Chinese man in traditional clothing, participating in funeral in Chico, Calif. n.d. 
sc17894.jpg Old Coley. Injured in the Modoc Indian War, ca. 1890 
sc7329.jpg decorative image Portrait of Jeff Brown, ca. 1880 

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HOLDINGS>Historic Photographs

 The rich visual heritage of northeastern California is documented in over 18,000 historical photographs, many dating from the nineteenth century and representing a wide variety of early photographic processes. This extensive collection is a result of gifts and loans from individuals, historical organizations, as well as public and private agencies. All of the images are cataloged in the library catalog so that patrons may access photographs by geographic location, subject, personal names, or photographer of origin. Reproductions are available for a fee.

 Digitization of the historic photograph collection began in 1998. We now have over 2900 photographs digitized and available online within the Historic Photographs database.

The Digital Asset Management Database contains every item that is digitized by the Digital Resources Management Department which can provide more information on the process of digitizing.


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