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California Family Photograph Album Collection, circa 1890-1955Part of the Edith C. Smith Photograph Collection
ECS01.08  
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Box 1, Album 1

Album 1, circa 1920's

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Salas family baby book with Bible verse placards. 1 Booklet. 1 certificate. 3 placards.
Box 1, Album 2

Album 2, circa 1915-1926

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Salas Family Photograph Album. 58 Photographs. Images include trips to Alum Rock, San Francisco, Seabright beach, San Lorenzo River, a picnic on Monterey Road, a cottage in Carmel belonging to a Miss Collis [?], and a visit to Swanton Beach (now Natural Bridges beach)in Santa Cruz.
Box 1, Album 3

Album 3, circa 1930's

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Salas Family Photo Album. 29 photographs. Most images depict the Salas family children at their residence at South 9th Street in San Jose or playing at various beaches in Santa Cruz.
Box 1, Album 4

Album 4, circa 1930-1955

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Salas Family album, mostly candid portraits of the Salas children and social gatherings at the Salas residence. 131 photographs. Donated by Don Gagliardi.
Box 1, Album 5

Album 5, circa 1915-1930

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Album given to Mary Corbus by Edward Secrest of Los Gatos. 385 photographs. Numerous photographs of orchards, houses, and people in Los Gatos, Pacific Grove, other Californian locations, the Pacific Fleet in Monterey Bay, 1919; military parades in Monterey. Copious notes and personal names are included.
Box 1, Album 6

Album 6, circa 1915-1940

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Unidentified Family Album from Turlock. 361 Photographs. Images include the Sunmaid Raisin Growers Factory, an unidentified mining facility near Turlock, the Livingston Department Store, and Yosemite National Park. Recurring portraits with the family automobile are present, as are scenes of vacations, wedding celebrations, and other social events.
Box 1, Album 7

Album 7, circa 1890-1905

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Album belonging to Berta L. Hammond, from San Jose, California, 464 Minor Avenue. 48 photographs. Images include views of Lover's Point, Lobos point and unknown lighthouses, the Del Monte Hotel, Washington Hotel and Colton Hall in Monterey, and the first house built in Monterey. There are also views of the first theater built in California, the Methodist Episcopal Church in Pacific Grove, San Carlos Mission, San Jose High School, San Jose City Hall, and San Jose Normal School.
Box 1, Album 8

Album 8, circa 1906-1930

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Unidentified family album. 277 photographs. Primarily images of hunting trips in Sonoma County, near Geyserville; and in the Mount Hamilton Range near Lick Observatory and Smith Creek Hotel.
Box 1, Album 9

Album 9, circa 1910-1929

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Unidentified family album. 187 photographs. Views of Seacliff beach, Santa Cruz Board Walk, and coastal railroad trestle construction, Spanish missions, the California State Capitol Building under renovation or construction, possible images of Sacramento, portraits of woman with San Diego banner, and sailors aboard the ship West Caruth.
Box 2, Album 10

Album 10, 1891-1892; 1912-1914

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Photo Album of Mrs. George M. [Laura] Lashell. 110 photographs. Recording her travels through Eustice, Nebraska; Denver, Colorado; and Long Beach, California. View of the George M. Lashell business in Long Beach.
Box 2, Album 11

Album 11, circa 1920-1935

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Unidentified family photo album. 132 photographs. Comprised of images displaying social gatherings, theatrics, horseback riding, swimming, women dressed as nurses, large buildings possibly serving as a training hospital, possibly San Jose State College, and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, which includes a view of its indoor saltwater pool, "The Plunge."
Box 2, Album 12

Album 12, circa 1905-1911

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Unidentified family album. 62 photographs. Unidentified houses said to belong to a "Stella." The grave of Mr. Serler in Hollister and numerous views of the family in their home and garden are included.
Box 2, Album 13

Album 13, circa 1940's

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Created by Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Cook. 243 photographs. This album depicts their daughter Judy-Ann. Locations include San Jose and Monterey. Predominantly, baby photographs.
Box 2, Album 14

Album 14, circa 1941

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Album of Lois (Lyman) and Carl Minarick. 184 photographs. Views of social gatherings, home life, automobile trips. Images of San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. Wedding and greeting cards, newspaper clippings relating to WWII.
Box 2, Album 15

Album 15, circa 1928-1936

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Unidentified family album. 283 photographs. Views of the ocean going vessels Silver spruce, the Santa Clara , and the Santa Rita. Images of South East Asian countries, exotic animals in transit on a ship. Views of a hydroelectric power plant owned by the Southern California Edison Company. Images of home life and social gatherings in several Californian regions which include the Sierra Nevada.
Box 2, Album 16

Album 16, circa 1920-1946

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Unidentified family. 283 photographs. Recurring portraits with the family automobile. Numerous travels to locations such as Pinnacle Peak, Lake LaCount, Paso Robles, Santa Ysabel, Pismo Beach, Echo Lake (near Lake Tahoe).
Box 2, Album 17

Album 17, circa 1900-1920

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Unidentified family album. 136 photographs. Images of Santa Margarita, residences in San Jose, portraits of women atop the Santa Clara County courthouse, the State Normal School and Lake Tahoe.
Box 2, Album 18

Album 18, 1936-1939

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Unidentified Family photographs of the American Southwest, especially the Grand Canyon. 502 photographs. Other locations include images of San Francisco, Oakland Airport, the San Diego Zoo, the Russian River, the Livermore Rodeo, San Mateo, and Bay Meadows.
Box 2, Album 19

Album 19, circa 1906

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Unidentified family. 125 photographs. Views of San Francisco, Cliff House, San Jose, and Stanford University following the 1906 earthquake.
Box 2, Album 120

Album 20, 1906; 1930-1931

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Unidentified family. 33 photographs. Many images display an unidentified San Jose farm family. Images of San Jose, cigar shops, the Santa Clara County courthouse, burial sites, and possibly St. James Park.