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California Memoirs: The William M. McCarthy Photograph Collection

Event Date/Time

Jan 12, 2017 to Apr 30, 2018
9:30 am until 4:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Description

California Memoirs: The William M. McCarthy Photograph Collection

This exhibit will showcase selected images from the William M. McCarthy photograph collection, donated to the State Archives in 1996.

William and Grace McCarthy, native Californians born in the late-19th century, pursued their passion for both photography and travel for many years. The end result is a collection of nearly 3,000 photographs mounted in eleven albums that provide rare pictorial documentation of the couple’s early-20th century travels through California and beyond.

Featured photographs will emphasize California's diverse natural and built environments, historic sites, and family life. Always ready with the camera, William McCarthy also captured significant events that shaped or impacted the state's development, events such as stunning images of San Francisco before and after the 1906 earthquake, the fire that destroyed that city's iconic Cliff House in 1907, and the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition.

Cost FREE
Location

California State Archives
1020 O Street - 4th floor
Sacramento, CA
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Additional Information
SponsorCalifornia State Archives
Phone916-653-7715
Contact nameLisa Prince
Contact emailArchviesEvents@sos.ca.gov
Websitehttp://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/public-events/exhibits-2/

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