‘Sacramento Bee’ Features USC Digital Library’s California Historical Society Collection
California State Capitol at Sacramento with palm trees in foreground, ca.1920. Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.
Describing it as "rich in local history," the Sacramento Bee recently featured the USC Digital Library's California Historical Society Collection on its Sac History Happenings blog.
"Although the California Historical Society's online photo collection is comprised mainly with images of Los Angeles and Southern California," the Bee's Pete Basofin writes, you'll find a sizable number taken in Sacramento and surrounding areas."
Basofin describes the scope of the images relevant to the state capital:
Some 60 of the 25,000 CHS photographs housed at the University of Southern California Digital Library depict turn-of-the-century scenes of Sacramento: homes, streets, public buildings, people, transportation and river views. Among them are the Catholic Cathedral, State Capitol, Governor's Mansion, Sutter's Fort (before renovation), C.B. Crocker Art Gallery and many others.
Explore the entire collection—on long-term loan to the USC Libraries—online at the USC Digital Library website.