Inventory of the Nancy M. Skinner Photograph Collection, ca. 1893-1948 and undated (bulk ca. 1922-1938)
Lucretia Hanson Little History Room
Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 389-4292 ext. 104
Nancy M. Skinner
Nancy M. Skinner Photograph Collection, ca. 1893-1948 and undated (bulk ca. 1922-1938)
A collection of photographs of Warm Springs Beach, the Mountain Theater, Muir Woods National Monument, Tamalpais Conservation Club, two portraits, and views of Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
This collection was donated by Nancy Ford. The original photographs in this collection are not currently arranged by collection but by subject matter.
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[Identification of item], Nancy M. Skinner Photograph Collection, ca. 1893-1948 and undated (bulk ca. 1922-1938), Lucretia Hanson Little History Room, Mill Valley Public Library.
It is unknown when Nancy M. Skinner donated the photographs to the History Room or when and where she collected them. Except where noted, the photographer or photographers are unknown.
Processed by Alexandria Brown, May 2011
Encoded by Alexandria Brown, May 2011
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, and local Style Guide.
Nancy Skinner is a Marin County resident, hiking and history enthusiast.
This collection contains photographs of Warm Springs Beach, the 1929 Fire, a hotel, a saloon, the Mountain Theater, a ferry in Richardson Bay, Muir Woods National Monument, Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Scenic Railway, Tamalpais Conservation Club, two portraits, and views of Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Some photographs are undated.
Library of Congress subject headings:
Kent, William, 1864-1928
Mill Valley (Calif.)
Muir Woods National Monument (Calif.)
Tamalpais, Mount (Calif.)
Lucretia Hanson Little History Room index terms:
Beaches - Warm Springs Beach
Hotels and Taverns--Mill Valley Area
Hotels and Taverns--Mountain Home Inn
Hotels and Taverns--West Point Inn
Mt. Tamalpais--Fire Lookout
Muir Woods National Monument
Organizations & Clubs--Tamalpais Conservation Club (T.C.C.)
Railroads--Mt. Tamalpais Muir Woods Railway--People and Workers
Series: Nancy M. Skinner Photograph Collection, ca. 1893-1948 and undated (bulk ca. 1922-1938)
Subseries 1: 1929 Fire
Description: Three photographs of Mt. Tamalpais during the July 4th-6th 1929 fire.
Subseries 2: Ferries
Description: One undated photograph a ferry in Richardson Bay.
Subseries 3: Public Lodging (Hotels, Inns, Guest Houses, etc.)
Description: Three undated photographs of Constantino de Cello and his hotel Summit House, one of the West Point Inn cabins ca. 1920-1924, and one of Mountain Home Inn ca. 1946.
Subseries 4: Mountain Theater
Description: Three photographs of the Mountain Play ca. 1938 and one of the construction of the Mountain Theater ca. 1936-1937.
Subseries 5: Mt. Tamalpais
Description: One photograph of the Ridgecrest Toll House and Gate after 1922, four of the Wheeler and Pipeline Trails 1902-1929, two undated photographs of the fire lookout and observation station on the summit, one view of Mt. Tamalpais ca. 1948, one of the World War I monument near West Peak in 1919, two of the Tamalpais Conservation club cabin at Bootjack ca. 1930, and one of Rock Spring Junction after 1929.
Subseries 6: Miscellaneous Photographs of People
Description: Two photographs of Elsa Reeves and family and friends on Mt. Tamalpais ca. 1923, one of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kelly and Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Coffin in 1893, one undated of William Kent, and one of railway workers ca. 1914.
Subseries 7: Muir Woods
Description: Two photographs of the saloon Joe's Place after 1931, one of a Sierra Club reunion ca. 1925, and one of John Muir at Ben Johnson's cabin ca. 1910.
Subseries 8: Warm Springs Beach
Description: One photograph of bathers and one of the bathing shacks ca. 1930.