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Historical Society of Southern California -- Leuschner Collection of Photographs
photCL 400 Volume 29  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Index Terms
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information

  • Overview of the Collection

    Repository: The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA
    91108
    Phone: 626-405-2180
    Email: jwatts@huntington.org
    Creator: Leuschner, Herbert.
    Title: Historical Society of Southern California -- Leuschner Collection of Photographs
    Dates: circa 1893-1905
    Quantity: 0.42 linear feet, 1 box
    Abstract: Volume 29 consists of 22 (9-1/2 x 6-3/4 inch) mounted photographs and 61 (5 x 8 inch and smaller) mounted photographs. The images depict mainly Los Angeles circa the years 1893 to 1905. Number 1-48 are almost exclusively by the Garden City Foto Company and F. H. Maude and Company. They depict Los Angeles parks, homes and buildings; California missions; the Fiesta de los Flores of 1901; Mount Lowe attractions; and Catalina Island. Number 49-68 are predominantly images of the Fiesta de los Flores of 1901 taken by the Garden City Foto Company.
    Identification: photCL 400 Volume 29
    Language of Material: English

    Biographical/Historical Note

    This collection of mounted photographs comprises one portion of the Historical Society of Southern California (HSSC) Collection, which was donated to the Huntington Library in 1992. The HSSC Collection as a whole contains approximately 15,000 photographs and negatives covering the period circa 1870 to circa 1980, and almost exclusively depicts Southern California. As such, it is an important visual record of the growth and history of the region.
    These mounted photographs are a gift made to the Historical Society by Herbert Leuschner. There is no additional information regarding the donor or the circumstances of the donation.

    Scope and Contents

    Volume 29 consists of 22 (9-1/2 x 6-3/4 inch) mounted photographs and 61 (5 x 8 inch and smaller) mounted photographs. The images depict mainly Los Angeles circa the years circa 1893 to 1905.
    Number 1-48 are almost exclusively by the Garden City Foto Company and F. H. Maude and Company. They depict Los Angeles parks, homes and buildings; California missions; the Fiesta de los Flores of 1901; Mount Lowe attractions; and Catalina Island.
    Number 49-68 are predominantly images of the Fiesta de los Flores of 1901 taken by the Garden City Foto Company. Photographs show participants in the Fiesta parade, including children, as well as flower decorated carriages, wagons, floats, automobiles, and bicycles. Unidentified marching bands, military and civilian groups, and spectators are also depicted. There are also unidentified floral parade photographs which may be depictions of participants in the same event. The Fiesta de los Flores was a later embodiment of the Fiesta de Los Angeles which had been cancelled for three years due to insecurities about its Spanish character during the Spanish-American War. Like the Fiesta de Los Angeles, the celebration was meant to attract tourists and stimulate commerce for the city of Los Angeles and the surrounding communities, but its themes focused less on California's Spanish Colonial past and highlighted its more contemporary and patriotic attributes. The first Fiesta de los Flores coincided with President William McKinley's visit to Los Angeles in 1901.
    Number 69-78 are miscellaneous images. This group includes photographs by the Garden City Foto Company, one portrait by the Dewey Company, and one stereo image published by Underwood and Underwood.

    Arrangement

    The photographs are organized by subject: Los Angeles parks; general Los Angeles views; California missions and historic sites; Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Catalina Island; Fiesta de los Flores; unidentified flower parade images; and miscellaneous.

    Index Terms

    This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Organizations:

    Fiesta de las Flores, Los Angeles, Calif.--Photographs.
    F.H. Maude and Co.
    Garden City Foto Company.

    Places:

    Lowe, Mount (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Photographs.
    Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)--Photographs.

    Subjects:

    Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
    Dwellings--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
    Missions--California--Photographs.
    Parades--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.

    Document Types:

    Photographs

    Restrictions on Access

    Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment.

    Restrictions on Use

    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

    photCL 400 volume 29, Historical Society of Southern California -- Leuschner Collection of Photographs, circa 1893- 1905.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to the Huntington Library by the Historical Society of Southern California, 1992.

    Processing Information

    The collection was rehoused by volunteers prior to 2006. In April 2006, Jessica Gambling organized the photographs, assigned numbers and created this finding aid.