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Anybody know where i might be able to find historical photos (to frame) of Sacramento?

I'm hoping to hang a few of them in an entertainment room I'm planning...
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urban_encounter: Talk to the folks at the Sacramento Archives & Museum Collection Center: http://www.sacramenities.com/history/

They print photos for various uses, normally producing two prints each time and choosing one. The others they set aside, and make available for sale. Most of the photos are 8x10 or 5x7 and are very reasonably priced--you just sort of have to flip through the boxes they have until you find something you like.

You can also order custom prints of any photo at SAMCC: they have a searchable online database of around 50,000 photos. Of course, that represents only about 1% of their collection!

Ordering a custom print costs more (you have to pay for the negative) but if you are looking for specific scenes it's a great way to do it, and a nice way to help support the operation of Sacramento's treasure trove of city history.
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urban_encounter: Talk to the folks at the Sacramento Archives & Museum Collection Center: http://www.sacramenities.com/history/

They print photos for various uses, normally producing two prints each time and choosing one. The others they set aside, and make available for sale. Most of the photos are 8x10 or 5x7 and are very reasonably priced--you just sort of have to flip through the boxes they have until you find something you like.

You can also order custom prints of any photo at SAMCC: they have a searchable online database of around 50,000 photos. Of course, that represents only about 1% of their collection!

Ordering a custom print costs more (you have to pay for the negative) but if you are looking for specific scenes it's a great way to do it, and a nice way to help support the operation of Sacramento's treasure trove of city history.


Thanks wburg. It's an incredible collection and much more affordable than going to Stage Nine in Old Sacramento.

This is going to be a fun project.
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Sac has one of the most beautiful night skylines in CA. All its missing is a tower that stands out.
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Sac has one of the most beautiful night skylines in CA. All its missing is a tower that stands out.

For all its modesty, I think it is probably the most striking in California at night when everything is illuminated; (and i can't remember the last time i saw that.)

It's just too bad the state now controls two buildings that were built with ornamental lighting only to see it go dark when the state took the keys.

Then there's the Federal Courthouse... (Can't light it just in case Osama decides to hijack a 747 out of Sacramento InterGalactic Airport).


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Here's one more I took last week from Arco. I drove by the Natomas East Gateway
tower today and they were almost done rasing steel for the 6th floor. You can
see the crane for the East Gateway tower just below the 500CM tower to the left.
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For all its modesty, I think it is probably the most striking in California at night when everything is illuminated; (and i can't remember the last time i saw that.)

It's just too bad the state now controls two buildings that were built with ornamental lighting only to see it go dark when the state took the keys.

Then there's the Federal Courthouse... (Can't light it just in case Osama decides to hijack a 747 out of Sacramento InterGalactic Airport).


We should really start an advocacy group demanding the state turn the lights back on
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With a perpetual budget defecit I see no way. Hell the interior of most buildings still have every other light off since the days of enron etc. and the electrical scam(of which arnold was in cahoots).
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Awesome shot Mike
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Here's a few more. Looks like they're on the final three floors.





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Final 3? For some reason I was under the impression it was going to be nearly as tall as the WF building.
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The spire will add some height too... but it will still be shorter than WF by 30 feet or so.
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30 ft? I guess I can live with that.
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Great shot I found on Flickr



link to photographer's flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/507691294/

More cool Flickr finds
















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Elks Tower

Hey everyone,

I just moved downtown, but have been watching this page for some time now. I absolutely enjoy reading all of your posts, its truly my favorite place to get the inside scoop on what is going on in Sacramento.

Here is a picture I took of the ornamental lighting on the Elks Tower, is this new? I know I just moved here, but I have been downtown many times and I don't recall the building being lit like this; I think it looks great regardless.

Hopefully I have a chance to post more. Also, does anyone have a site recommendation for image hosting?

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Welcome SR. I use both flickr and photobucket, but prefer flickr a little more.
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