The Rolfe collection consists of 325 photographs (the majority of which are housed in two photograph albums), 574 negatives,
one book, and ephemera, created and collected by
Los Angeles civil engineer and local history enthusiast Frank Rolfe between 1899 and 1959 that depict locations throughout
California and the Western United States. Many of these were locations where
Rolfe worked on various surveys, including the Los Angeles aqueduct survey. The collection comprised on portion of the Historical
Society of Southern California Collection, donated to the Huntington
Library in 1992.
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