Guide to the Stereographs from the Helios Pacific Coast series, ca. 1867-1870s

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Geographical (By Place)--California

Guide to the Stereographs from the Helios Pacific Coast series, ca. 1867-1870's

Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03

California Historical Society



North Baker Research Library

San Francisco, California

Contact Information:

  • California Historical Society
  • North Baker Research Library
  • 678 Mission Street
  • San Francisco, California 94105-4014
  • Phone: (415) 357-1848, ext. 20
  • Fax: (415) 357-1850
  • Email: reference@calhist.org
  • URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
Processed by:
Wendy Welker
Date Completed:
August 2003
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2003 California Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stereographs from the Helios Pacific Coast series,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1867-1870s
Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03
Creator: Muybridge, Eadweard
Extent: 51 photographic prints (mounted), 8.5 x 17.5 cm.
Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
San Francisco, California 94105-4014
Abstract: Stereographs of San Francisco, Atherton, Mammoth Tree Grove, Yosemite, and Alaska taken by Eadweard Muybridge under the name Helios.
Physical location: Please consult repository.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

Stereographs from the Helios Pacific Coast series. PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, Photography Collection.

Acquisition Information

Consult repository.

Scope and Content of Collection

Contains views of San Francisco; Valparaiso Park in Atherton (identified by handwritten notes on verso); Mammoth Tree Grove; Yosemite; and Sitka and Fort Wrangle, Alaska. The majority of the images are of San Francisco, especially of Woodward's Gardens, and include a few of Japanese performers. There are also a couple of views of the damage from the 1868 San Francisco earthquake. Stereo mounts bear the name Helios, which was Muybridge's professional name at the time.
Organized by series subtitles and subject designations: no subtitle; San Francisco; San Francisco (numbered); Mammoth Tree Grove; Alaska and California

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Woodward's Gardens (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works.
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--1868--Photographs.
Japanese--California--San Francisco--Pictorial works.
Giant sequoias--Photographs.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Pictorial works.
Atherton (Calif.)--Pictorial works.
Mammoth Tree Grove (Calif.)--Pictorial works.
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)--Pictorial works.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Helios Flying Studio.


Collection Contents

 

Views of the Pacific Coast, ca. the 1860s

Physical Description: 18 stereographs

Scope and Content Note

Views of California and Alaska, with emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area.
 

Yosemite, California

Stereo No. 217

[Poo-see-nah Chuck-ka (Cathedral Rocks) reflected, 2600 ft.]

Stereo No. [297]

[Pi-wy-ack, (Cataract of Diamonds). Vernal, 850 feet fall]

 

California--San Francisco

Stereo No. [407]

[Steamer Colorado in Calif. Dry Dock]

Stereo No. [409]

[Steamer Colorado in Dry Dock]

Stereo No. n/a

[Woodward's Gardens, Art Gallery]

Stereo No. n/a

[Woodward's Gardens, Plants]

Stereo No. n/a

[Japanese performers at Woodward's Gardens]

Stereo No. n/a

[Market Street after 1868 earthquake]

Stereo No. n/a

[Portsmouth Square]

Stereo No. n/a

[1868 Earthquake, NE corner]

 

California

Stereo No. n/a

[Battery & Sacramento]

Stereo No. n/a

[a. Valparaiso Park, Atherton]

Stereo No. n/a

[b. Valparaiso Park, Atherton]

Stereo No. n/a

[c. Valparaiso Park, Atherton]

Stereo No. n/a

[d. Valparaiso Park, Atherton]

Stereo No. n/a

[Atherton]

Stereo No. n/a

[Atherton dairy at Valparaiso]

Stereo No. n/a

[W.E. Barron residence, Menlo Park]

 

San Francisco, ca. 1867-1870s

Physical Description: 25 stereographs

Scope and Content Note

Views of San Francisco, with emphasis on Woodward's Gardens.
 

Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

Japanese Performers at Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

Japanese Performers at Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

Animals at Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

Animals at Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco

Stereo No. n/a

Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco

Stereo No. n/a

Royal Bengal Tiger at Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco

Stereo No. n/a

Bengal Tiger and Leopard at Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

Hyena, Leopard and Tiger at Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

Bengal Tiger and Leopard at Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

[Woodward's Garden. Bengal tiger and leopard]

Stereo No. n/a

Animals at Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

View in Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco

Stereo No. n/a

Camels at Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco [Children riding on camels]

Stereo No. n/a

View in Woodward's Gardens [Two women on walking bridge]

Stereo No. n/a

Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco [People around creek]

Stereo No. n/a

Entrance to the Museum at Woodward's Gardens

Stereo No. n/a

Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco [Fountain]

Stereo No. n/a

Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco [Greenhouse interior]

Stereo No. n/a

Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco [Greenhouse interior]

Stereo No. n/a

Woodward's Gardens, San Francisco [Bar?]

Stereo No. n/a

Bust of a Bacchante (Galt) at Woodward's Gardens

 

San Francisco (Numbered), ca. 1867-1870s

Physical Description: 4 stereographs

Scope and Content Note

Views of San Francisco.
 

San Francisco

Stereo No. 198

San Francisco, from Protestant Orphan Asylum [View of Haight St. at Buchanan]

Stereo No. 230

Military Band at the Presidio

Stereo No. 243

California Dry Dock, Steamer Colorado

Stereo No. 278

Montgomery Street, from Market Street

 

Mammoth Tree Grove, ca. 1867-1870s

Physical Description: 2 stereographs

Scope and Content Note

Views of Mammoth Tree Grove.
 

Mammoth Tree Grove

Stereo No. 198

The Sentinels, 300 feet in height; 69 feet in circumference.

Stereo No. 125

Pioneer's Cabin, 318 feet in height; 73 feet in circumference.

 

Alaska and California, ca. 1867-1870s

Physical Description: 2 stereographs

Scope and Content Note

Views of the Alaska Territory.
 

Views of Alaska

Stereo No. n/a

Alaska Ter.-- Fort Wrangle

Stereo No. n/a

Alaska Ter.-- Sitka [Sitka from Japanese Island]