The collection consists of 249 black and white photographs (some exist in duplicate), 235 negatives, and 1 blueprint that
depict sites primarily within Los Angeles and California, as well as people associated with the history of the Los Angeles
Charles J. Prudhomme (1854-1934) was born in Los Angeles, the son of Leon Victor Prudon (Prudhomme), a transplanted Frenchman,
and Mercedes Tapia, a native Californian. Prudhomme’s father played a role in early California history, participating in
the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846. Prudhomme was the historian for Ramona Parlor 109, Native Sons of the Golden West, and collected
historic relics related to California history.
3 boxes, 1.83 linear ft.
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.