Photographic Travel Album of the Southern and Western United States

Huntington Library. Photo Archives
Huntington Library. Photo Archives
Photograph Collections, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Photographic Travel Album of the Southern and Western United States
Dates: ca. 1910s
Collection Number: photCL 230
Creator/Collector: Unknown
Extent: 49 photographs in 1 album; album 26 x 30.5 cm. (10 x 12 in.). See itemized list under "Additional collection guides."
Repository: Huntington Library. Photo Archives
San Marino, California 91108
Abstract: This personal album features artistically-composed photographs of often-visited sights and scenery from Louisiana to the Western United States. The photographs were taken by an unknown photographer, and were beautifully printed and mounted, with hand-lettered ink captions. Thirty-six of the 49 photographs are of California cities, landmarks or landscapes, but there are also views of New Orleans, Texas, and Arizona.
Language of Material: English


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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Photographic Travel Album of the Southern and Western United States. Huntington Library. Photo Archives

Acquisition Information

In house. 2012

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection includes photographs of Missions San Gabriel, San Juan Capistrano; San Fernando, Santa Barbara, San Miguel, and Carmel; Chinatown in San Francisco; Golden Gate Park; Mt. Tamalpais; Hotel Potter in Santa Barbara; Los Angeles; Long Beach; Avalon Bay in Santa Catalina Island; Riverside, California; Ocean Park; and Rancho Camulos. Of note are two photos at the Santa Barbara Mission that include clergy posed in the scenes. Other California locations include Redlands, Riverside and city scenes in San Francisco. There are views of buildings in New Orleans; the Alamo (San Antonio, Texas); San Xavier Mission (Texas); the ruins of Casa Grande (Arizona); and landscapes of Texas and Arizona. This album was probably owned by "C. W. Hornick," whose name is engraved on the album’s front cover; he may also be the photographer.

Indexing Terms

Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Casa Grande (Ariz.)
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, Calif.)
MacArthur Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel, Calif.)
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)
Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Miguel Arcangel (San Miguel, Calif.)
Mission San Xavier del Bac (Tucson, Ariz.)
San Fernando, Rey de España (Mission: San Fernando, Calif.)
Santa Barbara Mission
Avalon (Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
New Orleans (La.)
Riverside (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Photograph Albums

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