Title:Picturesque Oakland : 1889.
Creator:Britton & Rey.
Subject:Churches - California - Oakland - Pictorial works
Neighborhoods - California - Oakland - Pictorial works
Universities and colleges - California - Oakland - Pictorial works.
Description:Cover title. An album, primarily of lithographs from photographs by W. S. Jones, depicting Oakland buildings and streets, with some landscape, waterfront and Lake Merritt views. Includes an introductory essay with a poem by Joaquin Miller, "Oakland", originally written for the Oakland Tribune. Introductory text, pp. 2-3, poem by Joaquin Miller, p. 4. The remaining leaves consist of photographs: City Hall Park, p. 5, Masonic Temple, p. 6, (Alameda County) Court House, p. 7, (Alameda County) Hall of Records, p. 8, St. Mary's College (of California), p. 9, Snell Seminary, p. 10, Mills Seminary (Mills Hall, Mills College), p. 11, Lafayette School; p. 12, Chabot Observatory, p. 13, Oak Street Park, p. 14, Washington Square, p. 15, Tubbs' Hotel, p. 16, "From the Alameda shore," p. 17, The (Oakland) waterfront, p. 18, Oakland Pier, Terminus of the Central Pacific (Transcontinental) Railroad, p. 19, Lake Merritt looking south (from the estate of A.K.P. Harmon), p. 20, Lake Merritt looking north (from 12th St. dam), p. 21, "On Lake Merritt" (view southeast into Clinton district of East Oakland), p. 22, Entrance to Mountain View Cemetery (head of Piedmont Avenue), p. 23, "In Mountain View Cemetery," p. 24, Washington Street, north from Ninth, p. 25, Broadway, north from Ninth St., p. 26, Blake & Moffitt Building, p. 27, San Pablo Ave. and Broadway, p. 28, Bird's-eye view on Broadway at Ninth, p. 29, Bird's-eye view from Masonic Temple, p. 30, Bird's-eye view looking N.E., Contra Costa Mountains, p. 31, Fourteenth looking west from Brush, p. 32, Fourteenth looking east from Brush, p. 33, Grove St. north from 17th, p. 34, Broadway and Webster St., p. 35, Webster, from Twentieth (showing Sacred Heart Academy, Convent of the Sisters of the Holy Names), p. 36, Brush, north from Thirteenth St., p. 37, Jackson, from Central Ave. (12th St.), p. 38, Harrison St. from 14th looking north, p. 39, Lake (19th St.), east from Jackson, p. 40, Durant (20th St.) from Webster St. looking east, p. 41, Vernon Ave., p. 42, "On Telegraph Avenue," p. 43, Piedmont Boulevard (Ave.), p. 44, St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church (San Antonio, Calif.), p. 45, Jewish Congregation (First Hebrew), p. 46, Seventh-day Adventist Church, (the caption appears as a paste-over), p. 47, First Congregational Church, p. 48, St. John's Episcopal Church, p. 49, First Methodist Episcopal Church, p. 50, First Presbyterian Church, p. 51, Ashbury Methodist Episcopal Church, p. 52. String-bound. Each page depicts a single photograph; captions are printed or pasted below the original. The object was described in the Spring 2005 catalog of Argonaut Book Shop (San Francisco) as follows: "Oblong octavo. 5pp. printed on rectos only, plus 48 full-page plates. Green boards, printed on front cover. Spine tied with ribbon as issued...Very scarce. Only 7 copies located, mostly in California, one in New York. The full-page plates are clear photogravures produced by Britton & Rey from photographs taken specifically for this work by W. S. Jones. A few of the plates are captioned (later) in pencil as to location, etc. Numerous buildings and street scenes are shown including churches and synagogues, schools, Civic buildings, Chabot Observatory, parks, the waterfront, views of Lake Merritt, cemeteries, various streets such as Broadway, Washington, and Fourteenth streets (and numerous others), bird’s-eye views of the town in various directions, etc."
Publisher:Oakland Public Library
Contributor:Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913. ; Jones, W. S.
Format:52 photographs : b&w ; 15 x 23 cm.
Coverage:Oakland (Calif.) - History - Pictorial works ; Oakland (Calif.) - Buildings, structures, etc. - Pictorial works ; Lake Merritt (Oakland, Calif.) - Pictorial works
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