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San Francisco Police Photograph Album, circa 1904-circa 1930
BANC PIC 1999.015--fALB  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: San Francisco Police photograph album
    Date (inclusive): circa 1904-circa 1930
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1999.015--fALB
    Creator: Blum, George W.
    Extent: 1 album (ca. 270 photographic prints and newsclippings) and 1 box (ca. 35 items, chiefly newsclippings and photographic prints) 10 digital objects (10 images)
    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/
    Abstract: Apparently the personal album of photographer George W. Blum, this scrapbook documents numerous San Francisco murder cases. Includes photographs of victims in the morgue and at crime scenes, mug shots of suspects, newsclippings, and occasional street views. The most prominent cases included are the Preparedness Day Parade bombing of 1916 (with Thomas Mooney et al.), and the Virginia Rappe murder case (with morgue photos and a mug shot of Fatty Arbuckle taken by Blum.)
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    RESTRICTED ALBUM. Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], San Francisco Police Photograph Album, BANC PIC 1999.015--fALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital reproductions of selected images are available.

    Scope and Content

    Apparently the personal album of photographer George W. Blum, this scrapbook documents numerous San Francisco murder cases. Includes forensic photographs of victims in the morgue and at crime scenes, mug shots of suspects, newsclippings, and occasional street views. The most prominent cases included are the Preparedness Day Parade bombing of 1916 (with Thomas Mooney et al.), and the Virginia Rappe murder case (with morgue photos and a mug shot of Fatty Arbuckle taken by Blum.)

    Additional Note

    Note: Item # (below) indicates specific items (labelled a,b,c, etc.) on a given page. "Folder" (followed by a number) in this position indicates loose items relating to the case on this page number but removed and foldered separately as BANC PIC 1999.015--PIC. Folders 12-22 do not clearly relate to any identified page numbers, but for filing purposes on this list they are associated with the blank pg. 116.