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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ralph Hamlin Photograph Collection
    Dates: 1894-1976
    Collection Number: P-115
    Creator/Collector: Hamlin, Ralph
    Extent: 8.64 linear feet (Boxes: 6 letter, 1 1/2 letter, 1 flat, 3 ov, ov folders)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
    Abstract: Photographs relating to Ralph Cunningham Hamlin (1880 - 1974): his personal and family life; bicycling; motorcycling; and automobile racing activities; auto road and endurance trips; business matters and associates (including early auto shows); and the Franklin automobile dealerships.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Ralph Hamlin Photograph Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    Hamlin operated an automobile dealership by 1901 at 1806 So. Main Street, Los Angeles. His original Franklin dealership opened in 1905 at 1040 So. Flower Street. He also acquired a dealership in Hollywood at 5766 Hollywood Boulevard; he also had a Glendale branch selling Franklins under the "Ralph Hamlin" company name.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photographs relating to Ralph Cunningham Hamlin (1880 - 1974): his personal and family life; bicycling; motorcycling; and automobile racing activities; auto road and endurance trips; business matters and associates (including early auto shows); and the Franklin automobile dealerships. Includes a color sketch tribute to Hamlin from artist Charles Owens, with seven photos mounted and a map sketch of the route from Los Angeles to Indio. 1894-1976, undated. See also GC1342 - Ralph Hamlin (1880 - 1974) Collection

    Indexing Terms

    Automobile industry and trade--California.
    Automobile industry and trade--History.
    Automobile racing--California--History.
    Bicycles and bicycling--History.
    Franklin automobile

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