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Kent Hitchcock Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kent Hitchcock Photograph Collection
    Dates: ca. 1940 - ca. 1950
    Collection Number: 2008_02
    Creator/Collector: Hitchcock, Kent
    Extent: 4 linear feet; 4 boxes.
    Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
    Corona del Mar, California 92625
    Abstract: The collection consists of photographic black and white photographs taken in the Newport Beach, California, area depicting various scenes of ships, fishing, buildings, boats, races, events, houses, and businesses during the 1940s and 1950s.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Kent Hitchcock Photograph Collection. Sherman Library and Gardens

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was purchased from Alta California Books, Laguna Beach, California.


    Kent Hitchcock was a marine and commercial photographer based in Newport Beach, California.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of photographic negatives and some black and white prints taken in the Newport Beach, California. As a commercial photographer, Hitcock captured a wide variety of images including ships, fishing, commercial buildings, sailboats and motor cruisers, sailing races, local events, houses, and businesses during the 1940s and 1950s.
    Some subject os particular note include images of Hubbard's South Coast Boatworks, which produced vessels for the United States government during the Second World War, Newport Beach's Tournament of Lights boat parade and various saling and motorboat races, including the Flight of the Snowbird and Pacific Coast Inboard Championships
    There are many photos related to the Balboa Angling Club, most of which are of anglers with their catches. These typically include a chalk board with information about the angler and the fish caught
    Most items are undated and the original captions are limited in scope.

    Indexing Terms

    Saltwater Fishing
    Sailing Ships
    Shipbuilding industry
    Newport Beach (Calif.)
    Balboa Angling Club
    Newport Harbor Yacht Club
    Hubbard's South Coast Boatworks

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