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Photograph Collection of California Hotels, Missions, and Coastal Scenery: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Photograph Collection of California Hotels, Missions, and Coastal Scenery
    Dates (inclusive): approximately 1890s
    Collection Number: photCL 93
    Extent: 28 photographs, 2 maps, and 9 reproductions of photographs in 1 disbound album ; photographs 13 x 20.5 cm. (5 x 8 in.) and smaller.
    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 disbound album contains typical late 19th century commercial photographs focusing on hotels, missions, and scenery of California, particularly California luxury hotels that catered to East Coast winter tourists. The most notable images include the second Hotel Del Monte, rebuilt after an 1887 fire; Hotel Del Coronado shortly after its 1888 opening; and the Raymond Hotel and Hotel Green in Pasadena. Also included are photographs of Missions Santa Barbara, San Gabriel, and San Juan Capistrano; and the San Francisco landmarks of Cliff House and Fort Point.
    Language: English.

    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

    All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Photograph Collection of California Hotels, Missions, and Coastal Scenery. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of Ed Morrill on February 7, 1956.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of one disbound album containing late 19th century commercial photographs focusing on hotels, missions, and scenery of California with several views of Missions Santa Barbara, San Gabriel, and San Juan Capistrano; Pasadena and its landmarks, including the Raymond Hotel and the Hotel Green; the Hotel Del Monte in Monterey; Seal Rock; the Pacific Ocean shore near Monterey; the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego; Riverside; Cliff House, Fort Point, and the Golden Gate Strait in San Francisco; and Lick Observatory near Mount Hamilton. Of the 33 photographs, 8 were taken by C.W.J. Johnson, 6 were taken by F.H. Maude, 4 were taken by J.E. Slocum, and 2 were taken by C.B. Waite. There are two small maps and a few reproduced photos pasted into the album that were published elsewhere.
    The compiler of the album is unknown.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    California missions -- Photographs.
    Cliff House (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Customhouses -- Photographs.
    Cypress -- Photographs.
    Fort Point National Historic Site (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Hotel Del Monte (Monterey, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Hotel Green (Pasadena, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Hotels--California--1870-1910 -- Photographs.
    Lick Observatory -- Photographs.
    Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Mission San Juan Capistrano -- Photographs.
    Raymond Hotel (Pasadena, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Santa Barbara Mission -- Photographs.
    Golden Gate (Calif. : Strait) -- Photographs.
    Monterey (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Pasadena (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Riverside (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs.

    Photographers

    Johnson, C. W. J. (Charles Wallace Jacob), 1833-1903, photographer.
    Maude, F. H. (Frederic Hamer), photographer.
    Waite, C. B. (Charles Betts), 1861-192, photographer.

    Forms/Genres

    Cityscape photographs.
    Photographs.
    Reproductions.
    Seascape photographs.