Stereo Views of California and the West, ca. 1867-1903

Processed by James Ryan.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
1997

Stereo Views of California and the West, ca. 1867-1903

BANC PIC 1984.041--STER

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:
    February 1997
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Stereo Views of California and the West,
Date: ca. 1867-1903
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1984.041--STER
Extent: 51 stereographs: b&w; 9 x 18 cm. 52 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], Stereo views of California and the West, ca. 1867-1903, BANC PIC 1984.041--STER, 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 Stereo Views of California and the West were purchased in 1984.

Scope and Content

The Stereo Views of California and the West collection consists of 51 stereographs taken between circa 1867 and circa 1903. Photographers include Carleton E. Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, Thomas Houseworth & Co., Maxwell Bros., Underwood & Underwood, Charles R. Savage, William H. Jackson, John J. Reilly, and other unidentified photographers. The collection consists of general California scenery, including scenes in Yosemite and views along the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads. Utah views include a portrait of Brigham Young, the exterior of his home, Salt Lake City views, and scenery.
Printed captions are reprinted in the container listing. Captions in parentheses appear in manuscript on the stereographs. Captions in brackets have been supplied.

Container Listing

 

:1 Weber Canon.

Photographer: Wm. H. Jackson

Place of Publication: Omaha, Neb.

Photographer's series: Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

:2 Devil's Gate Bridge --Weber Canon.

Photographer: Wm. H. Jackson

Photographer's number: 81 (in mss.)

Place of Publication: Omaha, Neb.

Photographer's series: Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

:3 Great Eastern, Echo Canon.

Photographer: Wm. H. Jackson

Photographer's number: 107

Place of Publication: Omaha, Neb.

Photographer's series: Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

:4 Tunnel No.3 Weber Canon.

Photographer: Wm. H. Jackson

Place of Publication: Omaha, Neb.

Photographer's series: Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

:5 High Tressel, near Wahsatch.

Photographer: Wm. H. Jackson

Photographer's number: 140 (in mss.)

Place of Publication: Omaha, Neb.

Photographer's series: Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

:6 Burning Rock Cut --Green River.

Photographer: Wm. H. Jackson

Photographer's number: 172

Place of Publication: Omaha, Neb.

Photographer's series: Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

:7 High Tressel Work --near Wahsatch.

Photographer: Wm. H. Jackson

Photographer's number: 196 (in mss.)

Place of Publication: Omaha, Neb.

Photographer's series: Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

:8 Dale Creek Bridge.

Photographer: Wm. H. Jackson

Photographer's number: 199 (in mss.)

Place of Publication: Omaha, Neb.

Photographer's series: Scenery of the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

:9 Geyser Hotel.

Photographer: Maxwell Bros.

Place of Publication: Healdsburg, California.

Photographer's series: Geyser Scenery.

 

:10 Nevada Falls --from Snow's Hotel.

Photographer's number: 380

 

:11 Father of the Forest, Mammoth Trees of Calaveras Co., Cal.

Photographer's number: 480

 

:12 [Men standing outside retail store]

Photographer: [Carter]

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City.

Photographer's series: Stereoscopic Gems of Utah Scenery.

 

:13 Theatre.

Photographer: [Carter]

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City.

Photographer's series: Stereoscopic Gems of Utah Scenery.

 

:14 Little Zion Valley --Southern Utah, South End. [Variant of 1905.16381--STER]

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:15 Scene on the Rio Virgin --Southern Utah.

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:16 Tunnel No.3 and Weber River.

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:17 Front View of Residence of Prest. B. Young. [Variant of 1905.15164--STER. No children present.]

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:18 General View of Residence of B. Young and Grounds.

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:19 (Brigham Young)

Photographer: Savage & Ottinger

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City.

Photographer's series: Rocky Mountain Views.

 

:20 West Side Salt Lake City. [Variant of 1905.15169--STER. No wagon present]

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:21 Scene on Shores of Salt Lake, near Black Rock.

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:22 (Eastside, Salt Lake City)

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Saly Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Views of the Great West.

 

:23 Tunnel No.2, Head of Echo.

Photographer: Savage & Ottinger

Photographer's number: 16

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City.

Photographer's series: Views in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.

 

:24 View in Palisades, Humboldt River.

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:25 Rock Cut, above Alta.

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:26 North Fork, above Alta --from the Track.

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:27 Cape Horn, looking West.

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:28 American River, from Cape Horn.

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:29 Donner Lake.

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:30 Secret Town Trestle, near Gold Run.

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:31 (Kamara Canon --S. Utah)

Photographer: C. R. Savage

Place of Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah.

Photographer's series: Photographic Scenes in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Territories. Utah.

 

:32 Old Indian Steam Bath.

Photographer: Edw. J. Muybridge

Photographer's number: 899

Place of Publication: San Francisco.

Publisher: The Flying Studio, Helios.

Photographer's series: Photographic Illustrations of the Pacific Coast. Great Geyser Springs.

 

:33 View up the Kanyon [sic] from the Witches' Cauldron.

Photographer: Edw. J. Muybridge

Photographer's number: 885

Place of Publication: San Francisco.

Publisher: The Flying Studio, Helios.

Photographer's series: Photographic Illustrations of the Pacific Coast. Great Geyser Springs.

 

:34 Point Reyes, Light House, looking West.

Photographer: Edw. J. Muybridge

Photographer's number: 833

Place of Publication: San Francisco.

Publisher: The Flying Studio, Helios.

Photographer's series: Photographic Illustrations of the Pacific Coast. California.

 

:35 [Man fishing from launch]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:36 [Vernal Fall]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:37 [Cathedral Rocks]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:38 [Group of people standing in front of Yosemite Fall?]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:39 [Mirror Lake]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:40 [View in Yosemite]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:41 [Mirror Lake?]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:42 [View in Yosemite]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:43 [View in Yosemite]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:44 [View in Yosemite]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:45 [View in Yosemite]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:46 [View in Yosemite]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:47 [View in Yosemite]

Photographer: J. J. Reilly

Photographer's series: Photographic Views, Yosemite Valley, California.

 

:48 Tu-Tock-Ah-Nu-La, (El Capitan) 3,300 feet high, from the Hardin Trail, Merced River.

Photographer: Thomas Houseworth & Co.

Photographer's number: 1630

Place of Publication: San Francisco.

Photographer's series: Yo-Semite Valley.

 

:49 Witches' Cauldron, Sonoma County, Cal.

Photographer: Thomas Houseworth

Photographer's number: 1159

Place of Publication: San Francisco.

Photographer's series: Great Geyser Springs.

 

:49 Witches' Cauldron, Sonoma County, Cal.

Photographer: Thomas Houseworth & Co.

Photographer's number: 1159

Place of Publication: San Francisco.

Photographer's series: Great Geyser Springs.

 

:50 The Devil's Tea Kettle, Sonoma County, Cal. (Variant of 1905.16280--STER)

Photographer: Thomas Houseworth & Co.

Photographer's number: 1169 [Variant]

Place of Publication: San Francisco.

Photographer's series: Great Geyser Springs.

 

:51 John Chinaman in the Country.

Photographer: [Watkins]

Photographer's number: 2359

Place of Publication: San Francisco.

Photographer's series: Watkins' Pacific Coast.