Willard E. Worden Glass Plate Negative Collection

The Willard E. Worden Glass Plate Negative Collection SFP-22 contains 432 glass plate negatives taken by San Francisco photographer Willard E. Worden ca. 1911-1912. These negatives are 8" x 10" in size, with the exception of 30 which measure 6" x 9". Each has been assigned an individual collection number, e.g. SFP22-0101. The negatives are displayed as positive images at 72 dpi. 227 of the images depict the building of the Ingleside Terraces residential neighborhood by the Urban Realty Improvement Company. The remainder includes residences in Jordan Park, Richmond District and Visitacion Valley, various residential interiors, Sacred Heart School the Y.M.C.A. building at Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth, Y.M.C.A camps, and views of Berkeley and Piedmont. [Click on an image to view gallery]

[Biographical Note] Willard Elmer Worden was born in Delaware in 1873. He served in the Spanish American War in the Philippines and moved to San Francisco in 1902 where he began his career as a photographer. His first studio was at the Cliff House. He later moved to a gallery on Stockton Street. He has received acclaim for his photographs of Chinatown, the 1906 earthquake and fire, and the Panama Pacific International Exposition. He died in Palo Alto in 1946 and was buried in the Presidio.

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