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Inventory of the Scenes of Altadena, Los Angeles, and Southern California, ca. 1890
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Scenes of Altadena, Los Angeles, and Southern California,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1890
    Collection number: photCL 403
    Extent: 53 Kodak bull's eye prints (gelatin silver) on 14 board pages
    Repository: The Huntington Library
    San Marino, California 91108
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Purchased from Dawson's Book Shop, October 1997.


    Collection is open to qualified researches by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL. 

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Scenes of Altadena, Los Angeles, and Southern California, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    Amateur scenes of popular Southern California destinations including the Andrew McNally residence and grounds on Mariposa Drive, Altaden. Views include Pasadena (streets and Raymond Hotel); Los Angeles (CHinatown, Courthouse, Plaza Church, street railway); San Diego (Hotel del Coronado); Ostrich farm. This was an amateur album possibly taken by a relative of the McNally family.


    Books used to identify McNally residence and grounds include:
    • Andrew McNally, 1836-1904, Memorials, Messages of Condolence and Press Notices. (Call #: RB 288801);
    • Peterson, Robert H. Altadena's Golden Years. Published by Robert H. Peterson, 1976;
    • Ives, Sarah Noble. Altadena. Altadena Historical and Beautification Society, 1938. (Call#: F869 A52 I9).