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    • 3033 State Capitol at Sacramento, California

    • Displays of electric light in Sacramento go back to 1879, and during a remodel in 1892 enough electrical outlets were added to power the 1400 incandescent lights on the Capitol Building which greeted the New Year of 1893. During the "Electric...
    • BBSAC248
    • A Public Installation and Literary Entertainment

    • 1876
    • This 1876 program invites readers to an event at the Odd Fellows' Temple, located at the northeast corner of Ninth and K streets. The four-story structure opened just seven years earlier for a cost of 90,000 dollars.
    • EC-CLU-b03f05i01
    • Bird's-Eye View of Sacramento Looking East from River Front

    • 1910
    • The Sacramento riverfront was a lively spot in 1910 when this sepia-toned postcard was mailed from downtown. The stern-propelled paddlewheel boat and barge were only two of dozens of all type of craft that plied the Sacramento River transporting...
    • BBSAC706
    • 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
    • California State Capitol, Sacramento, Cal. - Colorscope

    • 1975
    • The California State Capitol Building is featured here in a postcard view taken from across the street directly between the State Library and Courts Building. The pool and fountain surrounded by flower beds are still in place but the automobiles...
    • BBSAC312
    • California State Library and Courts Building

    • 1929
    • The California State Library and Courts Building and its Sierra white granite exterior shines in this 1929 photograph. Completed just a year earlier, the building was constructed with five floors, including a basement, and designed to provide...
    • 797
    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “Governor Stanford”

    • 1863
    • The Central Pacific Railroad’s “Governor Stanford” chugs by in this 1863 photograph. The 4-4-0 locomotive was built a year earlier by the Norris Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and then brought to San Francisco by sailing vessel. ...
    • 917
    • Corner of Broadway and Land Park Drive

    • 1938
    • Pictured in early 1938 is the corner of Broadway and Land Park Drive. By November of the same year, the space would be home to the 200,000 dollar Tower Theater. Visible are billboards; one implores the use of Sacramento for conventions while the...
    • 2296
    • Goodrich Silvertown Stores

    • 1947
    • Taken on April 5, 1937, this photograph captures the entry to the Goodrich Silvertown building at 1200 I Street. On the right side of the photograph, two young boys are peering through the storefront window at First World War ephemera. President...
    • 386
    • Goodyear Tire Store

    • 1948
    • This 1948 photograph of the Goodyear Tire Store at 1724 Tenth Street reveals the scale of the building which measured some 23,000 square feet in area. In 1934, Sacramento's Goodyear branch became the highest seller of Goodyear products in the...
    • 390
    • Grand Electric Carnival from K Street, from Ninth and K Streets

    • 1895
    • This September 9, 1895, photograph captures the gleam of the Grand Electric Carnival on K Street, between Eighth and Ninth Streets. Strings of lights hang from poles and crisscross K Street. The event was held to celebrate the unprecedented long...
    • 2382
    • Grant Union High School Swimming Pool

    • 1936
    • Shown at the Grant Union High School swimming pool in 1936 are a few Sacramento Interwar luminaries, including, right to left, Grant’s first principal William Rutherford; Sacramento City Councilman and future Sacramento City Mayor Tom Monk; native...
    • 1483
    • Greetings from Elk Grove, Calif. - with Horses

    • 1940
    • Between approximately 1930 when linen-backed cards first appeared and 1959 when production ceased horses and horseback riding in Elk Grove would have been as common as tractors and pick-up trucks. With that in mind a decision was made at some level...
    • BBSAC793
    • Hotel Sacramento - Color, Sacramento, California

    • This view of the Hotel Sacramento from across the street circa 1920s features automobiles, pedestrians and streetcars, very similar to postcard BBSAC476, but a decade later. The California State Capitol Building on the right appears in full color...
    • BBSAC477


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