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    • Signage at Arden Branch

    • 1971
    • This 1971 photograph captures the sign of the Arden Branch of the Sacramento County Library, located at 891 Watt Avenue. The facility opened in late 1971 with librarian Lynn Loomis serving as its first branch manager. In the background is the...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-3
    • Sacramento, Downtown - Tom Myers

    • 2000
    • This circa 2000 postcard captures three evening images, all near the intersections of Eleventh through Thirteenth and K streets. The Esquire Theater, built in 1940, became an Imax venue in 1999; Regional Transit's lightrail service began serving K...
    • BBSAC408
    • Mason's Steam Laundry

    • 1893
    • This circa 1893 photograph captures the staff of Mason’s Steam Laundry as they pose before the business’s complex at Twelfth and D Streets. The engines driving the business’s growth were native-German Fred Mason and his wife Caroline, a native of...
    • 411
    • Edmonds Field

    • 1948
    • This photograph, taken circa 1948, captures an awards ceremony at Edmond's Field, located at the corner of two main boulevards, Riverside and Broadway. Edmonds served as the home of the Sacramento Solons baseball club from 1944 to 1960. The field...
    • 1099
    • Early Air Mail Flight from Mather Field

    • 1925
    • Taken in 1925, this photograph captures the first air mail flight from Sacramento's Mather Field. The photograph was also taken to promote a motion picture entitled "The Pony Express," partially filmed in the area. A stunt rider on horseback,...
    • 1942
    • Businesses, J and Ninth Street

    • 1955
    • This 1955 photograph captures several storefronts on the northwest corner of Ninth and J, including Klein Realty Service at 827 J Street; Meda's Delicatessen at 829 J Street; the Arcade Tavern at 831 J Street; the 922 Club at 922 Ninth Street; and...
    • 412
    • Edmonds Field After 1948 Fire

    • 1948
    • This photograph captures Edmonds Field, at the intersection of Riverside Boulevard and Broadway, as it appeared on July 24, 1948, after fire - likely started by a carelessly tossed cigarette - destroyed the park on July 11. Immediately afterward,...
    • 1100
    • Tower Bridge - Eastman Postcard

    • This postcard captures an evening view of Sacramento's Tower Bridge. After their installation and activation in August 1989, the bridge's lights came under scrutiny from Sacramento River boaters for being overly bright. It was determined,...
    • BBSAC085
    • Tannhauser Beer Garden

    • 1934
    • This circa 1934 photograph captures the bar of the William Dreher's Tannhauser Beer Garden, located at North Sixteenth Street. Several bar accessories, including the caricature in the middle of the photograph, were transplanted from the original...
    • 1648
    • Western Hotel Omnibus

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 photograph captures an omnibus from Sacramento’s Western Hotel. The Western was first built in 1854, but felled by fire in 1875. It was rebuilt that same year by Sacramento hostelling luminary William Land who went on to found the...
    • 463
    • Picking Tomatoes for Bercut-Richards Packing Company

    • 1942
    • Photograph of a woman and man posed with picked tomatoes and the pretense of being the laborers. One of a group of professional promotional photographs contracted by the Bercut-Richards Packing Company, this shot captures an image of a real field...
    • 1300
    • Boxing Match in L Street Boxing Auditorium

    • 1934
    • This April 13, 1934, photograph captures the close quarters and soiled floor of the L Street Arena, located at 223 L Street. Spectators take in one of seven supporting card fights prior to the heavyweight headline bout putting local Galt hero Jack...
    • 1109
    • 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
    • Rose Garden, Wm. Land Park, Sacramento, California

    • 1947
    • In 1947 one penny sent this enhanced image of William Land Park’s Rose Garden from Sacramento to Chicago with this message on the back: “beautiful here. We do not miss Brookfield one bit. Every day is like Sunday.” The printed description on the...
    • BBSAC589
    • Winter Sports Snow Queen, Mrs. Dorothy Girard Hess

    • 1935
    • This 1935 photograph captures a smiling Mrs. Dorothy Girard Hess as the Winter Sports Snow Queen. She worked for the Weinstock, Lubin Company, and married Earl J. Hess, a bank teller at Bank of America. The photograph was identified by Dorothy's...
    • 1315
    • 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
    • Boxing Match at L Street Arena

    • 1935
    • Taken in circa 1935, this photograph captures a boxing match at the L Street Arena, located at 223 L Street. Officiating legend Fred Bottaro tends to the match while an unidentified bystander looks toward the camera. At the time this photograph...
    • 1114
    • William Land Park  - Blank Back

    • This postcard captures a southwesterly view of Duck Lake, the Robert Stackpole-sculpted monument to cattleman Charles Swanston, and the William Land Park Community Clubhouse. Separating the lake from the clubhouse is Land Park Drive.
    • BBSAC593
    • Boxing Match in the L Street Arena

    • 1935
    • This November 22, 1935, photograph captures the hurly-burly of Sacramento's L Street Arena. The evening included a headline exhibition by heavyweight champion James Braddock and sparring partner Jack McCarthy. Sacramento resident and former...
    • 1115


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