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[Peter Charles Baker portraits of San Francisco earthquake and fire refugees and other photographs]
BANC PIC 2011.007--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2011.007--AX box 1; BANC PIC 2011.007--B folder 1; BANC PIC 2011.007--B folder 2; ...
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Title:

[Peter Charles Baker portraits of San Francisco earthquake and fire refugees and other photographs]

Creator/Contributor:

Baker, Peter Charles, 1862-1955, creator, photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Nedwick, Alfred.

Creator/Contributor:

Nedwick and Baker

Abstract:

Chiefly portraits documenting the refugees of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. Includes richly-detailed individual, family and large group portraits of subjects posing at their tents and other shelters within the refugee camps of the city. Also includes family portraits of former refugees posing in front of their new homes, most of which are presumably in San Francisco. Collection also includes other portraits taken in studio settings (some of them rather makeshift), in domestic environs, in places of employment and other locations; less formal views of individuals, families and other groups; interiors and exteriors of various businesses and other buildings, chiefly in San Francisco; and earthquake and fire damage. Himself a refugee of the 1906 disaster, Baker, his family members and their residential property in the Excelsior district are depicted in several portraits and other scenes. Other miscellaneous subjects include views of unidentified rural and coastal locations outside of San Francisco, and multiple views of a sewing machine, a house jack, a wooden table, and a complex mechanical contraption.

Date:

1906 (issued)

Subject:

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Baker, Peter Charles -- 1862-1955 -- Archives
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Photographs
Refugees -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Refugee camps -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Dwellings -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Pictorial works

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographed by Peter Charles Baker.
Includes 470 negatives and approximately 100 vintage prints; 14 oversize digital prints (B folders) produced by seller; digital files for 8 images (locations of originals unknown); and 1 box of empty original glass plate negative manufacturer's boxes (NEG(5x7) box 28).
Matching prints, some with multiple copies, available for some negatives. A small number of prints have no matching negatives.
Approximately half of negatives are 8 x 10 format; remainder are 5 x 7 or smaller.
A few prints bear the studio stamp of Nedwick and Baker, photographers, Oakland, Cal.
Collection discovered in basement of Baker's former residence in San Francisco's Sunset district.
NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Preferred citation: Peter Charles Baker portraits of refugees of the San Francisco earthquake and fire and other photographs, BANC PIC 2011.007, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Marc Selvaggio ; 2010.
Accompanying hard drive containing digital files of scans of selected items from this collection transferred to the Digital Collections Unit of The Bancroft Library (BANC DIG 2015.006).
Two print-on-demand books produced by seller and illustrated with images from this collection transferred to Books Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Born Peter Charles Becker to German immigrants, the San Francisco-based photographer usually used the last name of Baker and is listed as a photographer in various city directories as Peter Charles Baker, P.C. Baker, C. Baker and Charles P. Baker. He also worked as a clerk for the Pacific Box Co. Born in New York City in 1862; married Anna Marie Gross in 1909; one son, John Gross Becker, born in 1912. Resided in South of Market district until the 1906 disaster; thereafter lived in Excelsior neighborhood and, later, the Sunset district. Worked briefly with Oakland-based photographer Alfred Nedwick. Listed as photographer until 1913, thereafter as boxmaker. Died in 1955.
Item list available in library.

Type:

graphic
Portraits-California-San Francisco.
Glass negatives.

Physical Description:

photonegative
photoprint
508 photographs in 69 boxes : chiefly glass negatives, some gelatin silver prints ; negatives 26 x 21 cm or smaller, prints 28 x 33 cm or smaller

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2011.007--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2011.007--AX box 1
BANC PIC 2011.007--B folder 1
BANC PIC 2011.007--B folder 2
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 1
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 2
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 3
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 4
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 5
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 6
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 7
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 8
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 9
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 10
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 11
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 12
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 13
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 14
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 15
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 16
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 17
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 18
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 19
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 20
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 21
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 22
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 23
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 24
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 25
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 26
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 27
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 28
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 29
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 30
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 31
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 32
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 33
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 34
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (8x10) box 35
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 1
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 2
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 3
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 4
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 5
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 6
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 7
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 8
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 9
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 10
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 11
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 12
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 13
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 14
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 15
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 16
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 17
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 18
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 19
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 20
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 21
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 22
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 23
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 24
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 25
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 26
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 27
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG box 1
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG box 2
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG box 3
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG box 4
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG box 5
BANC PIC 2011.007--NEG (5x7) box 28
BANC PIC 2011.007
BANC PIC 2011.007

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.