Oakland Museum of California - History Objects Photos

The Oakland Museum of California traces the history of the state using historical objects. It features a large collection of native arts, Spanish California, American migration to the state, and industries right through the invention of computers in family garages.

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Oakland Museum of California entrance. Oakland, CA.Stairway at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Garden at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Gallery of native Californian crafts at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Oakland Museum of California entrance. Oakland, CA.Stairway at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Garden at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Gallery of native Californian crafts at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
California native basket collection at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.California native baskets mostly by Maidu peoples at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Western Mono native peoples winnowing basket at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Maidu native cooking basket at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
California native basket collection at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.California native baskets (early 20th C) mostly by Maidu peoples at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Western Mono native peoples winnowing basket (1910-17) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Maidu native cooking basket (before 1915) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Maidu native basket bowl at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Pomo native basket bowl with abalone & feathers at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Pomo native cooking basket at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Pomo native woven fish trap at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Maidu native basket bowl (before 1932) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Pomo native basket bowl with abalone & feathers (before 1912) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Pomo native cooking basket at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Pomo native woven fish trap at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Klamath River native man's spoon on Hupa open-weave basket at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Native basket with open bottom to contain flour when grinding acorns at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Klamath River native tobacco basket at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Klamath River basket hat at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Klamath River native man's spoon on Hupa open-weave basket at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Native basket with open bottom to contain flour when grinding acorns at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Klamath River native tobacco basket at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Klamath River basket hat (before 1936) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Cahuilla native berry bowl at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Ohlone native ceremonial basket by Linda Yamane at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Mojave ceramic effigy jar at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.French map of Mexico & Florida which shows California as an island at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Cahuilla native berry bowl at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Ohlone native ceremonial basket by Linda Yamane at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Mojave ceramic effigy jar at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.French map of Mexico & Florida (1656) which shows California as an island at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Engraved Spanish Morion helmet at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Collection of Spanish cultural objects at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Early Spanish cultural objects from California at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Collection of Pacific Ocean cultural objects brought to California by sailing ships at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Engraved Spanish Morion helmet (late 17th C) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Collection of Spanish cultural objects at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Early Spanish cultural objects from California at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Collection of Pacific Ocean cultural objects brought to California by sailing ships at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Display of Mexican history with portrait of Mexican Emperor Agustin de Iturbide & religious paintings at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.China from Mexican Californian families at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Tortoise shell hair combs from Peru & Mexico City used by Mexican Californians at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Artifacts from state of Mexico at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Display of Mexican history (1840-5) with portrait of Mexican Emperor Agustin de Iturbide (c1822) & religious paintings at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.China from Mexican Californian families at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Tortoise shell hair combs from Peru & Mexico City used by Mexican Californians at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Artifacts from state of Mexico at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Gen. Scott's Grand Entry into the City of Mexico, Sept. 14th, 1847 lithograph by James Baillie at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Maps of proposed shapes for State of California at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Wooden batea used to pan for gold by Mexican gold miners at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Miner's gold scale made for California at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Gen. Scott's Grand Entry into the City of Mexico, Sept. 14th, 1847 lithograph (c1848) by James Baillie at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Maps of proposed shapes (1849) for State of California at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Wooden batea used to pan for gold by Mexican gold miners at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Miner's gold scale made for California at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
French cartoons about the gold rush at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Objects unearthed from Niantic whaling ship abandoned in San Francisco harbor during 1849 gold rush at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Cigar store Indian at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Bond for "Expeditions Against the Indians" to wage extermination wars on native peoples at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
French cartoons about the gold rush at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Objects unearthed from Niantic whaling ship abandoned in San Francisco harbor during 1849 gold rush at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Cigar store Indian (1860s) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Bond for "Expeditions Against the Indians" (1854) to wage extermination wars on native peoples at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Mud wagon at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Portraits of Don Cayetano Juarez & wife María de Jesús Higuera from Napa Valley at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Sperry's Mills of Stockton flour sack at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.G.W. Locke & Sons Asparagus of Locke, CA label of product grown by Chinese farm hands at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Mud wagon (c1900) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Portraits (1870s) of Don Cayetano Juarez & wife María de Jesús Higuera from Napa Valley at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Sperry's Mills of Stockton flour sack at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.G.W. Locke & Sons Asparagus of Locke, CA label of product grown by Chinese farm hands at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Spreckels Sugar Co. of Salinas history display at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.California agricultural history at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Chicken incubator invented in Petaluma, CA at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Cox California Seed box & other agricultural products at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Spreckels Sugar Co. of Salinas history display at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.California agricultural history at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Chicken incubator invented in Petaluma, CA at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Cox California Seed box & other agricultural products at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
California Sea Foods preparation guide at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Silver tea urn with railroad scenes used to lobby a Senator to get transcontinental railroad at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Silver pitcher with railroad scenes used to lobby a Senator to get transcontinental railroad at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Through to the Pacific graphic by Currier & Ives at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
California Sea Foods preparation guide at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Silver tea urn with railroad scenes used to lobby a Senator to get transcontinental railroad at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Silver pitcher with railroad scenes used to lobby a Senator to get transcontinental railroad at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Through to the Pacific graphic (1870) by Currier & Ives at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Railway history at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Painted locomotive lantern at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Overland Trail book by Southern Pacific railroad with photo of railway crossing Great Salt Lake at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Wonderful California with image of steam locomotive in orange groves at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Railway history at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Painted locomotive lantern at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Overland Trail book by Southern Pacific railroad with photo of railway crossing Great Salt Lake at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Wonderful California with image of steam locomotive in orange groves at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Western Union Telegraph ticker tape machine at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Patented desk by Wooton Desk Co. at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Pitcher depicting Bret Harte poem by Karl L.H. Müller made by Union Porcelain Works, at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Melted objects recovered from San Francisco earthquake of 1906 at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Western Union Telegraph ticker tape machine (c1878) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Patented desk (1874-6) by Wooton Desk Co. at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Pitcher depicting Bret Harte poem (c1875) by Karl L.H. Müller made by Union Porcelain Works, at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Melted objects recovered from San Francisco earthquake of 1906 at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Ribbon & pass of Oakland Relief Committee for San Francisco earthquake of 1906 at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Chinese cultural objects from 19th C at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Objects from the Gilded Age in San Francisco at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Vitrine with china service from the Gilded Age in San Francisco at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Ribbon & pass of Oakland Relief Committee for San Francisco earthquake of 1906 at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Chinese cultural objects from 19th C at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Objects from the Gilded Age in San Francisco at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Vitrine with china service from the Gilded Age in San Francisco at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Decorative tiles became popular in California after 1915 at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Angelus California Homes booklet at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Pattern Book of California Bungalows by Alfred E. Gwynn Co. at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Cadillac at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Decorative tiles became popular in California after 1915 at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Angelus California Homes booklet at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Pattern Book of California Bungalows (early 1900s) by Alfred E. Gwynn Co. at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Cadillac (1913) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Red Crown Gasoline wagon at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.California song sheets at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Postcard folder for Torrey Pines, La Jolla & Sunset Cliffs at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.La Reina Rialto Orange Co. of San Bernardino, CA label at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Red Crown Gasoline wagon at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.California song sheets at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Postcard folder for Torrey Pines, La Jolla & Sunset Cliffs (early 20th C) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.La Reina Rialto Orange Co. of San Bernardino, CA label at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Graphic of Old San Gabriel Mission for Mission Play at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Sheet music for On the Way to Monterey at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Morning Sun lemon label by Sunkist of San Fernando, CA at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.California Here I Come sheet music with photo of Al Jolson at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Graphic of Old San Gabriel Mission for Mission Play at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Sheet music for On the Way to Monterey at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Morning Sun lemon label by Sunkist of San Fernando, CA at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.California Here I Come sheet music with photo of Al Jolson at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Welcome to California sheet music at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Early historical motoring items at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Early stop sign by Calif. State Auto Assn. at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.El Camino Real highway marker bell at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Welcome to California sheet music at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Early historical motoring items at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Early stop sign by Calif. State Auto Assn. at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.El Camino Real highway marker bell (1906) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Motion picture projector by Motiograph, Chicago at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Movie poster for The Squaw Man at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Motion picture camera display at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Speed Graphic camera & artist paint box as recorded Great Depression at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Motion picture projector by Motiograph, Chicago at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Movie poster for The Squaw Man at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Motion picture camera display at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Speed Graphic camera & artist paint box as recorded Great Depression (1929-40) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
California or Bust car from Great Depression at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Second World War era kitchen at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Plant a Victory Garden poster at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Second World War era aircraft industry display at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
California or Bust car from Great Depression at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Second World War era kitchen at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Plant a Victory Garden poster (1942) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Second World War era aircraft industry display at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Second World War era ship building industry display with focus on Henry J. Kaiser facilities at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Instructions for Japanese Americans to evacuate parts of California under exclusion order # 20 at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Display of Japanese Americans forced relocation during World War II at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Wurlitzer jukebox at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Second World War era ship building industry display with focus on Henry J. Kaiser facilities at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Instructions for Japanese Americans to evacuate parts of California under exclusion order # 20 (April 24, 1942) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Display of Japanese Americans forced relocation during World War II at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Wurlitzer jukebox at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Household objects from the 1950s at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Household Dormeyer mixer, GE grill & toaster at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Beatnik era coffeehouse setting at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Custom car made from 1951 Ford Victoria Hardtop by Joe Bailon at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Household objects from the 1950s at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Household Dormeyer mixer, GE grill & toaster (1950s) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Beatnik era coffeehouse setting at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Custom car (1956) made from 1951 Ford Victoria Hardtop by Joe Bailon at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Custom car made from 1951 Ford Victoria Hardtop by Joe Bailon at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Posters from the psychedelic 60's at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Psychedelic dresser at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.American LaFrance steam pumper used by Oakland Fire Department until 1921 & used in San Francisco during 1906 earthquake at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Custom car (1956) made from 1951 Ford Victoria Hardtop by Joe Bailon at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Posters from the psychedelic 60's at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Psychedelic dresser (1960s) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.American LaFrance steam pumper (1898) used by Oakland Fire Department until 1921 & used in San Francisco during 1906 earthquake at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Sign used to warn freeway drivers near San Diego of illegal immigrants from Mexico at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Early computers displayed in garage such as ones where computer pioneers got their start at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Osborne I portable computer at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Apple Macintosh at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Sign used to warn freeway drivers near San Diego of illegal immigrants from Mexico at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Early computers displayed in garage such as ones where computer pioneers got their start at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Osborne I portable computer (1981) (25 lbs) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Apple Macintosh (1984) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Hewlett-Packard Thinkjet Printer at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Apple Powerbook 540C laptop computer at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Apple IPOD portable MP3 player at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.
Hewlett-Packard Thinkjet Printer (1984) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Apple Powerbook 540C laptop computer (1994) at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.Apple IPOD (2001) portable MP3 player at Oakland Museum of California. Oakland, CA.

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