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[Photographs of Mountain House, Calif.]


Views of a hotel along a road in what is likely Mountain House, California in eastern Alameda County. Two of the views are group portraits taken in front of the hotel at approximately the same point in time, each of the groups including a possible mixture of tourists, staff, Native Americans, local residents, etc. The other view appears to be earlier, does not include people, and is taken from a different vantage point, showing the hotel and additional structures along the road and a hilly background with trees.


1890 (issued)


Hotels -- California -- Alameda County -- Photographs
Indians of North America -- California -- Alameda County -- Photographs
Mountain House (Alameda County, Calif.) -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Photographers unknown.
Prints nos. 1 and 2 include hand-written captions on the backs of their mounts: 1) Gathering of mountain folk at Mt. House. Note the local Indians at left of picture. The characters we knowow [sic] as Digger Indians, a northern California breed noted for their laziness, their one good quality, they were harmless & peaceful; 2) Another group at Mt. House including the Indians. I am unable to identify any of the hill billies. However I was around at the time this picture was taken.
Photographs of Mountain House, Calif., BANC PIC 2019.021, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
During the Gold Rush era, Mountain House was a popular way station between San Francisco and California's gold country. Later, the waystop served travelers going to and from the Bay Area and Stockton. After being acquired by Simon Zimmerman the stop was often referred to as Zimmerman's.


Group portraits.

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3 photographs in 1 folder : gelatin printing out prints, 2 of which are mounted ; sheets 11 x 13 cm, mounts 11 x 16 cm