San Diego Photographic Travel Album, ca. 1880s

ca. 1880s

Descriptive Summary

Title: San Diego Photographic Travel Album, ca. 1880s
Dates: ca. 1880s
Collection Number: photCL 5
Creator/Collector: Unknown
Extent: 10 photographs in 1 album; album 18 x 23 cm. (7 x 9 in.).
Repository: Huntington Library. Photo Archives
Abstract: This small, personal album of amateur photographs documents a trip through Southern California, ca. 1880s, from San Juan Capistrano through San Diego County. Of note are views of Indian schools and dwellings in the San Diego area.
Language of Material: English


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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

San Diego Photographic Travel Album, ca. 1880s. Huntington Library. Photo Archives

Acquisition Information

In house. 2012

Scope and Content of Collection

All of the photographs are accompanied by ink manuscript captions. Subjects are: Mission San Juan Capistrano; two views of people with horse and buggy on the shore near Oceanside; caves at La Jolla; adobe building at Old Town [San Diego, possibly Casa de Estudillo]; Indian schools in Old Mission Valley; people camping among the old olive trees on the Old Mission ranch; Sweetwater Dam; mud and brush huts at Agua Caliente; camping by the roadside before reaching Strawberry Valley [San Diego County]. The album has paper covers, tied with a ribbon binding. The cover has a hand-painted title: "Views of Southern California." The compiler and photographer are unknown.

Indexing Terms

Adobe buildings
Indians of North America—California—San Diego County
Indians of North America--Education—California
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Sweetwater Dam (Calif.)
Indians of North America--Missions--California.
San Diego County (Calif.)
Photograph Albums