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    • "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 time. ...
    • BBSAC947
    • "Moonlight on the Sacramento River"

    • 1910
    • Shown in circa 1910 is a river barge, plying its way along the Sacramento River. For nearly a century and beginning in 1875, River Lines provided transport for cargo - canned goods, rice, and wool - from Sacramento to Colusa, From Sacramento to...
    • BBSAC683
    • A Band of Turkeys, Turkey Farm Near Sacramento, CA

    • Raising turkeys in Northern California was a profitable venture during the first decade of the 20th Century. Butte, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties claimed nearly 400,000 of the birds during that time with a total valuation of over 2,000,000...
    • BBSAC006
    • Beautiful Rose Garden, William Land Park, Sacramento, California

    • 1930
    • “Roses of every variety are found in the Rose Garden in William Land Park in a magnificent setting unsurpassed in beauty” reads the printed description on the back of this card, published circa 1930 and mailed from Denver to San Mateo in December...
    • BBSAC590
    • Bird's-eye View of Sutter's Fort 1848, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1920
    • This circa 1920 postcard provides a rendering, as seen from the south, of Sutter's Fort at Twenty-Seventh and L streets. Perhaps the compound's most defining days came during the California Gold Rush of 1848 to 1855 when, with 10 to 12 stores in...
    • BBSAC840
    • Breuner's Furniture Company

    • 1960
    • This 1960 phothograph of Breuner's at 600 K Street, and Goodwill Industries Department Store at 1117 Sixth Street, was taken from the northwest coerner of Sixth and K Streets. Resting at the business's original 1856 location, the pictured building...
    • 44
    • Cal Expo - Grant Duggins

    • 1948
    • This circa 1948 postcard provides an aerial view of the California State Fairgrounds at Broadway and Stockton Boulevard. In the upper section of the postcard is the racetrack. Within it, is a lake that was added in 1947. By 1950, it was enlarged...
    • BBSAC339
    • California Exposition, Sacramento, Cal. - Mike Roberts Studio

    • 1965
    • For well over fifty years the California State Fair stood at the intersection of Y Street (later Broadway) and Stockton Boulevard and the grounds ran nearly a mile north and east from there and then up 48th Street and back to Y. Upon entering the...
    • BBSAC341
    • Campbell Soup Company

    • 1955
    • The Campbell Soup Company, located at Fourty-Third Street and Franklin Boulevard, has long been a fixture of Sacramento industry, opening in 1947. It closed in 2012, causing the loss of some 700 area jobs. The plant nearly closed in the 1990s,...
    • 1772
    • Capitol Travelodge - Gillick Printing, Inc.

    • Sitting on the northeast corner of Eleventh and H Streets is one section of the 85-unit Capitol Travelodge. Opened in 1957, the motel survived a bomb scare in 1977, but could not escape sale and a 6 million dollar rennovation, in 2007/08, into a...
    • BBSAC506
    • City Brewery

    • 1900
    • Pictured in circa 1900, at the northeast corner of Twelfth and ""H"" Streets, is the City Brewery. It was established in 1856 by German expatriates Wilhelm Borchers and Benedict Hilbert. The two-story structure was made of brick, rested on a lot...
    • 131
    • Dredging the Sacramento River, California

    • 1910
    • This divided-back card made in America by the Mitchell Company of San Francisco was postmarked September20, 1910 and sent from the Jameson Ranch in Marysville to East Oakland via boat. River-dredging for gold was conducted with permit by licensed...
    • BBSAC700
    • Early Carmichael Farm

    • 1918
    • This circa 1918 photograph captures a small farm near early Carmichael, California. Two men sit, posing for the picture, while well-dressed women mill about a period automobile near the left of the frame. In the middle of the picture, a sprinkler...
    • 2304f
    • Economy Clothing

    • 1962
    • This 1962 photograph shows the storefront of Economy Clothing at 611 K Street. Its owner, Harry Redler, was a mainstay of Sacramento’s men’s clothing industry for nearly 50 years, also operating the Hub Clothes store and a similar business in the...
    • 92
    • El Rey Theater Fire

    • 1941
    • Looking west, from the top of the Ramona Hotel, this February 21, 1941, photograph shows the frenetic aftermath of a fire at the El Rey Hotel at 519 J Street. The fire started in one of the theater’s balconies and was likely the result of arson. ...
    • 660
    • Fletcher Pharmacy

    • 1953
    • Pictured on April 7, 1953, is the Fletcher Pharmacy at 2728 J Street. The business was opened in 1916 by Paul Fletcher. Upon retiring, the elder Fletcher handed control to his sons, Donald and Jerome. Both men were graduates of the University of...
    • 437
    • Flood Overflow Below Y Street

    • 1904
    • This February 29, 1904, photograph captures flooding just below the Y Street Levee. The break in the levee occurred on February 27 near the Freeport Boulevard farm and residence of Eustace R. Edwards, resulting in the inundation and loss of nearly...
    • 888


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