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[Pillsbury Picture Co. photographs of Yosemite waterfalls].
BANC PIC 2014.120--PIC
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Title:

[Pillsbury Picture Co. photographs of Yosemite waterfalls]

Creator/Contributor:

Pillsbury Picture Co, creator, photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Foley, Daniel J., publisher.

Creator/Contributor:

Pillsbury's Pictures, Inc, photographer.

Abstract:

Small-format professional photographs depicting major waterfalls of Yosemite National Park, including Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall and Vernal Fall. Pillsbury envelope includes price list, a list of causes of poor photographs, and a description of services, with mention of a branch studio in Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Falls Studio card contains tips on taking photographs in Yosemite National Park, including best times of day to photograph several points of interest, and an advertisement for the studio's services.

Date:

1920 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Pillsbury Picture Co.
Yosemite Falls Studio.
Waterfalls -- California -- Yosemite National Park -- Photographs
Photography -- California -- Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
4 of the photographs are printed on a single sheet.
Photographer's information printed on backs of sheets: Pillsbury's Pictures, Inc. (:1-:4) and The Pillsbury Picture Co. (:5).
Also includes ephemera: printed envelope for Pillsbury's Pictures, Inc. (when located at 501-503 Geary St, S.F.) and a printed card, Points for amateurs, issued by Daniel J. Foley of Yosemite Falls Studio.
Pillsbury Picture Co. photographs of Yosemite waterfalls, BANC PIC 2014.120, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from John Carpenter Western Americana; 2014.
Arthur Clarence Pillsbury, 1870-1946; photographer; innovator of panoramic and motion picture camera technology; amateur botanist; originally based in San Francisco, where he became famous for his documentation of the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire; later based in Yosemite Valley; his firm Pillsbury Picture Co. sometimes used the name Pillsbury's Pictures, Inc.
Yosemite Falls Studio was founded in 1891 by publisher and printer Daniel J. Foley (1857-1934) and operated until early 1940s. During his time in the Yosemite Valley, Foley published a weekly newspaper, The Yosemite star, and a regional guide book, The Yosemite Souvenir and guide.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

photoprint
5 photographs in 1 folder : gelatin silver prints ; dimensions 12 x 8 cm or smaller

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2014.120--PIC

Origin:

California