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Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif., ca. 1915-ca. 1925
BANC PIC 1905.11964-.11965 -- fALB  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif.,
    Date: ca. 1915-ca. 1925
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.11964-.11965 -- fALB
    Extent: 274 photographs, various sizes; compiled in 2 albums, 18 x 35 cm. and 29 x 40 cm. 41 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is available 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], Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif., BANC PIC 1905.11964-.11965--fALB, 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.

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    Acquisition Information


    Scope and Content

    The Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif. albums contain 274 photographic prints taken circa 1915 to circa 1925. The subject of the albums is the Redwood Manufacturers Co. (Remco), located in Pittsburg adjacent to the U.S. Steel Corporation. Both albums feature scenes from the Remco factory and wharf which include grounds, lumber yards, machinery, a wide array of Remco redwood products --such as pipes, tanks, doors, balusters, posts, shingles, siding, railing, columns, and models --and several steam ships. The second album (1905.11965) also pictures residential exteriors presumably featuring Remco products, installation activity, damaged buildings, a loading crane accident, and Remco president C.J. Wood.
    Photographers featured in the collection include R.J. Waters & Co. and Frost Photo of Oakland.
    Several photographs have been glued to the album pages, thus preventing access to their verso captions.