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    • 1959 Edsel Station Wagon

    • 1959
    • This 1959 postcard shows an Edsel station wagon, somewhere in Sacramento County. By 1960, in contrast to the county's population of 502,000, it contained some 2,814 miles of roads, being used by roughly 268,000 registered vehicles.
    • BBSAC760
    • 904 Sixth Street; 530 I Street

    • 1962
    • Photograph shows New Mexico Cafe (904 Sixth Street), advertising tacos and enchiladas to take out as well as American & Mexican Dishes, Comidas, and Mexicanas. Johnnie's Club at 530 I Street is also visible.
    • 164
    • "Fort Sutter" Passenger Steamer, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1920
    • This circa 1920 postcard shows the riverboat Fort Sutter at rest on the Sacramento River. Launched in 1912, the vessel served ably through the interwar period. However, with the advent of World War II, it was placed into service for the United...
    • BBSAC688
    • "K" Street Mall and Tram - Dexter Press

    • 1975
    • This circa 1975 postcard shows a street tram on K Street, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets. The pictured tram -- a rubber-tired, gasoline-powered replica of the area's old-time streetcars -- was part of a group that was placed within the K...
    • BBSAC406
    • "Sacramento Valley Limited" of Northern Electric Railway

    • 1915
    • This circa 1915 image shows a crowd milling about the Northern Electric Railway Depot at 801 J Street and resting at the northeast corner of Eighth and J Streets. Northern Electric started local street car service in 1907, running from the...
    • BBSAC634
    • "Steamers Towing Barges on Sacramento River," Sacramento, Cal.

    • This postcard shows riverboats pulling barges down the Sacramento River. At the beginning of the twentieth-century, the standard barge - and particularly those operated by the Sacramento Transportation Company - measured 232 feet in length and...
    • BBSAC689
    • A Model Dairy Farm, Sacramento Valley, CA

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 postcard shows a dairy farm in the Sacramento Valley. In 1899, Sacramento County could boast 1,059 dairy farms with Yolo County containing some 918. The printed description on the back of the card reads "In the Sacramento Valley...
    • BBSAC004
    • A Restful Spot on the Banks of the River

    • 1925
    • This circa 1925 linen-based postcard shows both the interwar idyll of Sacramento and the Capital City's strong recreational and commercial ties to the Sacramento River. In the background, a riverboat -- either the Delta Queen or the Delta King --...
    • BBSAC696
    • 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
    • Adult-Level Books on Display at Fruitridge School

    • 1970
    • This 1970 image shows an adult book display at Fruitridge School, located at 4625 Forty-Fourth Street. The display was created by the Fruitridge Branch of the Sacramento County Library.
    • PH-SPL-FRU-1-19
    • Aerial View of Downtown Sacramento

    • 1926
    • This aerial view of the Capitol was taken circa 1926. It shows some of Capitol Park as well as the adjacent state buildings and some of the surrounding area.
    • 1392
    • Aerial View of Rio Vista, California

    • 1970
    • This circa 1970 postcard shows the city of Rio Vista, California. Founded in the early 1850s by Colonel N.H. Davis at the junction of the Sacramento River and Cache Slough, the spot was originally called Brazos del Rio or "arms of the river." The...
    • BBSAC058
    • 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...


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