Guide to the E. F. Joseph Photograph Collection

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
659 14th Street
Oakland, California 94612
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African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the E. F. Joseph Photograph Collection

Collection number: MS 126

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
03/20/2014
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph (E. F.) photograph collection
Dates: 1915-1964
Collection number: MS 126
Creator: Joseph, E. F. (Emmanuel Francis), 1900-1979.
Collection Size: 22.5 linear feet (28 boxes)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: Photographer Emmanuel Francis (E. F.) Joseph (1900-1979) was born on November 8, 1900 in St. Lucia, West Indies. He was the first professional African American photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area operating a commercial and studio photography business in his home initially at 1303 Adeline St. and then at 384 50th St. in Oakland. The E.F. Joseph photograph collection includes 2,518 photographs from Joseph’s work as a portrait and commercial photographer. The collection is organized into four series: Portraits, Commercial photography, Assorted photographs, and Letter and customer card.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the E. F. Joseph Photograph Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Joseph (E. F.) photograph collection, MS 126, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, 03/20/2014.

Biography / Administrative History

Photographer Emmanuel Francis (E. F.) Joseph (1900-1979) was born on November 8, 1900 in St. Lucia, West Indies. After graduating from the American School of Photography of Illinois, he moved to Oakland, California in 1924 where he served as an apprentice in a photography studio. He was the first professional African American photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area operating a commercial and studio photography business in his home initially at 1303 Adeline St. and then at 384 50th St. in Oakland.
Beginning the 1930s, Joseph worked as a photojournalist for a number of Bay Area newspapers including the California Voice, San Francisco Examiner, Oakland Post, and the Pittsburgh Courier. In addition to his work studio and newspaper work, Joseph also maintained a thriving commercial photography business photographing furniture, interior decor, funeral homes, restaurants, and industrial products for retail catalogs and newspaper advertisements, and he was the official photographer for many East Bay lodges, churches, schools, clubs, and athletic teams. During World War II, he also served as a photographer for the United States Office of War Information taking many of the iconic “Rosie the Riveters” photographs at the Kaiser Shipyards.
After the war, Joseph continued working as a studio and newspaper photographer until his retirement in the early 1970s. He was a lifetime member of the Professional Photographers of America and active in the local branch of the N.A.A.C.P. and the William J. Anderson Lodge #57 F. & A.M. He was married to Alyce Joseph, who often assisted with the photography business, until her death in 1963. In 1968, he married Lucy Lartique to whom he was married until his death on September 27, 1979.

Scope and Content of Collection

The E.F. Joseph photograph collection includes 2,518 photographs from Joseph’s work as a portrait and commercial photographer. The collection is organized into four series: Portraits, Commercial photography, Assorted photographs, and Letter and customer card. The portrait series consists of 621 group and studio of portraits taken by Joseph of subjects in his Oakland studio beginning in the late 1920s through the early 1940s. The series is divided into studio portraits of men, women, boys, girls, infants, couples, and families and group photographs of church choirs, clubs, masonic organizations, schools, athletic teams, and weddings.
The commercial photography series is arranged alphabetically by subject and includes photographs of furniture, restaurants, department stores, automobile dealerships, flower shops, funeral homes and caskets, cabinetry, and industrial lighting later used for retail catalogs and advertisements. The bulk of the photographs are of furniture and consists of images of sofas, armchairs beds, desks, living room sets, and vanities for BP John, Metropolitan, Montgomery Ward, and Langsam furniture companies in the 1930s-1950s. Other commercial photography includes interior and exterior photographs of Slim Jenkins’ supermarket, nightclub, and restaurant, Don Lee Oldsmobile, Fruitvale Canning Company, and Mayflower Doughnut Shop.
Assorted photographs include photographs of the funeral of Rev. G.C. Coleman and an unidentified woman, family photographs of the Collier / Taylor, Frederick Madison Roberts, and Hall families, and the aftermath of a 1920s automobile accident. The manuscript series includes a letter written by Mrs. Harold Greer to E.F. and Alyce Joseph requesting additional photographs of her kitchen, an E.F. Joseph customer card offering a free portrait compliments of Superior Beauty Parlor, and assorted envelopes, inventories, and a ribbon related to E.F. Joseph’s commercial photographs for BP John Furniture Company.

Arrangement

Series I. Portraits Series II. Commercial photography Series III. Assorted photographs Series IV. Letter and card

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
African Americans--California--Oakland--History--Pictorial works.
African American photographers.
Furniture--1930-1940.
Furniture--History--20th century--Pictorial works.
Oakland (Calif.)--History--Pictorial works.
Photography--California--San Francisco Bay Area.
Portrait photography--California.
Portraits--1920-1940.


Collection Contents

 

Portraits

Physical Description: 630 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes self portraits of E.F. Joseph and studio portraits of men, women, children, and families and group portraits of women's clubs, schools, masonic organizations, wedding parties, church choirs, and baseball clubs in Oakland, California during the late 1920s-1930s.

Arrangement

Arranged by studio and group portraits and thereafter by photograph identification number.
 

E.F. Joseph self portraits

Box 1

E.F. Joseph leaning against front porch railing [012] circa 1930s

Box 1

E.F. Joseph holding a Chinese lantern [013] circa 1930s

Box 1

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph [016] circa 1930s

Box 1

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph holding a newspaper [022] circa 1930s

Box 1

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph [081a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph [081b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph [307] circa 1930s

Box 2

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph [311] circa 1930s

Box 3

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph sitting in chair [478] circa 1930s

Box 5

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph [663a] circa 1930s

Box 5

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph [680] circa 1930s

Box 5

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph [698] circa 1930s

Box 24

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph [2489] circa 1930s

Box 24

Self portrait of E.F. Joseph [2496] circa 1930s

Box 24

E.F. Joseph standing next to camera [2497] circa 1930s

Box 24

Portrait of E.F. Joseph seated holding hat [2498] circa 1930s

 

Studio portraits

 

Boys

Box 1

Portrait of a boy [038b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy in backyard [040a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy in backyard [040b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy sitting with legs crossed [099] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy [105] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy sitting on table [106] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy sitting on table [107] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy sitting on table [108] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy sitting on table [109] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy wearing bowtie and striped socks [110] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy riding a tricycle [112] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy riding a tricycle [152] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy in a suit [184] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy in a suit [187] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy wearing newsboy cap [201] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a boy [248] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of two boys [359a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of young woman wearing a veil headdress [359b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a boy sitting on table [370] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a boy sitting on table [374] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a boy standing on table [375] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of two boys sitting on desk [407] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of boy sitting on bench [413a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a boy [413b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of boy standing on desk [426] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of boy in bow tie and suit in yard [442a] circa 1920s

Box 3

Portrait of boy in bow tie and suit in yard with automobiles in the background [442b] circa 1920s

Box 3

Portrait of two young men [477] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of boy in sweater and knitted hat sitting on bench [562] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of two boys standing in yard [619] circa 1930s

 

Couples

Box 1

Portrait of two young women [091] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman holding a baby [161] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of man and woman in yard [579] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of man and woman in yard [579a] circa 1930s

Box 6/27:1

Group portrait of four couples in formal attire [720] circa 1940s

Box 1

Portrait of boy and girl sitting on bench with wicker basket [153] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man and woman [219] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man and woman standing under archway [241] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man and woman [250] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of man and woman [346] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of two women in hats and overcoats [353] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of man and woman [360] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of man and woman in yard [446] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a girl [472a] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of man and woman [472b] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of man and woman [473a] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of man and woman [473b] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of man and woman [474] circa 1930s

Box 5

Portrait of three couples in formal attire [675] circa 1930s

Box 24

Portrait of a couple [2333] circa 1930s

Box 5/27:1

Four couples in formal attire [673] circa 1940s

 

Families

Box 1

Group portrait of family [149] circa 1930s

Box 1

Family portrait in living room [157] circa 1930s

Box 1

Group portrait of family [160] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a family [162] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a family [163] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a family [164] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a family in living room [165] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a family [166] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a family [228] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a family sitting on sofa [229] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a family [230] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a family [231] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman and two children [232] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman and two children [246] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman and two children on sofa [247] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of two boys and girl [245] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a family [335] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a family [343] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of man and girl holding a bouquet of flowers [355] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of man and girl [361] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of boy and girl sitting on bench [362] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a family [364] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a family [365] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl sitting on a bench [367a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman holding girl and stuffed teddy bear [367b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman holding girl and stuffed teddy bear [368a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman holding girl and stuffed teddy bear [368b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of boy and woman in floral patterned dress sitting on bench [371] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of boy sitting on bench [374] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of woman and girl on bench [435] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of family in living room [470] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of boy and woman in floral patterned dress [471] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a man and girl [500] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a family [526] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of family standing next to Christmas tree in living room [545] 1940-12-25

Box 3

Portrait of children standing next to Christmas tree in living room [546] 1940-12-25

Box 3

Portrait of children standing next to Christmas tree in living room [547] 1940-12-25

Box 3

Portrait of family in yard [552] circa 1930s

Box 5

Portrait of family in backyard [679] circa 1930s

Box 5

Portrait of girls standing next to Christmas tree in living room [651] 12/25/1940

Box 5

Portrait of girls standing next to Christmas tree in living room [652] 12/25/1940

Box 5

Portrait of family standing next to Christmas tree in living room [653] 12/25/1940

Box 1

Group portrait of family [006] circa 1930s

Box 1

Group portrait of family [007] circa 1930s

Box 1

Group portrait of family [008] circa 1930s

 

Girls

Box 1

Portrait of girl in plaid skirt standing on table [141a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of girl in plaid skirt standing on table [141b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl sitting on chair [151a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl standing on a chair [151b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a baby sitting in chair [154a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a baby sitting in chair [154b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl [028] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl [038a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [039a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl with bow in hair [039b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl in polka-dot dress [057a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl in polka-dot dress [057b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl in polka-dot dress [057c] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl in polka-dot dress [057d] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl [082] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl sitting on bench holding a bouquet of flowers [192] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl sitting on bench [216] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl sitting on bench [217] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl sitting on bench [218] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of girl sitting on bench [227] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of girl with bonnet standing on chair in backyard [244] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of girl sitting on table [273a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of girl sitting on table [273b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl sitting on a table [326a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl sitting on a table [326b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl wearing a bonnet sitting on a bench [332] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl in plaid skirt sitting on table [378] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl sitting in chair [382] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl sitting in chair [400a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl sitting in chair / portrait of two boys [double exposure] [400b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl sitting on bench holding a bouquet of flowers [404] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl sitting on bench holding a bouquet of flowers [405] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl with headband sitting on desk [409a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl with headband sitting on desk [409b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl with hair bow standing on wicker chair [410] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl standing on stool [411] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl bending backwards [412] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl with hair bow sitting on sofa [414] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl in a bonnet [415] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl in bonnet and frilled sleeve dress [416a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl in bonnet and frilled sleeve dress [416b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl posing nude [417] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl in sleeveless dress and corsage [418] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl sitting on desk [420] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of baby girl standing on desk [422] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl [423] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of baby girl standing on stool [425] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of baby girl sitting on stool [427] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl standing on desk [428] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl sitting on desk [429] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl sitting on desk [430] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl sitting in chair [431a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a girl [431b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of girl sitting in chair [432] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a baby girl [528] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of young girl sitting on bench [531] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of girl in a sleeveless dress [532] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of girl in a sleeveless dress [534] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of girl sitting on stool [449] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a girl sitting on a stool [453] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of girl holding a magazine [499a] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a girl [499b] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of girl in a sleeveless dress [561] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of girl in baby doll dress [581] circa 1930s

 

Infants

Box 1

Portrait of naked baby lying on sofa [029] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of baby lying on sofa [030] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of naked baby lying on table [031] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of naked baby lying on sofa [032] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of naked baby lying on sofa [033] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of naked baby lying on sofa [034] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of naked baby lying on sofa [035] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of naked baby lying on sofa [036] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of naked baby sitting on table [037] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of baby lying on sofa [071] circa 1930s

Box 1

Baby in wicker carriage [094] circa 1930s

Box 1

Baby in wicker carriage [095] circa 1930s

Box 1

Baby in wicker carriage [096] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of baby boy sitting on table [098] circa 1930s

Box 1

Baby in wicker carriage [100] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of baby sitting on table [111] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of baby sitting on chair [251] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of baby lying on sofa pillow [271] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of baby lying on sofa [272] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a baby sitting on a bench [336] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a baby sitting in chair [337] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of an infant sitting in chair [338a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of an infant sitting in chair [338b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of infant lying on table [344] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of infant sitting on table [348a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of infant sitting on table [348b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of infant sitting on table [349a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of infant sitting on table [349b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of infant in snowsuit sitting on table [351a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of infant in snowsuit sitting on table [351b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a baby [376] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of baby standing on bench [403] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of baby sitting on desk [406] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of baby lying on chair [408] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of an infant [419] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of baby sitting on desk [421] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of baby in wicker carriage [424a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of baby sitting on chair [424b] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of an infant [527] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a child with dog [535] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of baby sitting on bench [498] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of child looking at picture [568] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of baby sitting on table [571] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of child in snowsuit [573] circa 1930s

Box 4

Baby sitting on sofa [618] circa 1930s

 

Men

Box 1

Portrait of a man [014] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [015] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [017] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [018] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [019] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [020] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [021] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [023] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [024] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [025] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [084] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young man [085] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young man wearing newsboy cap [087] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in suit [115] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing a suit [155] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses [181] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [182] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [183] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses [185] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit sitting in a parlor [186] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [188] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses [189a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses [189b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [190a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [190b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [191] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [193] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [194] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses [195a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses [195b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses sitting with arms crossed [196] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses [198a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses [198b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [200] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses sitting with arms crossed [203a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses sitting with arms crossed [203b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man sitting with arms crossed [205] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man sitting with arms crossed [206] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [208a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [208b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [209a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [209b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [210a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit [210b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit sitting on a bench [211] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a suit sitting on a bench [212] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in a bow tie and suit [213] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit [223] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit [224] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man wearing Hitchcock Patrol & Detective Service uniform holding a pocket watch [252] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit [265a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit [265b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man wearing Hitchcock Patrol & Detective Service uniform [266] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit [267] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit [268] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit [269] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit [270] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit [274] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit [275] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in bow tie and suit [291] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in suit sitting with arms crossed [292a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in suit sitting with arms crossed [292b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [293] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [294] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man wearing round glasses [295] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [296a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [296b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young man [297a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in suit and hat [297b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit [298] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in suit sitting with arms crossed [299] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [300] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [301] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in suit and hat [302] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young man [303a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young man in bow tie and suit [303b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of man in bow tie and suit sitting with arms crossed [304] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [305] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [306] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [308] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man [309] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [310] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man in bow tie and suit [312] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [313] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [314a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [314b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [315] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [316] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [317] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [318] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [319] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [320] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [321] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [339] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man in bow tie and suit [340] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [341] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man smoking a cigarette [342] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [350] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [366] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young man in a suit [369a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young man in a suit [369b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a man [383] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young man in suit and round glasses standing next to building [397a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Woman standing on walkway next to house [397b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young man in suit and hat standing outside [402] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of man in suit with heart sewed on sleeve [433] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of man sitting on bench [434] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of four men in suits [445] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of man in pinstripe suit and round glasses [450] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young man [475] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of four men in suits [479] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of young man holding a banjo [481] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of man standing next to automobile [490] circa 1920s

Box 3

Portrait of a young man [501] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of man in a bow tie and hat [502] circa 1930s

Box 3

Man wearing ceremonial shawl [530] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a man [542] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young man with glasses [543] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a man [544] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of man wearing ceremonial shawl [548] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a man [549] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of man in suit sitting with arms crossed [550] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of E. Bagwell [551] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of man in suit sitting with legs crossed [584] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of man in suit sitting with legs crossed [585] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of man in suit sitting with arms crossed [586] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of man in suit sitting with legs crossed [587] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of man in suit [588] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of man in suit and hat [589] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of man in bow tie and suit [590] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of man in suit [591] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of man in suit [574] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of E. Bagwell [607] circa 1930s

Box 24

Portrait of a man in a suit [2335] circa 1930s

 

Women

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [001] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [002] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing a fur coat [003] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [009] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman reading a magazine [010] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [011] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [026] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [027] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman [041] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman [042a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [042b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman wearing sleeveless dress with corsage [043] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman holding a magazine [044] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [045] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman wearing round glasses [046] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman sitting on a bench [047] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman sitting on a bench [048] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman sitting on a bench [049] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman wearing sleeveless dress with corsage sitting on a bench [050] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman wearing sleeveless dress sitting on a bench [051] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a man in suit and hat [052] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [053] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing sleeveless flapper dress [054] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing sleeveless flapper dress [055] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [056] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [058a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [058b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [059] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [060] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman [061] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman sitting on a bench [062] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman sitting on a bench [063] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman sitting on a bench [064] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman sitting in rocking chair [065] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman standing next to picket fence [066] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young women [067a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young women [067b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman wearing sleeveless dress sitting on a bench [068] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman sitting on a bench [069] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman wearing a sleeveless dress [070] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman in tulle dress holding a bouquet of roses [072] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman in tulle dress holding a bouquet of roses [073] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman wearing sleeveless dress with circular pattern [074] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman wearing a fur coat [075] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman in sleeveless dress [076] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman in overcoat [077] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing a turban and fox stole [078] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing a turban and fox stole [079] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [080] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing a hat, inscribed: 'Sincerely Alyce Gibbons [?] [083] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [086] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman [089] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman in sleeveless dress [090] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman in sleeveless dress [092] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing dress with floral pattern [093] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [097] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing dress with floral pattern [101] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman in sleeveless dress [102a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman in sleeveless dress [102b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [103a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [103b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing dress with floral pattern [104] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [113] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman in sleeveless dress [114] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [116] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [117] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [118] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman wearing cloche hat and fur stole [119] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman sitting on front porch [120] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman sitting with legs crossed [121] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman sitting on bench [122] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman wearing turban and fur coat [123] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing cloche hat and floral patterned blouse [124] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman wearing turban and fur coat [125] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing cloche hat and floral patterned blouse [126] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [127] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [128] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman leaning on chair [129] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing turban and fur stole reclining on bench [130] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [131] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [132] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman wearing a fur coat [133] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman in sleeveless shirt sitting on bench [134] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman in sleeveless shirt sitting on bench [135] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman wearing round glasses [136] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [137] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [142] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman sitting on a desk [143] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman sitting on a bench [144] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [145] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [146] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [147] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [148] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing a fur coat [150a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a girl sitting on chair [150b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [167] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [168] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [169] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [170] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [171] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [172] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [173] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman kneeling on bench [174] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman sitting on bench [175] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [176] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [177] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman sitting on a bench [178] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman standing with arms akimbo [179] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman sitting on bench [180] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman sitting on bench [197] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing a floral patterned dress and holding her purse and stole [199] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [202] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [204] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing a hat [207] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [214] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [215] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman sitting on a bench [220] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman sitting on a bench [221] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman in sleeveless dress and corsage sitting on bench [222] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman sitting on bench [225] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing floppy hat [226] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman wearing fur coat [239] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman in leaf patterned dress [240] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [242] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman in floral patterned dress and fur stole [243] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [249a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [249b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [276] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of woman in plaid blouse sitting on bench [277] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of young woman wearing a lace shawl [278] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [279] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing a rose corsage [280] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman wearing a rose corsage [281] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [282] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [283] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [284] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [285] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [286] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman in floral patterned dress [287] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [288a] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman [288b] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a young woman sitting in chair [289] circa 1930s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman in fur coat and cloche hat [290] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [322] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [323] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman in sleeveless blouse [324] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [325] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [327] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [328] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [329] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [330] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress sitting on a bench [333] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman in a fur coat [334] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [345] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [347] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman [352a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman [352b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [354] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of two women sitting in chairs in yard [356] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [363] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman in woman in floral patterned dress [372a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman in woman in floral patterned dress [372b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman and boy [373] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [377] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman wearing hat and gloves [379] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [380] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [381] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman sitting in chair [384] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman sitting on a bench [385] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [386] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [387] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [388] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [389a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [389b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [390] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman [391] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman [392] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of young woman sitting at piano [393] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman [394] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman [395] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a woman in woman in floral patterned dress [396] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman sitting on bench in yard [398a] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman sitting on bench in yard [398b] circa 1930s

Box 2

Portrait of a young woman [401] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman [439] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman in fur coat [441] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a woman [443] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a woman [444] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of young woman in sleeveless dress [447] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of young woman in sleeveless dress [448] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman [451] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman [452] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman standing in yard [454a] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman [454b] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman standing next to chair [455] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman wearing a hat [456] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman sitting on table [457] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman sitting on table [458] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman [459] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a woman in floral patterned dress [460] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman leaning on a table [503] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a woman [504] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a woman [505] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a woman [506] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman in a fur coat and feathered hat [507] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman wrapped in a floral patterned shawl [508] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman wrapped in a floral patterned shawl [509] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman wearing fur coat [510] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman wearing a beret [511] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of young woman in ethnic European clothing [512] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman [513] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman holding a purse [514a] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman wearing a floral dress / portrait of a girl [double exposure][514b] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman in a sleeveless dress [515] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman in a sleeveless dress [516] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a woman [517] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman lying in yard holding a bouquet of roses [518] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman wearing a floral dress / portrait of a girl [double exposure] [519] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a woman [520] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of two women sitting on chair in yard [521] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a woman [522a] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a woman [522b] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman wearing a rose corsage [523a] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of woman wearing a rose corsage [523b] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a girl [525] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman in a sleeveless dress [526] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman [529] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of young woman wearing a fur stole [533] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman in a shawl and cap [541] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman [553] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of a young woman in polka-dot dress [554] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a young woman [563] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a woman [564] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of young woman in a sleeveless dress [565] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of young woman in a sleeveless dress [566] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of young girl [567] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of young woman in a sleeveless dress [568] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a woman [569] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of woman in a sleeveless dress [570] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a young woman [572] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of woman in fur coat and cloche hat [575] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a woman [576] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a young woman / men and women sitting on backyard patio [double exposure] [577] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a woman [578] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of woman in floral patterned blouse [580] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a young woman [582] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of young woman wearing a sweater [583] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a young woman [608] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a young woman with disability [609] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of young woman sitting in chair [610] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a young woman [611] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a young woman [612] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of young woman in a sleeveless dress [613] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a young woman [614] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of a young woman [615] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of young woman in fur coat and hat [616] circa 1930s

Box 4

Woman holding young woman with disability in lap [620] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of young woman in sleeveless tank top [622] circa 1930s

Box 4

Portrait of young woman in sleeveless dress [623] circa 1930s

Box 24

Portrait of a woman [2324] circa 1930s

Box 24

Portrait of a woman [2325] circa 1930s

Box 24

Portrait of a woman [2326] circa 1930s

Box 24

Portrait of a woman [2332] circa 1930s

Box 24

Portrait of a woman [2334] circa 1930s

Box 24

Portrait of a woman [2336] circa 1930s

Box 24

Portrait of a woman [2488] circa 1930s

Box 24

Woman posing on desk [2495] circa 1930s

 

Group portraits

 

Church choirs

Box 5

Group portrait of choir competing in North Oakland church choir contest [642] 1929

Box 5

Group portrait of Bethel A.M.E. Church choir, San Francisco, California [643] 1929

Box 5

Group photograph in front of church [662] circa 1940s

Box 5

Group portrait of Cooper A.M.E. Zion contest choir [676] 1929

Box 5

Group portrait of Mt. Pleasant Church contest choir [682] 1929

Box 5

Group portrait of North Oakland contest choir [683] 1929

Box 5

Group portrait of North Oakland contest choir [684] 1929

Box 5

Group portrait of church choir [705] circa 1930s

Box 5

Group portrait of church choir [706] circa 1930s

Box 5

Group portrait of Beth Eden Baptist Church choir [707] circa 1930s

Box 5/27:1

Church group portrait, [-] 11th anniversary [672] 1943

 

Clubs

Box 3

Group portrait of first Oakland Negro Business forum [555] 1933

Box 3

Group photograph of men and women celebrating at the Texas Blue Bonnet [557] circa 1930s

Box 3

Group portrait of young women in living room [558] circa 1930s

Box 3

Group portrait of young women in living room [559] circa 1930s

Box 3

Group photograph of men and women celebrating at the Texas Blue Bonnet [560] circa 1930s

Box 5

Group portrait of Les Elites Industrial Club Linden Branch Y.W.C.A. [654] 6/12/1939

Box 5

Group portrait of Les Elites Industrial Club Linden Branch Y.W.C.A. [655] 6/12/1939

Box 6

Group of men and women sitting on wall in front of Linden Branch Y.W.C.A. [710] circa 1930s

Box 6/27:1

Members of the Esquire Club standing around dining table [716] circa 1940s

 

Masonic organizations

Box 6/27:1

Group portrait of Grand officers of masonic bodies [719] circa 1940s

Box 6/27:1

Group portrait of men and women standing in front of masonic hall [721] circa 1940s

Box 6/27:1

Group portrait of men and women standing in front of masonic hall [722] circa 1940s

 

Schools

Box 1

Prescott School class photograph [156] circa 1930s

Box 1

Prescott School class photograph [159] circa 1930s

Box 3

Prescott School class photograph in front of school building 920 Campbell Street, Oakland, California [467] circa 1930s

Box 3

Group photograph of band members [469] circa 1930s

Box 3

Prescott School class photograph in front of school building 920 Campbell Street, Oakland, California [482] circa 1930s

Box 3

Prescott School class photograph in front of school building 920 Campbell Street, Oakland, California [483] circa 1930s

Box 4

Prescott school class portrait [624] 12/1/1942

Box 4

Boys standing in a line next to Prescott School building [625] 12/1/1942

Box 4

Prescott School class photograph [626] 12/1/1942

Box 4

Prescott School class photograph [627] 12/1/1942

Box 4

Prescott School class photograph [628] 12/1/1942

Box 4

Prescott School class photograph [629] 12/1/1942

Box 4

Boys standing in a line next to Prescott School building [630] 12/1/1942

Box 4

Prescott School class photograph [631] 12/1/1942

Box 4

Prescott School class photograph [632] 12/1/1942

Box 4

Prescott School class photograph [633] 12/1/1942

Box 5

Prescott School class photograph [644] 12/1/1942

Box 5

Prescott School class photograph [645] 5/2/1946

Box 5

Prescott School class photograph [646] 5/2/1946

Box 5

Prescott School class photograph [647] 12/1/1942

Box 5

Prescott School class photograph [648] 12/1/1942

Box 5

Prescott School class photograph [671] 1946

Box 5

Group photograph of Prescott School boys choir [695] 1946

Box 23

Group photograph of Prescott School [2487] 1942-12-01

 

Sports

Box 5

Group portrait of cricket team [663b] circa 1930s

 

Weddings

Box 2

Wedding portrait of bride and groom standing at the altar [331] circa 1930s

Box 2

Wedding portrait of bride and groom in front of fireplace [357] circa 1930s

Box 2

Wedding portrait of bride and groom in front of fireplace [358] circa 1930s

Box 3

Portrait of Mrs. Roy Mitchell in wedding dress [436] 10/26/1952

Box 3

Portrait of Mrs. Roy Mitchell in wedding dress [437] 10/26/1952

Box 3

Portrait of Mrs. Roy Mitchell in wedding dress [438] 10/26/1952

Box 3

Wedding portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mitchell [461] 10/26/1952

Box 3

Wedding portrait of bride and groom [556] circa 1930s

Box 5

Portrait of wedding party [674] circa 1930s

Box 5

Portrait of bride and groom [677] circa 1940s

Box 6/27:1

Portrait of bride and groom [718] circa 1940s

Box 6/27:1

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mitchell wedding party group portrait [726] circa 1940s

Box 6/27:1

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mitchell wedding party group portrait [727] circa 1940s

Box 1

Portrait of a woman [001] circa 1930s

Box 24

Bride getting into parked car [2507] circa 1940s

Box 24

Bride and three bride's maids on sidewalk [2513] circa 1940s

Box 24

Bride and groom and three bride's maids walking up steps [2514] circa 1940s

 

Assorted

Box 3

Group photograph of men and women in front building [468] undated

Box 5

Group photograph of men and woman in front of church [?] [661] circa 1940s

Box 5

Group portrait of men and women with instruments, menu board in the background [687] circa 1930s

Box 6

Group photograph of men and women in front of church [?] [709] circa 1940s

Box 6/27:1

Group portrait of ten women in formal attire [717] circa 1940s

Box 6/27:1

Group portrait of women in formal attire [723] circa 1940s

Box 6/27:1

Group portrait of women in formal attire [724] circa 1940s

Box 6/27:1

Group portrait of women in formal attire [725] circa 1940s

Box 6/27:1

Group portrait of women in formal attire [728] circa 1940s

Box 6/27:1

Men and women in formal attire sitting at dining tables [729] circa 1940s

 

Commercial photography

Physical Description: 1549 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes commercial photographs of furniture, restaurants, department stores, automobile dealerships, flower shops, caskets, cabinetry, and industrial lighting. The bulk of the photographs were taken in the late 1930s-1940s.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject and thereafter by photograph identification number.
 

Automobile dealerships

Box 1

Man giving presentation to Don Lee Oldsmobile employees [004] 1936

Box 1

Man giving presentation to Don Lee Oldsmobile employees [005] 1936

Box 1

Group photograph of employees of Don Lee Oldsmobile dealership [158] 1936

Box 1

Man giving presentation to Don Lee Oldsmobile employees [233] 1936

Box 1

Interior of Don Lee Oldsmobile dealership service department [234] circa 1930s

Box 1

Interior of Don Lee Oldsmobile dealership service department [235] circa 1930s

Box 3

Automobiles in repair shop [489] circa 1928

Box 3

B.H. Rogers Co. Chevrolet of Berkeley, California company truck [486] circa 1920s

Box 3

B.H. Rogers Co. Chevrolet of Berkeley, California company truck [491] circa 1920s

Box 3

Exterior of George T. Unsworth Auto Electric Specialist building, 2601 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, California [492] circa 1920s

Box 3

Exterior of B.H. Rogers Co. Chevrolet building of Berkeley, California [493] circa 1920s

Box 3

Exterior of George T. Unsworth Auto Electric Specialist building, 2601 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, California [495] circa 1920s

Box 3

Exterior of B.H. Rogers Co. Chevrolet building of Berkeley, California [496] circa 1920s

Box 5

Group portrait of men in meeting room [678] circa 1930s

Box 5

Group portrait of men in meeting room [685] circa 1930s

Box 5

Man giving presentation to group of men in meeting hall [686] circa 1930s

Box 5

Group portrait of men in meeting room [688] circa 1930s

Box 14

Peacock statute on automobile display floor [1249] circa 1920s

Box 22

Don Lee Oldsmobile meeting room [1889] circa 1930s

Box 22

Don Lee Oldsmobile meeting room [1890] circa 1930s

Box 24

Car parked in driveway of Dixon's Automobile Service, 34th and Adeline St. Oakland, California [2510] circa 1940s

Box 24

Dodge Brothers car dealership Christmas window display [2493] 1927

 

Department stores

Box 4

Interior of clothing store [640] circa 1940s

Box 4

Interior of clothing store [2362] circa 1940s

Box 14

Women's clothing section of department store [1251] circa 1940s

Box 14

Women's clothing section of department store [1252] circa 1940s

Box 14

Women's clothing section of department store [1253] circa 1940s

Box 14

Architect William F. Gunnison's rendering of exterior of Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, California [1254] 1/6/1953

Box 15/27:5

Department store hat display [1267] circa 1940s

Box 15/27:5

Clothing and linen store [1268] circa 1940s

 

Flower shops

Box 3

Flower wreath [484] circa 1930s

Box 3

Exterior of Key Route Inn floral shop [440] circa 1930s

Box 3

Flower arrangement in storefront window [462] circa 1930s

Box 3

Entrance and storefront of Thomas Florist Shop at 2090 Broadway Ave. Oakland, California [465] circa 1930s

Box 5

Flower arrangement [681] circa 1930s

Box 6

Flower arrangement [735] circa 1930s

Box 23

J. Seulberger & Co. flower arrangement [2146] circa 1940s

Box 23

Floral arrangements on tables in banquet room [2261] circa 1930s

Box 24

Group of men and women standing in flower shop [2492] circa 1930s

 

Fruitvale Canning Company

Box 15/27:6

Fruitvale Cannery Company canning machinery [1278] circa 1940s

Box 15/27:6

Fruitvale Cannery Company canning machinery [1279] circa 1940s

Box 15/27:6

Fruitvale Cannery Company canning machinery [1280] circa 1940s

 

Fruitvale Cannery Company canning machinery [1281] circa 1940s

 

Funeral homes and caskets

 

Funeral homes

Box 3

Exterior of Truman Undertaking Co. building at 2935 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, California [463] circa 1930s

Box 3

Exterior of Oakland Undertaking Co. building [464] circa 1930s

 

Caskets

 

American Casket Co.

Box 21

American Casket Company casket [1840] 3/20/1954

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2018] 3/20/1954

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2019] 3/20/1954

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2020] 3/20/1954

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2021] 3/20/1954

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2022] 3/20/1954

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2023] 3/20/1954

Box 23

American Casket Company casket model 400 1/2 pink brocade [2048] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket model 800 hinge panel tutone felt [2049] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket model 620 hinge panel taupe broadloom [2050] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket model 1000 hinge tutone silver felt and gabardine [2051] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket model 900 hinge H.P. silver broadloom [2052] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket model 400 1/2 silver arlington [2053] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket model 1019 1/2 rose cedar belvedere [2054] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket model 1406 1/2 silver brussells [2055] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket model 600 1/2 blue Mayflower [2056] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket model 900 1/2 rose taupe broodloom [2057] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket model copperclad metal hinge panel [2058] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2059] 4/8/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2060] 4/8/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2061] 4/8/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2062] 4/8/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2063] 4/8/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2064] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2065] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2066] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2067] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2068] 12/2/1952

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2069] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2070] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2071] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2072] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2073] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2074] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2075] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2076] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2077] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2078] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2079] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2080] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2081] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2082] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2083] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2084] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2085] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2086] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2087] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2088] 7/18/1953

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2103] circa 1950s

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2104] 10/31/1957

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2105] circa 1950s

Box 23

American Casket Company casket [2106] 10/31/1957

 

D.M. Casket Co.

Box 6

D.M. Casket Co. casket [743] 1954

 

Assorted

Box 22

Casket [1912] 10/31/1957

Box 22

Casket B-7 [1913] 10/31/1957

Box 22

Casket B-9 [1914] 10/31/1957

Box 22

Casket C.O-4 [1915] 10/31/1957

Box 22

Casket C.O-2 [1916] 10/31/1957

 

Furniture

 

BP John Furniture Manufacturing Co.

 

Advertisements

Box 12

BP John furniture display at mart [1222] 2/3/1940

Box 23

BP John advertisement for armchair and sofa set [2194] circa 1950s

 

Armchairs

Box 27:2

BP John model 409 floral patterned armchair [787] circa 1950s

Box 27:3

BP John model 409 floral patterned armchair [788] circa 1950s

Box 27:3

BP John model 1960 floral patterned armchair [789] circa 1950s

Box 27:3

BP John model 503 tufted armchair [802] circa 1950s

Box 27:3

BP John model 8003 armchair [803] circa 1950s

Box 27:3

BP John model 5051 armchair [806] circa 1950s

Box 27:3

BP John model 6008 armchair featuring Goodyear airfoam super cushioning [810] circa 1950s

Box 27:4

BP John model 503 tufted armchair [811] circa 1950s

Box 27:4

BP John model 722 armchair [820] circa 1940s

Box 27:4

BP John model 5052 armchair [822] circa 1940s

Box 6

BP John floral armchair and side table with miniature covered wagon [776] circa 1950s

Box 8

BP John model 720 rocking armchair [890] 6/16/1944

Box 8

BP John model 721 armchair [893] 7/30/1948

Box 8

BP John model 406 1/2 and model 408 armchairs [930] 7/14/1951

Box 8

BP John model 8025/8026/8023/8024/8028/1979/8027/507 chair, model 8023/6027/8028/9005/6027/8024/1979/8026/8027/8030/1980/8025/6027 sofa [934] 2/9/1953

Box 9

BP John model 8027, 9003 1/4, 8027, 6027, 8028, 8030 sofa and model 8030 and 8025 chair [935] 1/29/1953

Box 9

BP John model 211 rocking armchair, model 6017 sofa, model 6014 armchair, model 205 rocking armchair, model 6014 sofa, model 6014 sofa, model 6017 armchair, model 209 armchair [940] 7/1/1952

Box 9

BP John model 6004 love seat, model 1202 divan, model 6001 sectional sofa, model 6006 armchair and sofa set, model 1973 armchair, model 1961 divan, model 6003 armchair, model 411 armchair and ottoman, model 1201 daybed [944] 2/2/1952

Box 9

BP John model 407 armchair, model 410 armchair, model 5097 armchair, model 751 rocking armchair, model 5097 sofa, model 403 chair, model 402 chair and ottoman, model 5096 sectional sofa, model 404 armchair, model 405 1/2 armchair, model 406 1/2 armchair, model 5094 sofa and armchair set, model 1963 divan, model 409 armchair, model 1965 divan, model 1964 divan, model 751 rocking chair, model 1961 divan, model 5096 armchair, model 408 armchair, model 5096 love seat, model 1965 armchair, model 1962 divan, model 1962 armchair [945-947] 1951

Box 10

BP John model 400 rocking chair [948] 5/10/1951

Box 10

BP John model 15 armchair [951] 6/20/1950

Box 10

BP John model 17 armchair [952] 6/20/1950

Box 10

BP John model 722 armchair [957] 10/23/1948

Box 10

BP John model 5027 armchair [958] 10/23/1948

Box 21

BP John model 5065 1/2 armchair [1786] 2/6/1950

Box 21

BP John model 5071 armchair [1788] 7/20/1950

Box 21

BP John model 5065 1/4 armchair [1789] 2/6/1950

Box 21

BP John model 5046 armchair [1791] 8/24/1949

Box 21

BP John model 502, 503, 504, 506 armchairs [1805] 8/1/1952

Box 21

BP John model 400, 401 rocking chaise lounge [1815] 5/10/1951

Box 21

BP John model 748-749 rocking armchair [1832] 3/18/1951

Box 21

BP John model 1974-1975 armchair [1833] 4/5/1952

Box 22

BP John model 5039 armchair [1901] 2/28/1949

Box 22

BP John model 5038 armchair [1902] 3/1/1949

Box 22

BP John model 11 armchair [1909] 4/28/1950

Box 22

BP John model 741 swivel rocker armchair [1910] 4/28/1950

Box 22

BP John model 741 swivel rocker armchair [1956] 4/28/1950

Box 22

BP John model 11 armchair [1969] 4/28/1950

Box 22

BP John model 5067 3/4 armchair [1970] 4/28/1950

Box 22

BP John model 5093 armchair [1977] circa 1940s

Box 22

BP John model 17 armchair [1980] circa 1940s

Box 22

BP John model 15 armchair [1981] 7/20/1950

Box 23

BP John model 747 rocking armchair [1994] 3/10/1951

Box 23

BP John model 746 rocking armchair [1996] 3/10/1951

Box 23

BP John model 5046 armchair [1997] 8/24/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5076 armchair [1999] 7/22/1950

Box 23

BP John model 5051 armchair [2000] 7/28/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5047 3/4 armchair [2002] 7/28/1949

Box 23

BP John model 505 armchair [2111] 7/28/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5031 armchair [2113] 7/28/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5040 armchair [2114] 7/25/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5044 armchair [2116] 7/20/1949

Box 23

BP John model 600 armchair [2117] 7/25/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5052 armchair [2118] 7/28/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5039 armchair [2119] 7/25/1949

Box 23

BP John model 730 armchair [2123] 7/28/1949

Box 23

BP John model 728 armchair [2124] 7/25/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5049 armchair [2125] 7/28/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5048 armchair [2126] 7/25/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5030F armchair [2131] 7/28/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5060 1/4 armchair [2134] circa 1940s

Box 23

BP John model 5062 1/4 armchair [2135] circa 1940s

Box 23

BP John model 5085 armchair [2145] 1/30/1951

Box 23

BP John model 15 armchair [2156] 7/20/1950

Box 23

BP John model 18 3/4 armchair [2157] 7/21/1950

Box 23

BP John model 17 armchair [2159] 7/20/1950

Box 23

BP John model 745 rocking armchair [2160] 7/20/1950

Box 23

BP John model 5069 1/2 armchair [2161] 7/21/1950

Box 23

BP John model 1950 armchair [2164] 7/20/1950

Box 23

BP John model 5075 armchair [2169] 7/21/1950

Box 23

BP John model 5072 armchair [2170] 7/21/1950

Box 23

BP John model 21 armchair [2171] 7/21/1950

Box 23

BP John model 16 armchair [2172] 7/21/1950

Box 23

BP John model 5068 armchair [2174] 7/20/1950

Box 23

BP John model 5074 1/4 armchair [2175] 7/22/1950

Box 23

BP John model 5047 3/4 armchair [2179] 7/28/1949

Box 23

BP John model 5066 armchair [2180] 2/6/1950

Box 23

BP John model 5083 armchair [2190] 1/30/1951

Box 23

BP John model 5084 armchair [2191] 1/30/1951

Box 23

BP John model 5086 armchair [2192] 1/30/1951

Box 23

BP John model 5091 armchair [2196] 1/30/1951

Box 23

BP John model 5081 armchair [2200] 1/30/1951

Box 23

BP John model 5080 armchair [2203] 1/30/1951

Box 23

BP John model 5090 armchair [2204] 1/30/1951

Box 23

BP John model 5082 armchair [2206] 1/30/1951

Box 23

BP John model 5089 armchair [2207] 1/30/1951

Box 7/27:3

BP John floral patterned armchair [790]