Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein.
The Huntington Library April 2007
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
91108
Phone: 626-405-2180
Email: jwatts@huntington.org


Overview of the Collection

Repository: The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
91108
Phone: 626-405-2180
Email: jwatts@huntington.org
Creator: Banning family.
Title: Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part I
Dates: 1850-1979
Dates: (bulk 1880s-1910s)
Quantity: 8.91 linear feet, 11 boxes
Abstract: The Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part I, consists of 996 black and white photographs, 82 glass plate negatives (5 x 7 inches and 5 x 8 inches), and 1 scrapbook, 1855-1979 (bulk 1880s-1910s), collected by the Banning family and depicting various family members and friends and family properties (residential and commercial), with an emphasis on Wilmington and Santa Catalina Island, California. Of special significance are the Catalina photographs documenting the development of the island from a natural enclave with a few inhabitants to a thriving tourist resort. Photographers represented in the collection include G.O. Ayer; Joseph Brent Banning; Boye; Bradley and Rulofson; E.M. Brickey; Henry H. Buehman; Detroit Photographic Company; George N. Dewey; Ida M. Essery; Hervey Friend; William H. Godfrey; A.C. Golsh; Lola L. Huddleston; Truman W. Ingersoll; Charles Ironmonger; Keystone Photo Service; Theodore Marceau; Frank L. Park; J.R. Putnam; Putnam and Valentine; P.V. Reyes; Frank G. Schumacher; Silas Selleck; Stagg Photography; George Steckel; Noren F. Swenson; Isaiah W. Taber; Louis Thors; C.B. Waite; James D. Westervelt; and Charles A. Zimmerman.
Identification: photCL 180
Language of Material: English

Biographical Note

The Banning Family played a pivotal role in the development of southern California. Phineas Banning (1830-1885) immigrated to California from Philadelphia in 1852, and soon became a partner in a freight and stage-line business that ran between San Pedro and Los Angeles. He founded the settlement of Wilmington near San Pedro, which served as the hub of the Banning Company. Banning’s many business interests included shipping, warehousing, real estate, and transportation services to Los Angeles and inland areas. The Banning Company continued under the direction of Phineas’s sons, William, Joseph Brent (J.B.), and Hancock, until the company dissolved in 1920.
The Banning Company purchased the majority interest in Santa Catalina Island in 1892 with the intention of developing the site as a resort. In partnership with Dr. Charles Frederick Holder, the family turned Catalina into a renowned fishing destination. The Bannings controlled Catalina Island until 1919 when they sold their controlling interest for $3.5 million dollars to chewing gum magnate William Wrigley.

Scope and Contents

The Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part I, consists of 996 black and white photographs, 82 glass plate negatives (5 x 7 inches and 5 x 8 inches), and 1 scrapbook, 1855-1979 (bulk 1880s-1910s), collected by the Banning family and depicting various family members and friends and family properties (residential and commercial), with an emphasis on Wilmington and Santa Catalina Island, California.
The first section described in this finding aid contains portraits and snapshots of a number of Banning family members, including: Phineas Banning; "Captain" William Banning; Hancock Banning, Sr.; Joseph Brent Banning, Jr.; Katharine Mary Banning; Joseph Brent Banning, Sr.; William Phineas Banning; Hancock Banning, Jr.; Mrs. Anne (Hancock) Banning; William Lowber Banning; and Katharine Stewart Banning. The most numerous are those of "Captain" Banning and Hancock Banning, Sr. Among these are photographs of "Captain" Banning and his various carriages and stagecoaches (including his "six-in-hand" featured at La Fiesta de Los Angeles in 1895 and at Yosemite National Park, the "Captain" and Will Rogers atop a stagecoach, and the "Captain" and Philip K. Wrigley atop a stagecoach); and photographs of Hancock Banning at Bohemian Grove gatherings. Family portraits are followed by images of various Banning residences, with an emphasis on the house in Wilmington, California; and views of Wilmington and San Pedro, California, with many early views of these communities and many views of Banning properties.
Following the family images are views of Santa Catalina Island. These images document the development of the island from a natural enclave with few inhabitants to a thriving tourist resort. Included are views of Avalon, from its beginnings as a tent city to a fully developed tourist destination; the Isthmus; the fire at Avalon in 1915; Arch Rock and Sugar Loaf; roads and road construction at various sites on the island; El Descanso, the home of Hancock Banning and later the site of the Hotel St. Catherine (also depicted in this section); the incline cable car; Middle Ranch; rock quarries; stage roads and stagecoaches, including the Santa Catalina Island Stage Company; and various ships, steamers, and glass bottom boats.
The next section depicts Banning family friends. Depicted are members of the Vail family (including Walter Vail); the Patton family and their home, Lake Vineyard, in San Marino, California; the Ayer family; and a portrait of Howard Huntington and his family.
The final two sections described contain miscellaneous images: miscellaneous individuals (such as Christine Mueller, daughter of William Banning's shipbuilder, William Mueller, and Thaddeus Lowe in a Mount Lowe incline railway cable car); various ships and boats; and views of Long Beach.
Many photos have annotations (often anecdotal) by Hancock Banning, Jr., on the verso.
Photographers represented in the collection include G.O. Ayer, Boston; Joseph Brent Banning; Boye; Bradley and Rulofson; E.M. Brickey; Henry H. Buehman, Tucson; Detroit Photographic Company; George N. Dewey, Los Angeles; Ida M. Essery, St. Paul; Hervey Friend; William H. Godfrey; A.C. Golsh; Lola L. Huddleston; Truman W. Ingersoll, St. Paul; Charles Ironmonger; Keystone Photo Service; Theodore Marceau, San Francisco; Frank L. Park; J.R. Putnam; Putnam and Valentine; P.V. Reyes; Frank G. Schumacher; Silas Selleck, San Francisco; Stagg Photography; George Steckel; Noren F. Swenson; Isaiah W. Taber; Louis Thors, San Francisco; C.B. Waite; James D. Westervelt; Charles A. Zimmerman, St. Paul.
The collection also contains some ephemeral materials, primarily notes penned by Hancock Banning, Jr. These materials have been preservation photocopied, the copies inserted into the collection, and the originals filed in Box 8.

Arrangement

The photographs were originally arranged and numbered in no apparent order. They have been arranged in this finding aid by subject to facilitate access. Subjects are: Banning family members; Banning family residences; views of Wilmington and San Pedro, California; views of Santa Catalina Island; friends of the Banning family; miscellaneous individuals; and miscellaneous images.

Box Index

The contents of each box is as follows:
Box 1: Numbers 1-142
Box 2: Numbers 143-243
Box 3: Numbers 244-345
Box 4: Numbers 346-415
Box 5: Numbers 416-537.1
Box 6: Numbers 538-640
Box 7: Numbers 641-717
Box 8: Scrapbook and oversize item
Box 9: Glass plate negatives, numbers 216-232
Box 10: Glass plate negatives, numbers 233-252
Box 11: Glass plate negatives, numbers 671-717

Related Material

See also:
Identifier/Call Number: photCL 64,
Title: Interior and exterior views of the William Banning Residence on Hoover Street, Los Angeles,
Huntington Library Photo Archives.
Identifier/Call Number: photCL 451,
Title: Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part II, 1814-1979 (bulk 1880-1920),
Huntington Library Photo Archives.
Identifier/Call Number: photCL 282,
Title: Patton Family Collection of Negatives and Photographs, 1885-1945, (bulk 1895-1907),
Huntington Library Photo Archives.
Identifier/Call Number: mssBanning Company,
Title: Records of the Banning Company, 1859-1948,
Huntington Library Manuscripts Department.

Index Terms

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

Persons:

Ayer, G. O.
Banning, Hancock, 1865-1925--Photographs.
Banning, Hancock, 1865-1925--Homes and haunts--Photographs.
Banning, Hancock, 1892-1982--Photographs.
Banning, Joseph Brent, 1861-1920, photographer.
Banning, Joseph Brent, 1889-1969--Photographs.
Banning, Katharine Mary--Photographs.
Banning, Katharine Stewart--Photographs.
Banning, Phineas, 1830-1885--Photographs.
Banning, Phineas, 1830-1885--Homes and haunts--Photographs.
Banning, William, 1858-1946--Photographs.
Banning, William Phineas--Photographs.
Boye.
Brickey, E. M.
Buehman, Henry, 1851-1912.
Dewey, George N.
Essery, Ida M.
Friend, Hervey.
Godfrey, W. M. (William Mollock), 1825-1900.
Golsh, A. C.
Huddleston, Lola L.
Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward), 1862-1922.
Ironmonger, Charles.
Lowe, T. S. C. (Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt), 1832-1913--Photographs.
Marceau, Theodore C., b. 1868.
Park, Frank L.
Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1856-1927--Homes and haunts--Photographs.
Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1856-1927--Photographs.
Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945--Photographs.
Putnam, J. R.
Reyes, P. V.
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935--Photographs.
Schumacher, Frank G., b. 1861.
Selleck, Silas.
Steckel, Geo. (George), b. 1864.
Swenson, Noren F.
Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912.
Thors, Louis.
Waite, C. B.
Westervelt, James D., b. 1844.
Wrigley, Philip K. (Philip Knight), 1894-1977--Photographs.
Zimmerman, Charles A., 1844-1909.

Organizations:

Bradley and Rulofson.
Detroit Photographic Co.
Fiesta de Los Angeles--Photographs.
Hotel St. Catherine (Santa Catalina Island, Calif.)--Photographs.
Keystone Photo Service.
Middle Ranch (Santa Catalina Island, Calif.)--Photographs.
Putnam and Valentine.
Stagg Photographers (Los Angeles, Calif.).

Family Names:

Ayer family--Photographs.
Banning family--Homes and haunts--Photographs.
Huntington family--Photographs.
Patton family--Photographs.
Patton family--Homes and haunts--Photographs.
Vail family--Photographs.

Places:

Avalon (Calif.)--Photographs.
Bartlett Springs (Calif.)--Photographs.
Bohemian Grove (Calif.)--Photographs.
Long Beach (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Marino (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)--Photographs.
Wilmington (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Two Harbors (Calif.)--Photographs.
Ventura County (Calif.)--Photographs.
Walnut (Calif.)--Photographs.
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--Photographs.

Subjects:

Boats and boating--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.
Breakwaters--Design and construction--California--San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Children--Photographs.
Chinese--California--Wilmington (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Disasters--California--Avalon--Photographs.
Fires--California--Avalon--Photographs.
Fishing--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.
Glass bottom boats--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.
Golf courses--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.
Harbors--California--San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Harbors--California--Wilmington (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Mountain railroads--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.
Passenger ships--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.
Quarries and quarrying--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.
Recreation--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.
Roads--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.
Roads--Design and construction--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.
Ships--California--Photographs.
Shipyards--California--Wilmington (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Stagecoaches--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.
Stagecoaches--California--Wilmington (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Storm surges--California--Avalon--Photographs.
Streets--California--Wilmington (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Warehouses--California--Wilmington (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Yachts--California--Santa Catalina Island--Photographs.

Document Types:

Cabinet photographs.
Clippings.
Cyanotypes.
Ephemera.
Negatives.
Notes.
Photographs.
Portraits.
Postcards.
Stereographs.

Restrictions on Access

Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment.

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

photCL 180, Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part I, 1850-1979 (bulk 1880s-1910s).

Acquisition Information

The majority of the collection was donated by Mrs. Richard W. Call, September 26, 1982. Glass plate negatives were donated by Robert Banning and other family members, November 22, 1985 and December 5, 1985. Patton family photographs were donated by Robert Banning, Elizabeth Banning Ames, and Hancock Banning III, April 3, 1989.
The glass plate negatives were transferred from the Manuscripts Division, March 1986. Item numbers 253-640 were transferred from the Manuscripts Division, 1988.

Processing Information

The collection was arranged and numbered by Huntington Staff in the 1980s. In April 2007, Sue Luftschein completed the rehousing, performed preservation photocopying, and created this finding aid.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements

Copy prints exist for the glass plate negatives. Arrangements for viewing negatives must be made with the Curator of Photographs.

 

Container List

 

Banning Family

Box 1, Item 1

Phineas Banning, undated

Note

[Photo by Bradley and Rulofson.]
Box 3, Item 274

"Captain" William Banning, 1868

Note

[Photo by Silas Selleck, San Francisco.]
Physical Description: [Carte-de-visite.]
Box 1, Item 2

Bradley Sanatorium Benefit, ca. 1904

Note

["Captain" William Banning, Hancock Banning and others in costume.]
Box 2, Item 148-159

"Captain" William Banning, ca. 1920s, undated

Note

[Photos by Taber; Phelps, San Pedro; Stagg; Boye; Keystone.]

Note

[Portraits; with stagecoaches.]

Note

[Number 159 removed for conservation.]
Physical Description: [148: carte-de-visite.]
Box 4, Item 364-370

La Fiesta de Los Angeles, 1895

Note

[Featuring "Captain" Banning's six-in-hand.]

Note

[Photos by C.B. Waite; Schumacher.]
Box 4, Item 387-409

"Captain" Banning's carriages, ca. 1900, ca. 1902, ca. 1906, ca. 1920, 1927, ca. 1930, ca. 1940, undated

Note

[Includes views of Banning's six-in-hand on camping trips in Yosemite; images of Banning's various stagecoaches; Banning and Will Rogers on Banning's stagecoach at the Los Angeles County Fair; Banning and Tony Machado on a stagecoach on the Diamond Bar Ranch in Walnut, California; Banning and members of the Overland Stage Coach Club.]

Note

[Includes clipping from Los Angeles Times about Banning and his stagecoach and letter from G.H. Banning about copies of a photograph of Banning's stagecoach.]

Note

[Photos by Keystone; Huddleston.]

Note

[Number 391 removed for conservation.]
Box 4, Item 410

"Captain" Banning, ca. 1940

Box 7, Item 654

"Captain" Banning and P.K. Wrigley, ca. 1935

Box 3, Item 275-286

Hancock Banning, Sr., 1868, ca. 1900, 1910, 1916-1920, 1922, undated

Note

[Photos by Schumacher; Marceau, San Francisco.]

Note

[Includes photographs of Banning in Bartlett Springs; the Bartlett Springs Hotel; Bohemian Grove gathering.]
Box 1, Item 3-4

Banning family members, ca. 1910s

Box 1, Item 17-27

Banning family members, April 28, 1926

Note

[Group portraits on steps of Banning residence, Wilmington, and on stagecoach.]
Box 1, Item 113-121

Banning family members, 1893, 1895, undated

Note

[Joseph Brent Banning, Jr. and Katharine Mary Banning; Joseph Brent Banning, Sr., Joseph Brent Banning, Jr., and William Phineas Banning; Hancock Banning, Jr.; Mrs. Anne (Hancock) Banning; Hancock Banning, Sr.]

Note

[Photos by Schumacher.]
Box 2, Item 163-175

Banning family members, 1888-1890, undated

Note

[William Lowber Banning; Katharine Stewart Banning; Mrs. William Lowber Banning; Lucy and Mary Banning.]

Note

[Number 173 annotated on reverse by Phineas Banning.]

Note

[Includes views of Conejo Ranch, Ventural County.]

Note

[Photos by C. A. Zimmerman, St. Paul; Louis Thors, San Francisco; Golsh]
Physical Description: [Number 165: cyanotype.]
Box 2, Item 182-192

Banning family members and friends, 1892-1893, 1899, undated

Note

[Joseph Brent Banning, Jr.; Nita Patton; Kathryn Banning Graves; Alice Morse Banning; Mrs. William Phineas Banning; Isabelle Lockwood; Lockwood family; "Blithewood," Asheville, North Carolina--home of Isabelle Lockwood.]

Note

[Photos by Essery, St. Paul; Ingersoll, St. Paul; Lindsey's, Asheville.]
Box 2, Item 233-236

Banning family at Conejo Ranch, Ventura County, ca. 1890s

Physical Description: [Copy prints from glass plate negatives.]
Box 7, Item 641-649

Banning family members and friends on Catalina, ca. 1900, 1902, ca. 1910, undated

Box 7, Item 650-653

Banning employees, Catalina, undated

Box 7, Item 700-717

Banning and Patton family members, undated

Note

[Most images taken on Catalina.]
Box 2, Item 160-162

Miscellaneous family images, 1887, undated

Note

[Interior of "The Barn," William Banning's house at 31st and Hoover, Los Angeles; playacting a hold-up; the Barn, Wilmington.]

Note

[Photos by Golsh.]
 

Banning residences (Wilmington, Compton Ranch, Catalina)

Note

[See also section on Santa Catalina Island for views of Banning residences there.]
Box 1, Item 14-16

Banning residence, Wilmington, undated

Note

[Views of the house and grounds.]
Box 2, Item 193-225

Banning residence, Wilmington, ca. 1880, 1887-1888, 1905, 1912, 1927, undated

Physical Description: [Numbers 193-213: Copy prints from original photographs. Numbers 216-225: copy prints from glass plate negatives.]

Note

[House and grounds; family members in and around grounds and gardens.]

Note

[No numbers 214, 215.]
Box 7, Item 671-687

Banning residence, Wilmington, undated

Physical Description: [Copy prints from glass plate negatives.]
Box 4, Item 411-415

Halfway House, Compton Ranch, ca. 1920

 

Views of Wilmington and San Pedro

Box 1, Item 5

Motorcade [on Canal Avenue?], Wilmington, ca. 1920s

Note

[Santa Catalina Island Company warehouse in background.]

Note

[Photo by Keystone Photo Service.]
Box 1, Item 8

Wharf [at Wilmington? Catalina?], undated

Box 1, Item 9-13

Views of Wilmington, 1911-1912

Box 2, Item 226-232

Views of Wilmington and San Pedro, ca. 1877, ca. 1880, ca. 1885, undated

Note

[Chinese laundry; Mr. Valentine, employee of Phineas Banning, on porch of unidentifed office; Canal Street wharf; San Pedro harbor.]
Box 3, Item 280-316.1

Views of Wilmington, ca. 1865, 1875-1877, ca. 1905, ca. 1910, 1912, 1924, ca. 1930, 1944, undated

Note

[Banning industrial properties in Wilmington (quartermaster's barn, Freis and A Streets); Wilmington terminal of Los Angeles and San Pedro Railroad; stores and machine shops; Canal Street; Main Street; portrait of George Joseph Smart, Banning Company accountant; first battleship through Panama Canal docked at foot of Avalon Boulevard; Episcopal Church; Mormon Island.]

Note

[Photos by Godfrey; Joseph Brent Banning.]
Box 3, Item 317-345

Views of San Pedro, 1850, ca. 1872-1878, 1895, 1899-1905, 1908, undated

Note

[Harbor; Timm's Landing; Deadman's Island and first breakwater; Los Angeles and San Pedro Railroad locomotives and tug boat; Southern Pacific Railroad depot; breakwater construction.]

Note

[Photos by Godfrey; Joseph Brent Banning.]
 

Santa Catalina Island

Note

[See also section on Banning family residences for additional Banning homes.]
Box 1, Item 28-112

Views of Santa Catalina Island, 1886, 1892, 1902, 1915, 1918, undated

Note

[Includes landscapes; Indian mortar holes; mountain incline railway; views of Avalon and the harbor; Hotel Metropole; yachts; Hotel St. Catherine; steamships; 1915 fire; Banning home, El Descanso; Little Harbor; Johnson's Landing; S.S. Avalon; Joseph Brent Banning memorial; the barracks at the Isthmus; the Isthmus, with photographs of potential development sites there; construction of infrastructure at the Isthmus; Camp Eagle Nest; Middle Ranch.]

Note

[Photos by Swenson; Dewey; P.V. Reyes; Putnam and Valentine; Herve Friend; Putnam; Park and Company.]

Note

[Numbers 36, 37 removed for conservation.]
Box 2, Item 237-243

The Isthmus, Santa Catalina Island, ca. 1890, undated

Physical Description: [Copy prints from glass plate negatives.]

Note

[Photos by Joseph Brent Banning.]
Box 5, Item 416-423

Ships at Avalon, 1887-ca. 1904

Note

[Photos by P.V. Reyes; Swenson.]
Box 5, Item 424-476

Views of Avalon, ca. 1885-1911

Note

[Includes view of damage done by 1905 storm.]

Note

[Photos by P.V. Reyes; Dewey, Los Angeles; E.M. Brickey.]
Box 5, Item 477-497

Avalon fire, November 1915

Box 5, Item 498-500

Arch Rock, undated

Box 5, Item 501-505

Sugar Loaf, undated

Box 5, Item 506-509

The Isthmus, ca. 1913, undated

Note

[Photos by Swenson; Joseph Brent Banning; P.V. Reyes.]
Box 5, Item 510-516a

Roads and road building, 1900-1908

Box 5, Item 517-530

El Descanso [Hancock Banning family home, Catalina Island], 1896-ca. 1920

Note

[Views of the house and grounds. Includes piece of stationery with "El Descanso/Avalon Santa Catalina Island" imprinted.]

Note

[Photos by P.V. Reyes; Ironmonger.]
Box 5, Item 531-537.1

Hotel St. Catherine, ca. 1917

Note

[Views of the hotel and blasting for the roadway.]
Box 6, Item 538-540

Golf links, ca. 1900

Note

[Photos by Swenson.]
Box 6, Item 541

Camp Wilson, undated

Box 6, Item 544-547

Incline cable car, ca. 1902-1908

Note

[Photos by P.V. Reyes.]

Note

[Numbers 542, 543, 546 missing as of April 2007.]
Box 6, Item 549-554

Middle Ranch, ca. 1890s

Box 6, Item 555-564

Serpentine rock quarry, ca. 1900-1902

Note

[Photos by Swenson.]
Box 6, Item 565-566

Serpentine stone, Cottonwood Canyon, 1907

Box 6, Item 567-572

Stage road views, ca. 1895-1896, 1899, undated

Note

[Includes views of "Captain" Banning driving his stagecoach.]

Note

[Photos by Detroit Photographic Company; Swenson; Ironmonger.]

Note

[Number 575 removed for conservation.]
Box 6, Item 573-590

Santa Catalina Island Stage Company, ca. 1900-1905

Note

[T.J. Green, proprietor and driver. Views of stagecoaches and the stage road.]

Note

[Photos by Swenson; Detroit Photographic Company; C.B. Waite.]
Box 6, Item 591

First automobile on Catalina, ca. 1902

Box 6, Item 592

Seal Rock, undated

Box 6, Item 593-603

Ships and boats, 1884, 1887, 1889, ca. 1900, undated

Note

[Photos by E.M. Brickey]
Box 6, Item 604-612.1

Glass bottom boats, ca. 1905

Note

[No print for number 612.]
Box 6, Item 613-640

Various outings on Catalina, ca. 1916, 1919

Note

[Unidentified individuals sailing, at picnics.]
Box 8, Item Scrapbook

Santa Catalina Island, 1978-1979, undated

Note

[Scrapbook containing copy prints of views of Catalina originally published by M. Rieder, including views of Avalon and Avalon Bay, El Descanso (home of Hancock Banning); various beaches and landscape scenes. The scrapbook also contains George S. Pattons, Jr.'s calling card; memo to the heirs of Mary Banning Norris in regards to the sale of Banning family property in Wilmington and a note in regards to the memo by Hancock Banning; and a press release from the Historic Lexington [Virginia] Foundation about the opening of the Jackson House.]
 

Friends of the Banning Family

Box 1, Item 122-137

Vail family members, 1889, 1891, undated

Note

[Walter Vail; Mrs. Walter Vail; Russell Vail; Walter Vail, Jr.; William Banning Vail; Mary Vail; Mahlon Vail; Margaret Vail.]

Note

[Photos by Westervelt; Schumacher; H. Buehman, Tucson.]
Box 1, Item 138-142

Patton family members, undated

Note

[Beatrice Ayer Patton; George S. Patton, Jr.; George S. Patton, III.]

Note

[Photos by Lothrop and Cunningham, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.]
Box 3, Item 244-252

Patton family, ca. 1898, 1900, 1901, undated

Note

[Family groups at Lake Vineyard, Patton family estate in San Marino, California; Banning and Patton families on Catalina.]
Physical Description: [Copy prints from glass plate negatives.]
Box 7, Item 660-669

Patton and Ayers families, undated

Note

[George S. Patton, Sr.; Beatrice Banning Ayer Patton; Frederick Ayer; George S. Patton, Jr.; cadet barracks, Virginia Military Institute; Nita Patton; Mrs. Ayers (?).]

Note

[Photos by Hemenway; Steckel.]
Box 7, Item 688-699

Patton family at Lake Vineyard, San Marino, California, 1897, undated

Physical Description: [Copy prints from glass plate negatives.]
Box 2, Item 147

Lake Vineyard [Patton Family estate, San Marino, California] interior, undated

Box 3, Item 253-271

Lake Vineyard [Patton family estate, San Marino, California] and Patton family, ca. 1888, ca. 1894, 1900, ca. 1920, undated

Note

[Photos by L.J. Mitchell.]

Note

[Includes portraits of Susan Glassell Patton (Mrs. William Demoyne Wills) and William Demoyne Wills.]

Note

[No numbers 269, 272-273.]
Box 7, Item 655-658

Lake Vineyard [Patton family estate, San Marino, California], San Marino, undated

Note

[Views of the grounds and haying.]

Note

[No number 659.]
Box 7, Item 670

Howard Huntington and family, ca. 1910

 

Miscellaneous Individuals

Box 1, Item 6

Unidentified group of men standing by Banning stagecoach and automobile, ca. 1920s

Note

[Photo by Keystone Photo Service.]
Box 1, Item 7

Miss Christine Mueller christening the Catalina steamer Avalon in the shipyard of her father William Mueller, shipbuilder to William Banning, undated

Box 2, Item 143-146.1

Miscellaneous portraits, 1886, 1896, undated

Note

[Dora Jane Flood; William G. Halstead; Sacramento Relief Committee; unidentified baby.]

Note

[Photo by Marceau, San Francisco.]

Note

[Number 146.1 rehoused in Box 8.]
Box 4, Item 373-386.

Miscellaneous people, ca. 1892, 1909, ca. 1915, undated

Note

[Includes photograph of the Mount Lowe incline railway cable car with Thaddeus Lowe, George S. Patton Sr., and George S. Patton, Jr.; George Lathrop; Sidney Wailes; Adelaide Brown; Mrs. Randolph Huntington Miner; Robert Ingraham; Fritz Demuler (?); N.W. Bell; Hobart Glassell Brown; Bill McCay.]
 

Miscellaneous

Box 2, Item 176-181

Ships and boats, undated

Note

[The Companero, William Banning's yacht; sinking ships; steamship New York; sailing ships in Boston harbor; ship being built.]

Note

[Photos by Scott; William B. Holmes, New York; G.O. Ayer, Boston.]
Physical Description: [Number 181: stereograph.]
Box 4, Item 346-350

Views of Long Beach, ca. 1880, 1887, ca. 1925, undated

Note

[Long Beach Hotel; Wilmington-Long Beach Rapid Transit railroad car; Long Beach harbor.]

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[Photos by Joseph Brent Banning.]
Box 4, Item 351-363

Ships, 1884, ca. 1890, ca. 1900, undated

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[Photos by J.H. Easton; Joseph Brent Banning.]
Box 4, Item 371

Unidentified train in unidentified location, undated

Box 4, Item 372

Teams unloading wheat at the Southern Pacific Milling Company warehouse, Paso Robles, October 24, 1895