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Photographs of the San Francisco Bay Area and California from the James E. Boynton collection [graphic]
BANC PIC 1990.071--PIC; BANC PIC 1990.071--PIC
Collection Overview

Title:

Photographs of the San Francisco Bay Area and California from the James E. Boynton collection

Creator/Contributor:

Plumas County Museum (Quincy, Calif.)

Abstract:

Views of Oakland include many downtown streets and buildings (hotels, government, and businesses), some showing transportation such as the Key System tracks and cars. Other East Bay locations include the the University of California, Berkeley; views of Berkley after the fire of 1923, Shell Mound Park, etc. Other Bay Area views show San Francisco scenes (including an 1861 view of a crowd at Post and Market streets, Starr King speaking); Calistoga area views; various reservoirs, etc. Many photos show transportation: stage coaches (including mail delivery coaches), cars, pack trains, the first automobile in Sacramento, bridges. Some views relate to mining: charcoal ovens and borax wagons in Death Valley, an Inyo County silver mine, gold mining in Jackson and Oroville, etc. Historic buildings of California are shown, including many of Fort Ross. Other views show logging in California, the construction of Boulder [Hoover] Dam, and the installation of the East Bay Aqueduct, with other water supply related views.

Date:

1861-ca. 1949 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
King, Thomas Starr -- 1824-1864 -- Pictorial works
Key System Transit Lines (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Coaching (Transportation) -- California -- Photographs
Transportation -- California -- Photographs
Mines and mineral resources -- California -- Photographs
Logging -- California -- Photographs
Historic buildings -- California -- Photographs
Buildings -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
Streets -- California -- Oakland -- Photographs
Water-supply -- California -- Photographs
Fires -- California -- Berkeley -- Photographs
Oakland (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Berkeley (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) -- Pictorial works
Fort Ross (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pictorial works
Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.) -- Design and construction -- Pictorial works

Note:

Title supplied by cataloger.
Photographers largely unidentified.
Mainly copy prints.
Stamped on many: "Collection of James E. Boynton" and/or "Plumas County Museum"

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
317 photographic prints and postcards : b&w ; various sizes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1990.071--PIC
BANC PIC 1990.071--PIC

Origin:

California