William C. Barry Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs, ca. 1886-1910

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William C. Barry Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs, ca. 1886-1910

Collection number: BANC PIC 1964.056--PIC

The Bancroft Library



University of California

Berkeley, California 1996
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    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
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    Finding aid completed:
    August 1995
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: William C. Barry Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs,
Date: ca. 1886-1910
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1964.056--PIC
Extent: 76 black and white photographs 61 digital objects
Collector: Barry, William C.
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 by the reader.
Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William C. Barry Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs, BANC PIC 1964.056--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The William C. Barry Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs was a gift of Mr. Barry in 1963.

Scope and Content

The Barry Collection contains 76 photographs spanning circa 1860 to circa 1910. The subject matter is primarily early street transportation in Los Angeles, including horse-drawn, cable, and electric cars and a trackless trolley in Laurel Canyon. Also included is a photograph of a two-level trolley in San Diego. Other subjects include Los Angeles street scenes and buildings; an auto race at Ascot Park; views of Mt. Lowe, Mt. Wilson, San Pedro Harbor, La Jolla caves, the Hotel Del Coronado, Mission Santa Barbara, Redlands, Riverside, Long Beach, Avalon Bay, Catalina Island, and Tijuana, Mexico. The collection also contains two photographs of paintings or lithographs. Though the photographers are not indicated, many of the prints bear the stamp or inscription of photographic studios, including Frank L. Park, C.C. Pierce, Park & Company, and Slocum. The prints originally made up an album which was obtained by Barry from an unidentified friend.

Container List

 

1 1849 [photograph of painting or lithograph] No. 6079

 

2 The Covered Wagon [photograph of painting or lithograph] Geo Woodworth

 

3 Twenty Mule Borax Team, Goldfield Desert Freighter 1908 Goldfield C.C. Pierce No. 5410

 

4 Transportation on Foot [a prospector] C.C. Pierce No. 1410

 

5 [Man on horse-drawn carriage] C.C. Pierce

 

6 On the Sands of Long Beach "Thanks for the Buggy ride" 190 [Horses and buggies near the beach] C.C. Pierce

 

7 Lincoln Heights near Los Angeles High School [Horse—drawn car] C.C. Pierce No. 7063

 

8 Los Angeles' first street-car C.C. Pierce

 

9 Street Car Motor on Santa Fe Ave. and Ninth st. 1897 C.C. Pierce

 

10 Street car running on Euclid Ave. between Ontario Uplan and San Antonio Streets, up to 1900 C.C. Pierce

 

11 Los Angeles 1897 [Horse drawn car] C.C. Pierce

 

12 Second Street Cable Line at corner of Broadway 1889 C.C. Pierce No. 7174

 

13 Fifth and "B" Streets, San Diego ca.1900 [Double deck street car] C.C. Pierce

 

14 Broadway loking South from Second. Cable road opened June 8, 1899 C.C. Pierce No. 2196

 

15 Main and Requena Streets, Los Angeles Blanchard Co.

 

16 Los Angeles North Spring Street from First 1886 C.C. Pierce No. 6332

 

17 Spring Street Looking North from Third 1902 C.C. Pierce

 

18 249 Spring Street, corner of First, Los Angeles Hotel Nadeau -- Present site of Times Building. Buildings -- left foreground are on present site of Los Angeles City Hall. Late 1890's or early 1900. Prior to 1904 because Stoll & Thayer were at corner of Third and Spring by 1904 and this shows them at 137 So. Spring. Park Photo

 

19 Los Angeles trackless trolley -- in Laurel Canyon, early 1900's C.C. Pierce No. 7177

 

20 [Cable machinery]

 

21 1880's or later. Cable car crossed the new Southern Pacific railway yards to over Downey Ave. now North Browday [Broadway?]

 

22 Wilmington and Long Beach Rapid Transit 1887 C.C. Pierce

 

23 A little Dummey R.R. that run [sic] from the end of the Temple St. Cable R.R. at Hoover St., to foot at East Hollywood. The engineer was 18 years old and his brother, the fireman (?)16. 1892

 

24 First Los Angeles Electric Car, Pico St. 1887 C.C. Pierce

 

25 Los Angeles Special from San Fernando Valley ca 1886 C.C. Pierce

 

26 High Circular Bridge. Old Mt. Lowe Railway, now abandoned. 1910 or earlier.

 

27 Cable Incline -- 3000 ft. Mt. Lowe 1900 or earlier

 

28 Early auto race at Old Ascot Park, California, early 1900. Located about 63rd Street east side of Los Angeles.

 

29 Aerial Trolley Car Co., Inc. L.W. and E.C. Fawkes, Palentees. Burbank, California C.C. Pierce

 

30 San Pedro, California 1908 [Harbor]

 

31 Avalon Bay -- Catalina

 

32 Avalon Bay -- Catalina

 

33 Avalon Bay -- Catalina

 

34 Tijuana ca. 1905

 

35 On trail to Mt. Wilson from Little Santa Anita Canyon, now abandoned. [At Orchard Camp]

 

36 U.S.-Mexican border boundary mark

 

37 [Two women and a man resting on rock]

 

38 [Two women and a man on a hike]

 

39 [Three women on a rock -- Elks Reunion 1904]

 

40 [Three women and two men on a rock]

 

41 [Beach cliffs]

 

42 Sugarloaf, Avalon

 

43 La Jolla Caves

 

44 La Jolla Caves

 

45 Mount Wilson Cabin -- before 1910

 

46 Mount Wilson Cabin -- before 1910

 

47 Mount Wilson Observatory 1904-1905 [under construction]

 

48 Ostrich Farm. South Pasadena before 1910

 

49 "If my memory is OK, Sontag and Sam Selig Grocers on North Broadway, Los Angeles, then Downey Ave., consolidated and was [sic] the beginning of the Safewy chain. Better check for sure with Safeway." Barry 1963

 

50 Mission, Santa Barbara, California Park & Co. Photo No. 1909

 

51 Interior, Mission Santa Barbara, California Park & Co. No. 368

 

52 [Church of the Blessed Sacrament, southeast corner of Prospect Ave. and Cherokee Ave., Hollywood.] [Identified by library patron.]

 

53 Mrs P. Potter [Potter 's home] [lithograph?]

 

54 Marchant and Crocker American Hotel [lithograph?]

 

55 Hotel Del Coronado from N.W. 1902-1903 Slocum Photo No. 2567

 

56 Hotel Del Coronado Main Enterance 1902-1903 Slocum Photo No. 2749

 

57 Old Country Court House, Los Angeles, California Park & Co. Photo No. 255

 

58 Garden at Santa Barbara Mission ca. 1900 Park & Co. Photo No. 1901

 

59 Bixby's Residence No. 142

 

60 Central Park, Los Angeles No. 180

 

61 Tijuana ca. 1905

 

62 [residential area -- two homes]

 

63 Hollywood Boulevard near Highland Avenue ca. 1906

 

64 [View from off-shore]

 

65 Southern California -- perhaps Hollywood

 

66 Los Angeles, California. Out Temple from Court House Park & Co. Photo No. 283

 

67 "Think this is an early float -- Pasadena Tournament [of Roses]" 1901 Park Photo

 

68 Smiley Heights, Redlands, California Conaway Photo No. 545

 

69 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California No. 561

 

70 [Sea view through rocks]

 

71 From top of Mount Wilson, California [Fog covered hills]

 

72 View from Mont Lowe

 

73 View in Los Angeles, California ca. 1860-1870 [Open land, few houses]

 

74 Redlands, California from Smiley Heights. Evidently taken in the 1890's or early 1900's Park & Co. Photo No. 903

 

75-76 Duplicate of Item No. 49 (two copies)