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Scope and Content
Collection Title: Scrapbooks of Photographs and Cartoons Dealing with the Spanish-American War from the Graupner Family Papers
Date (inclusive): 1898-1899
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1964.026--fALB and BANC PIC 1964.066--PIC
Graupner, Adolphus E. (Adolphus Earhart), 1875-1947
2 scrapbooks: 1964.026: 100 cyanotype photographic prints and 39 cartoons in one album, 23 x 34 cm. 1966.066: 38 photographic
prints in one album, 19 x 28 cm.
177 digital objects
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Abstract: The first scrapbook (BANC PIC 1964.026) was assembled by Graupner in 1899. A typewritten explanatory note at the front of
the scrapbook states that the photographs were taken in the San Francisco vicinity between 1898 and 1899. The second scrapbook
(BANC PIC 1964.066) was assembled in 1898. It is unclear if it too was assembled by Graupner. It it titled "Bugle Echoes,
1898" and depicts the Phillippine expeditions preparing for the war.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
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Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See:
[Identification of item], Scrapbooks of photographs and cartoons dealing with the Spanish-American War from the Graupner family
papers, BANC PIC 1964.026--fALB and BANC PIC 1964.066--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.
Title: Grapuner family papers,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 912
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Graupner, Adolphus E. (Adolphus Earhart), 1875-1947.
Graupner family papers.
California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
Online Archive of California.
Liberty bonds -- Pictorial works.
Military service, Voluntary -- California -- Photographs.
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Photographs.
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Regimental histories -- California -- Photographs.
Transferred from the Graupner family papers (BANC MSS C-B 912).
Adolphus Earhart Graupner was born in Iowa in 1875. He was graduated from the University of California in 1897 and began his
law career in San Francisco the same year, ultimateley becoming assistant district attorney and Superior Court judge. He was
an active member of the American Legion and served as chairman of its rehabilitation committe, 12th district. Judge Graupner
died in 1947.
Scope and Content
The first scrapbook (BANC PIC 1964.026) was assembled by Graupner in 1899. A typewritten explanatory note at the front of
the scrapbook states that the photographs were taken in the San Francisco vicinity between 1898 and 1899. The photographs
show detailed views of army camp life (drills, inspections, recreation, meals, military formations and weapons) and of volunteer
troops preparing to go to the Spanish-American War. The explanatory note goes on to say that the cartoons came largely from
San Francisco daily papers, although some of them are reproductions of cartoons published in newspapers from the east. There
are typewritten captions and explanatory text throughout the album. Both are transcribed in the container list. The explanatory
text is used to group the photographs in the list as follows:
No. 1-20. Camp Merritt
No. 21-30. 20th Kansas Volunteers
No. 31-36. 7th Regiment of California Volunteers
No. 37-45. The Astor Battery
No. 46-70. Troop "A" Nevada Volunteers
No. 71-88. The 14th Regiment of Regular Infantry
No. 89-96. At the Presidio
No. 97-99. The Red Cross Society
No. 100-138. Spanish and Austrian cartoons on the war
The second scrapbook (BANC PIC 1964.066) was assembled in 1898. It is unclear if it too was assembled by Graupner. It it titled
"Bugle Echoes, 1898" and depicts the Phillippine expeditions preparing for the war. In addition to views of camps like those
in the first scrapbook are views of several transport ships. There are handwritten captions throughout the scrapbook. These
are transcribed in their entirety in the container list.