Some of my most favorite treasures in our collection are photograph albums. I love a casual snapshot from another time, and the larger album in which it has been carefully pasted and captioned tells us something about a life lived and the places deemed “photo-worthy” when cameras didn’t live in our back pocket.
One such photo album I recently “discovered” within our collection dates to the mid-1920s. The album, titled simply “Marin County” on a label pasted to the cover, is filled with images of nearly every corner of Marin. We may not know who the album belonged to or who the subjects are, but we know this was a crowd that loved to get outside.
“The Lookout. Gateway to Old Spanish Land Grant”
“Alpine Dam Lake”
“Boat Canal near Larkspur”
“Paradise Cove from the Highway”
We thank donor Jeff Craemer for this survey of Marin locales, 100 years ago.