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.
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.
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.
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