Quang home under construction.


1860 (issued)


Cameron, Donaldina MacKenzie -- 1869-1968 -- Archives
Cameron, Donaldina MacKenzie -- 1869-1968 -- Portraits
Scots -- Portraits


Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by Donaldina Cameron.
Several identified professional photographers, including B. Clark (Arroyo Grande, Calif.), F.G. Schumacher (Los Angeles), Bradley & Rulofson (San Francisco), Morse's Palace of Art (S.F.), R. Dichton (Cheltenham), George Robson (Nairn), J. Collier (Inverness), Ying Cheong (Shanghai).
Many photographs in folders bear hand-written captions on backs. Some portraits in albums are identified on album leaves.
Vol. 1 inscription on title page: "D. MacKenzie 1872".
Nineteenth century photographic formats include cartes de visite and cabinet cards.
Photographs from the Donaldina Cameron papers, BANC PIC 2019.091, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Ann Cameron ; 2018.
Donaldina MacKenzie Cameron (born 1869, New Zealand; died 1968, Palo Alto, Calif.) was associated with the Presbyterian Chinese Mission at 920 Sacramento Street, San Francisco and advocated for the rescue of Chinese girls held as slaves in Chinatown. Published works include Strange True Stories of Chinese Slave Girls and Stories of Rescues: Occidental Board Mission Home for Chinese Girls (1920).
Transferred from the Donaldina Cameron papers (BANC MSS 2019/172).


Photograph albums.
Cartes de visite.
Cabinet photographs.

Physical Description:

approximately 150 photographs in 2 albums and 2 folders : chiefly albumen and gelatin silver prints ; sheets various sizes




BANC PIC 2019.091--ALB v.1
BANC PIC 2019.091--ALB v.2
BANC PIC 2019.091--PIC
BANC PIC 2019.091



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Donaldina Cameron papers : Cameron, Donaldina MacKenzie, : 1869-1968