The Hare collection contains 575 silver gelatin prints, taken by Mrs. Hare circa 1900-1910. Most of the photographs were taken
in and around the Santa Clara Valley region of Northern California, especially in the vicinities of Santa Clara and San Jose.
Other areas featured in the collection are Saratoga, Los Gatos, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Big Basin Park, San Francisco, Monterey,
Palo Alto, Sonoma County, Lake County, and Pebble Beach. The subject matter of Mrs. Hare's work is diverse, including gardens,
gardening and botany; architecture; streets and roadways; parks, landscapes, and other scenes of nature; agriculture and industry;
travel and recreation; and the local Chinese, Spanish and native Californian cultures of the time.
Mrs. Hare was born Alice Iola Schnatterly, on December 12, 1859, in New Geneva, Pennsylvania. Born to a large family, she
was one of eight children. In 1877 she married James W. Hare. In 1880 the first of the Hares' four sons, John, was born. John
would eventually become a photographer and work for several San Francisco newspapers as well as the Chicago Daily Journal. In 1881 the Hare family moved to Carlinville, Illinois, where two more of their sons, James and Ray, were born. In 1895,
the Hares moved to Santa Clara, California. Their fourth son, Harry, was born that same year. Shortly thereafter, perhaps
encouraged by her son John, Mrs. Hare began to practice photography.
575 silver gelatin photographs
304 digital objects
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.