The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830–1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S.

Sutro is a part of the California State Library.

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Old types of bicycles and costumes in the parade... 150th founding of Los Angeles

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Shows several streetcars, followed by group on bicycles - includes high-wheeled bicycle, tandem bicycle.

Emperor Norton. 1869.

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"Emperor Norton in carriage of State 1869." Joshua A. Norton, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, is seen in full uniform riding a…

Beryl Springs


Beginning in 1883, bicycling has been a constant in Yellowstone National Park including the park's many hot springs