Scenes of Altadena, Los Angeles, and Southern California: Finding Aid

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Scenes of Altadena, Los Angeles, and Southern California
Dates (inclusive): approximately 1890
Collection Number: photCL 403
Extent: 53 photographs on 14 board pages : Kodak bull's eye prints (gelatin silver); image diameter 8.5 cm, sheet 18 x 26 cm
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: Collection of 53 late 19th century photographs depicting scenes of popular Southern California destinations including the Andrew McNally residence and grounds on Mariposa Drive, Altadena. 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.
Language: English.
Note:
Finding aid last updated on January 27, 2015.

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Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Scenes of Altadena, Los Angeles, and Southern California, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Purchased from Dawson's Book Shop, October 1997.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 53 circular snapshots depicting scenes of popular Southern California tourist destinations including the Andrew McNally residence and grounds on Mariposa Drive, Altadena. Views include Pasadena (streets and Raymond Hotel); Los Angeles (Chinatown, Courthouse, Plaza Church, street railway); San Diego (Hotel del Coronado); and an ostrich farm. The photographs are pasted to 14 disbound pages of an amateur album possibly taken by a relative of the McNally family.

Notes

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).

Container List

 

Photographs

Item 1a

Lily and fish pond at McNally residence, Altadena. Two unidentified people standing at the edge of pond.

Item 1b

Exterior view of McNally residence looking up front walk and through the trellis. Caption in pencil reads: "Aunt Kate's home in Pasadena."

Item 1c

Unidentified man, woman, and dog on porch of McNally residence, Altadena.

Item 1d

Horse and buggy on an Altadena Street. Colonel C.C. Green residence in background.

Items 2a-d

Chinatown, Los Angeles. Views of Chinese men walking through the streets. One scene of policeman standing on sidewalk. View of Chinese men crossing Los Angeles street.

Item 3a

Chinatown, Los Angeles. Street scene.

Items 3b-d

Unidentified scenes in Southern California, possibly Los Angeles and Altadena. Exterior view of small Victorian residence. Palm trees on the west side of San Pedro Street, Los Angeles.

Item 4a

Palm trees on the west side of San Pedro Street between Second and Fourth Streets, Los Angeles.

Items 4b-d

Raymond Hotel, Pasadena, California. Exterior views of building and cactus garden in foreground. View of woman reclining in a chair on the Raymond Hotel veranda.

Items 5a-d

Scenes in Los Angeles. Street scenes with horse and buggy as well as cable car.

Items 6b-d

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego. Exterior views of building.

Items 7a-b

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego. Exterior view of building as well as view of woman feeding a mule.

Items 7c-d

Ostrich farm. Unidentified location.

Items 8a-d

Unidentified harbor and beach scenes in southern California.

Items 9a-b

Andrew McNally residence, Altadena. View of woman underneath a pergola of roses and four girls seated on steps leading up to McNally porch.

Item 9c

Horse and buggy posed under a giant oak tree. Pasadena?

Item 9d

Courthouse building, Los Angeles.

Item 10a

North Spring Street, Los Angeles.

Item 10b

Plaza Church, Los Angeles.

Item 10c

Los Angeles Trust building on the corner of Second and Spring Streets.

Item 10d

Unidentified street scenes, Los Angeles.

Items 11a-d

Unidentified scenes including a group of women on a train excursion.

Items 12a-b

Snow scenes, unidentified location.

Items 12c-d

View of the porch and the lily and fish ponds at the McNally residence, Altadena.

Items 13a-d

Unidentified miscellaneous scenes including a mule on the beach and a man reclining on the sand.

Item 14a

Unidentified single-story dwelling with a tile roof., southern California?