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    • State Capitol from Park, Sacramento, CA

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    • The California State Capitol Building viewed from the grounds of Capitol Park is the view offered on this color-tinted penny postcard. Prior to 1915 many of the exquisite color cards had come from Europe, especially Germany, but after the First...
    • BBSAC225
    • Reversed Images of the Southern Pacific Railyards

    • 1910
    • This composite of reserved images offers a unique view of the Southern Pacific Railroad passenger depot and shops in 1910. The bottom image shows the west side of the passenger depot, built in 1879. Locomotives transit both in and out, and...
    • 2388
    • Greetings from Elk Grove, Calif. - with Sheep

    • 1940
    • This unused, linen-backed penny postal card depicting sheep grazing on a beautiful landscape was one of a series of generic images available from “NYCE” Quality Colored Landscape Locals of Pennsylvania. Though Elk Grove was home to the livestock...
    • BBSAC792
    • Entrance to Sacred Heart Catholic Church

    • 1931
    • This September 3, 1931, photograph reveals the entrance to Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 3860 J Street. Recessed and hewn from terra cotta and cast stone, the Romanesque-style arch contains sculpted images of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and...
    • 502
    • I'm Sending You a Lemon From

    • 1910
    • According to a Sacramento County California booklet printed in 1910, lemons had a gross yield per acre of $200.00 to $700.00. The citrus colony of Fair Oaks was one example of a local citrus colony that grew lemons. In 1900 the colony contained...
    • BBSAC020
    • 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
    • Jas. S. Remick Co., Inc

    • 1921
    • Front and back of the advertisement are color images promoting the James S. Remick Company. Remick, a native of California, started an automobile supply house in 1911, locating it at 1201 K Street. It was in operation until his premature death in...
    • EC-BUS-b01f05i08
    • Georgiana School, Sacramento County

    • 1890
    • Shown in circa 1890 is the Georgiana School. The Georgiana School District was formed in 1866, with the school house standing along the Sacramento River, halfway between Isleton and Walnut Grove. At around the time this images was captured, between...
    • BBSAC667
    • Themis

    • April 7, 1889
    • Founded and edited by a talented team of newspapermen, educators, lawyers with political savvy and clout, Themis was envisioned as a completely independent journal offering counsel and providing access to justice and law. A literary journal with...
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    • 3033 State Capitol at Sacramento, California

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    • 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
    • The Review, June 1911

    • 1911-06-01
    • 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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    • Orange Grove, Fair Oaks Districts, Near Sacramento, CA

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    • "Among the earliest California oranges to reach Eastern markets are the products of the many fine groves in the Fair Oaks district" is the description printed on the back of this postcard. From 1880 to the late 1940s citrus in California grew...
    • BBSAC003
    • Magnolias from Sacramento, Calif.

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 postcard provides a still life of magnolia blossoms and lemon slices. The magnolia, a plant native to the American South, can draw its California origins to the Gold Rush, having been transported west by southern born Argonauts. ...
    • BBSAC731
    • Sutter's Fort

    • 1990
    • Images of Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento spanning over 150 years appear on the top and lower right of this postcard by Tom Myers. The photograph on the lower left captures actors at the fort dressed in period clothing posing for a photographer in the...
    • BBSAC828
    • 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
    • Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento, Cal., PCK

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    • This familiar view of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento features the entrance on 11th Street and the length of the venerable structure along K Street. The center of the Catholic Church in Sacramento for over 125 years,...
    • BBSAC183
    • California State Capitol, Sacramento - Tom Myers

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    • This vertical view of the California State Capitol Building framed against a gray/green sky is a dramatic example of an innovative way to get more mileage out of a stationary subject. Hundreds of views of the Capitol Building have been marketed as...
    • BBSAC305
    • H and S Super Service

    • 1933
    • This May 19, 1933, photograph shows the H and S Super Service, located at 1430 Twenty-First Street. Pictured are proprietors Gene Hepting and Jack Spelbring. Hepting's keen interest in photography left a treasure trove of popular and historic...
    • 454
    • A Banana Tree in California Garden

    • 1900
    • A banana plant grows in Sacramento in this circa 1900 postcard. What had been a mere curiosity to Americans for decades had, by the late nineteenth-century, become a staple as, in 1889, an estimated 1.2 billion bananas had been eaten by American...
    • BBSAC599

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