The Huntington Library's Collection of
Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1995, depicts a wide variety of subjects and provides an
important resource for the visual history of the United States, with a particular
emphasis on California and the American West. Subjects include landscapes, group
portraits, and miscellaneous views. The collection also contains photographs by some of
the better known photographers and photographic firms of the first part of the twentieth
century. Photographers and publishers represented in the collection include Charles Z.
Bailey; Bailey and Ramsey; Bryant Studio; Bunnell Photo Shop; California Panorama
Company; Bell Clements; Fay Foto Service; R. J. Gallagher; George. R. Lawrence Company;
J.D. Givens; Gordon Panoramic Photo Company; Griffith Photo; Harris Photographic
Company; Karen Halverson; George W. Hazard; L. M. Hermance; Hiller; Hughes Photos; B.
Isensee; William Henry Jackson; I. L. Maduro; Mayhart Studio; C. R. Nock; Panorama
Publishing Company; Pettit's Studio; Photo News Service; C. C. Pierce; A.C. Pillsbury;
Pillsbury Picture Company; Prince Photo; G. H. Rice; H.H. Rideout; Sanford and Black
Photo News Service; Thompson; O.A. Tunnell; H.A. Varble; Miles F. Weaver; and West Coast
This finding aid brings together information about the Huntington’s panoramic
photographs. These images have been collected by or donated to the Huntington over the
course of many years.
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.
Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment.