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Lantern Slides of Southern California, Canada, and Other Miscellaneous Topics: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Lantern Slides of Southern California, Canada, and Other Miscellaneous Topics
    Dates (inclusive): approximately 1890-approximately 1930
    Collection Number: photCL 518
    Extent: 71 photographs in 3 boxes : lantern slides ; 8 x 10 cm. (3 x 4 in.)
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection contains 71 lantern slides of primarily unidentified scenes including slides depicting people, children, scenery, and farming. Many of these scenes appear to be in the Southern California area, though there are a few from other locales including Canada and England.
    Language: English.
    Note:
    Finding aid last updated on March 20, 2015.

    Access

    The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.  

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lantern Slides of Southern California, Canada, and Other Miscellaneous Topics, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Provenance unknown, in library as of 2012.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains 71 lantern slides of primarily unidentified scenes including slides depicting people, children, scenery, and farming. Many of these scenes appear to be in the Southern California area, though there are a few from other locales including Canada and England. Among the identified slides are Mission San Gabriel; the Champlain Monument in Quebec, Canada; a 1798 letter to the Maryland Freemasons; the steamship “Parisian” in Liverpool, England; the Palmdale, California, train station; the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake; and Lucky Baldwin’s Ranch in Arcadia, California. Photographers are not identified.

    Arrangement

    The lantern slides are not arranged according to any organizational schema.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Baldwin, Elias Jackson, 1828-1909--Homes and haunts--Photographs.
    Earthquakes--California--Santa Barbara--Photographs.
    Freemasons--Maryland--History--Photographs
    Hollister Ranch (Calif.)--Photographs.
    Landscapes--Photographs.
    Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)--Photographs.
    Railroad stations--California--Palmdale--Photographs.
    Arcadia (Calif.)--Photographs.
    Palmdale (Calif.)--Photographs.
    Québec (Québec)--Photographs.
    Santa Barbara (Calif.)--Photographs.

    Forms/Genres

    Lantern slides.
    Photographs.