This collection consists of 17 cyanotype prints of views at Lake County, California, collected by Elise Stern Haas. The photographs
were taken in 1889-1890. The photographer is unknown. Included are images of family scenes and vacation views, mainly from
Lake County, California, the Blue Lakes Hotel, boating (on Blue Lakes), children, picnics, and outings. Captions are written
on or below the photographs and are reprinted in the container listing; some captions are supplied for the container list.
Elise Stern Haas was born in San Francisco in 1893. She was the daughter of Rosalie Meyer and Sigmund Stern, who was the president
of Levi Strauss and Co. and the nephew of the company's founder, Levi Strauss. In 1914 she married Walter A. Haas, who was
president of Levi Strauss and Co. from 1928-1955. The company was eventually managed by their sons, Walter A. Haas Jr. and
Peter Haas, under whose leadership the company became the largest apparel manufacturer in the world. Elise and Walter Haas
had two sons and one daughter, as well as 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
17 photographic prints ; cyanotype ; 13 x 21 cm.
17 digital objects
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.
Collection is available for use.