Photograph Collection of California Hotels, Missions, and Coastal Scenery: Finding Aid

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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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.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Album

 

Photographs

Box 1, Item 1

Old Mission Santa Barbara

Box 1, Item 2

Santa Barbara: Old Mission Church, Built 1786

Box 1, Item 3

Santa Barbara Mission. Corridor and Arches.

Photographer: F.H. Maude
Box 1, Item 4

[Mission San Gabriel, exterior]

Box 1, Item 5

Mission Church [San Juan] Capistrano. Looking NW.

Photographer: possibly Slocum
Box 1, Item 6

Mission Church [San Juan] Capistrano. Looking SSE, showing arches.

Photographer: Slocum
Box 1, Item 7

Restored Portion of San Juan Capistrano Mission.

Photographer: F.H. Maude
Box 1, Item 8

[Bird’s-eye view of Pasadena]

Box  1, Items 9-10

Riverside. Magnolia Avenue [Two views of road lined with trees and palms]

Photographer: F.H. Maude
Box 1, Item 11

Field of Calla Lillies, Pasadena.

Photographer: F.H. Maude
Box 1, Item 12

A Semitropical Home Sou. Calif. [Partial view of a mansion and garden]

Photographer: Waite
Box 1, Item 13

Byways at Raymond Hotel [Garden path; hotel slightly visible in background]

Photographer: Waite
Box  1, Items 14-16

Hotel Del Coronado [Exterior views]

Photographer: Slocum
Box  1, Items 17-23, 25

[Hotel Del Monte and grounds, Monterey, Ca. Exterior views.]

Photographer: Johnson
Box  1, Items 27, 29

[Ocean waves breaking against rocks]

Photographer: Johnson
Box 1, Item 31

[Cypress tree]

Photographer: Johnson
Box 1, Item 32

Hotel Green, Pasadena. [Exterior view of hotel and street]

Photographer: F.H. Maude
 

Reproductions of printed maps

Box 1, Item 16.1

“Guide to Monterey and Vicinity”

Box 1, Item 17.1

“San Francisco to Del Monte”

 

Reproductions of photographs (fair quality)

Box 1, Item 18.1

“Remnants of the Past” [Montage of five small views of the Junípero Serra monument at Monterey, a cannon, the Royal Presidio Chapel, the Custom House at Monterey, and unidentified house.]

Box 1, Item 24

Laguna Del Rey [View of foliage and water]

Box 1, Item 26

Seal Rock and Lake Majella

Box 1, Item 28

Monterey: Cypress Point

Box 1, Item 30

[View of ocean and shoreline, unidentified location]

Box 1, Item 33                

San Francisco: Cliff House and Seal Rocks. “Golden Gate” in the Distance

Box 1, Item 34                

San Francisco: Entrance to “Golden Gate,” Looking Out From Fort Point

Box 1, Item 35                

Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton [California]

Box 1, Item 36                

Santa Cruz: On the Cliff Road [View of ocean and rocks]