California Gold Rush Mining Towns Photographed by Alma Lavenson, 1930-1968

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California Gold Rush Mining Towns Photographed by Alma Lavenson, 1930-1968

Collection number: BANC PIC 1987.021--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: California Gold Rush Mining Towns Photographed by Alma Lavenson
Date: 1930-1968
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1987.021--PIC
Photographer: Alma Lavenson
Extent: 373 photographic prints, 21 x 26 cm. or smaller. 367 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection stored off-site. Advance notice required for use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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.
Copyright 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], California Gold Rush Mining Towns Photographed by Alma Lavenson, 1930-1968, BANC PIC 1987.021--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected 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 transparency 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.

Related Collection

Photographs from California and Other Locations, BANC PIC 1981.115 -- B

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The California Gold Rush Mining Towns collection was received as a gift from Alma Lavenson Wahrhaftig in 1987.

Biography

Alma Lavenson was born in San Francisco in 1897, the daughter of a successful dry-goods businessman. After the devastating earthquake and fire of 1906, the Lavenson family moved across the Bay to Oakland. At some point before she entered the University of California at Berkeley, where she would study psychology, Alma Lavenson began to practice photography with a small, folding Kodak camera, which she initially used for snapshots of family and friends. After several years of self-directed study in the pictorialist tradition, her Zion Canyon photograph "The Light Beyond" --the first she had ever submitted for publication --was chosen to appear on the cover of the December 1927 issue of Photo-Era magazine. Similar successes were soon to follow, all acknowledging her formalist approach to landscapes and occasional genre portraits and architectural subjects. Around 1929 Lavenson began to incorporate industrial and urban subjects into her work, exploring the abstract shapes and patterns suggested in their surfaces.
Around 1930, Lavenson made the acquaintances of Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, and Conseulo Kanaga. She and Cunningham would remain friends until Cunningham's death in 1976. At the encouragement of Weston, Lavenson abandoned her pictorialist approach to photography and began to develop a sharper, more tightly composed and austere style. Also at this time, Lavenson began to photograph in the Mother Lode region of California, concentrating on the architecture, mining equipment and landscape features remaining from the Gold Rush era.
In 1932 Alma Lavenson's work appeared in three important exhibits at San Francisco's M.H. De Young Museum. The first exhibit was "A Showing of Hands," which included Lavenson's "Hands of an Etcher." The second was for a contest of photographs of California trees, in which her "Tree in Winter" received second prize (after the winning photograph by Weston). The third and most important exhibit was the watershed "visual manifesto" produced by the newly formed Group f/64, which included Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, John Paul Edwards, Sonia Noskowiak and Henry Swift, as well as other invited photographers, and which sought to rigorously explore the potentials of "straight" photography.
In 1933 Alma Lavenson married the lawyer Matt Wahrhaftig and moved to nearby Piedmont. Her pursuit of photography gradually declined after this point, though she would continue to practice through the 1960s, primarily during her travels abroad. Unlike her contemporaries, Lavenson never considered photography her livelihood, nor did she pursue her practice to such an extent as did, for example, Cunningham, Weston or Adams. "For me," she said in 1978, "photography was just a small part of my life." Alma Lavenson died in 1989.
(Source: Fuller, Patricia Gleason, text to Alma Lavenson (exhibit catalog), Riverside, CA: The California Museum of Photography, c1979.)

Scope and Content

The California Gold Rush Mining Towns collection contains 373 photographs taken between 1930 and 1968 by Alma Lavenson. The collection consists of views of several of the towns and camps of the Mother Lode region --the area located roughly between Georgetown and Mariposa --which was heavily mined for its great quantities of gold-bearing quartz. Approximately 60 communities which originally developed during the Gold Rush period following 1848 are represented in the collection. Many of these communities were apparently nearly-abandoned by the time of Lavenson's visits. The towns range from more well-known areas such as Nevada City, Grass Valley, Columbia, North San Juan and Coloma, to smaller, more obscure areas such as Rough and Ready, Copperopolis, Goodyear's Bar, Fiddletown and Timbuctoo. Especially featured in the collection are Gold-Rush-era structures such as hotels, residences, stores, restaurants, banks, churches, post offices, and jails, as well as cemeteries, farms and mining developments. Many street scenes feature storefront architecture remaining from the Gold Rush period.
Other notable features of the collection include photographs of the homes of Lola Montez and Bret Harte, a replica of the cabin of Mark Twain, the Hangman's Tree of Second Garotte, and several buildings used by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Native Sons of the Golden West, and Wells, Fargo and Co.
The collection is arranged by town, in alphabetical order. The photographs are captioned in manuscript, usually indicating location, date and photographer. Duplicates exist for some of the photographs.

Container Listing

 

Alleghany

box 1

Allegheny [i.e. Alleghany]. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:001--PIC

 

Altaville

box 1

Prince & Garabardi [i.e. Prince & Garibardi] Store. Iron Balcony. Altaville. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:002--PIC

box 1

P & G [i.e. Prince & Garibardi] Store. Altaville. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:003--PIC

box 1

P & G [i.e. Prince & Garibardi] Store. Altaville. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:004--PIC

box 1

P & G [i.e. Prince & Garibardi] Store. Rear -- showing original stone structure. Altaville. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:005--PIC

 

Amador City

box 1

Mine near Amador City. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:006--PIC

box 1

Gold Mine. Amador City. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:007--PIC

box 1

Imperial Hotel. Amador City. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:008--PIC

box 1

[Imperial Hotel, from porch of unidentified building.] Amador City. 1967. BANC PIC 1987.021:009--PIC

box 1

Amador Hotel. Amador City. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:010--PIC

box 1

Amador Hotel. Amador City. 1963 BANC PIC 1987.021:011--PIC

 

Angels Camp

box 1

[Street scene.] Angels Camp. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:012--PIC

box 1

Church [Serbian Church]. Angels Camp. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:013--PIC

box 1

Back Street II. Angels Camp. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:014--PIC

box 1

Wheel [water-wheel]. Near Angels Camp. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:015--PIC

box 1

Back Street I. Angels Camp. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:016--PIC

 

Auburn

box 1

Orleans Hotel. Auburn. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:017--PIC

box 1

Hay & feed store. Auburn. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:018--PIC

box 1

Rear of fire house. Auburn. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:019--PIC

box 1

Fire house. Auburn. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:020--PIC

box 1

Fire house. Auburn. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:021--PIC

box 1

Fire house. Auburn. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:022--PIC

 

Bear Valley

box 1

Brick and adobe wall. Bear Valley. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:023--PIC

box 1

Oso House. Bear Valley. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:024--PIC

box 1

Pendola Store. Bear Valley. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:025--PIC

 

Butte City

box 1

Butte Store. Butte City. 1956. BANC PIC 1987.021:026--PIC

box 1

[Butte Store.] Butte City. 1956. BANC PIC 1987.021:027--PIC

 

Byrnes Ferry

box 1

Covered Bridge. Byrnes Ferry. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:028--PIC

 

Camptonville

box 1

Hotel Francis. Camptonville. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:029--PIC

box 1

Graves near Camptonville. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:030--PIC

box 1

[Hotel Francis.] Camptonville. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:031--PIC

 

Chinese Camp

box 1

Organ in church. Chinese Camp. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:032--PIC

box 1

Church. Chinese Camp. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:033--PIC

box 1

[Church.] Chinese Camp. 1939-19? Not vintage. BANC PIC 1987.021:034--PIC

box 1

[Post office. Cf. 37, 38.] Chinese Camp. 1933. BANC PIC 1987.021:035--PIC

box 1

Chinese Camp. Detail of brick bldg. 1933. BANC PIC 1987.021:036--PIC

box 1

Post Office. Chinese Camp. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:037--PIC

box 1

Post office. Chinese Camp, 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:038--PIC

box 1

[Gravestone in churchyard.] Chinese Camp. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:039--PIC

 

Clinton

box 1

Church. Clinton. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:040--PIC

box 1

[Houses along street.] Clinton. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:041--PIC

 

Coloma

box 1

Jail. Coloma. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:042--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified man.] Coloma. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:043--PIC

box 1

Jail. Coloma. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:044--PIC

box 1

Rob't [i.e. Robert] Bell's Store. Coloma. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:045--PIC

box 1

Rob't [i.e. Robert] Bell's Store. Coloma. 1949. [Duplicate of 47.] BANC PIC 1987.021:046--PIC

box 1

Rob't [i.e. Robert] Bell's Store. Coloma. [1949. Duplicate of 46.] BANC PIC 1987.021:047--PIC

box 1

Old cabin. Coloma. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:048--PIC

box 1

Beakart's [i.e. Bekeart's] Store. Coloma. 1968. BANC PIC 1987.021:049--PIC

box 1

Bayley House. Near Coloma. 1968.

 

Bayley House. Near Coloma. 1968. BANC PIC 1987.021:050--PIC

 

Bayley House. Near Coloma. 1968. BANC PIC 1987.021:051--PIC

box 1

Bayley House, nr. Coloma. 1968. BANC PIC 1987.021:052--PIC

box 1

Robert Bell's Store. Coloma, 1946.

 

Robert Bell's Store. Coloma. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:053--PIC

 

Robert Bell's Store. Coloma. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:054--PIC

 

Columbia

box 1

[Street scene.] Columbia. 1945. BANC PIC 1987.021:055--PIC

box 1

[Street scene.] Columbia. 1945. BANC PIC 1987.021:056--PIC

box 1

Bldg. w. dried vines. Columbia. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:057--PIC

box 1

Old pioneer saloon. Columbia. 1945. BANC PIC 1987.021:058--PIC

box 1

[Storefronts.] Columbia. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:059--PIC

box 1

[Side of brick building.] Columbia. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:060--PIC

box 1

Iron balcony. Next to firehouse. Columbia. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:061--PIC

box 1

Fire house. [Columbia.] 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:062--PIC

box 1

Wells Fargo Bldg. Columbia. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:063--PIC

box 1

Balcony of Wells Fargo Bldg. Columbia. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:064--PIC

box 1

Columbia. Wells Fargo Bldg. & Stage Driver's Retreat. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:065--PIC

box 1

Church. Chinese Camp. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:066--PIC

box 1

Chinese store. Columbia. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:067--PIC

box 1

Wells Fargo Bldg. Columbia. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:068--PIC

box 1

Columbia. 1940. [Gravestone.] [Duplicate of 76.] BANC PIC 1987.021:069--PIC

box 1

[Gravestone.] Columbia. 1945. BANC PIC 1987.021:070--PIC

box 1

[Gravestone.] Columbia. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:071--PIC

box 1

Graveyard. Columbia. 1945. BANC PIC 1987.021:072--PIC

box 1

[Graveyard.] Columbia. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:073--PIC

box 1

[Gravestone.] Columbia. 1945. BANC PIC 1987.021:074--PIC

box 1

[Detail of gravestone.] Columbia. 1945. BANC PIC 1987.021:075--PIC

box 1

[Gravestone.] Columbia. 1940. [Duplicate of 69.] BANC PIC 1987.021:076--PIC

box 1

[Stage Driver's Retreat, saloon and billiard hall.] Columbia. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:077--PIC

box 1

Stage Driver's Retreat. Columbia. 1940.

 

Stage Driver's Retreat. Columbia. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:078--PIC

 

Stage Driver's Retreat. Columbia. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:079--PIC

box 1

"Modernized" sign (ugh!). [Stage Drivers Retreat. Cf. 77-79.] Columbia. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:080--PIC

box 1

Stage Driver's Retreat. Columbia. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:081--PIC

box 1

St. Anne's Church, Columbia. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:082--PIC

box 1

St. Anne's Church. Columbia. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:083--PIC

box 1

St. Anne's Church. Columbia. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:084--PIC

box 1

St. Anne's [Church]. Columbia. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:085--PIC

box 1

"Antiques." Columbia. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:086--PIC

box 1

[Post office.] Columbia. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:087--PIC

box 1

[Post office.] Columbia. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:088--PIC

box 1

[Post office.] Columbia. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:089--PIC

box 1

Old Audy. Columbia. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:090--PIC

box 1

Ruins of Brewery. Columbia. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:091--PIC

box 1

Entrance to the Cemetery. Columbia. 1965. BANC PIC 1987.021:092--PIC

box 1

School house. Columbia. 1965. BANC PIC 1987.021:093--PIC

box 1

Fallon House. Columbia. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:094--PIC

 

Copperopolis

box 1

Hotel. Copperopolis. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:095--PIC

box 1

[Buildings along street.] Copperopolis. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:096--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified buildings.] Copperopolis. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:097--PIC

box 1

[Doorway, unidentified building.] Copperopolis. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:098--PIC

box 1

Odd Fellows Hall. Copperopolis. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:099--PIC

 

Coulterville

box 1

[Street scene.] Coulterville. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:100--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified buildings.] Coulterville. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:101--PIC

box 1

[Abandoned grocery store.] Coulterville. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:102--PIC

box 1

[Locomotive on display.] Coulterville. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:103--PIC

box 1

[Sun Sun Wo Co. store.] Coulterville. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:104--PIC

box 1

Coulterville Market & fire bell. Coulterville. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:105--PIC

box 1

[Coulterville Market and Coulterville Lodge.] Coulterville. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:106--PIC

 

Diamond Springs

box 1

[Unidentified building.] Diamond Springs. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:107--PIC

box 1

[Gravestone.] Diamond Springs. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:108--PIC

 

Douglas Flat

box 1

Gilleado Bldg. (restored). Douglas Flat. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:109--PIC

 

Drytown

box 1

Sunday School (old butcher shop). Drytown. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:110--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified residence.] Drytown. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:111--PIC

 

Downieville

box 1

[Unidentified waterway. Downie River?] Downieville. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:112--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified waterway. Downie River?] Downieville. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:113--PIC

box 1

[View of town from hillside.] Downieville. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:114--PIC

box 1

[Independent Order of Odd Fellows building.] Downieville. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:115--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified residence.] Downieville. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:116--PIC

box 1

Catholic Church. Downieville. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:117--PIC

box 1

Replica of vault of old court house. Downieville. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:118--PIC

box 1

Courthouse. Downieville. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:119--PIC

box 1

Museum & street. Downieville. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:120--PIC

box 1

Mountain Messenger office & bridge. [Downieville.] BANC PIC 1987.021:121--PIC

box 1

[Men outside of St. Charles Hotel.] Downieville. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:122--PIC

box 1

[St. Charles Hotel.] Downieville. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:123--PIC

box 1

St. Charles Hotel. Downieville. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:124--PIC

box 1

[St. Charles Hotel.] Downieville. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:125--PIC

box 1

[St. Charles Hotel.] Downieville. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:126--PIC

 

Dutch Flat

box 1

[Unidentified Victorian residence.] Dutch Flat. 1939. [Duplicate of 128.] BANC PIC 1987.021:127--PIC

box 1

Dutch Flat. 1939. [Unidentified Victorian residence.] [Duplicate of 127.] BANC PIC 1987.021:128--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified Victorian residence.] Dutch Flat. 1939. [Duplicate of 137 and 138.] BANC PIC 1987.021:129--PIC

box 1

[Main Street. Independent Order of Odd Fellows building far left.] Dutch Flat. 1939. [Duplicate of 134 and 135.] BANC PIC 1987.021:130--PIC

box 1

Hotel, Dutch Flat. 1939. [Duplicate of 133.] BANC PIC 1987.021:131--PIC

box 1

[Dutch Flat Market.] Dutch Flat. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:132--PIC

box 1

Hotel. Dutch Flat. 1939. [Duplicate of 131.] BANC PIC 1987.021:133--PIC

box 1

[Main Street. Independent Order of Odd Fellows building far left.] Dutch Flat. 1939. [Duplicate of 130 and 135.] BANC PIC 1987.021:134--PIC

box 1

[Main Street. 1939. Independent Order of Odd Fellows building far left.] Dutch Flat. [Duplicate of 130 and 134.] BANC PIC 1987.021:135--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified residence.] Dutch Flat. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:136--PIC

box 1

Dutch Flat. 1939. [Unidentified Victorian residence.] [Duplicate of 129 and 138.] BANC PIC 1987.021:137--PIC

box 1

Dutch Flat. 1939. [Unidentified Victorian residence.] [Duplicate of 129 and 137.] BANC PIC 1987.021:138--PIC

 

El Dorado

box 1

[Ruins of bank, store and office building.] El Dorado. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:139--PIC

box 1

[Doorway. Ruins of bank, store and office building.] El Dorado. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:140--PIC

box 1

Hill Hotel. El Dorado. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:141--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified building.] El Dorado. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:142--PIC

box 1

[Doorway, unidentified building.] El Dorado. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:143--PIC

box 1

[Ruins of bank, store and office building.] El Dorado. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:144--PIC

 

Fiddletown

box 1

Fiddletown. Assay Office. 1967. (Authentic?) BANC PIC 1987.021:145--PIC

box 1

Schallenhorn's [i.e. Schallhorn's] Shop. Fiddletown. 1967. BANC PIC 1987.021:146--PIC

box 1

Schallenhorn's [i.e. Schallhorn's] Blacksmith Shop. Fiddletown. 1967. BANC PIC 1987.021:147--PIC

box 1

Grave near Fiddletown. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:148--PIC

box 1

Chinese adobe. Fiddletown. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:149--PIC

box 1

Chinese adobe detail. 1957. [Fiddletown.] BANC PIC 1987.021:150--PIC

box 1

Fiddletown. Chinese adobe detail. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:151--PIC

box 1

Fiddletown. Chinese adobe detail. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:152--PIC

box 1

"Home Sweet Home." [Porch of unidentified residence.] Fiddletown. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:153--PIC

box 1

Wooden house and children. [Fiddletown?] 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:154--PIC

box 1

House & garden. Fiddletown. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:155--PIC

 

Foresthill

box 1

[Store fronts.] Foresthill. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:156--PIC

box 1

[Store fronts from across street.] Foresthill. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:157--PIC

box 1

[General Store.] Foresthill. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:158--PIC

 

Forest Home

box 1

Hotel. Forest Home. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:159--PIC

 

French Corral

box 1

[Farm yard.] French Corral. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:160--PIC

box 1

Farm. French Corral. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:161--PIC

box 1

[Leah Stewart General Merchandise store, with gas pump.] French Corral. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:162--PIC

box 1

Barn near French Corral. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:163--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified building.] Near French Corral. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:164--PIC

 

Folsom

box 1

[Unidentified men outside of bar.] Folsom. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:165--PIC

box 1

[Former Wells, Fargo & Co. Assay Office.] Folsom. 1948. BANC PIC 1987.021:166--PIC

box 1

[Former Wells, Fargo & Co. Assay Office.] Folsom. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:167--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified men, outside White Bear Restaurant.] Folsom. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:168--PIC

box 1

Hydraulics. Near Folsom. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:169--PIC

 

Garden Valley

box 1

[Ruins of unidentified building.] Garden Valley. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:170--PIC

 

Georgetown

box 1

I.O.O.F. [i.e. Independent Order of Odd Fellows] Bldg. Georgetown. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:171--PIC

box 1

[Gravestone.] Georgetown. 1949? BANC PIC 1987.021:172--PIC

box 1

Georgetown. 1963. [Street scene with girl on horse.] BANC PIC 1987.021:173--PIC

box 1

Georgetown Hotel. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:174--PIC

box 1

Catholic Church. Georgetown. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:175--PIC

box 1

Methodist Church. Georgetown. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:176--PIC

 

Goodyear's Bar

box 1

Stage Stop. Goodyear's Bar. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:177--PIC

 

Grass Valley

box 1

Mine. Grass Valley. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:178--PIC

box 1

Mine in town. Grass Valley. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:179--PIC

box 1

Tailings from a mine. Grass Valley. BANC PIC 1987.021:180--PIC

box 1

Lola Montez's Home. Grass Valley. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:181--PIC

 

Hornitos

box 1

[Picket fence, unidentified residence.] Hornitos. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:182--PIC

box 1

[Church.] Hornitos. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:183--PIC

box 1

Ruins of Ghirardelli Bldg. Hornitos. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:184--PIC

box 1

[The Plaza.] Hornitos. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:185--PIC

box 1

[Store fronts of abandoned buildings.] Hornitos. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:186--PIC

box 1

[Store fronts of abandoned buildings.] Hornitos. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:187--PIC

box 1

[Native Sons of the Golden West building, formerly Wells Fargo office.] Hornitos. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:188--PIC

box 1

[Native Sons of the Golden West building, formerly Wells Fargo office.] Hornitos. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:189--PIC

box 1

Hornitos Hotel. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:190--PIC

box 1

[Water trough, with tobacco advertisements.] Hornitos. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:191--PIC

box 1

[Ruins of restaurant.] Hornitos. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:192--PIC

box 1

[Unidentified residences.] Hornitos. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:193--PIC

box 1

[Street scene.] Hornitos. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:194--PIC

box 1

N.S.G.W. Bldg. Hornitos. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:195--PIC

box 1

[Doorway, ruins of unidentified building.] Hornitos. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:196--PIC

box 1

[Doorway, ruins of unidentified building.] Hornitos. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:197--PIC

box 1

[Doorway, unidentified building.] Hornitos. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:198--PIC

box 1

[Detail of brick wall, unidentified structure.] Hornitos. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:199--PIC

 

Ione

box 2

Ione. Old Fellows Bldg. 1967.

 

Ione. [Independent Order of Odd Fellows Building.] Old Fellows Bldg. [sic] Ione. 1967. BANC PIC 1987.021:200--PIC

 

Ione. [Independent Order of Odd Fellows Building.] Old Fellows Bldg. [sic] Ione. 1967. BANC PIC 1987.021:201--PIC

 

Jackass Hill

box 2

Replica of Mark Twain's cabin. Jackass Hill. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:202--PIC

 

Jackson

box 2

Water wheel. Jackson. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:203--PIC

box 2

St. Savo's Church. Jackson. BANC PIC 1987.021:204--PIC

box 2

St. Savo's Church. Jackson. BANC PIC 1987.021:205--PIC

box 2

St. Savo's Church. Jackson. 1967. BANC PIC 1987.021:206--PIC

 

Jamestown

box 2

[Buildings along street.] Jamestown. 1933. BANC PIC 1987.021:207--PIC

box 2

[Emporium building.] Jamestown. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:208--PIC

 

Jenny Lind

box 2

[Ruins of unidentified building.] Jenny Lind. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:209--PIC

box 2

I.O.O.F. [i.e. Independent Order of Odd Fellows] Bldg. Jennie Lind [i.e. Jenny Lind]. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:210--PIC

 

Knight's Ferry

box 2

Knight's Ferry. Jail door. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:211--PIC

box 2

Knight's Ferry. Jail. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:212--PIC

box 2

Tulloch Mill (Grist Mill). Knight's Ferry. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:213--PIC

box 2

Old homes. Knight's Ferry. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:214--PIC

box 2

Covered Bridge. Knight's Ferry. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:215--PIC

box 2

Knight's Ferry. Covered Bridge. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:216--PIC

 

Lake City

box 2

Lake City. 1954. [Farm.] BANC PIC 1987.021:217--PIC

 

Lotus

box 2

Store with Catalpa Tree. Lotus. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:218--PIC

box 2

Lohry's store. Lotus. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:219--PIC

box 2

Lohry's store. Lotus. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:220--PIC

 

Mariposa

box 2

Court house. Mariposa. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:221--PIC

box 2

Trabucco's Warehouse. Mariposa. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:222--PIC

box 2

Trabucco Bldg. Mariposa. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:223--PIC

box 2

Stone wall detail. Mariposa to Ben Hur. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:224--PIC

box 2

Stone wall. Mariposa to Ben Hur. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:225--PIC

box 2

Catholic Church. Mariposa. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:226--PIC

box 2

Stone wall, from Mariposa to Ben Hur. Mariposa. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:227--PIC

 

Melones

box 2

Remains of mine near Melones. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:228--PIC

box 2

[Remains of mine.] Melones. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:229--PIC

box 2

Mine near Melones. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:230--PIC

 

Michigan Bluff

box 2

Dixon home. Michigan Bluff. BANC PIC 1987.021:231--PIC

 

Mokelumne Hill

box 2

Leger Hotel. Mokelumne Hill. 1933. BANC PIC 1987.021:232--PIC

box 2

Leger Hotel. Mokelumne Hill. 1957? BANC PIC 1987.021:233--PIC

box 2

Leger Hotel. Mokelumne Hill. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:234--PIC

box 2

Church. Mokelumne Hill. 1933. BANC PIC 1987.021:235--PIC

box 2

[Store fronts.] Mokelumne Hill. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:236--PIC

box 2

Post office. Mokelumne Hill. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:237--PIC

box 2

Old bldgs. Mokelumne Hill. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:238--PIC

box 2

Gen'l Mdse. Store. [C.G. Nuner General Merchandise store.] Mokelumne Hill. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:239--PIC

box 2

L. Mayer & Son store. Mokelumne Hill. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:240--PIC

box 2

Mokelumne Hill. 1933. [C.G. Nuner General Merchandise store.] BANC PIC 1987.021:241--PIC

box 2

[Farm.] Near Mokelumne Hill. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:242--PIC

box 2

Mokelumne Hill. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:243--PIC

box 2

Post office & adjoining bldg. Mokelumne Hill. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:244--PIC

box 2

I.O.O.F. [i.e. Independent Order of Odd Fellows] Bldg. Mokelumne Hill. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:245--PIC

 

Mt. Ophir

box 2

Ruins of Trabucco store. Mt. Ophir. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:246--PIC

box 2

Foundations of mint. Mt. Ophir. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:247--PIC

 

Murphys

box 2

Gravestone. Murphy's. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:248--PIC

box 2

Thorpe's Bakery. Murphys. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:249--PIC

box 2

[Row of porches.] Murphy's. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:250--PIC

box 2

[Store front.] Murphys. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:251--PIC

box 2

Side of Mitchler Hotel. [Murphys.] 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:252--PIC

box 2

Mitchler Hotel. Murphys. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:253--PIC

box 2

Murphy's Hotel. Formerly Mitchler Hotel. Murphy's. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:254--PIC

 

Nevada City

box 2

[Shuttered doorway. Unidentified residence.] Nevada City. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:255--PIC

box 2

Barn near Nevada City. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:256--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified residence.] Nevada City. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:257--PIC

box 2

Home built by Dr. R.M. Hunt on Nevada St. 1887. Nevada City. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:258--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified residence.] Nevada City. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:259--PIC

box 2

Lamp post of old court house. Nevada City. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:260--PIC

box 2

"The Castle." Nevada City. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:261--PIC

box 2

[Spire, unidentified building.] Nevada City. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:262--PIC

box 2

[Store fronts.] Nevada City. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:263--PIC

box 2

Balcony next to assay office. Nevada City. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:264--PIC

box 2

Assay office. Nevada City. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:265--PIC

box 2

Fire house, Nevada City. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:266--PIC

box 2

Firehouse. Nevada City. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:267--PIC

box 2

[Fire house.] Nevada City. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:268--PIC

box 2

Old Fire House, Nevada City. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:269--PIC

box 2

[Fire house, right.] Nevada City. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:270--PIC

box 2

Fire house. Nevada City. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:271--PIC

box 2

Doorway with vines. Nevada City. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:272--PIC

box 2

[Building fronts.] Nevada City. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:273--PIC

box 2

Sing Lee Laundry. Nevada City. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:274--PIC

box 2

[Sing Lee Laundry.] Chinese laundry. Nevada City. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:275--PIC

box 2

Fire house #2 and Broad Street. Nevada City. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:276--PIC

box 2

Firehouse #2. Nevada City. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:277--PIC

box 2

Union Hotel. Nevada City. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:278--PIC

 

North Bloomfield

box 2

Church door. No. [i.e. North] Bloomfield. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:279--PIC

box 2

Wooden store. No. [i.e. North] Bloomfield. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:280--PIC

box 2

[Building formerly National Hotel and Annex.] North Bloomfield. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:281--PIC

box 2

[Building formerly National Hotel and Annex.] North Bloomfield. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:282--PIC

box 2

[From Malakoff Diggins mine.] Malakoff Mine diggings. North Bloomfield. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:283--PIC

box 2

[From Malakoff Diggins mine.] Malakoff Mine diggings. North Bloomfield. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:284--PIC

box 2

North Bloomfield. Hydrolic [sic] erosion from Malikoff [i.e. Malakoff] Mine. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:285--PIC

 

North San Juan

box 2

North San Juan. Block & Furth Store. 1930.

 

Block & Furth Store. North San Juan. 1930. BANC PIC 1987.021:286--PIC

 

[Man with wheelbarrow.] Block & Furth Store. North San Juan. 1930. BANC PIC 1987.021:287--PIC

box 2

[Farm.] North San Juan. 1930. BANC PIC 1987.021:288--PIC

box 2

[Buildings along road.] North San Juan. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:289--PIC

box 2

Simon Furth home. North San Juan. 1930. BANC PIC 1987.021:290--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified residence.] North San Juan. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:291--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified building under tree.] Autumn. North San Juan. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:292--PIC

box 2

[Doorway, unidentified building.] North San Juan. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:293--PIC

box 2

Solaro's Hotel. North San Juan. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:294--PIC

box 2

View from the cemetery. North San Juan. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:295--PIC

box 2

[Doorways, ruins of unidentified building.] North San Juan. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:296--PIC

box 2

[Balcony railing, unidentified building.] North San Juan. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:297--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified buildings.] N. [i.e. North] San Juan. 1934? BANC PIC 1987.021:298--PIC

box 2

[Balcony railing, unidentified building.] North San Juan. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:299--PIC

box 2

[Doorway and balcony railing, unidentified building.] North San Juan. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:300--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified building.] North San Juan. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:301--PIC

box 2

[Corner of unidentified building.] North San Juan. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:302--PIC

box 2

Hydraulic erosion. Between Nevada City & No. [i.e. North] San Juan. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:303--PIC

 

Oregon Creek

box 2

Covered Bridge. Oregon Creek. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:304--PIC

 

Plymouth

box 2

Stone & brick bldg. Plymouth. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:305--PIC

 

Red Dog

box 2

Diggings. Red Dog. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:306--PIC

 

Rough & Ready

box 2

[Wooden wheel.] Rough & Ready. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:307--PIC

box 2

Hotel. Rough & Ready. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:308--PIC

box 2

Fippen's [i.e. Fippin's] Blacksmith Shop. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:309--PIC

box 2

[Large tree, with barn in distance.] Rough & Ready. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:310--PIC

box 2

[Barn, with tools.] Rough & Ready. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:311--PIC

box 2

[Barn, with tools.] Rough & Ready. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:312--PIC

box 2

[Side of wooden house.] Rough & Ready. 1946. BANC PIC 1987.021:313--PIC

 

San Andreas

box 2

Farm near San Andreas. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:314--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified residence.] San Andreas. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:315--PIC

box 2

Meat Market. San Andreas. 1963. BANC PIC 1987.021:316--PIC

box 2

Meat Market. San Andreas. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:317--PIC

box 2

J. Banque Store. San Andreas. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:318--PIC

box 2

[Bridge.] San Andreas. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:319--PIC

 

Second Garotte

box 2

Hangman's Tree. Second Garotte. 1951. BANC PIC 1987.021:320--PIC

box 2

Bret Harte Cabin. Second Garotte. 1951. BANC PIC 1987.021:321--PIC

box 2

Hangman's Tree. Second Garotte. 1951. BANC PIC 1987.021:322--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified stone and brick building.] Second Garotte? [Or possibly Camptonville?] 1951. BANC PIC 1987.021:323--PIC

 

Shingle Springs

box 2

[Ruins of unidentified stone building.] Shingle Springs. 1949. BANC PIC 1987.021:324--PIC

 

Sierra City

box 2

Sierra City. Busch Bldg. 1937. BANC PIC 1987.021:325--PIC

box 2

Busch Bldg. Sierra City. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:326--PIC

box 2

Busch Bldg. Sierra City. 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:327--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified residence.] Sierra City. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:328--PIC

box 2

[Ruins of stone building.] Sierra City. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:329--PIC

 

Smartsville

box 2

[Church.] Smartville [Smartsville]. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:330--PIC

box 2

[Church.] Smartville [Smartsville]. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:331--PIC

box 2

[Church.] Smartville [Smartsville]. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:332--PIC

box 2

Empire Ranch Barn. Near Smartville [Smartsville]. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:333--PIC

 

Sonora

box 2

St. James Church. Sonora. 1950. BANC PIC 1987.021:334--PIC

box 2

St. James Church. Sonora. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:335--PIC

box 2

Second hand store. Sonora. 1940. BANC PIC 1987.021:336--PIC

 

Sutter Creek

box 2

Church. Sutter Creek. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:337--PIC

box 2

Cemetery. Sutter Creek. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:338--PIC

box 2

[Man painting barn.] Sutter Creek. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:339--PIC

box 2

Monteverd's [i.e. Monteverde's] Store. Sutter Creek. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:340--PIC

box 2

Main Street. Sutter Creek. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:341--PIC

box 2

Main Street. Sutter Creek. 1939. BANC PIC 1987.021:342--PIC

 

Timbuctoo

box 2

Stewart Bros. Store. Timbuctoo. 1932. BANC PIC 1987.021:343--PIC

box 2

Stewart Bros. Store. Timbuctoo. 1934. BANC PIC 1987.021:344--PIC

 

Tuttletown

box 2

Tuttletown Hotel. 1947. BANC PIC 1987.021:345--PIC

 

Vallecito

box 2

Oak Tree with Miner's Bell. Vallecito. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:346--PIC

box 2

Church. Vallecito. 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:347--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified building.] Vallecito. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:348--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified building.] Vallecito. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:349--PIC

box 2

[Ruins of unidentified building.] Vallecito. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:350--PIC

box 2

[Former Dinkelspiel's Store. Vallecito. McGall's Center and old Wells Fargo Bank building] 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:351--PIC

box 2

[Former Dinkelspiel's Store. Vallecito. McGall's Center and old Wells Fargo Bank building] 1938. BANC PIC 1987.021:352--PIC

 

Volcano

box 2

[Doorway, unidentified building.] Volcano. 1956. BANC PIC 1987.021:353--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified building.] Volcano. n.d. BANC PIC 1987.021:354--PIC

box 2

Jail. Volcano. 1967. BANC PIC 1987.021:355--PIC

box 2

St. George Hotel. Volcano. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:356--PIC

box 2

I.O.O.F. [i.e. Independent Order of Odd Fellows] Bldg. & Masonic Bldg. Volcano. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:357--PIC

box 2

I.O.O.F. [i.e. Independent Order of Odd Fellows] Bldg. Volcano. 1936? BANC PIC 1987.021:358--PIC

box 2

Volcano. I.O.O.F. [i.e. Independent Order of Odd Fellows] Bldg. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:359--PIC

box 2

Sibley's Brewery. Volcano. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:360--PIC

box 2

St. George Hotel. Volcano. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:361--PIC

box 2

St. George Hotel. Volcano. 1957. [Entrance.] BANC PIC 1987.021:362--PIC

box 2

St. George Hotel. Volcano. 1967. BANC PIC 1987.021:363--PIC

box 2

[Porch, St. George Hotel.] Volcano. 1967. BANC PIC 1987.021:364--PIC

box 2

St. George Hotel. Volcano. 1967. BANC PIC 1987.021:365--PIC

box 2

Gen. Mdse. [i.e. General Merchandise] Store & Wells Fargo. [Ruins.] Volcano. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:366--PIC

box 2

[Unidentified building.] Volcano. 1936. BANC PIC 1987.021:367--PIC

box 2

[Ruins of General Merchandise Store and Wells Fargo office? Cf. No. 366.] Volcano. 1957. BANC PIC 1987.021:368--PIC

 

Washington

box 2

Stone Bldg. Washington [Nevada County, Calif.] 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:369--PIC

box 2

Little School? Church? Washington [Nevada County, Calif.] 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:370--PIC

box 2

Stone store w. gas pump. Washington [Nevada County, Calif.] 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:371--PIC

box 2

Hotel. Washington [Nevada County, Calif.] 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:372--PIC

box 2

[Washington Hotel.] Washington [Nevada County, Calif.] 1954. BANC PIC 1987.021:373--PIC