Share your love of Calisphere with new “virtual meeting” backgrounds to host your video conversations with colleagues, students, researchers, and friends!


  • Right click to download or save the image to your computer.
  • Upload the image file to your virtual meeting platform (such as Zoom).

People riding in a Stella Lake Stage, operated by Washburn Stage Line, Wawona, California, 1890
Image courtesy: California Historical Society and University of Southern California Digital Library

B.F. Conaway photograph of beach goers at Newport Beach, 1889
Image courtesy: California State University, Fullerton, University Archives and Special Collections

Postcard of Camping in the Redwoods, Alma, California, 1900-1910
Image courtesy: San José Public Library, California Room

Transportation to Inter-County Walnut Growers' Field Day, 1927-09-03
Image courtesy: UC Merced, UC Cooperative Extension Archive

Do you have any favorite iconic, historical, or whimsical images that would make great virtual meeting backgrounds, while also demonstrating the breadth and depth of your collections? Share your ideas through this brief form. (Ideally, we’d like to feature items that are in the public domain or with appropriate permission for this type of use.)