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Finding aid to the Photograph album of Chinese men and women in Sierra County, 1890-1930 (bulk, 1894), Vault 184
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  • Title: Photograph album of Chinese men and women in Sierra County
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1930
    Date (bulk): 1894
    Collection Identifier: Vault 184
    Creator: Mason, John T.
    Extent: 1 photo album (176 photographic prints)
    Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
    678 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94105-4014
    (415) 357-1848
    reference@calhist.org
    URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
    Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: Album kept by John T. Mason containing identification photographs of Chinese men and women in Sierra County, California, dated between 1890 and 1930, with the bulk of the photographs taken in Downieville by D. D. Beatty in 1894. Most photographs are accompanied by inscriptions indicating the name, occupation, age, place of residence, height, and physical characteristics of the subject. Also includes three pages of notes containing information about summonses, warrants, and arrests in Sierra County in 1890.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent 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 from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Photograph album of Chinese men and women in Sierra County, Vault 184, California Historical Society.

    Biographical Information

    John T. Mason was a justice of the peace in Downieville, California.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of a photograph album kept by justice of the peace John T. Mason in Downieville, California. The album contains 176 identification photographs of Chinese men and women in Sierra County, California, dated between 1890 and 1930, with the bulk of the photographs taken in Downieville by D. D. Beatty in 1894. Most photographs are accompanied by inscriptions indicating the name, occupation, age, place of residence, height, and physical characteristics of the subject. Some inscriptions include additional information about deaths, family relationships, and emigration to China, often appended after 1894. The photographs are preceded by a list of Chinese residents in Sierra County, to which they are linked. The album also contains three pages of Mason's notes about summonses, warrants, and arrests in Sierra County in 1890.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Beatty, D. D.
    Chinese Americans--California--Sierra County--Portraits.
    Chinese--California--Sierra County--Portraits.
    Identification photographs--California--Sierra County.
    Law enforcement--California--Sierra County.
    Photograph albums--California--Sierra County.
    Portrait photographs--California--Sierra County.