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    • Flood at Del Paso Boulevard

    • 1927
    • A flooded Del Paso Boulevard in 1927. The photograph shows the flood past its peak, with people holding umbrellas and walking on a less-flooded portion of the street.
    • 890a
    • Miniature Railway at Oak Park

    • 1910
    • A miniature railroad is the subject of this circa 1910 postcard, set in the Oak Park section of Sacramento. Largely considered Sacramento's first amusement park, Oak Park, then later to be called Joyland, was founded in 1889. The park included a...
    • BBSAC569
    • California State Capitol during the "Days of '49"

    • 1915
    • A photograph of the northeasterly grounds of the California State Capitol building from Tenth and L Streets shows the "Days of '49" Celebration in May, 1922. Locals are dressed in period costume.
    • 241
    • East of Second Street

    • 1959
    • A weathered sign hangs over 205 J Street reading, "Jack Zim, 1 Man Alaska Bargain Store." The entry door is open and two men appear to be engaged in conversation just outside. Lettering on the windows shows that the store sells tents, camping...
    • 977
    • Air Currents

    • September 1, 1918
    • Air Currents was a monthly publication of Mather Field, a flight training base for the newly-formed United States Army Air Service. Located 12- miles east of Sacramento, California, Mather’s first phase of military operation stretched from June...
    • A. J. Affleck Drugs

    • 1941
    • An interior view of A. J. Affleck Drugs, located at 1008 Tenth Street. The picture shows display shelves full of apothecary jars, and three pharmacy workers. A sign on the wall indicates that the store also sold vaccines and serums. In the...
    • 721
    • Panama Pottery

    • 1931
    • An October 26, 1931 photograph shows the façade of the Panama Pottery factory at 4421 Twenty-Fourth Street, nearly three blocks south of Sacramento Stadium and Sacramento Junior College. Three years earlier, the business a support structure due...
    • 1891
    • Capital Park, Sacramento

    • 1900
    • As seen from the center of Capital Park, this circa 1900 postcard shows, to the left, the State Printing Office and its bindery wing, and, to the right, the State Agricultural Fair Building. The latter structure would be razed by 1908. Fifteenth...
    • BBSAC253
    • Library Staircase

    • 1965
    • As seen from the reference room, this circa 1965 photograph shows the signature spiral staircase at the main branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-8-13
    • Sacramento Junior College - Black and White

    • 1926
    • As seen from William Land Park, this circa 1926 postcard shows the main administration and classroom building at Sacramento Junior College, located at 3835 Freeport Boulevard. When built in 1924/26, it was the desire of designers to create an...
    • BBSAC671
    • Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

    • 1992
    • As taken from Cesar Chavez Plaza, this 1992 photograph shows the Ninth Street entrance to the Angelo Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. The venue was built in concert with the Sacramento Public Library's expansion and rennovation in 1992/93
    • 1622b
    • Folsom Lake

    • 1955
    • As taken from the east, this circa 1955 photograph shows Folsom Lake, Folsom Dam, and includes a view of an unpaved boat ramp. In the distance, and across the lake, is Beal's Point. Mentioned as early as 1851 in the Sacramento Union, the feature...
    • 1793
    • Sacramento at Dusk

    • 1998
    • As taken from the I Street Bridge, this circa 1998 postcard shows, left to right, the Old Sacramento State Historic Park, establish in the mid-1960s, and the Tower Bridge, built in 1935b. Also visible is the Delta King river boat, constructed in...
    • BBSAC548
    • View East from Fruit Exchange Building

    • August 31, 1922
    • As taken from the newly-built California fruit Building, this 1922 postcard, shows several notable structures along Sacramento's skyline. They include, left to right: the Sacramento County Superior Court Building at Seventh and I Streets,...
    • BBSAC031
    • Seventh Street:  1118 through 1128

    • 1961
    • As taken from the southeast corner of Seventh and L Streets, this 1960 photograph shows Jade Liquor at 1118 Seventh Street, Hotel Marshall at 1122 Seventh Street, and Trutime Watch Shop at 1128 Seventh Street. Also visible is the distinct diamond...
    • 1616
    • Second Street:  1217 and 1219

    • 1960
    • As taken from the west side of Second Street, between L Street and Capitol Avenue, this photograph shows a residence at 1217 Second Street and the La Sampatia Restaurant at 1219 Second Street.
    • 1521b
    • Sacramento Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Susan Woodhams

    • As viewed from the east and across Capitol Park's Rose Garden, is the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Dedicated in December 1988, after a fund drive that reached nearly 2,000,000 dollars, the memorial is composed of four granite panels, each...
    • BBSAC329
    • Sacramento Filtration Plant

    • 1927
    • As viewed from the south, this circa 1927 photograph shows the manicured splendor of grounds surrounding Sacramento's water filtration plant. Utilizing rapid sand filtration, the facility started pumping purified water into city mains on January...
    • 1548
    • Sacramento Filtration Plant

    • 1932
    • As viewed from the south, this November 4, 1932 photograph shows, in the foreground, aeration pools. Behind that are mixing tanks, and other pre-treatment operations. Also visible is construction which would see the addition of a 480,000 dollar...
    • 1546
    • Goodyear Service Station

    • 1939
    • By the dawn of the Second World War, the over 179,000 registered drivers in the Sacramento Valley needed fuel and fresh tires for their automobiles. This January 20, 1939, photograph shows one such source, the Goodyear Service and Standard Oil...
    • 389


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