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    • Forty-niners (49ers) Club

    • 1922
    • March 23rd through 28th of 1922 meant the "Days of '49" celebration, a city-wide homage to Sacramento's Gold Rush past. Pictured are members of the Whiskerino Club, a few of the hundreds of Sacramentans who let their mustaches grow for the...
    • 1003
    • William Land School Orchestra

    • 1922
    • This May 5, 1922 photograph shows the William Land School orchestra. The school's performance was part of a citywide celebration known as "Sacramento Music Week," which enlisted schools, churches and clubs, to play in both public (Southside Park)...
    • 1219
    • Fogalsang and Raplee State Fair Exhibit

    • 1895
    • Pictured in 1895 is Fogalsang and Raplee's exhibit at the 1895 California State Fair. The electrician's shop was located at 1109 Tenth Street. On July 13, just weeks before the Fair's opening, the nation's first hydroelectric alternating-current...
    • 443
    • Hiram P. Albert Photograph Album

    • 1918-1948
    • This photographic album is from the Betty Jane Powell family papers (MC 25). Created, arranged, and annotated by Powell’s uncle, Hiram Paul Albert, it provides a panoramic window into both the life of Albert and the transformation of Sacramento...
    • MC 25 Box 2/5
    • Ladies' Night

    • 1897
    • Shown is an 1897 program for an event to be held at the Sacramento Athletic Club ballroom at the Old Pavilion, located at the northeast corner of Sixth and M streets. The event, a masquerade ball, attracted roughly 1,500 participants.
    • EC-CLU-b04f02i02
    • Exhibitor's Ticket

    • 1920
    • Shown is an exhibitor's ticket of admission to the 1920 California State Fair.
    • EC-CSF-b01f01i01
    • Admission Day Ribbon

    • 1899
    • Shown is a 1899 commemorative ribbon from the fiftieth anniversary of California's admission to the Union, September 9, 1850. Denoted are initials for the Native Sons of the Golden West and the Native Daughters of the Golden West.
    • EC-CSF-b01f01i04
    • Grand Electric Carnival Invitation

    • 1895
    • Shown is an invitation to Sacramento's historic 1895 Grand Electric Carnival, an event celebrating the world's first transmission of hydroelectric power from Folsom to Sacramento.
    • EC-COM-b01f01i01
    • Soroptimist Club of Sacramento

    • 1930
    • Lined up behind a banquet table, in this 1930 photograph, are members of the Soroptimist Club of Sacramento. Seated in the center of the ground is Sacramento Mayor C.H.S. Bidwell while Miss May Keefe is standing in the second row at the top left. ...
    • 2003
    • Order of AHEPA Dance

    •  
    • It's the third annual dance and entertainment for Sacramento Chapter No. 153 of the Order of AHEPA. Elks Hall is filled with the merrymakers who pose for a group picture. Smiles and stoic stares appear on the faces of the many males wearing ties...
    • 2004
    • American Trust Company Anniversary

    • 1954
    • Pictured in April 1954 is the American Trust Company’s one-hundredth anniversary gala, held at the bank’s 1011 Tenth Street location. Standing before the celebratory cake – topped with 100 candles – are, left to right, H. Stephen Chase,...
    • 2013
    • New Year's Eve 1910 at Sacramento

    • 1910
    • This 1910 postcard employs whimsy in celebrating New Year's Eve in Sacramento. On the evening, thousands welcomed the new year with horns, cowbells, whistles, and confetti on a full K Street. As stated in the January 1, 1911, "Sacramento Bee,"...
    • BBSAC730
    • Children on Parade During Days of ’49

    • 1922
    • This May 23, 1922, photograph captures a procession of costumed children moving down through the 600 block of J Street during the Days of ’49 celebration. The event was started in 1922 to commemorate the founding of Sacramento. The parade...
    • 523
    • Views of Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1910
    • This postcard provides a montage of Sacramento landmarks, circa 1910. In the upper left-hand corner and moving clockwise are as follows: The California State Fair Pavilion at Fifteenth and N Streets, the United States Post Office at Seventh and K...
    • BBSAC736
    • Days of '49 Participants

    • 1922
    • Posed next to a coach is a group of men with instruments (fiddle, banjo, flute, guitar). Two men sit on the driver's seat and three more sit inside the coach. A sign on the coach reads, "Wells, Fargo & Co. U.S. Mail Clear Lake and Ukiah [North]."
    • 2147a
    • Days of '49 Participants

    • 1922
    • Posed next to a coach is a group of men with instruments (fiddle, banjo, flute, guitar). Two men sit on the driver's seat and three more sit inside the coach. A sign on the coach reads, "Wells, Fargo & Co. U.S. Mail Clear Lake and Ukiah [North]."
    • 2147b
    • Folsom Dam Dedication May 5, 1956

    • 1956
    • This May 4, 1956, program accompanied the opening of the Folsom Dam. Prior to the official dedication, attendees were entertained by water skiing, motor boat racing and an air show in the newly forged Folsom Lake.
    • EC-GOV-b07f02i02
    • Field Meet and Cake Walk - July 4, 1924

    • 1924
    • A line of African American men and women with an audience in the background.The suited men wear top hats. The women wear light colored dresses and carry parasols.
    • 2214a

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