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Catalog Number 1999/123/001
Collection Sommers, William
Object Name Album, Photograph
Scope & Content Cover: Pyrographic cover shows Folsom Dam to the Folsom Power House with connecting canal; Station A in Sacramento City; a street car; and electrical generating equipment.
Dedication: A hand caligraphied page with employee's signature.
Photographs: 33 8 x 10 contact prints from original glass plate negatives. Photographs document construction of Folsom Power House and Dam transmission lines to Sacramento; construction of street railway tracks; and fabrication and operations of street cars.
Dates of Creation 1904
Dates of Accumulation 1904
Title "Albert Gallatin from friends in Sacramento."
Admin/Biographical History Albert Gallatin was the founder of Sacramento Gas and Electric Railway Company. He built a home at 15th and H Street that became the Governor's Mansion.
Archival History William Sommers' grandfather was an employee of Albert Gallatin.
Date 1904
Classification Construction
Electricity
Railroads
Oak Park