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    • Sacramento Abstract and Title Company

    • 1941
    • Taken on January 12, 1941, this photograph shows the Sacramento Abstract and Title Company at its recently constructed 919 Eighth Street location. The company was founded in 1900 by S. Edgar Alderman, and stood as a steadying presence in the...
    • 423
    • 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
    • "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
    • The "Pride of Paducah" Riverboat

    • 1935
    • The riverboat "Pride of Paducah" makes its way along the Sacramento River in this 1935 photograph. In the same year, the vessel took part in the Twentieth-Century Fox production of "Steamboat Round the Bend," a movie starring Will Rogers. A large...
    • 1352
    • Twentieth Century Market

    • 1937
    • The Twentieth-Century Market, located at the corner of Sixteenth and L Streets and surrounded by elm trees, is the subject of this June 25, 1937, photograph. The business opened in September of 1935 as one of the Sacramento’s twelve Cardinal food...
    • 460
    • Panama Pottery

    • 1940
    • Resting at 4421 Twenty-Fourth Street in circa 1940 is Panama Pottery, known to be one of Sacramento’s longest standing twentieth-century businesses, distributing much of its wares to all parts of California. At around the time this photograph was...
    • 1892a
    • Marshall School Class Picture

    • 1927
    • A class poses for a picture on the front steps of Marshall School in this January 1927 photograph. The 10-room schoolhouse was built in 1904, and through the twenty-first century, stands as the largest surviving example of Classical Revival...
    • 1531
    • Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1927

    • 1927
    • Pictured in 1927 is the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament at 1107 Eleventh Street. Several period cards are parked on Eleventh Street. The city’s moneyed Catholics were giddy to make their mark on the structure: Ellen Dwyer, Daniel McCarthy,...
    • 475
    • Capital Hotel, Sacramento, Cal., Golden Eagle Hotel

    • 1915
    • Shown in 1915, at the intersection of Seventh and K are, to the left, the Capital Hotel and, to the right, the Golden Eagle Hotel. The latter was first built in 1853, undergoing rennovations well into the twentieth-century. The former was built...
    • BBSAC435
    • Andrus and Tyler Islands, Lower Sacramento River, California

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 photograph shows high waters between both Andrus and Taylor Islands along the Sacramento River Delta. The seven thousand acre Andrus Island was named after George Andrus who settled the area in 1852. By the dawn of the...
    • BBSAC722
    • The River Lines

    • Depicted on this postcard is a riverboat of River Lines, Incorporated, a company that provided passenger transportation and dredging services. The company was formed out of a merger of Citizen's Navigation, Merchant's Transportation and Sacramento...
    • BBSAC723
    • Imperial 400 Motel - Fred M. Shorthill

    • 1966
    • This circa 1966 postcard shows the Imperial 400 Motel and Eppie's Restaurant at 1319 Thirtieth Street and 3000 N Streets, respectively. Eppies locations - a common sight throughout the second half of the twentieth-century in Sacramento, were the...
    • BBSAC459
    • Caught on the Last Lap

    • 1905
    • This circa 1905 leather clad postcard reflects a bit of the romantic humor from the early part of the twentieth-century. The production of leather postcards ended after 1909.
    • BBSAC739
    • Sacramento Northern Railroad Derailment

    • 1920
    • This circa 1920 photograph shows the result of an accident involving an automobile at a highway grade crossing. The remains of the automobile are jammed under the front of Sacramento Northern Car 130. Notes from the California State Railroad...
    • 1026
    • Earl P. Cooper, Inc

    • 1919
    • Shown is a 1919 billhead for Earl P. Cooper, Inc., located at 1014 Twelfth Street. Cooper, one of the premier car racers of the early twentieth-century, opened the shop in 1917 as a distributor for Prest-o-lite and Firestone products.
    • EC-BUS-b01f05i11
    • Arched Sign at Masonic Lawn Cemetery

    • 1925
    • This circa 1925 photograph shows the north entrance to the Masonic Lawn Cemetery at 2700 Riverside Boulevard. Beyond an arched gateway with the words “Masonic Lawn” and the Masonic “G” symbol written on it, several headstones and tombs can be...
    • 703
    • This is Breuner's 96th Year of Saying Merry Christmas

    • 1952
    • Pictured in circa 1952 is a portion of window displays at Breuner's Furniture at 600 K Street. So much a part of Sacramento's twentieth-century Holiday Season tradition, the practice started in 1934. With display themes changing yearly,...
    • BBSAC825
    • "Delta King" - 1971

    • 1971
    • This 1971 postcard provides a view of the steamboat "Delta King" with the paddle wheel removed, tied up along the Sacramento River south of the Tower Bridge. The 250-foot steel vessel was prefabricated in Scotland in 1926, spending much of the...
    • BBSAC544
    • Inside View of Oak Park

    • 1910
    • Shown, in circa 1910, is a portion of Oak Park. The neighborhood was established, at the dawn of the twentieth-century, as a suburb of Sacramento and viable retreat for Sacramentans. It was developer Edwin Alsup who partitioned the 230-acre...
    • BBSAC577


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