Title:Photographs from the Kent family papers
Creator/Contributor:Kent family., creator
Photographs relating to Kent family business interests in Chicago, Ill. and the San Francisco Bay Area. Chicago photos (housed
in size "AX") include commercial buildings (the Kent building, and the Tamalpais Hotel, apparently named in reference to the
Kent's California home), and street scenes showing livery stable and carriages, chiefly in the 1890s. Bay Area views include
Mount Tamalpais (trails, railway station and scenery), photograph of a sign from Kentfield, Calif. reading "Kent Woodlands,"
etc. Some photographs picture the development of Kent Woodlands, including some pre-development views. One show the future
Crown Road site, above Phoenix Lake. Snapshots of road development around Kent Woodlands are present. One small amateur photograph
shows Governor Theodore Roosevelt greeting Admiral Dewey, on a dock. Some views unidentified.
Date:ca. 1885-ca. 1950 (issued)
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-us-il
Kent, William -- 1864-1928 -- Pictorial works
Kent Woodlands Company -- Pictorial works
Commercial buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Photographs
Carriages and carts -- Photographs
Tamalpais, Mount, Region (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Chicago (Ill.) -- Pictorial works
Kentfield (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Title supplied by cataloger.
Various photographers including Swadley and Wesley.
The Kent family were in the grain commission business in Chicago and the family home was in Marin County, Calif. William Kent
served in the U.S. Congress (1911-1917) and gave family property (Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods) to the U.S. as park lands.
Transferred from the Kent family papers (BANC MSS 76/139 c)
51 photographic prints : b&w ; various sizes.
BANC PIC 1976.068--AX
BANC PIC 1976.068--PIC
BANC PIC 1976.068--PIC folder 2
BANC PIC 1976.068