Souvenir of Blue Lakes, Lake Co., Calif. Views by Wallace H. Dow, ca. 1895

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Berkeley, California 94720-6000

Souvenir of Blue Lakes, Lake Co., Calif. Views by Wallace H. Dow, ca 1895

Collection number: BANC PIC 19xx.134--ALB

The Bancroft Library

University of California

Berkeley, California 1996
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    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    October 1995
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Souvenir of Blue Lakes, Lake Co., Calif. Views by Wallace H. Dow,
Date: ca. 1895
Collection Number: BANC PIC 19xx.134--ALB
Extent: 39 black and white prints, mounted in album, 24 x 30 cm. 39 digital objects
Collector: Dow, Wallace H.
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for use.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Souvenir of Blue Lakes, Lake Co., Calif., BANC PIC 19xx.134--ALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparancy film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

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Acquisition Information


Scope and Content

This album appears to have been professionally produced as a promotional tool for the Blue Lake area around 1895. It has a title stamped on the cover and printed captions for some of the photographs. These captions are reprinted in the container listing. Supplied captions in the container listing are bracketed. A printed page at the beginning of the album identifies the photographer as Wallace H. Dow. No information is available on him. Two of the photographs (no. 1 and no. 26) have captions identifying the photographer as E. Verdier and H. Wambold, respectively. Subjects include views of the Blue Lakes; hotels and houses in the area; swimming and boating; rural views; groups of visitors; and a view of the Saratoga Valley.

Container List


:1 Le Trianon (E. Verdier) [hotel]


:2 [View of building by lake]


:3 Mirror View of the Lake


:4 [Boaters and swimmers on lake]


:5 Blue Lake Park


:6 [People on field, possibly playing croquet]


:7 Weisman's [Large group portrait in front of Blue Lake Hotel]


:8 [Overhead view of fields]


:9 To the Rescue [boaters on lake]


:10 [Group portrait in front of Blue Lake Hotel]


:11 Peep View on the Lake


:12 [View of lake from road]


:13 Sulphur Spring [group portrait outdoors]


:14 [Man at lake]


:15 Gutches Flat


:16 [Woman and child in rowboat on lake]


:17 Bathing in the Lake


:18 [Group portrait in front of Long Branch cabin]


:19 [Group portrait on deck]


:20 Belles of the Lake


:21 [Overhead view of lake. Another view of picture no. 2]


:22 Mirror view on the Lake


:23 [Men with rifles and girl in doorway of log cabin]


:24 Clark's Dive into the Lake


:25 [Lake view]


:26 Laurel Dell (H. Wambold)


:27 [Women playing cards, guitar, and mandolin]


:28 The Solid Ten [women posing on stage]


:29 [Landscape]


:30 [Landscape]


:31 Home of the Solid Ten [Men on stage at Blue Lakes Cannery. "Beatty, Photo, Ukiah" written on stage]


:32 [Distant view of lake]


:33 The Pony Rig [Children in pony-drawn wagon, "Blue Lake Stage Line"]


:34 [Man on tree limb over stream]


:35 [Group portrait. Children's camp?]


:36 Picnic Party


:37 [Distant view of rowboat on lake]


:38 Saratoga Valley


:39 [Men and boys posing for portrait near fruit trees