Guide to the Stereographs from the Eadweard Muybridge Pacific Coast Series

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California Historical Society
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Guide to the Stereographs from the Eadweard Muybridge Pacific Coast Series

Accession 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
© 2004 California Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stereographs from the Eadweard Muybridge Pacific Coast series,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1867-1870s
Collection number: PC-RM-Stereos: Box 03
Creator: Muybridge, Eadweard
Extent: 23 photographic prints (mounted), 8.5 x 17.5 cm. and 10 x 18 cm
Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
San Francisco, California 94105-4014
Abstract: Stereographs of the San Francisco Bay Area, Pescadero, Santa Cruz, Point Reyes, and Mendocino County taken by Eadweard Muybridge.
Physical location: Please consult repository.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Consult repository.

Scope and Contents Note

Contains images of San Francisco Bay Area, including views of the bay and South Farallon Island; New Years Island; Año Nuevo Island and its fog whistle; Pigeon Point lighthouse and its Keepers dwelling. Also pictured are Santa Cruz lighthouse and coastal area. Contains images of Pescadero, including Union Hall and beachcombers on Pebble Beach. One photo each of Cape Mendocino and a Chinese abalone merchant at Drakes Bay, Pt. Reyes.

Arrangement

Arranged by series, based on mount size and descriptions: The Pacific Coast (Illustrated by Edw. J. Muybridge); The Pacific Coast (Published by Bradley & Rulofson--large cards); The Pacific Coast (Published by Bradley & Rulofson--small cards).

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Pigeon Point Lighthouse (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Lighthouses--California--Santa Cruz--Photographs
Seashore--California--Photographs
San Francisco Bay (Calif.)
Farallon Islands (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Año Nuevo Island (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Pescadero (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Mendocino, Cape (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Santa Cruz (Calif.)--Pictorial works
Point Reyes Peninsula (Calif.)--Pictorial works

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Helios Flying Studio
Bradley & Rulofson


Collection Contents

 

The Pacific Coast (Illustrated by Edw. J. Muybridge), ca. 1867-1870s

Physical Description: 6 stereo views

Scope and Content Note

Scenes of the Golden Gate, south Farallon Island and Point Reyes.
Stereo No. 987

The Golden Gate--From U.S. Steamer "Shubrick," off North Point

Stereo No. 997, 1009, 1021, 1035

South Farallon Island

Stereo No. 997

The Murr Bridge, 113 feet high

Stereo No. 1009

The Great Rookery, breeding place of the Murr (Uria California)

Stereo No. 1021

Breaker Cove

Stereo No. 1035

Light House, 1st order revolving light, 360 feet above the sea

Stereo No. 1040

Point Reyes -- The "Heathen Chinee" abaloni merchant at Drake's Bay

 

The Pacific Coast (Published by Bradley & Rulofson--large cards), ca. 1867-1870s

Physical Description: 12 stereoviews

Scope and Content Note

Scenes of Pigeon Point Light House, New Years Island, New Years Point, and Pescadero.
Stereo No. 1725, 1727, 1729

Pigeon Point Light House

Stereo No. 1725, 1727

First order flash light, 150 feet above sea level

Stereo No. 1729

Keepers dwelling

Stereo No. 1735, 1738, 1741

New Years Island

Stereo No. 1735

Fog Whistle, blasts of 15 seconds with intervals of 45 seconds

Stereo No. 1738

Fog Whistle, looking South

Stereo No. 1741

Natural Bridge

Stereo No. 1743-1744

New Years Point

Stereo No. 1743

From the wharf, New Years Island in the distance

Stereo No. 1744

Water worn rocks from the landing

Stereo No. 1748, 1750, 1752

Pescadero

Stereo No. 1748

Looking North

Stereo No. 1750

Union Hall

Stereo No. 1752

Breakers near the Pebble Beach

Stereo No. no number

[People on Pebble Beach-- half card]

 

The Pacific Coast (Published by Bradley & Rulofson--small cards), ca. 1867-1870s

Physical Description: 5 stereoviews

Scope and Content Note

Scenes of Santa Cruz, Cape Mendacino, New Years Island, and New Years Point.
Stereo No. 972, 975

Santa Cruz

Stereo No. 972

Light-house, Fifth Order Fixed Light, 69 feet above the sea

Stereo No. 975

Natural Bridge, 3 miles north of Light House

Stereo No. 1049

Cape Mendocino--Evening (light house obscured by fog,) 1st order revolving light, 423 feet above sea level

Stereo No. 1742

New Years Island, Herd of Sea Lions

Stereo No. 1745

New Years Point, Natural Bridge