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    • California National Bank Building, Sacramento, California

    • 1940
    • The California National Bank was organized in 1882 as the California State Bank and helmed by Norman Rideout, a hands-on local banker since 1850 known to ride shotgun on gold deliveries from the mines to Sacramento. The heavy brick structure on...
    • BBSAC092
    • K Street, Sacramento, California - W.M. Smith

    • 1946
    • This circa 1946 postcard provides an evening view of the K Street, seen looking east from Eighth Street. Some of the most iconic names in Sacramento business and culture -- Hale Brothers, Silvers, Berlands, Clunie, Kay and Fox -- populate the neon...
    • BBSAC381
    • Entry to the Alhambra Theater

    • 1947
    • The façade of the legendary Alhambra Theater at 1100 Alhambra Boulevard is captured in this 1947 photograph. The venue was designed to emulate the grandeur of Islam’s Alhambra, located in Granada, Spain. The movie house was accented with a...
    • 2280
    • California State Railroad Museum

    • 1990
    • Displayed prominently in several silent films and at the California State Fair for years, the vintage 1863 engine C. P. Huntington was a part of the fabled Chicago Exposition in the early 1930s and has been recognized as an iconic symbol of...
    • BBSAC621
    • Air View, Business District, Sacramento, California

    • 1940
    • This art rendering of downtown Sacramento looking west features an undeveloped West Sacramento and the upper portion of the Sacramento River with the Southern Pacific station and yards to the right of the bridge. The water filtration plant is at...
    • BBSAC966
    • California State Fair

    • 1930
    • This ethereal shot was taken at dusk from the racetrack at the California State Fair, circa 1930. The Fair was located on 2751 Stockton Boulevard until it moved to Cal Expo in 1967. The iconic and domed Agricultural and Counties Building rests on...
    • 643
    • Rainbow Bridge, Folsom, California

    • 1980
    • Folsom California’s iconic Rainbow Bridge was described in this circa 1980 “Colourpicture” postcard as “the first and only bridge to survive the early day floods and rampaging American River.” Currently a former bridge has been brought...
    • BBSAC937
    • Sacramento, California: Camellia Capitol of the World

    • 1970
    • This postcard promoting Sacramento circa 1970 employs images of three iconic structures dating back to the 1800’s. Sutter’s Fort, the California State Capitol building and the original Governor’s Mansion are still magnets for tourists and...
    • BBSAC938
    • Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

    • 1927
    • This photograph shows the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, located at 1515 J Street. Long one of Sacramento's most iconic structures, it was opened on February 22, 1927, to honor those Sacramentans who died in the First World War. The building's...
    • 1035
    • California State Capitol

    • 1938
    • This June 12, 1938, photograph was taken from the N Street side and southeastern edge of the California State Capitol building. The iconic Mexican fan palms in the foreground were planted in the late nineteenth century.
    • 246
    • "Indo Arch" - Downtown Sacramento

    • 1979
    • This vibrant postcard captures the “Indo Arch”, a forty foot structure inspired by the form of Islamic arches and executed by artist Gerald Walburg. The arch was formed from controlled-erosion corten steel, designed to age and oxidize over...
    • BBSAC947
    • Crest Theater, Levinson’s Books and Singer Sewing Machines

    • 1949
    • The iconic marquee of the Crest Theater at 1013 K Street dominates this October 30, 1949, photograph. After having been closed for three years for renovation, the theater opened on October 6 of the same year to a crowd of 5,000 giddy...
    • 761
    • Crystal Creamery, 1939

    • 1939
    • The entrance to the Crystal Creamery at 1013 D Street is captured in this August 13, 1939, photograph. The company was founded in 1901 by George Knox, but it was not until 1921 that the iconic Carl Hansen took ownership of the company. By 1931,...
    • 98
    • 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
    • Sacramento, California - Tower Bridge by Tom Myers

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    • Sacramento’s iconic Tower Bridge at night as viewed from the south is the subject of this postcard from the latter part of last century. One of the Sacramento area’s most-photographed structures, the 700 foot-long bridge took over 16 months to...
    • BBSAC083
    • 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

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