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Dresel and Bancroft family photographs [graphic].
BANC PIC 2012.083--NNEG; BANC PIC 2012.083--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2012.083; BANC PIC 2012.083
Collection Overview

Title:

Dresel and Bancroft family photographs

Creator/Contributor:

Underwood & Underwood

Abstract:

Photographs, postcards and ephemera pertaining to the Dresel family of Sonoma County and San Francisco, and to Sacramento printer Roger E. Bancroft and family. Photographs depict the Dresel family and associates, and the majority date from 1906 to 1935. Of chief interest is an album of 1906, captioned in German and inscribed to Tante Luise, of high quality amateur photographs of the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake and fire, the (Gustave?) Dresel family house on Vallejo Street at Baker Street, a young Carmelita Dresel, and numerous Dresel children in Sonoma County. Collection also includes snapshot stereographs, some depicting Dresel family members, taken in and around Point Lobos and the Highlands Inn at Carmel; at the Walter Bunsdschu family home in Sonoma County; and the Big Sur area. Also includes a small album of 1906 photographs of "The Vista", a country cottage in an unknown location; commercial stereographs depicting various locations in the U.S.A. and abroad and assorted postcards and greeting cards. A small amount of correspondence (with inconsequential content), addressed envelopes, and miscellaneous ephemera chiefly pertains to Roger E. Bancroft or Dorothy Bancroft Dresel.

Date:

ca. 1900-ca. 1964, bulk 1906-1935 (issued)

Subject:

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Bancroft, Roger E
Dresel, Carl -- 1851- -- Family -- Pictorial works
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Photographs
Vintners -- California -- Napa County -- Photographs
German Americans -- California -- Photographs
Point Lobos State Reserve (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Carmel (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Sonoma County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works

Note:

Various unknown photographers. Commercial stereographs by Underwood & Underwood.
Also includes correspondence, ephemera and other papers.
Title devised by cataloger.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED NEGATIVE. Use of negative only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Purchase ; from Mark Baker Enterprises ; 2012.
Roger E. Bancroft was a Sacramento-based printer whose family appears to have relocated from Pennsylvania to California after 1910. His aunt Dorothy Mae Bancroft married Julius Dresel (born 1889), a son of Carl Dresel (born 1851) and his wife Rosa Gundlach (of the family that founded the Gundlach Bundschu winery). The Dresel family members pictured among these snapshots are children and grandchildren of Julius Dresel (born 1816). Julius Dresel was a pioneer vintner in Sonoma County and brother of Emil Dresel of the early California lithographic partnership Kuchel & Dresel. Carmelita Dresel, pictured, was a daughter of Dr. Gustave Dresel of San Francisco, son of Julius.

Type:

graphic
Photograph albums.
Postcards.
Stereographs.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
1 box (ca. 120 photographic prints and ca. 140 postcards) and 1 negative : b&w and color ; 9 x 18 cm or smaller.

Language:

mul

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2012.083--NNEG
BANC PIC 2012.083--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2012.083
BANC PIC 2012.083

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED NEGATIVE. Use of negative only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.