This collection consists of 213 glass plate negatives and 243 film negatives created by Pasadena, California, conservationist
and civic leader Theodore Lukens (1848-1918) that
depict scenes in and around Los Angeles County, Central California, and the Southwest from the 1880s into the early 1900s.
Theodore Parker Lukens (1848-1918) was a conservationist and pioneer community leader in Pasadena, California. Born in Ohio,
he came to California with his wife in 1880. He became active in business and municipal affairs,
serving as president of the Board of Trustees of the city of Pasadena in 1890-1892 and 1894-1895. Lukens was a friend of
John Muir and promoted many conservation causes. He served as supervisor of the Angeles National
Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains from 1905-1907 and throughout his career held various positions in private and government
forestry organizations. Lukens remained prominent in civic affairs in Pasadena until his death in 1918.
456 photographs (213 glass plate negatives and 243 film negatives) in 7 boxes (2.92 linear feet)
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