California Faces consists of 1,232 photographic and other pictorial portraits of 416 men and women prominent in California's history. The
portraits, selected from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection, offer a diverse selection of artists, writers, businessmen,
politicians, scientists, entertainers, and others, primarily from the early nineteenth-century until the present. Individuals
from the San Francisco Bay Area tend to predominate since the library's holdings are strongest in this area.
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.