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Edward Whiting Hopkins family photograph albums [graphic].
BANC PIC 2006.020--ffALB v.1; BANC PIC 2006.020--fALB v.2; BANC PIC 2006.020--ffALB v.3; BANC PIC 2006.020--fALB v.4; ...
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Edward Whiting Hopkins family photograph albums


Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942


Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912


Snapshots and studio portraits related to the extended family of affluent San Francisco banker and businessman Edward Whiting Hopkins. Vol. 1. (1868-1927) features many studio portraits of Helen Hopkins Taylor, daughter of Edward Whiting Hopkins, from childhood through late adulthood, as well as portraits of her father, her mother Georgina Smith Hopkins, her husband Augustus Taylor, and her grandparents Samuel F. Hopkins and Mary Ann Keeney Hopkins -- Vol. 2 (1907-ca. 1940) consists primarily of snapshots depicting Evelyn Taylor Postley (daughter of Helen Hopkins Taylor and Augustus Taylor) and her friends and relations from childhood to early adulthood. Featured prominently are riding events of the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, Calif. -- Vol. 3 (ca. 1865-ca. 1935) primarily features studio portraits of Clarence Postley, husband of Evelyn Taylor Postley, from childhood to his marriage to Evelyn, as well as other portraits of various relatives or friends of the Postleys. -- Vol. 4 (ca. 1865-ca. 1940) contains snapshots apparently of the Postley family and various members of a Kelham family, with many photos taken around Menlo Park, San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Evelyn Taylor Postley appears in a few of the photographs.


ca. 1865-ca. 1940, bulk 1900-1940 (issued)


Taylor, Helen Hopkins -- Portraits
Hopkins, Edward Whiting -- Portraits
Postley, Evelyn Taylor -- Portraits
Hopkins, Georgina Smith -- Portraits
Taylor, Augustus -- Portraits
Hopkins, Edward Whiting -- Family -- Pictorial works
Kelham family -- Pictorial works
Postley, Clarence -- Portraits
Hopkins family -- Pictorial works
Taylor family -- Pictorial works
Menlo Circus Club -- Pictorial works
Riding clubs -- California -- Atherton -- Pictorial works
Horsemanship -- California -- Photographs
Leisure -- California -- Photographs
Outdoor recreation -- California -- Photographs


Title supplied by cataloger.
Albums include annotations that identify subjects, locations, dates, etc.
Includes high quality portraits by many photographers. Of note are several by Arnold Genthe, and two hand-colored "iridium" prints by I.W. Taber, in vol. 1.
Edward Whiting Hopkins was a nephew of Central Pacific Railroad partner Mark Hopkins. He began his career in California with the CPRR in 1870. He later organized the Union Ice Co. and established or served upon the boards of a number of banks in California, including the Mission Bank and the Mercantile Trust Company.



Physical Description:

4 albums (ca. 585 photographic prints) : b&w ; albums 45 x 31 cm. or smaller.




BANC PIC 2006.020--ffALB v.1
BANC PIC 2006.020--fALB v.2
BANC PIC 2006.020--ffALB v.3
BANC PIC 2006.020--fALB v.4
BANC PIC 2006.020--fALB


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