This selection features a range of objects that Phoebe Hearst collected personally as well as those that she purchased with the intention of donating them to the museum. By the time of her death in 1919, they totaled 60,000 items.
The music room of Phoebe Hearst's estate, Pleasanton, California, ca. 1910. Hanging from the rafters are a Navajo blanket, two Pomo baskets, and a Pacific tapa cloth (left-right). Courtesy of the California Historical Society, San Francisco, FN-29185.