See the Sierras from a Saddle: Robinson Pack Train, Allie W. Robinson, Prop., ca. 1930

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See the Sierras from a Saddle: Robinson Pack Train, Allie W. Robinson, Prop., ca. 1930

Collection number: BANC PIC 1992.014--ALB

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: See the Sierras from a Saddle: Robinson Pack Train, Allie W. Robinson, Prop.
Date: ca. 1930
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1992.014--ALB
Photographer: Frashers Foto (Pomona, California)
Extent: 71 photographic prints in an album; black and white; album is 19 x 29 cm. 68 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

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], See the Sierras from a Saddle: Robinson Pack Train, Allie W. Robinson, Prop., ca. 1930, BANC PIC 1992.014--ALB, 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.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of H. Stewart Kimball, ca. 1992

Scope and Content

The See the Sierras album contains 71 black and white photographs on 68 pages taken by Frashers Foto Company of Pomona California, probably in the 1930s. The album was prepared as a promotional tool for the Robinson Pack Train in Independence, California. According to handwritten information opposite the title page in the album, the pack train, established in 1901, was the oldest in Eastern California. Allie W. Robinson, its proprietor, offered to pack deer hunters and trout fishermen to the 200 lakes and 150 miles of streams in the eastern Sierras.
The album includes views of many of these lakes and streams, including Gilbert Lake, Kearsage Lakes, Bull Frog Lake, Bubbs Creek, South Fork Kings River, Rae Lake, the "Sixty Lake Basin," Baxter Lake, Bench Lake, Whitney Creek, and Tulainyo Lake. Also included are a few views of Mt. Whitney and views of many peaks, trails, and other landmarks in the area including Onion Valley, University Peak, Kearsage Trail, Mt. Brewer, Glenn Pass, Dragon Peak, Fin Dome, and others. The album emphasizes the excellent trout fishing in the area with several photographs of fishermen and their catches. The captions in the container listing are the handwritten captions that appear on the album pages or photographs.

Container Listing

 

See the Sierras from a Saddle. Back Country from Independence, Calif. [California]. Robinson Pack Train, Allie W. Robinson, Prop. [proprietor], Independence, Calif. Photos by Frashers, Pomona, Calif. BANC PIC 1992.014:01--ALB

 

Mt. Whitney Trout Hatchery, Independence, Calif. BANC PIC 1992.014:02--ALB

 

Onion Valley, Independence and Owens Valley from Kearsarge Pass Trail BANC PIC 1992.014:03--ALB

 

Gilbert Lake and University Peak. Independence, Cal. [California] BANC PIC 1992.014:04--ALB

 

Gilbert Lake, Kearsarge Pass Trail. Independence, Cal. [California] BANC PIC 1992.014:05--ALB

 

Through the Pines. Back Country from Independence, Cal. [California] BANC PIC 1992.014:06--ALB

 

Kearsarge Pinnacles and Lakes. Independence, Cal. [California] BANC PIC 1992.014:07--ALB

 

Center Basin BANC PIC 1992.014:08--ALB

 

East Vidette, Mt. Stanford, Deer Horn Mt., and West Vidette. Independence, Calif. BANC PIC 1992.014:09--ALB

 

Bull Frog Lake, via Independence, Calif. BANC PIC 1992.014:10--ALB

 

Bull Frog Lake, East Vidette, Deer Horn and West Vidette Mountains BANC PIC 1992.014:11--ALB

 

Charlotte Lake and University Peak BANC PIC 1992.014:12--ALB

 

"Rainbows" from Charlotte Lake BANC PIC 1992.014:13--ALB

 

Mt. Brewer and Bubbs Creek Canyon BANC PIC 1992.014:14--ALB

 

Bubbs Creek Falls BANC PIC 1992.014:15--ALB

 

Kings River Bridge. Bubbs Canyon Trail BANC PIC 1992.014:16--ALB

 

Robinson Will Show You Where to Catch Them BANC PIC 1992.014:17--ALB

 

Where Golden Trout Abound BANC PIC 1992.014:18--ALB

 

Golden Trout BANC PIC 1992.014:19--ALB

 

Mist Falls, South Fork Kings River BANC PIC 1992.014:20--ALB

 

Summit of Glenn Pass BANC PIC 1992.014:21--ALB

 

On Glenn Pass BANC PIC 1992.014:22--ALB

 

Mt. Brewer, East and West Guard Peaks, from Glenn Pass BANC PIC 1992.014:23--ALB

 

Rae Lake and Dragon Peak BANC PIC 1992.014:24--ALB

 

Fin Dome and Rae Lake BANC PIC 1992.014:25--ALB

 

Upper Rae Lake and Fin Dome BANC PIC 1992.014:26--ALB

 

Rae Lake and Fin Dome BANC PIC 1992.014:27--ALB

 

Robinson Pack Train at Rae Lake, via Independence, Calif. BANC PIC 1992.014:28--ALB

 

One of the Upper Lakes in "Sixty Lake Basin" BANC PIC 1992.014:29--ALB

 

South Fork Woods Creek and Pyramid Peak BANC PIC 1992.014:30--ALB

 

Robinson Pack Train, Established 1910 BANC PIC 1992.014:31--ALB

 

Woods Creek BANC PIC 1992.014:32--ALB

 

Woods Lake BANC PIC 1992.014:33--ALB

 

Woods Creek BANC PIC 1992.014:34--ALB

 

For Good Fishing See Robinson's Pack Train BANC PIC 1992.014:35--ALB

 

Woods Lake BANC PIC 1992.014:36--ALB

 

Twin Lakes. Headwater of Woods Creek BANC PIC 1992.014:37--ALB

 

Independence Calif. Owend Valley and Oak Creek from Baxter Pass BANC PIC 1992.014:38--ALB

 

"See the Sierras from a Saddle" BANC PIC 1992.014:39--ALB

 

Pinchot Pass from Lake Majorie BANC PIC 1992.014:40--ALB

 

Mt. Pinchot and Pinchot Pass BANC PIC 1992.014:41--ALB

 

Limit Catches from Baxter Lake BANC PIC 1992.014:42--ALB

 

Bench Lake Upper Basin South Fork Kings River BANC PIC 1992.014:43--ALB

 

Bench Lake and Taboose Pass BANC PIC 1992.014:44--ALB

 

Bench Lake and Taboose Pass. South Fork Kings River BANC PIC 1992.014:45--ALB

 

Tulainyo Lake. Elevation 12865 Ft. [feet] BANC PIC 1992.014:46--ALB

 

Looking Down Kern Canyon from Moraine Lake Trail BANC PIC 1992.014:47--ALB

 

Scene in South American Lake Basin, Headwater of the Kern River BANC PIC 1992.014:48--ALB

 

Cotton Wood Lake BANC PIC 1992.014:49--ALB

 

Mt. Whitney, Elevation 14502 Ft. [feet] BANC PIC 1992.014:50--ALB

 

Crabtree Meadows on Mt. Whitney Trail BANC PIC 1992.014:51--ALB

 

Whitney Creek. Mt. Whitney in Distance BANC PIC 1992.014:52--ALB

 

Cabin on Summit of Mt. Whitney BANC PIC 1992.014:53--ALB

 

Mt. Whitney Pinnacles BANC PIC 1992.014:54--ALB

 

Owens Valley as Seen from Crest of Sierras BANC PIC 1992.014:55--ALB

 

View from Summit of Mt. Whitney BANC PIC 1992.014:56--ALB

 

Mt. Williamson from Summit of Mt. Whitney BANC PIC 1992.014:57--ALB

 

See the Sierra from a Saddle. Back Country from Independence, Calif. Scenery, Fishing and Hunting. Robinson Pack Train, Allie W. Robinson, Prop. [proprietor], Independence, Calif. BANC PIC 1992.014:58--ALB

 

One Day's Kill in the Independence Back Country BANC PIC 1992.014:59--ALB

 

"We Packed in with Robinson's Pack Train!" BANC PIC 1992.014:60--ALB

 

Killed at Junction of Woods Creek, via Independence, Cal. [California] BANC PIC 1992.014:61--ALB

 

Snow Field BANC PIC 1992.014:62--ALB

 

Grouse Meadows BANC PIC 1992.014:63--ALB

 

Tehipite Dome. Middle Fork of the Kings River BANC PIC 1992.014:64--ALB

 

Bubb's Creek Falls BANC PIC 1992.014:65--ALB

 

Rae Lake Reached by Robinson's Pack Train, Independence, Calif. BANC PIC 1992.014:66--ALB

 

Woods Lake, Where Trout Abound BANC PIC 1992.014:67--ALB

 

[Lake] BANC PIC 1992.014:68--ALB