Information for Researchers
Scope and Content
Collection Title: Artistic Homes of California
Date (inclusive): 1887-1890
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.02960--PIC
27 photomechanical reproductions, artotype; 21 x 25 cm.
27 digital objects
The Bancroft Library.
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Abstract: Views of exteriors of prominent homes in California. A few interiors are also included.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information
on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Information for Researchers
Collection is open for use.
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction
of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,
privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the
Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See:
[Identification of item], Artistic Homes of California, 1887-1890, BANC PIC 1905.02960--PIC, 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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Bowie, Richard I.--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Chase, C. M. (Charles Monroe), 1829-1902--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Coleman, James V.--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Coleman, William T. (William Tell), 1824-1893--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Crocker, Charles, 1822-1888--Homes and haunts--California--San Francisco--Pictorial works
De Young, M. H. (Michael Harry), 1849-1925--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Flood, James Clair, 1826-1888--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Holbrook, Charles, 1830-1925--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Hopkins, Edward Washburn, 1857-1932--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Josselyn, Charles--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Ryland, C. T. (Caius Tacitus), 1826-1897--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Scott, Henry Tiffany, 1846-1927--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Stetson, James B. (James Burgess), 1832-1912--Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Tatum, Henry Francis, 1853---Homes and haunts--Pictorial works
Britton & Rey
Architecture, Domestic--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Pictorial works
Architecture, Victorian--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Pictorial works
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works
Scope and Content
Artistic Homes of California consists of twenty-seven views of exteriors (and a few interiors) of mansions located in California.
Most of the mansions are located in San Francisco. A few are located in San Jose and Oakland. The individual photomechanical
reproductions were published by Britton & Rey between 1887 and 1890 as supplements to the
San Francisco News Letter. They were also issued collectively with the title
Artistic Homes of California. The Bancroft Library holds copies of this collection which are more complete than the present collection. This collection
includes the residences of R. H. Pease, Charles Holbrook, Charles Crocker, Edward W. Hopkins, J. C. Flood, Robert Sherwood,
L. L. Baker, David N. Walter, James Cunningham, James R. Stetson, William T. Coleman, Henry L. Tatum, Leland Stanford, Charles
M. Chase, M. H. de Young, C. T. Ryland, Charles Josselyn, Thomas S. Montgomery, C. H. Maddox, R. I. Bowie, James V. Coleman,
Wallace Everson, Albert Brown, Eugene Meyer, Mrs. John Conly, Henry T. Scott, and W. M. Fries. All but two of the photographs
are labeled with the series name "Artotype" and numbered. The last two photographs in the collection are from the "New Artotype"
series and are dated 1890. The captions in the container listing are exact transcriptions of the information printed on each