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

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

Collection number: photCL 403

The Huntington Library



Photograph Collections, Rare Book Department

San Marino, California

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  • Photo Archives
  • Rare Book Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
  • Email: jwatts@huntington.org
  • URL: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=558
Processed by:
Jennifer A. Watts
Encoded by:
Gabriela A. Montoya
© 1998 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

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

Provenance

Purchased from Dawson's Book Shop, October 1997.

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Preferred Citation

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

Description

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.

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

 

403 (1a)  Lily and fish pond at McNally residence, Altadena. Two unidentified people standing at the edge of pond.

 

403 (1b)  Exterior view of McNally residence looking up front walk and through the trellis. Caption in pencil reads: "Aunt Kate's home in Pasadena."

 

403 (1c) Unidentified man, woman, and dog on porch of McNally residence, Altadena.

 

403 (1d) Horse and buggy on an Altadena Street. Colonel C.C. Green residence in background.

 

403 (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.

 

403 (3a) Chinatown, Los Angeles. Street scene.

 

403 (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.

 

403 (4a) Palm trees on the west side of San Pedro Street between Second and Fourth Streets, Los Angeles.

 

403 (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.

 

403 (5a-d) Scenes in Los Angeles. Street scenes with horse and buggy as well as cable car.

 

403 (6b-d) Hotel del Coronado, San Diego. Exterior views of building.

 

403 (7a-b) Hotel del Coronado, San Diego. Exterior view of building as well as view of woman feeding a mule.

 

403 (7c-d) Ostrich farm. Unidentified location.

 

403 (8a-d) Unidentified harbor and beach scenes in southern California.

 

403 (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.

 

403 (9c) Horse and buggy posed under a giant oak tree. Pasadena?

 

403 (9d) Courthouse building, Los Angeles.

 

403 (10a) North Spring Street, Los Angeles.

 

403 (10b) Plaza Church, Los Angeles.

 

403 (10c) Los Angeles Trust building on the corner of Second and Spring Streets.

 

403 (10d) Unidentified street scenes, Los Angeles.

 

403 (11a-d) Unidentified scenes including a group of women on a train excursion.

 

403 (12a-b) Snow scenes, unidentified location.

 

403 (12c-d) View of the porch and the lily and fish ponds at the McNally residence, Altadena.

 

403 (13a-d) Unidentified miscellaneous scenes including a mule on the beach and a man reclining on the sand.

 

403 (14a) Unidentified single-story dwelling with a tile roof., southern California?