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[Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company operations in the San Francisco Bay Area, and snapshots of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire aftermath].
BANC PIC 2004.144--PIC; BANC PIC 1978-2017--NNEG misc. box 10 (NNEG 4x5); BANC PIC 2004.144
Collection Overview

Title:

[Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company operations in the San Francisco Bay Area, and snapshots of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire aftermath]

Creator/Contributor:

Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, creator.

Abstract:

121 8x10 inch photographs formerly bound in two binders, depicting facilities, equipment, staff, and operations of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, chiefly in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. Offices, staff lounges, switchboards and operators, machine shops, cable and cable-laying activity, and some staff photographs are included. A few views relate to buildings damaged in the 1906 earthquake. Also present are 37 snapshots and 18 film negatives in a smaller format, taken in May 1906 of earthquake and fire damage in San Francisco. Some street kitchen views are included. Negatives do not correspond to prints. One negative of Joaquin Miller with Bob McKim is present.

Date:

1900 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company -- Photographs
Telephone companies -- California -- Photographs
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Photographs
Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographers unknown. Many stamped on back: Pacific Tel. & Tel. Co., Office of Chief Engineer, San Francisco, Cal.
There is no obvious relationship between the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph photographs and the 1906 earthquake snapshots. They were received from the same seller, but their earlier provenance is unknown. On the snapshots, the names Bob McKim and J.B. Hussey are noted, who may be relations or associates of the photographer or owner.
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Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company operations in the San Francisco Bay Area, and snapshots of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and fire aftermath, BANC PIC 2004.144, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Maison d'Etre ; 2004.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

photonegative
photoprint
158 photographs in 1 box, and 18 film negatives : gelatin silver prints, nitrate film negatives ; prints chiefly 21 x 25 cm (8 x 10 format)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2004.144--PIC
BANC PIC 1978-2017--NNEG misc. box 10 (NNEG 4x5)
BANC PIC 2004.144

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

NITRATE NEGATIVES: CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.