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Center for Sacramento History Photo Collection

About this Collection

Impressive in both size and scope, the photographic collections at the Center for Sacramento History amount to more than five million images and include a variety of photographic types and processes. The photographs come from our public, manuscript, and personal collections and document Sacramento's origins as a small riverfront town to the burgeoning state capital. The wide array of historic images, range from the earliest known daguerreotype of Sacramento, made around 1850, of the New World steamship docked along the city's Embarcadero, to contemporary views that capture the development of the Sacramento and the surrounding region. View this collection on the contributor's website.

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77,552 items found in this collection

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