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Guide to the Ambrosia Wysinger Jones Papers
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Photographs

Physical Description: 106 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes photographs of the Jones and Wysinger families and also of the Jones' Charm Beauty School and Charm Travel Agency.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
Box 1:1

Ambrosia Jones standing with man and women in tent [005] 1966

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Class photograph, Frick School, Oakland, California [011] circa 1910

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Ambrosia Jones seated with man at dining table aboard the Queen Elizabeth II [013] 1991

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Portrait of man in suit [014] circa 1910s

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Al Barros, Ambrosia Jones, and unidentified man at banquet [015] 1992

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Ambrosia Jones shaking hands with ship’s captain [016] undated

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Two women standing on sidewalk, caption: ‘Twins? Oh yes’ [017] 1923

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Man and woman standing in front of car, caption: ‘Happy, Ruth? Nice, isn’t it Ralph’ [018] circa 1920s

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Two women and a man standing on the sidewalk, caption: ‘Nell, Fresno do you like the Oakland [--]’ [019] circa 1920s

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Portrait of Miley Hunter, singer in Oakland [020] circa 1920s

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Portrait of John Moore in suit holding a cane [021] undated

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Baby portrait of Ambrosia Jones [022] circa 1905

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Family portrait Miley Hunter and three unidentified persons [023] circa 1920s

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Tintype portrait of woman in pin-striped dress [024] circa 1860s

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Portrait of woman seated wearing pancake straw hat [025] undated

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Class portrait in classroom under photographs of Franklin D. Roosevelt, reverse: ‘$3.50 the grand ave. cyclery $1.25 tube Berkeley cyclery’ [026] circa 1930s

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Portrait of woman in cap and gown leaning on balustrade [027] undated

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Cabinet card with miniature portraits of two men and a woman [028] undated

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Three portraits of a girl with pig-tails and ribbons in hair [029] undated

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Teacher and student working on woman’s hair, Charm Beauty School, Oakland, California [030] undated

Box 1:2

Erroll Garner at piano, Columbia records publicity photograph [031] circa 1950s

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Portrait of woman [032] 1944

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Massage machine, Charm Beauty School [033] undated

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Ambrosia Jones standing outside with two men and a woman [034] circa 1950s

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Young girl in white dress standing next to infant seated on chair in front yard [035] circa 1900s

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Four men standing outside [036] undated

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Man standing in front of tree, reverse: ‘cousin of Ambrosia’s ‘Neely’ [037] undated

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Cabinet card portrait of man with mutton chop beard, Vaughn’s photograph gallery, San Francisco, California [038] circa 1880s

Box 1:2

Ambrosia and Hillarie Jones in group photograph under patio umbrella, reverse: ‘pictures by Nick at home of Mr. and Mrs. Whallon [?], Omaha, Nebraska’ [039] 1953

Box 1:2

Cabinet card portrait of man in pin-striped suit holding a cane, Imperial Gallery, Oakland, California [040] undated

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Cabinet card with four miniature portraits, reverse: ‘Florence Moore’ [042] undated

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Portrait postcard of Aunt Mary [043] circa 1910s

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Cabinet card portrait of woman, Taber photographer, San Francisco, California [045] circa 1880s

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Cabinet card portrait of woman in black dress, N.Y. photo co., Providence, Rhode Island [046] undated

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Cabinet card portrait of woman in black dress, J.W. Krieg, Cincinnati, Ohio [047] circa 1890s

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Cabinet card portrait of woman in white dress and cravat, Huddlestons, Oakland, California [048] undated

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Hillarie and Ambrosia Jones [049] circa 1950s

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Sepia portrait of man in suit, James & Merrihew, Tacoma, Washington [050-051] circa 1920s

Box 1:3

Classroom photograph [052] undated

Box 1:3

Men and women sitting on carriage, reverse: ‘Ambrosia’s mother, Florence Moore Wysinger, center’ [053] undated

Box 1:3

Two women and a dog standing next to shed [054] undated

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Two women at picnic [055] undated

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Souvenir photographs, Hillarie and Ambrosia Jones with friend at White Sulphur Springs, Napa Sun Valley, St. Helena, California [056-057] circa 1950s

Box 1:3

Florence Moore Wysinger and unidentified woman [058] circa 1950s

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Portrait of young girl in chair, F.A. Webster photographer, Oakland, California [059] circa 1900s

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Sepia portrait of woman standing next to chair [060] circa 1900s

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Portrait of man in tuxedo [061] undated

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Portrait of man in suit, caption: ‘To a swell pal –Nick’ [062] undated

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Students at the Charm Beauty School, reverse: ‘Doris Willis, L. Jackson, M. Barnes, seated, Jackie Figgins, Mrs. Clark, J. Andrews’ [063] undated

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Ambrosia Jones and unidentified woman sitting on Niblack Slendering System equipment, reverse: ‘first black reducing salon in Berkeley’ [064] circa 1959

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Ambrosia Jones and two unidentified women standing in front of Niblack Slendering System equipment [065] circa 1959

Box 1:4

Ambrosia Jones in group photograph with group of women [066] undated

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Group photograph [067] circa 1940s

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Ambrosia Jones cutting cake next to her sister Edna Wysinger Black [068] circa 1950s

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Ambrosia Jones standing next to two women [069] circa 1959

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Ambrosia Jones inside slenderizing reducing machine [070] circa 1950s

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Ambrosia Jones with group of women looking at Niblack Slendering System Equipment [071] circa 1950s

Box 1:4

Group photograph of women seated around dining table [072] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Ambrosia Jones in group photograph [073] 1956

Box 1:4

Ambrosia and Hillarie Jones receiving an award [074] undated

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Ambrosia and Hillarie Jones seated on couch surrounded by men and women [075/078] circa 1950s

Box 1:4

Hillarie Jones and postmen, reverse: ‘Hillarie and postmen in first black restaurant in Alameda’ [076] undated

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Group photograph in banquet hall [077] undated

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Hillarie and Ambrosia Jones in bar [079] undated

Box 1:4

Rosita Myers Jones (second on right), granddaughter of Ambrosia Jones, on children’s morning television program ‘The Romper Room’ [080] undated

Box 1:5

Hillarie Jones and group of men on horses, reverse: ‘Hillarie Jones in his riding club in Richmond ca. 1945 he came here from Alexandria, Louisiana during the war’ [081] circa 1945

Box 1:5

Florence Moore in class photograph [082] circa 1890

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Ambrosia Jones and unidentified woman [083] circa 1950s

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Seven women in formal wear [084] 1956

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Members of the Barbers Union standing around banquet table [085] 1944

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Ambrosia Jones and woman standing outside [086] 1960

Box 1:5

Men and women standing around table looking at book [087] undated

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Three girls in white dresses [088] undated

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Beauty school students in salon classroom [089] undated

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Hillarie Jones standing outside [098] undated

Box 1:5

Ambrosia Jones two women holding champagne glasses [099] undated

Box 1:5

Four girls wearing leis in Hawaii [100] undated

Box 1:5

Hillarie Jones at banquet table with group of women [101] undated

Box 1:5

Hillarie Jones in banquet hall with two women and man [102] undated

Box 1:5

Ambrosia and Hillarie Jones dancing in banquet hall [103] undated

Box 1:5

Two women wearing corsages [104] undated

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Group photograph of girls in standing [105] undated

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Ambrosia and Hillarie Jones in group photograph at dinner party [107] 1955

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Ambrosia Jones at office desk [108] circa 1950s

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Students of Charm Beauty School, reverse: ‘Mrs. Webb teacher trainee, Richmond school; Miss Provost, former store clerk, graduate; Joy Onyenku, Nigerian foreign student; Jean Burns, graduate in shop in S.F.; Mrs. Yarborough, freshman teacher at Charm’ [109] undated

Box 1:5

Contact print, beauty school students [6]/Rosita Myers Jones in polka-dot dress [5]/exterior of Gus Kroesen jewelry store [110] undated

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Man in tuxedo at table, reverse: ‘Lemuel at Captain Bill’s party’ [112] undated

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Hillarie Jones and unidentified woman seated outside [113] undated

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Unidentified woman and girl seated outside [114] undated

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Man, woman, and girl standing outside [115] undated

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Ambrosia Jones, Florence Wysinger Allen, and Edna Wysinger Ellis reading Chicago Defender with ‘London GI Riots Mount’ headline [116] undated

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Ambrosia Jones with two unidentifed women [117] undated

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Ambrosia Jones standing on boat with three girls [118] undated

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Ambrosia Jones seated on dais at banquet at Fairmont Hotel [119] undated

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Hillarie and Ambrosia Jones at desk at the Charm Travel Agency [120] undated

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Ambrosia Jones with four women at banquet [121] undated

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Ambrosia Jones in group photograph in front of hotel in India, reverse: ‘With personal compliments from Narain Sinha Director, Sales and Marketing Clarks Group of Hotels’ [122] undated

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Ambrosia and Hillarie Jones receiving an award [123] undated

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Group photograph at birthday party for Alicia Hinds at the home of Hillarie and Ambrosia Jones [124] undated

Box 1:5

Students inside Charm Beauty School [125] undated

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Hillarie Jones standing with bowling team [126] undated

Box 1:6

Ambrosia Jones seated on lounge chair with women [127] undated

Box 1:6

Students cutting hair at Charm Beauty School [128] undated

Box 1:6

Group photograph at Hillarie and Ambrosia Jones’ 20th wedding anniversary party [129] undated

Box 1:6

Hillarie and Ambrosia Jones having drinks with friends at Tonga Room at the Fairmount Hotel [134] 1953

Box 1:6

Portrait of woman in black dress [reproduction] undated

Box 2:1

Correspondence 1945-1987

Box 2:2

Newspaper clippings 1951-1987

 

Scrapbooks

Physical Description: 4 volumes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes four volumes of scrapbooks related to the Jones and Wysinger families. Two of the scrapbooks contain guest signatures of visitors to the Jones home.
Box 2:3

Volume I 1906-1957

Box 2:4

Volume II 1972-1977

Box 3

Housing-warming guestbook/scrapbook 1942-1944, 1972

Box 3

Housing-warming guestbook/scrapbook 1970-1986

Box 2:5

Programs 1945-1993

 

Ephemera

Box 2:6

Yuletide bonus stamp booklet 1950

Box 2:6

Gold Arrow Trading Company stamp booklet undated

Box 2:6

Kool cigarettes card deck undated

Box 2:9

Ambrosia Jones name plate undated

 

Legal records

Box 2:10

Articles of Incorporation, Projectors Associated Loans 1968

Box 2:11

Release of claim for back interest 1977