This collection comprises an album of 66 studio photographs, carte
de visites, and tintypes of early and prominent Californio family members. The families are
predominantly from the Orange County area and include the prolific and prominent Yorbas,
Peraltas, and Sepulvedas, the first three land grant families that received titles for areas
which include the present day UC Irvine campus from King Ferdinand VII of Spain in the early
19th century. Also included are portraits of members from the Avilas, Burruel, Dryden,
Gless, Landell, Lugos, Pryor, and Ríos families. Individual and group portraits of
adults predominate, although there are a number of child and infant portraits. Also of
interest are photographs of wedding party; Soledad Pryor Landell and Peregrina Yorba bridal
portraits, and an unidentified priest. Several of the 17 tinypes are hand-colored.
Property rights reside with the University of California. These materials are in the
public domain. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of
Special Collections and University Archives.