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[A.B. Wilson family portraits and other photographs].
BANC PIC 2016.049--ALB v.1; BANC PIC 2016.049--ALB v.2; BANC PIC 2016.049--ALB v.3; BANC PIC 2016.049--ALB v.4; ...
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Title:

[A.B. Wilson family portraits and other photographs]

Creator/Contributor:

Wilson, Alvin Brice, creator, creator.

Abstract:

Includes studio portraits of A.B. Wilson, his immediate family (wife Vesta Ball Wilson, sons Harold Wilson, Bruce Wilson and Rolland Wilson, daughter Jean Wilson), other Wilson and Ball family members, and a few views of storefronts of Wilson's shops in Winters and Sonora; numerous studio portraits of unidentified persons; multiple generations of Wilson family snapshots; many views of Martinez and other Contra Costa County locations; many views of Sonora and a few of Truckee (all in PIC boxes 1-2). Photograph albums include chiefly nineteenth century cabinet card, carte de visite and tintype portraits of unidentified persons (vols. 1-3), snapshots pertaining to Rolland Wilson's student years (vol. 4) and professional scenes of agriculture in the Diablo Valley region of Contra Costa County (vol. 5). Cased ambrotype portraits (CASE box) depict unidentified persons. Glass lantern slides (LAN box) depict views of Diablo Valley and a fountain with a statue of Hercules and Antaeus in Aranjuez, Spain. Nitrate negatives (NNEG) depict aerial views of industrial complexes, possibly in Richmond. Also includes a small amount of personal papers, ephemera, published pamphlets, and printed material pertaining to Wilson's campaign for Contra Costa County justice of the peace in 1934 (all in PIC box 3).

Date:

1855 (issued)

Subject:

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Wilson, Alvin Brice -- Archives
Wilson, Alvin Brice -- Portraits
Martinez (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Contra Costa County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Sonora (Calif.) -- Pictorial works

Note:

Also includes 2 nitrate negatives.
Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by Wilson and his family heirs.
Numerous photographers, including Wilson.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
CASED AMBROTYPES RESTRICTED: 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.
NITRATE NEGATIVES CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.
A.B. Wilson family portraits and other photographs, BANC PIC 2016.049, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Bobby McDearmon Antiques ; 2015.
Alvin Brice Wilson: born in 1870 in Ohio; worked as a photographer, jeweler and optician, first in Winters, then in Sonora, Calif.; by the late 1890s or early 20th century he had relocated to the Bay Area town of Martinez, where he continued his previous professional practices and later in the 1930s and 1940s served as a justice of the peace; died in 1965. Referred to self in various professional and political contexts as A.B. Wilson.

Type:

graphic
Portraits.
Cabinet photographs.
Cartes de visite.
Photograph albums.
Ambrotypes.
Tintypes.
Nitrate negatives.

Physical Description:

photoprint
approximately 600 photographs in 5 boxes, 5 albums and 2 oversize folders : chiefly gelatin silver prints ; 25 x 37 cm or smaller

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2016.049--ALB v.1
BANC PIC 2016.049--ALB v.2
BANC PIC 2016.049--ALB v.3
BANC PIC 2016.049--ALB v.4
BANC PIC 2016.049--fALB v.5
BANC PIC 2016.049--AX
BANC PIC 2016.049--B
BANC PIC 2016.049--CASE box 1
BANC PIC 2016.049--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2016.049--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2016.049--PIC box 3
BANC PIC 2016.049--LAN box 1
BANC PIC 2007-2016--NNEG(8x10) misc. box 12 (NNEG 8x10)
BANC PIC 2016.049

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
CASED AMBROTYPES RESTRICTED: 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.
NITRATE NEGATIVES CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.