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San Francisco, California, circa 1880-1884
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
8 photographs, including photographs captioned: "Live Oak, 'Hotel del Monte,' Monterey, Cal." (Taber, No. B 1187), "The Sea Rocks (Pacific Ocean)," "Midway Point" (Taber, No. B 2215), "Residence Mrs. General Colton," "Seals on the Farallone Islands (off San Francisco)," "Oakland Ferry, Foot of Market Street, S.F., Cal" (No. B 95), "Cliff House & Seal Rocks," and "Instantaneous Surf e[...]" (Taber, No. B 1066). A significant portion of the last photograph has been cut away. Includes a photograph captioned "General View of San Francisco from the Twin Peaks, Cal." (Taber, No. B 3787) on the verso.
The original order of pages as they were bound in the album was maintained; this arrangement is largely geographical.
No materials were separated during 2017 processing.
- Processing Information
Due to the poor condition of the album's original binding, Ted Stanley, Paper Conservator, removed the album pages from their binding, and then cleaned, mended, and individually sleeved each page in July 2017.
This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in August 2017. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in August 2017, with assistance from Julia English '19.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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- Credit this material:
San Francisco, California; 360 Photographs of American Scenery Collected by Norman Selfe on the Spots Represented in 1884, C1573, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box P-000090