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Kenny Collection of Photographs of South Pasadena: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains 799 photographs (chiefly glass-plate negatives, with 798 corresponding later prints) of people and places primarily in South Pasadena, California, taken by photographer Herbert J. Kenny (1863-1956) from approximately 1908-1937. The collection chiefly comprises studio portraits and images of people in outdoor settings; photographs also depict residences, commercial and other buildings, and landscaping and agriculture.
Background
Herbert J. Kenny (1863-1956) was an American photographer who owned a photography studio located at 1007 El Centro Street in South Pasadena, California, where he also repaired frames and retouched photographs and oil and watercolor paintings.
Extent
799 photographs in 26 boxes: chiefly glass-plate negatives; plates chiefly 13 x 21 cm. (5 x 8 in.) and 20 x 26 cm (8 x 10 in.) + 798 later prints in 2 boxes
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.