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The Resource Illustrations for Pioneer days in Kern County by Arthur S. Crites

Illustrations for Pioneer days in Kern County by Arthur S. Crites

Label
Illustrations for Pioneer days in Kern County by Arthur S. Crites
Title
Illustrations for Pioneer days in Kern County by Arthur S. Crites
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Forty-six black-and-white photographic prints used to illustrate Pioneer days in Kern County, an autobiographical account by Arthur S. Crites of his family, early education, and life as a young man and miner in Kern County, California.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
The prints were made by Cal Williams Photo Service, using the author's own family photographs, and possibly photos from other sources such as local historical societies and libraries. Family photographs include portraits of the author's parents--his father, Angus McCloud Crites, his mother, Louisa Maria Jewett of Weybridge, Vermont, as well as the author as a young man in uniform during the Spanish-American War in 1898, and his two brothers, Angus, and George. Several photographs show the early homestead on Bear Mountain, near Bakersfield, where the family lived in the late 1880s and 1890s, the Keene School which the author attended as a young boy (1890), and the Kern County High School class of 1893. There is also an early photo of the Kern County Courthouse from 1888. Many of the photos describe the surrounding rugged landscape of the High Sierra, highlighting Upper and Lower Kern Lake, and Golden Trout Creek, and Mt. Whitney. Other early photos of towns nearby include a grain thresher in Weed Patch, Calif., the old school house in Tehachapi, and Main Street in the town of Havilah in the 1880s. After his discharge from the army in 1898, Crites went to work as a bookkeeper on the Bellevue cattle ranch, 8 miles west of Bakersfield, and there are several photos of ranching scenes, and the ranch headquarters. Also included are photographs documenting life of the Indians of Kern County, such as an Indian woman collecting salt grass for basket-weaving, Indian farmers, and Indian petroglyphs found on basaltic rocks near Black Mountain in northeastern Kern County. Several photographs show old Fort Tejon and the guardhouse
Technique
not applicable
Label
Illustrations for Pioneer days in Kern County by Arthur S. Crites
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c88c9xf6/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from typed cover sheet
  • Probable range of dates suggested by publication date of book in which photographs appeared as illustrations
  • Photographs are unbound, although the three holes punched along left margins suggest that they were once held in a 3-ring looseleaf notebook. Versos of photographs contain editor's proof numbering and notes in black crayon, and inkstamp of "Cal Williams Photo Service" [of Bakersfield?]
  • Additional information available in Pioneer days in Kern County / by Arthur S. Crites. Los Angeles : The Ward Ritchie Press, 1951; and the Arthur S. Crites Papers (Collection 689), Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Accompanying material
4 maps + 50 leaves (typescript ; 28 cm)
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm or smaller +
Extent
46 photographic prints
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Photographs are stacked in a modern beige cloth clamshell box, with box title "Illustrations for Pioneer days in Kern County." Laid in with photographs are [50] typescript leaves containing editor's proofs of the cutlines or captions for each photograph as they were to appear in the book; and four maps of Kern County in pencil (two folded), also used as illustrations in the Crites' book.
Other physical details
b&w
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)518305997
  • ucoclc518305997
Label
Illustrations for Pioneer days in Kern County by Arthur S. Crites
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c88c9xf6/
Publication
Note
  • Title from typed cover sheet
  • Probable range of dates suggested by publication date of book in which photographs appeared as illustrations
  • Photographs are unbound, although the three holes punched along left margins suggest that they were once held in a 3-ring looseleaf notebook. Versos of photographs contain editor's proof numbering and notes in black crayon, and inkstamp of "Cal Williams Photo Service" [of Bakersfield?]
  • Additional information available in Pioneer days in Kern County / by Arthur S. Crites. Los Angeles : The Ward Ritchie Press, 1951; and the Arthur S. Crites Papers (Collection 689), Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Accompanying material
4 maps + 50 leaves (typescript ; 28 cm)
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm or smaller +
Extent
46 photographic prints
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Photographs are stacked in a modern beige cloth clamshell box, with box title "Illustrations for Pioneer days in Kern County." Laid in with photographs are [50] typescript leaves containing editor's proofs of the cutlines or captions for each photograph as they were to appear in the book; and four maps of Kern County in pencil (two folded), also used as illustrations in the Crites' book.
Other physical details
b&w
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)518305997
  • ucoclc518305997

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