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[Lacy, Proehl and Koenig family photograph collection].
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[Lacy, Proehl and Koenig family photograph collection]


Lacy family, creator, creator.


Family photographs of various generations of Proehl, Lacy and Koenig families of California, Nevada, Arizona and Germany. Marie Proehl Lacy photograph (v.1) album contains chiefly personal snapshots depicting Marie, her husband Herbert J. Lacy, family, friends, leisure activities, primarily in San Francisco and elsewhere in the Bay Area; a few depicting the Lacy house on Ulloa St. Other photograph album (v.2) bears uncertain relationship to vol. 1, extensively depicts Margaret Sullivan and various students and activities at Starr King School and Paul Revere School; scenes of Yosemite Valley and U.C. Berkeley's Greek Theatre; includes many personal snapshots, some of them likely depicting Marie and Herbert Lacy and other Lacy, Proehl and Koenig family members, among others. Also includes numerous 19th century cabinet card and carte de visite studio portraits (PIC box 1) depicting, presumably, Proehl and Koenig family members of San Francisco, Virginia City, Phoenix, Germany and elsewhere.


1865 (issued)


Leisure -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Loisir -- Californie -- San Francisco, RĂ©gion de la baie de -- Photographies
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
California -- San Francisco
California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Lacy family -- Pictorial works
Broehl family -- Pictorial works
Koenig family -- Pictorial works
Lacy, Marie -- Pictorial works
Lacy, Herbert J -- Pictorial works
teacher -- Sullivan, Margaret -- Pictorial works
Broehl family
Koenig family
Lacy family


Title devised by cataloger.
Numerous studio photographers, among them the following 19th century firms: J.W. Baker (San Francisco), Dijeau & Severin St. Louis Art Studio (San Francisco), Schoene (San Francisco), Holber (San Francisco), Ehmann (San Francisco), Cann (San Jose), Edwards (Santa Barbara), Boston Railroad Photo Car (Sacramento), Smith (Oakland), John S. Noe (Virginai City), Noe & Lee (Virginia City), William Cann, Jr., (successor to John S. Noe, Virginia City), T.L. Beals (Virginia City), J.H. Crockwell (Virginia City), E.P. Butler (Reno), Denver Galleries (Reno), C.S. Fly (Phoenix), Beattie (Phoenix), J.P. Rhodes (Phoenix), Fly's Gallery (Tombstone, Ariz.), Partridge (Portland, OR), Schlattman & Hoerger (Faribaux, Minn.), Speake (Kansas City, MO), and many from Germany.
Includes 2 autograph albums (ALB vols. 3-4), one formerly owned by Marie Proehl (inscriptions dated 1905-1911), the other by William Lacy (inscriptions dated 1894-1905).
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Purchase; From Leslie Potenzo; 2015.
Per U.S. Census and other government records, Marie Proehl Lacy was born in Germany in 1896 (descending from Proehl and Koenig families) and died in San Francisco in 1956; married Herbert J. Lacy of Arizona (1893-1932) who was perhaps a fireman in San Francisco, and was brother of William E. Lacy.
Per affixed caption in vol. 2, Margaret Sullivan was from Yosemite, served as principal at Starr King elementary school (San Francisco) and also worked at Paul Revere School (also S.F.) ca. 1910s-1920s.
Preferred citation: Lacy, Proehl and Koenig family photograph collection, BANC PIC 2016.010, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.


Pictorial works.
Cartes de visite.
Photograph albums.
Autograph albums.

Physical Description:

Approximately 900 photographs in 1 box and 2 albums : chiefly gelatin silver prints ; various sizes.





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COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.