“Manson Family at Death Penalty Vigil” (1971)

Kitty (Kathryn Lutesinger), Sandra Good, Crystal (Maria Alonzo), and Mary (Mary Theresa Brunner) dubbed “the girls on the corner.” They shaved their heads along with Manson, Atkins, Krenwinkel, and Van Houten following the guilty verdicts. They told reporters: “You’d better watch your children because Judgment Day is coming!”

TA.TV: Cults – “Heaven’s Gate” (1997)

Marshall Herff Applewhite created a religious cult commonly known as Heaven’s Gate. In 1997, he led his 38 followers to commit suicide in hopes of being transported onto a spaceship traveling with Hale-Bopp comet. In this video he preaches suicide.

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: Native Americans – “Fort Bidwell” (1920′s)

Photograph from an industrial survey report of Fort Bidwell Agency, California. The photgraph presumably depicts Bieber Quinn, Leroy Quinn, Sally Ann Quinn, and Sally Jack sitting on a front porch.: ca. 1924 Photograph from an industrial survey report of Fort Bidwell Agency, California. It shows a dwelling; “Elmer Quinn Lookout” handwritten on reverse–this is presumably […]

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: Orange County – “Orange, California” (1970)

Orange County Fruit Exchange Building, Orange, California, ca. 1970 South Glassell Street looking south down the 100 block from the Orange Plaza Square, Orange, California, ca. 1970 Orange Plaza Square looking toward the northwest corner, Orange, California, ca. 1970 Plaza Square northeast quadrant in Orange, California, ca. 1970 North Glassell Street looking north down the […]

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: Clarksburg, California – “Mexican Workers” (1942)

Floyd Halleck Higgins was born on May 15, 1886, in Keokuk, Iowa. After graduating from Iowa State College in Ames, he moved to Chicago and western Canada to work in a variety of public relations positions including Director of Public Relations, National Association of Farm Equipment Manufacturers (1922-1926). Higgins moved to California in 1927 where […]

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: Agriculture Workers – “Jap Labor” (1906-1911)

“Jap laborers and white foremen”. [Japanese laborers and white foremen in a field.] Japanese, San Jose. [Children in street.] Jap farm laborers. Wife and son. [Japanese mother and son working in a field.] “Jap beet workers near Woodland”. [Japanese laborers tilling a field.] “Jap bed”. [Makeshift shelter for Japanese farm laborers.] Contributing Institution: The Bancroft […]

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: San Francisco – “Linthcome Killing” (1967)

Linthcome killing. Skid marks visible in the 1969 pavement show how the police car occupied by patrolmen Roberts and Faust slid to the curb at a 45 degree angle, in pursuit of Alvert Joe Linthcome. Linthcome ran into the record shop (door to right of Huey Newton poster,) and leaned against a counter some three […]

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: San Francisco – “Hunters Point” (1965-1971)

Bayview-Hunters Point is located in the extreme southeastern part of San Francisco, strung along the main artery of Third Street from India Basin to Candlestick Point. The boundary to the west is Interstate 280 and to the south Highway 101. The entire eastern portion of the neighborhood is the San Francisco Bay and the former […]

“Black Panther Headquarters” (1969)

Title: Black Panther headquarters, Los Angeles (Calif.) After the battle–Scene at Black Panther headquarters, 4145 S. Central Ave. Over entrance with posters are barricaded, smashed windows Creator/Contributor: Los Angeles Times (Firm), Publisher, Carrick, Jack, Photographer Date: December 9, 1969

DOROTHEA LANGE COLLECTION: “Japanese Internment Camps” (1942)

As evacuation of residents of Japanese ancestry progressed in April 1942, this sign, advertising a swimming pool, was posted in many San Francisco districts. Evacuees will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. Photographer: Lange, Dorothea — San Francisco, California. 4/13/42

DOROTHEA LANGE COLLECTION: “Japanese Internment Camps” (1942)

Hayward, Calif.–Two children of the Mochida family who, with their parents, are awaiting evacuation bus. The youngster on the right holds a sandwich given her by one of a group of women who were present from a local church. The family unit is kept intact during evacuation and at War Relocation Authority centers where evacuees […]

DOROTHEA LANGE COLLECTION: “Japanese Internment Camps” (1942)

Following evacuation orders, this store, at 13th and Franklin Streets, was closed. The owner, a University of California graduate of Japanese descent, placed the I AM AN AMERICAN sign on the store front on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the […]