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    • Floods; J Street near Front Street

    • 1861
    • This photograph, looking east, of a deluged J Street near Fourth Street captures the scale of the flood of December 1861. In the foreground is a sign for dentist W.H. Thomas, and the dry goods store of Patrick O'Connell and Jonathon Ryan. Just...
    • 883b
    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “Governor Stanford”

    • 1863
    • The Central Pacific Railroad’s “Governor Stanford” chugs by in this 1863 photograph. The 4-4-0 locomotive was built a year earlier by the Norris Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and then brought to San Francisco by sailing...
    • 917
    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “A.A. Sargent”

    • 1865
    • Taken in 1865, this photograph shows the Central Pacific Railroad locomotive “A. A. Sargent,” also known as number seven, at the foot of J Street, facing east from Front Street. The locomotive’s namesake, Aaron Augustus Sargent, served as...
    • 857
    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “A.A. Sargent”

    • 1865
    • Taken in 1865, this photograph shows the Central Pacific Railroad locomotive “A. A. Sargent,” also known as number seven, at the foot of J Street, facing east from Front Street. The locomotive’s namesake, Aaron Augustus Sargent, served as...
    • 2475
    • California State Capitol Building Nearing Completion

    • 1869
    • Resting upon two tiers of added earth at Tenth Street, between L and N Streets, is the California State Capitol building in 1869. The building’s grounds are barren, save a few saplings. Below the building’s façade are several workers. A...
    • 2386
    • Neubourg and Lages Company

    • 1880
    • This circa 1880 postcard shows the Neubourg and Lages milling and malting business, also known as the Star Mills and Malt House, located on the west side of Fifth Street, between J and K Streets. Founded in 1866, by Christopher Lages and Leonard...
    • BBSAC172
    • Mason's Steam Laundry

    • 1893
    • This circa 1893 photograph captures the staff of Mason’s Steam Laundry as they pose before the business’s complex at Twelfth and D Streets. The engines driving the business’s growth were native-German Fred Mason and his wife Caroline, a...
    • 411
    • Folsom Water Power Company Power Canal

    • 1895
    • The Folsom Water Power Company’s power canal runs toward the powerhouse of the Folsom State Prison in this circa 1895 photograph. The canal – built with granite harvested by Folsom prisoners – ran eight feet deep, was 40 feet wide on the...
    • 2213b
    • Ferry Crossing the Sacramento River, Near Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1895
    • This circa 1895 postcard shows a ferry crossing along the Sacramento River. Long a staple of pioneer transportation throughout Sacramento County -- the first recorded Delta operation being in 1848 -- the State of California slowly replaced ferries...
    • BBSAC680
    • Exhibit from Fannie Sullivan’s Millinery Shop

    • 1895
    • This circa 1895 photograph shows an exhibit displaying the wares of Kentucky-born Mrs. Fannie Sullivan. The display was made in concert with the California State Fair. The hat maker and mother of two had a live-in business at 505 J Street.
    • 640
    • The Review, June 1898

    • 1898-06-01
    • 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...
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    • Beautiful California Capitol Grounds, Sacramento

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 postcard shows two children enjoying a fraction of Capitol Park's enormous compliment of flowers. The State Gardener at that time was Matthew H. Dunn, a native of England. He was responsible for the addition of pathways along L...
    • BBSAC242
    • 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
    • SP Depot and Passenger Train, Sacramento Cal.

    • 1900
    • This vintage postcard depicts normal activities at the Sacramento Depot built by the Central Pacific Railroad and later owned by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Two men appear to be walking through a sheet of steam as a train pulls out of the...
    • BBSAC603
    • West Gate of Folsom State Prison

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 photograph shows the inner portion of the Folsom Prison’s West Gate. Just beyond the gate is the administrative building, with the Warden’s residence on the top floor. Left of the frame is the prison’s original cellblock. ...
    • 2210a
    • Victorian at 2318 O Street

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 photograph shows Geary S. Gilmore and his wife, Edith, standing in front of their Victorian-style home at 2318 O Street. A native of Pennsylvania, Gilmore was employed as a general foreman at the Southern Pacific Railroad’s...
    • 2477
    • Wine Delivery to the Elk Grove Winery

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 photograph shows a man, vintner James Frasinetti, delivering barrels of wine. He is doing so with a wagon, pulled by two horses. A native of Italy, Frasinetti founded his self-styled winery in 1897. It covered 400 acres of land...
    • 2308
    • The Review, December 1900

    • 1900-12-01
    • 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...
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    • Street Fair, 1902

    • 1902
    • With the assistance of two whitely-clad men, two dark-colored horses pull an ornately-decorated carriage during Sacramento’s Street Fair of May 1902.
    • 2088a

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