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S. L. Walkley Photograph Albums: Finding Aid
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Description
Two albums containing ninety-seven photographs, chiefly by amateur photographer S. L. Walkley (approximately 1867-1891), of buildings and landscapes in Los Angeles County and San Diego County, California, in 1888. These professional-quality views by Walkley depict newly constructed buildings, street scenes, and the natural landscape, including the flora.
Background
Selden Lord Walkley (approximately 1867-1891) moved to Southern California from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in late 1887 due to poor health. Walkley was an active amateur photographer and a member of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia. He wrote a letter, "Photographing in Southern California," published in the April 27, 1888, issue of The Photographic Times and American Photographer (pp. 198-199). In 1888, Walkley built an expansive Dutch Colonial Revival house on St. John Avenue in the Carlisle Heights subdivision of Pasadena. Walkley died on July 7, 1891.
Extent
97 photographs in 2 albums in 2 boxes : albumen prints ; images 11 x 18 cm, sheets 17 x 25 cm, volumes 18 x 28 cm.
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
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