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    • Murf’s Market

    • 1944
    • This photograph of Murf's Market at 1600 Broadway was taken on January 18, 1944. “Murf” was Albert J. Murphy, a Nebraska native and butcher who would eventually align his business with the Inks brothers and their various Cardinal grocery stores. ...
    • 144
    • Sacramento City Council, 1946-1947

    • 1946
    • This circa 1946 photograph shows members of the Sacramento City Council posed within Council Chambers. Left to right are Paul Taylor, Roy J. Nielson, George F. Watrus, Fred W. Arnold, City Clerk Harry Denton, George Klump, City Manager Bartley...
    • 550
    • El Rancho Drive-In Theater

    • 1946
    • Taken on October 31, 1946, this photograph shows the entrance to the El Rancho Drive-In Theater on the Davis Highway, now 2000 West Capitol Avenue, in West Sacramento, California. The 13-acre, 600-car El Rancho was the first drive-in theater in...
    • 808
    • Seventh Street:  1010 and 1012

    • 1960
    • Photographed in 1960 is the dormant storefront of the Leathercraft at 1010 Seventh Street. Next door is the American Typewriter Exchange at 1012 Seventh Street.
    • 323
    • Sixth and I Streets

    • 1960
    • The ornate facade of the Court Hotel at 910 Sixth Street is shown in this circa 1960 photograph. Also visible are the David Candy Company at 908 Sixth Street and the Capitol Bail Bond Agency at 912 Sixth Street. Also present is a sign for the New...
    • 594
    • Clare Ellis and Sacramento Room Treasures

    • 1995
    • This 1995 photograph shows Sacramento Room Librarian, Clare Ellis, posing with some of the Sacramento Room's treasures. Ellis, a graduate of Catholic University in Washington, D.C., served with the Sacramento Public Library until 2009. Prior to...
    • 1651
    • Sacramento Boys Hexathlon Team

    • 1924
    • The 1924 California Boys Hexathlon team from Sacramento, the state championship winners for 1924, are featured on this group portrait taken on a rooftop. Hexathlon is a coined term, and what the six events were that the the competition consisted...
    • 1160
    • Eighth and K Streets Looking East

    • 1942
    • This October 19, 1942, view of K Street from just west of its intersection with Eighth Street reveals numerous businesses along both sides of the street: Dr. Edward F. Schneider, Dentist, at 1105 Eighth Street, Silver's Jewelers at 800 K Street,...
    • 1403
    • Sacramento Bee building

    • 1955
    • Pictured in circa 1955, at the corner of Twenty-First and Q, are the plant and offices of the “Sacramento Bee” newspaper. The building was opened in spring 1952, boasting 200,000 square-feet in work space and claiming the equivalent of two...
    • 1739
    • Golden Parlor Portrait

    • 1948
    • Captured on June 21, 1948, are several members of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, posing for a photograph during the group’s sixty-second annual Grand Parlor session. Subjects stand in two rows, dressed in white dresses and holding...
    • 2385
    • Sacramento City hall, Sacramento, Cal. - E.C. Kropp

    • February 8, 1914
    • Captured on February 8, 1914, this image shows a still young Sacramento City Hall, having just opened in 1912. It housed the principal offices of city government with the exception of law enforcement which were placed within the Hall of Justice at...
    • BBSAC205
    • Hotel Sacramento - Faded Color

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    • Color accents are added to this corner view of the Hotel Sacramento at Tenth Street and K Street circulated a century ago. Close in style and appearance to postcard BBSAC476 and sharing the same street scene, this card shows the California State...
    • BBSAC478
    • O'Kanes Restaurant

    • 1940
    • This circa 1947 postcard promotes O'Kane's Restaurant, located at 2315 Tenth Street. Established in the mid-1940s by Charles and Kenny O'Kane as "One of the finest Cocktail Lounges in Sacramento," the spot's specialities were "Steaks and Roast...
    • BBSAC652
    • Range Search Plane, McClellan Air Force Base

    • 1985
    • This circa 1985 postcard shows a United States Coast Guard Lockheed C-130 Hercules operating out of McClellan Air Force Base. Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento was established at McClellan in September 1978, intended to be an outgrowth of Air...
    • BBSAC757
    • Libby, McNeill and Libby as seen from Stockton Boulevard

    • 1935
    • This 1935 photograph shows an ivy-covered Libby, McNeill and Libby cannery, bordering Stockton Boulevard. On the left side of the photograph is the cannery’s first floor receiving area while just above is the can storage room. In September 1912,...
    • 414
    • California State Fair Agricultural Building Fire

    • 1931
    • This photograph shows a fiery Machinery Hall and its 150-feet tower on the evening of May 22, 1931, at the California State Fair grounds, 2751 Stockton Boulevard. The total cost of the blaze was 100,000 dollars. The fire's glow could be seen from...
    • 996
    • Third Street, 901 through 907

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 photograph shows a side entrance to the Hong King Lum Cafe at 901 through 903 Third Street and the King Yuen Cafe at 905 Third Street. The western-most end of the Southern Pacific Railroad depot is visible at the left.
    • 681
    • Comstock Building Burns

    • 2003
    • On July 3, 2003 the last of many fires finally caused the razing of the Comstock Building. These photos show much of the process of quenching the fire and bulldozing the building.
    • 2264j

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