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    • Pacific Telephone and Telegraph

    • 1955
    • Taken from atop the Memorial Auditorium circa 1955 this photograph highlights the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph building located at 1407 J Street. An early version of a microwave station sits atop this company's local headquarters. Buildings...
    • 1790
    • Cowboy Atop Horse

    • 1922
    • This May 1922 photograph captures a man, in cowboy dress and with lasso ready, sitting atop a white-colored horse. In the background is a large performance tent.
    • 1691
    • Theater Diepenbrock, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1913
    • Pictured in circa 1913, at the northeast corner of Twelfth and J Streets, is the Theater Diepenbrock. Built in 1911, the venue became, along with the Pantages Theater on 615 K Street, a popular spot to take in vaudeville, all the entertainment...
    • BBSAC875
    • California State Capitol - Tom Myers

    • 1996
    • The west side of the State Capitol lends a magnificent backdrop to an ordinary day on the Capitol grounds. Tourists and visitors stand and stroll the lawn, mingling with office workers and office holders on the steps, seemingly oblivious to the...
    • BBSAC304
    • Sacramento State Capitol Building - John Hinde Curteich

    • 1980
    • This view of the California State Capitol building shows the west entrance partially covered by some of the many varieties of trees and shrubs that thrive in Capitol Park. The Hotel Senator in the bottom left of the postcard is one of the oldest...
    • BBSAC308
    • U.S. Post Office, Sacramento, Cal., from above

    • 1937
    • The U.S. Post Office and Federal Building, at 801 I Street, is the focus of this circa 1937 postcard. Although opened in November 1933, the building was without interior walls. According to "age-old custom," the Federal Government did not allow...
    • BBSAC161
    • View on the Sacramento River, Sacramento, California

    • 1937
    • This circa 1937 post card reveals the waterfronts of both Sacramento and West Sacramento, as seen from the I Street Bridge. On the right side of the scene are two beached riverboats while the Superior Boat Livery and Paulson's Marina rest just...
    • BBSAC707
    • Hotel Clayton - Pacific Novelty Co.

    • 1912
    • The five-story reinforced concrete and red brick Hotel Clayton, at the northwest corner of Seventh Street and L Street, sports a huge pennant atop a flagstaff on the roof, promoting the establishment. It was erected in 1910 by Hattie C. Gardiner,...
    • BBSAC439
    • Governor's Mansion, Sacramento, California

    • 1980
    • Four imposing views of the California Governor’s Mansion at the intersection of 16th and H Streets in Sacramento, crowd this circa 1980s postcard. Designed by architect N. D. Goodell and built by contractor Uriah Reese in the mid 1870s as a...
    • BBSAC171
    • McDonald Paint & Hardware Fire

    • 1965
    • A stream of water is directed at a fire at McDonald Paint & Hardware Co. (188 El Camino Ave.) by a firefighter perched atop a fire ladder. Nearby businesses also threatened by the fire are the El Camino Bowl (1194 El Camino Ave.) whose sign...
    • 2089
    • Posing on Trolley

    • 1988
    • In this 1988 image, several library staffers pose with library cards ready atop a Regional Transit trolley near the temporary location of the Sacramento City County Library’s Central Branch, located at 536 Downtown Plaza. Librarian Judy Eitzen,...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-14-10
    • The Review, 1928

    • 1928-01-01
    • Sacramento High School is located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street in Sacramento, California. Founded just one week after San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened its doors in mid-August 1856, “Sac High” has matured into the second oldest high school...
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    • Daytime Prelude to Grand Electric Carnival

    • 1895
    • This September 1895 photograph reveals a daytime look at various adornments for Sacramento’s Grand Electric Carnival, held to celebrate the July 1895 transmission of hydroelectric power from Folsom to Sacramento’s Station A on Sixth and H Streets. ...
    • 2384
    • Sacramento River Waterfront near the Tower Bridge in 1937

    • 1937
    • The waterfronts of both Sacramento and West Sacramento bracket this photograph, taken on September 4, 1937. On the right side of the scene are two beached riverboats while the Superior Boat Livery and Paulson's Marina rest just below. On the left...
    • 553
    • Sacramento Bank Depositor

    • December 1913
    • Sub-titled “A Home Paper for Home People,” The Sacramento Bank Depositor was the house organ of the Sacramento Bank and featured fiction, poetry, platitudes and homilies as well as bank news and facts from across the country. Issues featured...
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    • The Review, January 1915

    • 1915-01-01
    • Sacramento High School is located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street in Sacramento, California. Founded just one week after San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened its doors in mid-August 1856, “Sac High” has matured into the second oldest high school...
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    • Guards in Folsom State Prison Mess Hall

    •  
    • This 1894 photograph shows the mess hall at Folsom State Prison. Three guards stand at the ready, armed with lead-tipped canes. No firearms were allowed inside the cellblock. Most of the prison’s guards were hired locally. The primary criteria...
    • 2207b
    • Folsom State Prison Old Administrative Building and Cellblock

    • 1900
    • As seen from the northeast in circa 1900 is Gothic-style Folsom State Prison. As early as 1878, it was the State’s intent to make Folsom a branch prison of San Quentin. In accord, it received its first 44 inmates from San Quentin in July 1880. ...
    • 2212b
    • The Diepenbrock Theater

    • 1913
    • This circa 1913 photograph shows the Diepenbrock Theater at 1203 J Street. The picture also shows signage atop the building which reads “Orpheum Shows Theater.” The Orpheum was the vaudeville-style company that provided much of the live...
    • 2288

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