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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
    • Rodeo

    • 1930
    • A photograph of a cowboy riding in the California Rodeo which took place between July 18-22, 1930. The shadows of the horses' front hooves as they plummet down punctuates the bottom of this action scene, the horseman clearing the saddle and hanging...
    • 1643
    • Line of Shovels at Groundbreaking for Central Library Extension

    • 1988
    • This 1988 photograph shows a symbolic line of gold-painted shovels, primed for the 35 million dollar groundbreaking and expansion of the Sacramento City Library’s main branch, located at 828 I Street. In the background, at Eighth and J Streets, is...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-1
    • Rodeo

    • 1930
    • A cowboy rodeo rider strikes a dramatic pose as the camera catches him holding on to the rein with his left hand while holding his right arm aloft, the horses back hooves clearing the dust and dirt of the track they are on. Horsemen and spectators...
    • 1644
    • Stage at Central Groundbreaking

    • 1988
    • Screened by a guard rail from up high is the stage and venue for the 1988 groundbreaking of the newly-expanded Central Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-9
    • Richard Killian

    • 1988
    • In this 1988 image, Library Director Richard Killian speaks at the groundbreaking of the expansion of the Sacramento City Library’s Central Branch, located at 828 I Street. Killian served as the system’s director from 1987 to 2001.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-31
    • Rodeo

    • 1930
    • A bareheaded cowboy in leather chaps hunkers down on a bucking horse in this photograph circa 1930 of a rodeo event. A crowd of men wearing cowboy hats and boots barely stay out of harm's way as they watch the action and encourage the rider.
    • 1646
    • Robert Frost at Central Library Groundbreaking

    • 1988
    • Shown in 1988 is the Sacramento City Library Reference Librarian Robert Foster making his way though the festivities surrounding the groundbreaking for the new expansion of the Central Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-13
    • Balloon Release at Groundbreaking of Central Library Expansion

    • 1988
    • Shown in 1988 is the exultant release of balloons at the groundbreaking for the expansion of the Sacramento City Library’s Central Branch, located at 828 I Street. The balloons were released from the upper floors of the older section of the...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-30
    • Anne Rudin

    • 1988
    • As shown in 1988, Sacramento Mayor Anne Rudin prepares to speak at the groundbreaking of the Sacramento City Library’s Central Branch, located at 828 I Street. Rudin was the first woman to be elected mayor of Sacramento, a post she held from 1983...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-37
    • Venue for Central Library Groundbreaking

    • 1988
    • This 1988 image shows citizens readying for festivities surrounding the groundbreaking for the expansion of the Central Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street. In the background looms the Ruhstaller Building, located at the...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-14
    • Central Library Groundbreaking Celebration

    • 1988
    • This 1988 photograph captures the fun for the groundbreaking of a newly expanded Central Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street. In the background and built in 1965 is the Bank of America building at southwest corner of...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-6
    • Central Library Expansion Groundbreaking

    • 1988
    • With the 1917-built, Carnegie Foundation-funded Main Library in the background, librarians and politicians dig in to christen the groundbreaking of the library’s 1988 expansion. Developed by the Library Plaza Group, the block-sized project included...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-38
    • Emcees at Central Library Opening

    • 1992
    • This July 1992 photograph captures local television personalist Stan Atkinson and Margaret Pelley emceeing the opening of the Sacramento Public Library’s Central Branch. Underwritten by some 12 local major corporate sponsors and 43 smaller...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-16-6
    • 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
    • Sound of Music at Central Library Opening

    • 1992
    • This July 1992 photograph show one of many performance, held to celebrate expansion and reopening of the Sacramento Public Library’s Central Branch, located at 828 I Street. The players, members of the Music Circus presentation of “The Sound of...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-16-1
    • Men's Choir at Central Library Expansion Grand Opening

    • 1992
    • Shown in July 1992, on the west side of Ninth Street, between I and J Streets, and in front of the newly remodeled Central Library, is a men’s choir. The choir was part of a two day weekend celebration that included over twenty live performances....
    • PH-SPL-CEN-16-7
    • Folk Dancers at Central Library Expansion Grand Opening

    • 1992
    • Shown in July 1992 are members of the Hmong Cultural Arts Dancers, performing on a stage at Cesar Chavez Park, at the opening of the Central Branch of the Sacramento Public Library, located at 828 I Street. In the background is Sacramento’s City...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-16-9

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