Guide to the Album of Views of California and the West, Canada, and China [graphic], ca. 1885-ca. 1895

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Guide to the Album of Views of California and the West, Canada, and China [graphic], ca. 1885-ca. 1895

Collection number: BANC PIC 1999.055--fALB

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1999
Encoded by:
James Lake
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Album of Views of California and the West, Canada, and China [graphic],
Date (inclusive): ca. 1885-ca. 1895
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1999.055--fALB
Extent: 1 album (46 photographic prints) and 20 photographic prints
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages Represented: English

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[Identification of item], Album of views of California and the West, Canada, and China [graphic], BANC PIC 1999.055--fALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Title supplied by cataloger.
Various photographers, including Isaiah West Taber, William Notman & Son, Bailey Bros., Bailey and Neelands, C.R. Savage, W.H. Jackson, and others. Compiler unknown.
Views presumably purchased and compiled as souvenirs of travel.
Captions and photographer's names have been transcribed as they appear on items, with additional information added in brackets.

List of Items

 

:1 B 2629: Chinatown, S.F. Cal. The Five Idols in the Holy of Holies in the Joss Temple of Lung Gong. Copyright 1887.

I.W. Taber, Pho. San Francisco

 

:2 B1176: In Chinatown, S.F., Cal. [Crowds in San Francisco's Chinatown at Dupont Street. View from the top of a building.]

Taber Photo., San Francisco.

 

:3 3002: Balcony of the Chinese Restaurant, Dupont Street, San Francisco. [Overlooking neighboring buildings and the street.]

Taber Photo., San Francisco.

 

:4 3009: Grand Dining Room of the Chinese Restaurant, Washington Street, San Francisco.

Taber Photo., San Francisco, Cal.

 

:5 5965: White Women in Opium Den, Chinatown, S.F. Copyright... May 31st, 1892. [Two caucasian women lying down, one sleeping and the other smoking opium while an Asian male smokes opium on the bed.]

I.W. Taber

 

:6 5347: Scene before the execution of 15 pirates at Kowloon. City, opposite Hong Kong, China. [Pirates are kneeling with their hands tied behind their backs. A crowd gathers to watch. Ships sail in the background]

Taber Photo., San Francisco, Cal.

 

:7 5346: Scene after the beheading of 15 pirates at Kowloon. City, opposite Hong Kong, China. [Six men stand behind the beheaded corpses of the pirates.]

Taber Pho. San Francisco, Cal.

 

:8 5315: "A Chinese Execution." [A dismembered corpse of a man lies on the ground surrounded by onlookers.]

Taber Photo., San Francisco, Cal.

 

:9 3092: Wawona Station, Cal. 1887 [A two story building in a clearing of trees.]

Taber Photo., San Francisco, Cal.

 

:10 2538: The Grizzly Giant, diameter 33 feet, Mariposa Grove, Cal. [Five men and two horses pose in front of the tree.]

Taber Photo., San Francisco.

 

:11 2452: "Wawona"-28 feet diameter, 275 feet high-Mariposa Grove. [A man in a wagon passes through the passage cut through the tree.]

Taber Photo., San Francisco.

 

:12 A 35: The Half Dome, 4,953 feet, Yosemite, Cal. [River in foreground.]

Taber Photo, San Francisco.

 

:13 5632: Hotel Del Coronado, North East Side, San Diego Co., Cal.

Taber Photo., San Francisco, Cal.

 

:14 B2370: The Capitol, Sacramento, Cal.

Taber Photo., San Francisco.

 

:15 4222: Conservatory, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Cal.

Taber Photo., San Francisco.

 

:16 6026: Interior of Court, Palace Hotel, San Francisco. [A single person sits in the court of the Palace Hotel.]

Taber Photo., San Francisco, Cal.

 

:17 3407: Hotel Del Monte front view from garden-Monterey, Cal.

Taber Photo., San Francisco.

 

:18 B2729: Raymond Hotel South Pasadena-From the brook. [A man sits with a dog in the foreground of the hotel.]

Taber Photo., San Francisco.

 

:19 1617: Main Street, Winnipeg. [Ontario, Canada.]

Wm. Notman & Son, Montreal.

 

:20 1513: Quebec From the River. [Two sailboats flank a larger boat in the river with the city in the background.]

Wm. Notman & Son, Montreal

 

:21 [Niagara Falls: A group of tourists stand on the viewing platform overlooking the falls.]

 

:22 2575: Montreal, From Mount Royal.

Wm. Notman & Son, Photo., Montreal.

 

:23 X847: View From YMCA Building, Showing General Offices CPR and Station. [Canadian Pacific Railway.][Vancouver, B.C.?]

Bailey Bros., Photo., Vancouver, B.C.

 

:24 Carnival, Montreal 1885. [Photograph of a poster for the Montreal Carnival of 1885.] "Entered according to act of Parliament in the year 1885 by Wm. Notman & Son in the office of the minister of agriculture."

Wm. Notman & Son, Photographers.

 

:25 [View of a town from a hilltop with a bay in the background. Several large ships offshore.][British Columbia.]

 

:26 1086: Parliament Building--Ottawa.

 

:27 X705: Victoria, B.C. from Government Buildings. [Several small sailboats in river in the foreground of the city.]

Bailey and Neelands, Photographers, Vancouver, B.C.

 

:28 X646: Beaver Canyon, Selkirks, B.C.

Bailey and Neelands, Photographers, Vancouver, B.C.

 

:29 X740: Vancouver, B.C. from Mount Pleasant. [Tree stumps in foreground.]

Bailey Bros. Photo., Vancouver, B.C.

 

:30 X751: Ross Peak, C.P.R., Selkirks, Midwinter. [View of the peak from the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks with snowshed at center.]

Bailey Bros. Photo., Vancouver, B.C.

 

:31 X808: Looking south from City Hall, Winnipeg. [Views of store fronts and signs looking down a large street into Winnipeg.]

Bailey Bros. Photo., Vancouver, B.C.

 

:32 [View of Victoria, B.C. from government buildings across river. Several sailboats pass down river under bridge. Central Victoria in Background.]

 

:33 X792: Bow River Valley and C.P.R. Hotel, Banff National Park. [Shot of entire valley with the Canadian Pacific Railway Hotel in the midground.]

Bailey Bros. Photo., Vancouver, B.C.

 

:34 East Temple St., Salt Lake City. [Taken above street level.]

C.R. Savage Photo.

 

:35 Salt Lake City from Prospect Hill.[Mormon temple under construction.]

C.R. Savage Photo.

 

:36 Garfield, Gt. [Great] Salt Lake, The Pavilion. Looking North. [A large number of people swim in the lake surrounding the pavilion, while others walk along the pier.]

C.R. Savage Photo.

 

:37 Columbia River at Bonneville. [A few houses seen on the opposite bank of the Columbia River, Oregon]

 

:38 743: Vancouver, B.C. From Nelson Street.

Bailey Bros. Photo., Vancouver, B.C.

 

:39 443: Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak. [Town in the foreground.]

 

:40 1202: Leadville from Carbonate Hill.

 

:41 213: Portland. [overall shot of Portland, Oregon.]

 

:42 600: Hill's [Hell's?] Gate Canyon, Fraser River.

 

:43 602: View on C.P.R. [Canadian Pacific Railway] Showing Four Tunnels. [Four men ride on a hand car through the tunnels.]

 

:44 814: Across the Royal Gorge. [A locomotive is seen through a crevice.]

W.H.J. Co. [William Henry Jackson.]

 

:45 812: Suspended Bridge in the Royal Gorge. [A bridge for the train passes over a river.]

 

:46 662: C.P.R. Hotel, Banff National Park. [Front view of the Canadian Pacific Railway Hotel seen through trees with a peak in the background.]

 

:47-66 [Unmounted albumen prints of European and North African scenes, chiefly unidentified. Appears to include: Gibraltar, Algeria, possibly Spain and Italy. Scenes include street views, cityscapes, a procession, a bullfight, and scenic views. Several views may be a world's fair. Formerly laid in album in envelope. Provenance unknown.]