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Pictorial material from the William I. Gardner and Mercedes P. Gardner papers [graphic].
BANC PIC 2014.035--B box 1; BANC PIC 2014.035--B box 2; BANC PIC 2014.035--C box 1; BANC PIC 2014.035--D; ...
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Title:

Pictorial material from the William I. Gardner and Mercedes P. Gardner papers

Creator/Contributor:

Gardner, William I. (William Irving), 1903-1991, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Gardner, Mercedes, 1905-1991

Creator/Contributor:

Philip, Robert A.

Creator/Contributor:

Gardner, Susan H.

Creator/Contributor:

Rogers, Charles Albert, 1848-1918

Creator/Contributor:

Brayton, J. G.

Creator/Contributor:

Price, Andrew, fl. 1878-1888

Creator/Contributor:

Higgins, E. R.

Creator/Contributor:

Bryant, W.A.

Creator/Contributor:

Hoffman, Sterling.

Creator/Contributor:

Shew, William J., 1820-1903

Creator/Contributor:

A.P. Bailey & Co

Creator/Contributor:

Day & Haghe

Abstract:

Photographs and original art, chiefly pertaining to the Gardner and Philip families of the San Francisco Bay Area. Carte de visite portraits (PIC box 1) depict James B. Gardner and other Gardner family members of Napa County, including William Gardner, Maria Gardner Leithy, Maria Gardner Johnson, Frank Johnson, and Ada Gardner Hill. Also includes commercial carte de visite portraits of Robert E. Lee and Tom Thumb. Ambrotype portrait depicts James B. Gardner as a boy. Other family portraits and snapshots (PIC box 1) depict Fayetta Harris Philip, Waldemar Bruce Philip, Mary Elizabeth Harris, Dee Harris, Minnehaha Harris, Robert Bruce Philip, Susan H. Gardner, Mercedes P. Gardner and William I. Gardner. Also includes student drawings by Robert A. Philip and Susan H. Gardner; and paintings, prints and drawings by Mercedes P. Gardner (all in B box 1). Also includes paintings executed on wooden barn shingles by Sterling Hoffman (PIC box 2); a landscape painting by Charles A. Rogers (FR); a drawing of Mt. Tamalpais by W.A. Bryant (FR); an oversize drawing of an unidentified woman (FR); a panoramic photographic depicting a view from a redwood forest in Humboldt County (G); and a poster depicting University of California campus locations issued by the Golden Gate International Exposition (D). Also includes a scrapbook complied by Robert A. Philip (ffALB) containing nineteenth century engravings and other prints which apparently served as models for his drawings. Also includes prints depicting Keswick Dam and Tracy Pumping Plant; and original lithographic prints by Day & Haghe depicting English railroad stations at Ambergate and Wakefield (all in C folders).
Additions include photographs pertaining to the Gardner family and William's career (PIC box 3); photographs pertaining to Fayetta Harris Philip, Harold Philip, Bruce Philip, Robert A. Philip, and a few family photographs pertaining to artist Sidney H. Riesenberg (all in PIC box 4); a wooden printing block carved by Robert Philip (PIC box 5); travel slides (LAN box 1); paintings and drawings by Mercedes Gardner and possibly Mary E. Harris, photographs of Feitsui Dam site (China), photographs by Harold M. Philip, Jennie Gardner China travel photographs, James Gardner family photographs of Napa scenery, and a Jenny Gardner album of China travel photographs (all in AX box 1); paintings and drawings by Mercedes Gardner and Sidney H. Riesenberg, and miscellaneous oversize photographs (B box 2, C box 1); approximately 95 nitrate negatives of miscellaneous subject matter pertaining to William I. Gardner (NNEG); approximately 30 glass negatives of Sacramento taken by Robert Philip, Sr. (NEG(8x10)(gl) and NEG(5x7)(gl) boxes); 2 landscape paintings by Mary E. Harris (ROLL); and 1 hand colored childhood portrait photograph of Nettie Harris, the little sister of Fayetta Harris Philip (FR).

Date:

ca. 1860-ca. 1960 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Gardner, Mercedes -- 1905-1991 -- Archives
Gardner, William I. (William Irving) -- 1903-1991 -- Archives
Gardner, James Buchanan -- Portraits
Gardner, William I. (William Irving) -- 1903-1991 -- Portraits
Pioneers -- California -- Napa County -- Portraits

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Includes 22 carte de visite photographs removed from original album. Album stored separately. Carte de visite photographers: J.G. Brayton (Napa), Andrew Price (Napa), E.R. Higgins (Merced), A.P. Bailey & Co. (Suisun) and William Shew.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Empty annotated carte de visite album shelved in Bancroft Historical Objects Miscellany as BANC PIC 19xx.031:196--OBJ (Carton 15).
Ambrotype, framed items and empty album RESTRICTED: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
GLASS NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of glass 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.
NITRATE NEGATIVES CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.
Photographs from the William I. Gardner and Mercedes P. Gardner papers, BANC PIC 2014.035, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Leslie Reagan ; 2013.
James Buchanan Gardner was one of 6 children of Napa settlers George Gordon Gardner and Sarah Tabitha Gardner. He graduated from the Napa College Institute; owned a farm in Wooden Valley, Napa County; owned stage lines in the North Bay; and served as an appraiser at the Federal Land Bank in Berkeley. He and his wife Jennie Ewing Gardner had 5 children, including U.C. Berkeley graduate and geologist William Irving Gardner.
Charles Albert Rogers was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1848. He studied art in New York City, Rome, Munich and Paris. For over twenty years he worked in San Francisco, until the earthquake and fire of 1906 destroyed his studio and many of his paintings. He later worked in Los Angeles. Rogers died in Alameda in 1918.
Mercedes Louise Philip Gardner (September 4, 1905-April 25, 1991) wrote scripts for a children's radio show, children's books, and other literature.
Transferred from the William I. Gardner and Mercedes P. Gardner papers (BANC MSS 98/142 c).

Type:

graphic
Cartes de visite.
Ambrotypes.
Drawings.
Paintings.
Prints.
Scrapbooks.
Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

graphic
drawing
painting
photoprint
print
16 boxes and 2 oversize folders (ca. 600 photographic prints, ca. 100 drawings, ca. 20 prints, 6 paintings, 1 map), 1 album (ca. 1,500 prints), 2 rolled paintings, 2 framed paintings, 1 framed drawing, 1 framed photograph and 1 cased photograph (ambrotype) : various sizes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2014.035--B box 1
BANC PIC 2014.035--B box 2
BANC PIC 2014.035--C box 1
BANC PIC 2014.035--D
BANC PIC 2014.035--G
BANC PIC 2014.035--FR
BANC PIC 2014.035--ffALB
BANC PIC 2014.035--CASE
BANC PIC 2014.035--ROLL
BANC PIC 19xx.031:196--OBJ
BANC PIC 2014.035--NNEG box 1
BANC PIC 2007-2016--NNEG(8x10) misc. box 12 (NNEG 8x10)
BANC PIC 1984-2014 --NNEG(5x7) misc. box 14
BANC PIC 2014.035--LAN box 1
BANC PIC 2014.035--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2014.035--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2014.035--PIC box 3
BANC PIC 2014.035--PIC box 4
BANC PIC 2014.035--PIC box 5
BANC PIC 2014.035--AX box 1
BANC PIC 2014.035--NEG(5x7)(gl) box 1
BANC PIC 2014.035--NEG(8x10)(gl) box 1
BANC PIC 2014.035--NEG(8x10)(gl) box 2
BANC PIC 2014.035--NEG(8x10)(gl) box 3
BANC PIC 2014.035--NEG(8x10)(gl) box 4
BANC PIC 2014.035--NEG(8x10)(gl) box 5
BANC PIC 2014.035
BANC PIC 2014.035

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Empty annotated carte de visite album shelved in Bancroft Historical Objects Miscellany as BANC PIC 19xx.031:196--OBJ (Carton 15).
Ambrotype, framed items and empty album RESTRICTED: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
GLASS NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of glass 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.
NITRATE NEGATIVES CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.

Related Item:

William I. Gardner and Mercedes P. Gardner papers : Gardner, William I. (William Irving), : 1903-1991