ca. 1900
Gift of Bo Peep Chapter, Children's Home Society

Photograph. Description: Portrait photograph of General Mariano G. Vallejo. A hand written, white paper label which reads: "Gen. M. G. Vallejo" is attached to the right hand margin on the back of the slide. The front of the slide has a decorative, gold colored border surrounding the image which is printed: "Edward Kemp, San Francisco Stereopticons and Lantern Slides" along the side margines. A circular shaped, white paper label with the numbe1 "80" written on it is attached to the bottom left hand corner of the slide.

Picture This Information

This artifiact is part of the OMCA's Picture This website. More about the context and history of this artifacts is available at Picture This

About the Picture This web project: California's Perspectives on American History is a resource for teachers and students to learn about the experiences of diverse peoples of California by using primary source images from the Oakland Museum of California's collections. Organized into eleven time periods spanning from pre-1769 to the present, more than 300 photographs, drawings, posters, and prints tell stories from the perspectives of different ethnic groups. Historical contexts are provided to offer a framework of California's role in relation to American history.

The National Archives state that primary sources, "fascinate students because they are real and they are personal: history is humanized through them." Picture This invites students to examine the historical record, encouraging them to connect history with real people and explore how images tell stories and convey historical evidence about the human experience. History becomes more than just a series of facts, dates, and events.      

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