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Title
San Jose City Hall
Date Created and/or Issued
1900
circa 1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
Publication Information
Cardinell-Vincent Company
Contributing Institution
San José Public Library. California Room
Collection
Historic Postcard Collection
Rights Information
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact the California Room: http://sjlibrary.org/research/special/ca/contacts_index.htm
Description
Two adults and two children stand in City Hall Park with San Jose City Hall in the background. The park is planted with palms and flowers in bloom. To the left of the two children is a fountain topped by a statue of San Francisco dentist Dr. Henry Cogswell. Dr. Cogswell donated many of these fountains to cities in the hope that thirsty people would drink water instead of alcohol. The city hall in the background was completed in 1889. It was modeled after a Victorian-era Bavarian town Hall. It was demolished in 1958.
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg2000
Scanned with Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner as a 600 dpi TIFF image and 16-bit RGB color. Compressed to JPEG format using Photoshop CS2.
Extent
3.5 x 5.5 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/sjplpc/id/206
Language
English
Subject
City & town halls
Municipal government
Girls
Fountains
Sculpture
Parks
Source
Historic Postcard Collection

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