Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes, ca. 1900-ca. 1939

Processed by Chris McDonald.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
1997

Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes, ca. 1900-ca. 1939

BANC PIC 1988.063 -- PIC

The Bancroft Library



University of California

Berkeley, California 1997
Finding aid and digital representations of archival materials funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Processed and encoded by:
    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    October 1996
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1988.063 -- PIC
Extent: 52 photographic prints, 21 x 26 cm. or smaller; 3 post cards, 9 x 14 cm. or smaller. 54 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

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], Berkeley and Oakland businesses and scenes, BANC PIC 1988.063--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.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes collection was purchased in 1987.

Scope and Content

The Berkeley and Oakland Businesses and Scenes collection contains 52 photographs and 3 post cards dating from around the turn of the century to the 1930s. The collection contains a miscellany of residences, businesses, street scenes, group portraits, and churches. A large portion of the collection apparently documents the iron ornamentation of many of the featured buildings--perhaps the work of Liberty Ornamental Iron and Wire Works, Inc., which is pictured in at least one photograph. Notable buildings and locations include the Berkeley City Hall, the University of California at Berkeley, the Lutheran Church on Bancroft Way in Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue, Alta Bates Hospital, the residence of C.L. Best, a large Masonic building, and the RKO Golden Gate Theatre. Much specific information relating to many of the photographs--such as location, subject matter, date, or photographer--remains unidentified.
Other areas featured in addition to Berkeley and Oakland include Piedmont, Alameda, Claremont, and San Francisco.
Photographers identified in the collection include Alfred Greene and Max W. Greene. Each of their studios is also pictured.
The collection has been arranged by general location (e.g. Berkeley, Oakland, etc.) when identifiable.

Container Listing

 

:1 [Brass band. University of California, Berkeley?]

 

:2 [Berkeley City Hall. Photograph by Max W. Greene.]

 

:3 [Berkeley Fruit Supply Co. Storefront with employees.]

 

:4 Lutheran Church. Bancroft Way, [Berkeley].

 

:5 [Street scene, with horse buggies, electric trolley car, automobiles and approaching train. Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley?]

 

:6 [Berkeley Hardware Co. Storefront. 2154 University Avenue, Berkeley. Photograph by Max W. Greene.]

 

Alta Bates Hospital. Berkeley. [Facade, with iron ornamentation.]

 

:9 Hull Undertaking Parlor. Berkeley. [Interior, with iron gate.]

 

:10 Athol Aptmts. Grand Ave. Oakland. [Fire escape with iron railing.]

 

:11 Athol Aptmts. Grand Ave., Oakland. [Exterior, with iron railing beneath windows.]

 

:12 Earl C. Anthony [residence]. Oakland. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.]

 

:13 20th Century Market, Oakland. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.]

 

:14 20th Century Market. Oakland. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.]

 

The John Breuner Furniture Co. Oakland. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.]

 

:17 Coit Hotel. Oakland. [Interior, with iron railing along upper floor.]

 

:18 Dunscommon Aptmts. Mandana Bvd., Oakland. [Fire escape with iron railing.]

 

:19 [Liberty Ornamental Iron & Wire Works Inc. Exterior. Unidentified location.]

 

:20 [Unidentified man. Interior of manufacturing area. Liberty Ornamental Iron & Wire Works Inc.?]

 

:21 [Unidentified man. Interior of store. Liberty Ornamental Iron & Wire Works Inc.?]

 

:22 C.L. Best [residence]. 30 La Salle, Piedmont. [Facade, with iron ornamentation.]

 

:23 C.C. [i.e. C.L.] Best Residence. 30 La Salle, Piedmont. [Facade, with iron ornamentation.]

 

:24 C.L. Best Residence. Piedmont. [Exterior, with iron ornamentation.]

 

:25 C.C. [i.e. C.L.] Best Residence. #30 La Salle Rd., Piedmont. [Doorway, with iron ornamentation.]

 

:26 John B. Metcalf Res. Piedmont. [Exterior, with iron ornamentation.]

 

:27 Grace Henshaw Res. Hampton Rd., Piedmont. [Interior, staircase with iron railing.]

 

:28 R.E. Davis [residence]. #541 Blair Ave., Piedmont. [Balcony, with iron railing.]

 

:29 G.G. Gier [residence]. #129 Requa Rd., Piedmont. [Balcony, with iron railing.]

 

:30 W. White Residence. Crocker St., Piedmont. [Iron driveway gate.]

 

:31 A.V. Clark [residence]. 700 [Parn?] Str., Alameda. [With iron gates and lamp post.] [Duplicate of 32.]

 

:32 A.V. Clark [residence]. 700 [Parn?] Str., Alameda. [With iron gates and lamp post.] [Duplicate of 31.]

 

:33 Rosalind Residence. 61 Alvarado Rd., Claremont. [Iron door.]

 

:34 Fruitvale Medical Bldg. [With iron fire escape.]

 

:35 [The Little Chapel of the Flowers. Wooden doorway, with iron hinges and door handle. Unidentified location.]

 

:36 [Unidentified persons in costume parade. Unidentified location. Post card.]

 

:37 [Unidentified boy posing in mirrored corner. Post card.]

 

:38 [Photography studio of Alfred Greene. Unidentified location. Post card.]

 

:39 [Abandoned mansion. Unidentified location.]

 

:40 [Schoolyard portrait of pupils. Unidentified school. Berkeley?]

 

:41 [Group portrait of police officers. Unidentified location. Photograph by Max W. Greene.]

 

:42 [Group portrait of police officers. First Presbyterian Church. Unidentified location. Photograph by Max W. Greene.]

 

:43 Taken Saturday, April 22nd, 1922. [Interior of photography studio of Max W. Greene.]

 

:44 [Street scene, with electric trolley cars, horse buggies, and automobiles. Oakland?]

 

:45 [Masonic building. Unidentified location.]

 

:46 1203. [Unidentified family outside of residence. Berkeley? Photograph by Alfred Greene.]

 

:47 [Yard. Unidentified residence. Berkeley?]

 

:48 [Interior, unidentified restaurant, with candy display and soda fountain. Photograph by Alfred Greene.]

 

:49 Taken Saturday, April 22nd, 1922. [Exterior, photography studio of Max W. Greene? 426 Compton Ave., Oakland?]

 

:50 [RKO Golden Gate Theatre. San Francisco.]

 

:51 [Claremont Hotel during construction. Berkeley. Photograph by Max W. Greene?]

 

:52 [White Tavern restaurant. Unidentified location.]

 

:53 [Art students painting outdoors. Unidentified location.]

 

:54 [Band stand. For KLX radio?]

 

:55 [Interior, unidentified building. With iron railing on staircase.]