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Huntington Land and Improvement Company Collection of Photographs and Negatives: Finding Aid
photCL 394  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Related Materials in the Huntington Library
  • Index Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Huntington Land and Improvement Company Collection of Photographs and Negatives
    Dates (inclusive): approximately 1920s-1930s and undated
    Collection Number: photCL 394
    Creator: Huntington Land and Improvement Company.
    Extent: 2 boxes (1.21 linear feet)
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: The collection consists of 127 photographs and 105 negatives, ca. 1920s-1930s and undated, created by and/or for the Huntington Land and Improvement Company. The images depict views of various real estate tracts in Eagle Rock, San Marino, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Alhambra, and Highland Park in Los Angeles County, California.
    Language: English.

    Access

    Advance arrangements for viewing the negatives must be pade with the Curator of Photographs. The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.  

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    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

    Huntington Land and Improvement Company Collection of Photographs and Negatives. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of Ned Metcalfe, ca. 1993.

    Processing Information

    The photographs and negatives were rehoused and numbered, and a preliminary Container List created, by Jane Apostol in 2006. In January 2007, Sue Luftschein created this finding aid based, in part, on the original Container List.

    Historical Note

    Henry Edwards Huntington established the Huntington Land and Improvement Company in 1902. It was his first real estate company formed in large part to purchase, subdivide, and re-sell land surrounding the Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railways. Huntington used the company’s vast property assets to secure financial backing for his other business interests, including the Los Angeles Railway and Pacific Light and Power’s Big Creek power plant. Managers of the company included George S. Patton, Sr. and William Dunn. The Company continued to buy and sell property into the 1960s.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of 127 photographs and 105 negatives, ca. 1920s-1930s and undated, created by and/or for the Huntington Land and Improvement Company. The images depict views of various real estate tracts in Eagle Rock, San Marino, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Alhambra, and Highland Park in Los Angeles County, California. The tract descriptions were derived from tract maps and other materials in the Henry Huntington Papers (uncat) in the Manuscripts Department of the Huntington Library.
    Unless otherwise noted in the container list, negatives exist for all prints.

    Arrangement

    The photographs and negatives are arranged by tract.

    Related Materials in the Huntington Library

    • Henry Huntington Papers (uncat), Manuscripts Department

    Index Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Places:

    Alhambra (Calif.)--Photographs.
    Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
    Highland Park (Calif.)--Photographs.
    Pasadena (Calif.)--Photographs.
    Redondo Beach (Calif.)--Photographs.
    San Marino (Calif.)--Photographs.

    Subjects:

    Service stations--California--San Marino--Photographs.
    Building construction--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
    Dwellings--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
    Dwellings--California--Highland Park--Photographs.
    Dwellings--California--Pasadena--Photographs.
    Dwellings--California--Redondo Beach--Photographs.
    Housing developments--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
    Housing developments--California--Pasadena--Photographs.
    Housing developments--California--Redondo Beach--Photographs.
    Housing developments--California--San Gabriel--Photographs.
    Real estate development--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
    Reservoirs--California--Photographs.
    Reservoirs--Design and construction--Photographs.
    Rivers--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
    Roads--California--Alhambra--Photographs.
    Roads--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
    Roads--California--Highland Park--Photographs.
    Roads--California--San Marino--Photographs.
    Water--Distribution--Photographs.

    Document Types:

    Negatives.
    Photographs.