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Alcatraz military scrapbook pages [graphic].
BANC PIC 2006.067--fALB
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Title:

Alcatraz military scrapbook pages
The Alcatraz Sentinel

Creator/Contributor:

Hubbell, Henry Wilson, 1842-1917, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912

Abstract:

Contains four photographs of buildings and grounds of Alcatraz Island when it served as a military prison. Also present are views of Fort Winfield Scott, a residential building at Fort Mason (Black Point), other views of San Francisco Bay, and cadets at Union College, New York. Includes many newsclippings, mementos of distinguished visitors, programs, invitations, etc., pertaining to the First Artillery from its 1881 arrival in the San Francisco area, as well as ephemera pertaining to various military matters. Many items refer to officer Henry W. Hubbell, Jr. Also includes page 1 of vol. 1 no. 1 (Nov. 1881) of The Alcatraz Sentinel ("An occasional journal devoted to the interests of the prisoners"), and a printed sheet with the lyrics for "Uncle Sammy's pet", for the Alcatraz Variety Troupe. Material on the final pages relates to general military matters or to Hubbell's assignment to Union College, New York (in late 1883).

Date:

1881-1885 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
United States. -- Army -- California -- San Francisco -- Pictorial works
United States. -- Army. -- Artillery Regiment, 1st.
Military Prison at Alcatraz Island, California.
Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.)
Soldiers -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Military prisons -- Photographs
Prisons -- California -- Photographs
Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
San Francisco Bay (Calif.) -- Pictorial works

Note:

Compiled by First Lieutenant Henry W. Hubbell, Jr. of the First Artillery. Photographer(s) unknown.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Items dated 1881-1885.
Scrapbook pages on disbound ledger pages. Pages pre-numbered 195-202, 205-218. Extent of original scrapbook unknown.
Albumen photoprints ca. 12 x 20 cm., some cropped.
San Francisco area photographs tentatively attributed, by cataloger, to I.W. Taber.
Presumably compiled by Henry W. Hubbell, Jr. or his wife, Sara Sprague Hubbell.
RESTRICTED COLLECTION: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

Type:

graphic
Ephemera.
Clippings.
Menus.
Scrapbooks.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
11 leaves (ephemera, with 8 photographic prints) ; 35 x 22 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2006.067--fALB

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED COLLECTION: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.