The caption to this photo reads, ‘A woman prisoner at San Quentin in her room. The decorations are all made from fancy paper and spoons.’ Courtesy Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library.

This image from the San Quentin Photography Album from the Marin County Free Library really struck me. Dedicated decoration. The San Quentin Photography Album was compiled by Richard M. Smith & Genevieve Smith.

The Anne T. Kent California Reading Room, Marin County Free Library Archives are great. Don’t miss:

Views of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco by W.J. Street.

Golden Gate Bridge Photo Album (Construction images).

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Marin County Civic Center Photo Album, showing the construction of one of FLW’s few West coast buildings. It was later used as the set for Star Trek: Next Generation.

All of these things within just a few miles of one another. Browse the full archive listing.

Administration Building Construction. South end of the Administration Building looking North. Photograph by John Trimble. Harold Stockstad Slide Collection. Courtesy Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library.

View of the Golden Gate way with the Palace of Fine Arts in the foreground; circa March 9, 1935. Courtesy Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library.

Francis Nielson as Isaac in Abraham & Isaac, the first Mountain Play, performed in 1913. Courtesy Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library.
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