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Photo Archives, Huntington Library
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Collections with online items: 34
Physical collections: 113
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Adobes of Northern and Southern California Photographs

A disbound album of primarily amateur snapshots of 19th century California adobes taken during the 1930s and 1940s by Lucius Panfelo “Paul” Soberanes (1882-1959), a descendant of early Spanish landholders in California. The photographs primarily document the exteriors of the...

Alaska, Photograph Album of the Cruise of the Revenue Cutter "Corwin"

This photograph album illustrates the sights and peoples experienced during a voyage of the United States Revenue Cutter to Alaska and the Arctic Ocean during the early 1880s. There are many views of native (Inuit) villages and inhabitants in Alaska...

Alaska, Photograph Collection of the Revenue Cutters "Bear" and "Corwin"

The 282 photographic prints in this collection document voyages of the United States Revenue Cutters “Bear,” “Corwin,” and “Richard Rush” to Alaska and the Arctic Ocean in the 1880s and 1890s. The images depict the boats, Captain Michael A. Healy,...

 
Altadena, Los Angeles, and Southern California (Scenes)

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);...

 
Aswan Dam Photographs

The Aswan Dam Photographs collection contains more than 1750 black-and-white photographs in 28 albums that documented the construction of the first Aswan Dam (later known as the Aswan Low Dam or the Old Aswan Dam), a masonry buttress dam located...

 
Automobile Club of Southern California Collection of Photographs and Negatives

The collection consists of over 10,000 black-and-white and color photographs, negatives, and slides, as well as pen-and-ink drawings, postcards, and ephemeral materials, dating from 1898 to 1982 (bulk 1920s-1930s), that were collected by the Automobile Club of Southern California. The...

 
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Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part I

The Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part I, contains photographs, glass plate negatives, and one scrapbook collected by the Banning Family of Southern California and depicting various family members, friends, and family properties (both residential and commercial), with an emphasis...

 
Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part II

The Banning Family Collection of Photographs, Part II, contains 1204 photographs and 23 photograph albums collected by the Banning family of Southern California from 1814 to 1979 (bulk 1880-1920). The three most substantial categories of images in this collection are...

 
Bieber (Ralph P.) Photographs of the Overland Trail

The collection contains photographs by historian Ralph P. Bieber (1894-1891) documenting the central overland route to California as it appeared in the 1950s. The images show the route through Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and California that...

 
Bonine (E.A.) Photographs of Indians of the Southwest

This collection contains 73 studio portraits of Native Americans from southwestern Arizona, and were probably taken between 1880 and 1883 in E.A. Bonine’s photography tent in Yuma, Arizona.

Bonsall (Isaac) Collection of Photographs

This collection contains 51 photographs by photographer Isaac H. Bonsall (1833-1909) chiefly depicting the landscape and Union Army operations during the American Civil War in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the surrounding regions, from approximately 1862 to 1865. The prints primarily document...

 
Brassey (Lady Annie) Photograph Collection

This collection consists of 70 folio volumes containing approximately 5,616 photographs collected by English writer and traveler Lady Annie Brassey (1839-1887) during her oceanic voyages around the world. The photographs, chiefly taken by professional photographers, cover the period between the...

 
Bullock's Department Store Collection of Photographs

The Bullock's Department Store Collection consists of 680 photographs and 29 glass plate negatives related to the Los Angeles, California-based department store between 1905 and 1971 (bulk 1912-1945), as well as 2 boxes of ephemera pertaining to Bullock's publicity and...

 
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California and Southern California Panoramic Negatives Collection

This finding aid brings together information about the Huntington's collections of panoramic negatives. These 436 negatives are located in three separate collections: the Verner Collection of Panoramic Negatives, the Harold A. Parker Collection of Photographs and Negatives, and the "'Dick"'...

 
California and the Pacific Coast, Photograph Album

This album contains typical commercial photographs of the towns and scenery of California, Oregon and Washington dating from the 1890s. Of note are early views of San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, Tacoma, and Seattle. There are...

 
California Hotels, Missions, and Coastal Scenery, Photograph Collection

This disbound album contains typical late 19th century commercial photographs focusing on hotels, missions, and scenery of California, particularly California luxury hotels that catered to East Coast winter tourists. The most notable images include the second Hotel Del Monte, rebuilt...

 
California Missions and Catholic Churches, Photograph Album

This photograph album is made up of early 20th century photographs of eight California missions, in both ruined and repaired states. The album also includes photographs of San Antonio de Pala Asistencia, and Catholic churches the Church of Our Lady...

 
California Missions Souvenir Album

This souvenir album contains photographs and a few illustrations of California Missions, as well as smaller Catholic churches throughout California. The photographs are typical commercial views, with printed captions, taken by unknown photographer(s). The album was published by Pacific Novelty...

Chinatown and related neighborhoods in downtown Los Angeles (Views)

This collection contains 131 black-and-white photographs (including some duplicates) of views of building exteriors and streets scenes in Old Chinatown and neighboring residential and industrial areas of downtown Los Angeles, California, that were taken prior to the demolition of the...

 
Churches and Architecture in Mexico and England Photographs

This disbound album is made up of two volumes, the first containing late 19th century photographs of sites throughout Mexico and parts of South America; most notable are Mexico City, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Peru, Bolivia, and the Mesoamerican ruins of Mitla,...

 
Clark (Alson) Collection of Photographs

This collection contains 1289 photographs, chiefly gelatin silver prints, reflecting the professional life and travels of American impressionist painter Alson Skinner Clark, some taken by Alson Clark and some by commercial and unidentified photographers, from approximately 1889-1939. The collection chiefly...

 
Clarke (William M.) Architectural Negative Collection

This collection consists of glass and film negatives and copy prints chiefly of architectural scenes in Southern California taken by architectural photographer William M. Clarke (1872-1953). The bulk of the collection focuses on residential and business projects in Los Angeles...

Conner (Palmer) Collection of Color Slides of Los Angeles

This collection consists of 705 Kodachrome slides taken by Palmer Conner (1900-1975) depicting downtown Los Angeles between 1954 and 1972. The bulk of the images in this collection were taken during the years of the Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project that...

 
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Dentzel (Carl S.) Photograph Collection of the American West

Photographs of the American West, dating from the 1870s to the 1890s, collected by Carl S. Dentzel (1913-1980), director of the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, California, including a disbound album of photographs of Alaska taken by A. L. Broadbent....

"Dick" Whittington Studio Collection of Negatives and Photographs

The collection consists of 70 panoramic negatives, 3207 copy prints, and corresponding negatives and interpositives, covering the years 1924-1948, that were created by the "Dick" Whittington Studio of Los Angeles, California. The images depict specific places, businesses, and commercial activity...

 
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Ellis (Arthur M.) Collection of Photographic Negatives

This collection contains photographs, negatives, positives, and lantern slides depicting Southern California, primarily in the late 19th century, that were compiled by Los Angeles lawyer and writer Arthur M. Ellis (1875-1932), often for use in his research and lectures on...

 
Europe, Mexico, and the United States Lantern Slides

This collection contains 84 lantern slides from various photographers and publishers depicting images of Switzerland, England, Mexico, Washington D.C., and New England, as well as some portraits and scenes. Thirty-two of the slides were made by the Art and Travel...

 
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Fair Oaks Ranch Photographs

This collection contains one photograph album and thirty-five loose photographs depicting the Fair Oaks Ranch, in Altadena, California, during the late 19th century. The ranch, owned by businessman and rancher James F. Crank, encompassed a vineyard, winery, and citrus orchards,...

Fanchon and Marco Collection of Photographs and Ephemera

The Fanchon and Marco collection contains approximately 1400 photographs depicting hundreds of Fanchon and Marco Inc. sets and performers for the company's live variety shows performed before feature films in California and across the country in the 1920s and 1930s....

 
Fleckenstein (Louis) Pictorialist Photographs of California Missions

This disbound album contains 33 pictorial photographs of California mission ruins taken by photographer Louis Fleckenstein (1866-1943) around 1920; most notable are San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Bautista, San Luis Obispo, and San Fernando Rey. Also included are photographs of...

Fletcher (W.H.) Photographs of Los Angeles and Vicinity

This collection of 25 William H. Fletcher commercial card photographs focus mainly on Los Angeles, California, during a period of industrial expansion and population growth in the late 1800s, with special attention on Los Angeles Street (which passes through Downtown...

 
Forrest (Earle) Photographs of Hopi Indians

A collection of 77 photographs by Earle Robert Forrest (1883-1969) documenting the dances and rituals of Hopi Native Americans in the villages of Oraibi and Mishongnovi, Arizona, in 1906-1908. The images primarily depict the Snake Race, Snake Dance, and Blue...

 
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Glendora Historical Society Collection of B.D. Jackson Photographs and Negatives

The Glendora Historical Society of B.D. Jackson Photographs and Negatives consists of 1202 black-and-white and color photographs (including postcards, stereographs, mounted photographs, and photograph albums) and 202 black-and-white and color negatives created by Southern California photographer B.D. Jackson (ca. 1850-1937)...

 
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Hall (Charles Victor) Lantern Slide Collection of California Views

These lantern slides depict urban, agricultural, and nature scenes of California in the 1870s. The slides acted as a visual accompaniment to real estate developer Charles Victor Hall’s traveling lecture promoting California's resources and benefits, aimed to encourage New Englanders...

 
Harold A. Parker Studio Collection of Lantern Slides and Transparencies

The Harold A. Parker Studio Collection of Lantern Slides and Transparencies consists of 96 hand-colored lantern slides and autochrome lantern slides, and 52 color transparencies, ca. 1904-1930, depicting, for the most part, unidentified houses, landscapes, plants and gardens in and...

Harold A. Parker Studio Collection of Negatives

The Harold A. Parker Studio Collection of Negatives consists of 5157 glass plate negatives, film negatives, and panoramic negatives, 1889-1949, that depict commercial, residential and landscape sites in and around Pasadena and Southern California. The images provide a look at...

Hart (A. A.) Stereographs of the Central Pacific Railroad

This collection contains 372 stereographic photographs (including some variants and duplicates) by photographer A. A. Hart (1816-1908) that document the construction of the western half of first transcontinental railroad by the Central Pacific Railroad between 1864 and 1869. Hart served...

 
Hayward & Muzzall Photograph Collection

This collection contains 170 photographs related to early California photographers E. J. Hayward and Henry Muzzall and consists chiefly of stereograph views of the Santa Barbara, California, region by Hayward & Muzzall, dating from the early 1870s to the mid...

 
Hegemann (Elizabeth Compton) Photograph Collection of Navajo Indians and the Southwest

This collection contains 729 photographs of the travels of Elizabeth Compton Hegemann (1897-1962) through the Navajo Indian Reservation and the Grand Canyon from 1922 to 1934. The images chiefly document Southwest Indian life, particularly of Navajo and Hopi Indians, trading...

 
Historical Society of Southern California -- Charles Prudhomme Collection of Photographs

The collection consists of photographs, negatives, and a blueprint dating from the 1870s to 1933 (bulk 1923-1933) primarily related to the history of the Los Angeles and the Southern California region, that were compiled by Los Angeles historian Charles J....

 
Historical Society of Southern California Collection -- Ana Bégué de Packman Collection of Photographs and Papers

This collection contains photographs related to Southern California history that were collected by Ana Bégué de Packman (1882-1973), a descendant of early Spanish-Mexican landowners in the region and the Secretary of the Historical Society of Southern California from the 1930s...

 
Historical Society of Southern California Collection -- California Centennials Commission, Southern California Division, Collection of Photographs

The collection consists of 424 black-and-white photographs that document the activities of the Southern California Division of the California Centennials Commission during the years 1948 to 1950. The photographs document regional events, including ceremonies, celebrations, parades, and historical reenactments, developed...

 
Historical Society of Southern California Collection -- Charles Puck Collection of Negatives and Photographs

The Puck Collection consists of more than 11,000 photographs and negatives both taken and collected by Los Angeles resident and local history enthusiast Charles Puck (1882-1968), which he donated to the Historical Society of Southern California over more than twenty...

 
Historical Society of Southern California Collection –- Frank Rolfe Collection of Negatives and Photographs

The Rolfe collection consists of 325 photographs (the majority of which are housed in two photograph albums), 574 negatives, one book, and ephemera, created and collected by Los Angeles civil engineer and local history enthusiast Frank Rolfe between 1899 and...

 
Historical Society of Southern California Collection -- Leuschner Collection of Photographs

Collection of 83 loose card photographs primarily depicting Los Angeles, California, from circa 1893 to 1905. The photographs were originally donated to the Historical Society of Southern California by Herbert Leuschner. The collection includes a number of photographs by the...

 
Historical Society of Southern California Collection - Thornton Fitzhugh Collection of Architectural Photographs and Ephemera

Disbound album with photographs, clippings, and other ephemera related to the architectural work of American architect Thornton Fitzhugh (1864-1933). The collection chiefly consists of photographs and renderings of commercial and residential buildings designed by Fitzhugh in Los Angeles and Arizona.

 
Historical Society of Southern California Collection of Lantern Slides

This collection of lantern slides comprises one portion of the Historical Society of Southern California (HSSC) Collection, which was donated to the Huntington Library in 1992. The HSSC Collection as a whole contains approximately 15,000 photographs and negatives covering the...

 
Historical Society of Southern California Collection of Photographs by Subject

The collection consists of 3511 photographs, negatives, and ephemeral items in various formats circa 1850s-1982. Compiled from the gifts of various donors to the Historical Society of Southern California, the collection covers a wide breadth of subject matter. The images...

 
Historical Society of Southern California Collection of Portrait Photographs

This collection consists of 809 photographs of individual and group portraits, dating from circa 1850s-1997 (bulk 1860s-1930s), that formed part of the Historical Society of Southern California Photo Archives. It is a reference collection and includes images of both prominent...

 
Huntington Land and Improvement Company Collection of Photographs and Negatives

The collection consists of 127 photographs and 105 negatives, ca. 1920s-1930s and undated, created by and/or for the Huntington Land and Improvement Company. The images depict views of various real estate tracts in Eagle Rock, San Marino, Pasadena, Redondo Beach,...

 
Hyatt (Florence Barclay) Photograph Collection

This collection contains 50 photographs collected by Florence Barclay Hyatt (born 1865) including card photographs chronicling the aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre in southwestern South Dakota from 1890 to 1891, with images of Buffalo Bill, Captain Frank Dwight Baldwin,...

 
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In Our Path

contains two series of black-and-white photographs by Jeff Gates that chronicle the construction and impact of the I-105 Century Freeway in Los Angeles, California, between 1982 and 1983 and later from 1990 and 1995. Each set of photographs is...

Ingalls (George W.) Photograph Collection

A collection of glass plate negatives and prints collected by Major George W. Ingalls, a United States Indian agent, 1872-1875, who worked among Paiute and other tribes in the American West, as well as among Great Plains, Great Basin and...

 
Irwin (William E.) Photographs of Great Plains Indians

A disbound album of primarily portrait photographs of Plains Indians, taken by photographer William E. Irwin from the 1890s to early 1900s, in Indian Territory. His images document the Chiricahua Apache, Comanche, and Kiowa Indians who lived near Anadarko and...

 
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J. Allen Hawkins Studio Collection of Negatives

The J. Allen Hawkins Studio Collection of Negatives consists of 3027 negatives and 3607 prints (both vintage prints and copy prints), 1924-1972, that depict commercial sites, residences, and other subjects in and around Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley in...

 
Jackson (B.D.) Collection of Negatives and Photographs

The B.D. Jackson Collection of Negatives and Photographs consists of more than 4,800 photographs, glass plate negatives, and film negatives, as well related manuscript and ephemeral materials, created by Southern California photographer B.D. Jackson (ca. 1850-1937). The collection dates from...

Jackson (William Henry) Photographs of the California Missions

A collection of albumen photographs of 12 California Missions, taken by nineteenth-century photographer William Henry Jackson sometime between 1885 and 1890. One or more images of the following missions are included: San Antonio de Padua, San Carlos Borroméo de Carmel,...

 
Johnston (Frances Benjamin) Photograph Collection

This collection contains approximately 1,276 photographs and corresponding glass plate negatives by American photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston that focus on the portrait work of Johnston's earlier years in Washington, D.C., mainly in the 1890s. The focus is largely on D.C....

 
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Kenny (Herbert) Collection of Photographs of South Pasadena

This collection contains 799 photographs (chiefly glass-plate negatives, with 798 corresponding later prints) of people and places primarily in South Pasadena, California, taken by photographer Herbert J. Kenny (1863-1956) from approximately 1908-1937. The collection chiefly comprises studio portraits and images...

 
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La Roche (Frank) Photographs of Alaska

This collection consists of photographs of Alaska taken ca. 1892 by Frank La Roche, depicting Alaskan nature scenes, views of town life (mainly in Sitka and Wrangell), and some Alaskan Natives. This collection provides insight into the Alaskan environment just...

 
Letchworth Family Photograph Collection

This collection consists of pages of a disbound photograph album containing 32 various-sized snapshots related to travel by the Letchworth Family in Southern California in 1906, as well as one additional loose print of an audience to a 1906 Pasadena...

 
Los Angeles Athletic Club Photograph Collection

This collection contains photographs of the members and grounds of Southern California beach and golf clubs that formed part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The clubs represented are the Santa Monica Athletic...

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Collection

This collection consists of seven photograph albums documenting a range of departmental activities of the Los Angeles County Department of Health from approximately 1930 through 1932. The photographs depict such things as housing, schools, sewage disposal plants, diary farms and...

 
Los Angeles Railway Corporation Collection of Photographs

The collection consists of 1164 black-and-white photographs, 97 glass negatives, clippings, correspondence, manuscripts, notes, a card file, and a ledger book related to the Los Angeles Railway, 1851-1939, collected and created by Edwin L. Lewis, a longtime employee of the...

 
Lukens (Theodore P.) Collection of Negatives

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...

Lummis (Charles F.) Photograph Album to Susanita Del Valle, 1888

An album of 83 cyanotype photographs by Charles F. Lummis was a gift from Lummis to Susanita Del Valle in 1888. The majority of photographs depict Rancho Camulos in Ventura County, California, as well as members of the Del Valle...

 
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Marquez (Ernest) Photograph Collection

The Ernest Marquez Photograph Collection contains photographic prints, negatives, photograph albums and ephemera compiled by collector Ernest Marquez, focused on the development of Santa Monica and Los Angeles from 1860s to 1980s, as well as other cities throughout California. The...

Maynard L. Parker negatives, photographs, and other material

Maynard L. Parker negatives, photographs, and other material consists of 58,093 black-and-white negatives, color transparencies, black-and-white prints, and color prints; 39 presentation albums; and 17 boxes of office records, 1930-1974. Created primarily by Maynard Parker, the archive documents the residential...

 
Mayo & Weed Photographs of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest

An album of 122 photographs by the Chicago, Illinois, photography firm of Mayo & Weed, dating from the 1890s, that depicts scenery and glaciers in Alaska; Native Alaskans, homes and totems; and towns and scenery in the western United States...

 
Metcalf (Edith) Collection of Navajo Indian Lantern Slides

These lantern slides depict Baptist missionary work with Navajo Indians at Two Gray Hills Mission near Ship Rock, New Mexico at the beginning of the twentieth century. Images of interest include Baptist preachers E.E. Chivers, N.B. Rairden, O.B. Sarber and...

Modoc Indian War Lantern Slides

This collection contains lantern slides with both photographs and illustrations of the 1873-1873 Modoc War, a conflict fought in the lava beds at Tule Lake on the California-Oregon border between a small band of Modoc Indians and the United States...

Monsen (Frederick) Ethnographic Indian Photographs

This set of photographs, titled “The Frederick Monsen Ethnographic Indian Photographs” by the photographer Monsen, focuses on Native Americans of the Southwest in mostly candid photographs taken in Pueblo communities, approx. 1886-1911. Views include portraits, ceremonies, dances, pueblos, livestock and...

Moon (Carl) Collection of Family Photographs and Ephemera

Family photographs, albums, clippings and other items relating to the early life and career of photographer Carl Moon (1878-1948) and his wife, Grace Moon.

Moon (Carl) Photographs of Indians of the Southwest and Oklahoma

This collection of photographs by photographer Carl Moon documents Native Americans living in Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma between 1904 and 1917. The primary tribes represented are Hopi, Navajo and Taos Pueblo Indians, but there are also Osage, Apache and...

 
Museum Project Photograph Collection

This collection contains 19 photographic prints by eight American photographers that were selected by The Huntington Library Curator of Photographs in 2013 and donated by the artists as part of the Museum Project. The images themselves date from 1970 to...

 
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Nicholson (Grace) Photograph Collection

This collection contains approximately 10,000 photographs, negatives, and ephemera created or compiled by Grace Nicholson (1877-1948), a collector and dealer of Native American and Asian arts and crafts in Pasadena, California. The bulk of the collection dates from 1903 to...

 
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Pacific Electric Railway Company Photographs

The collection consists of 3396 black and white photographs (many with corresponding original and copy negatives), 116 unprinted glass plate negatives, memos, correspondence, press releases, and notes related to the Pacific Electric Railway, ca. 1870s-1950s. The collection provides a comprehensive...

 
Palmer (Theodore Sherman) Photograph Collection

This collection contains 87 card photographs and 3 lantern slides taken between January and September 1891 during a United States Department of Agriculture scientific expedition led by T.S. Palmer from Death Valley, California, to Mt. Whitney to collect flora and...

 
Panoramic Photographs Collections

The Huntington Library's Collection of Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1995, depicts a wide variety of subjects and provides an important resource for the visual history of the United States, with a particular emphasis on California and the American West. Subjects include landscapes,...

 
Patton Family Collection of Photographs and Negatives

The Patton Family Collection consists of 156 glass plate negatives, 218 film negatives, 875 photographs, and a negative book, 1885-1945 (bulk 1895-1907), created and/or collected by members of the Patton family and friends. The collection provides an intimate look into...

 
Peabody (Henry G.) Collection of Photographs and Negatives

The Peabody Collection consists of 672 glass plate negatives in various sizes, 1054 film negatives in various sizes, 24 photograph albums, 887 loose photographs in a variety of formats, published works, and manuscript material, created and collected by Henry G....

 
Peck (Orrin) Collection of Photographs

The collection consists of 298 photographs, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915), collected by American portraitist and landscape painter Orrin Peck and his sister Janet M. Peck. Primarily portraits, the photographs depict friends and acquaintances (both identified and unidentified) of Orrin and Janet...

 
Percival (Olive) Collection of Photographs

The Olive Percival Collection of Photographs contains approximately 875 photographs of California and Mexico, chiefly of locations in Los Angeles and environs and in Mexico City, taken chiefly by Olive Percival (1869-1945) from approximately 1880-1941. The photographs, mostly cyanotype snapshots...

Pierce (C.C.) Collection of Photographs

The C.C. Pierce collection constitutes one of the most important collections of historical photographs of early California and Los Angeles extant. The collection of 10,100 prints was assembled by Charles C. Pierce (1861-1946), a photographer and long-time operator of...

 
P.J. Walker Construction Company Photographs

This collection contains photographic prints, film negatives, photo albums, company records, ephemera, and promotional material documenting construction jobs of the P.J. Walker Company, chiefly commercial buildings in the Los Angeles region from the early 1920s to the 1960s.

 
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Randall (A. Frank) Photographs of Apache Indians

This disbound album contains 123 photographs taken by photographer A. Frank Randall between 1883 and 1888. The images include studio and field photographs of Apache Indians taken during the United States military campaign to capture Apache renegades during the...

 
Ross (Lou K.) Lantern Slide Collection of Southern California Missions

This collection includes lantern slides of eleven California missions, all of which are portrayed through artists’ renderings or through photographs. The missions are shown in states of past affluence and of then present disrepair. The slides are meant to accompany...

 
Rothstein (Connie) Collection of California Missions, The Mission Play, and Southern California

A collection of photographs and ephemera of California Missions, collected by Southern California educator Connie Rothstein, with an emphasis on the San Gabriel Mission and the history of the city of San Gabriel, California, and the production of by John...

 
Russell (Sigurd) Photograph Collection of Southwest Indians and Schools

A collection of photographs and postcards focusing on Navajo and Hopi Indians and various Indian schools and schoolchildren throughout Arizona, mostly dating from the 1920s, and compiled by Los Angeles teacher and journalist Sigurd Russell (1885-1946).

 
Rust (Horatio N.) Photograph Collection

A collection of photographs compiled by Horatio N. Rust (1828-1906), U.S. Indian agent and archaeological artifact collector. The main focus of the collection is Indians of Southern California and the Southwest in the late 19th century, including a set of...

 
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Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Other City Views Photograph Album

This disbound album contains 59 photographs consisting mostly of commercial views of cities and miscellaneous subjects, dating from circa 1870s-1880s, including images of Mormon figureheads, Salt Lake City, Utah; city scenes of San Francisco; and some views of Native Americans...

 
Saunders (Charles Francis) and Mira Culin Saunders Collection of Photographs and Negatives

The Charles Francis and Mira Culin Saunders Collection of Photographs and Negatives consists of 5826 black and white photographs, 68 glass plate negatives, 3832 film negatives, 10 photographs albums, 261 lantern slides, and related ephemera, ca. 1871-1965 (bulk 1910s-1920s), collected...

 
Schad (Jasper) Photographs of California Mission Restoration

This is a collection of photographs of 11 California missions and their grounds, taken during a restoration period from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. Notable missions that are depicted include San Fernando Rey de España, San Luis Rey de...

Schieffelin (Edward) Prospecting Trip in Alaska Photographs

This collection of photographs taken by Charles O. Farciot documents Edward Schieffelin’s gold prospecting trip through Alaska via the Yukon River in 1882 and 1883. Views include many close portraits of Alaskan natives and their families; the towns of St....

 
Singleton (Herbert William) Collection of Civil War Photographs

This collection consists of Civil War photographs that include the work of noted photographers Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, William H. Tipton, and George S. Cook. Lindsey M. Gould, a Civil War veteran, acquired the photographs in the late 19th century...

Soule (William S.) Native American Photographs, Philip Reade Collection

This is a collection chiefly of studio portraits of Native Americans from the Midwestern and Southwestern United States taken by photographer William S. Soule during the American Indian Wars in the late 1860s. There are also views of their homes...

 
Southern and Western United States Photographic Travel Album

This personal album features artistically-composed photographs of often-visited sights and scenery from Louisiana to the Western United States. The photographs were taken by an unknown photographer, and were beautifully printed and mounted, with hand-lettered ink captions. Thirty-six of the 49...

 
Southern California and Mexico Photograph Collection

This collection contains photographs by commercial photographers dated ca. 1890-1910, illustrating recreation and scenery on Catalina Island, a hotel and public parks in Southern California, and various historical sites and street scenes in Mexico City. Many of the photographs include...

 
Southern California, Canada, and Other Miscellaneous Topics Lantern Slides

This collection contains 71 lantern slides of primarily unidentified scenes including slides depicting people, children, scenery, and farming. Many of these scenes appear to be in the Southern California area, though there are a few from other locales including...

 
Southwest Towns and Indians Photographs

A collection of photographs focusing on Apache and Pueblo Indians and the pueblos of Isleta, Jemez, Taos, Zuni (and dancers), Laguna, and Walpi, ca. 1880s-1890s. There are also early views of Albuquerque and Santa Fe in New Mexico, and Florence...

 
Stiles (Mildred Keith) Collection of Photographs of South Pasadena and Los Angeles County

This collection contains 209 photographs of families, residences, commercial and municipal buildings, and the natural environment of South Pasadena, the city and county of Los Angeles, and other locations chiefly in California, taken approximately 1887-1913, mostly by photographer T. D....

 
Swarzwald (Eugene) "Pictorial California and the Pacific" Collection of Photographs

The Eugene Swarzwald Collection consists of 9,674 black and white photographs, negatives, a photograph album, magazine mock-ups, letters, and ephemera acquired between 1925 and 1968 by Eugene Swarzwald and the Swarzwald family for considered use in the magazine . Images...

 
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Taylor (James E.) Collection

Collection of 3 disbound scrapbooks of Civil War photographs, clippings, and some original artwork compiled by illustrator and Civil War correspondent James E. Taylor (1839-1901), presumably in the mid 1880s. The scrapbooks contain over 1,530 items including images from noted...

 
Thresher (George P.) Negative Collection of the Southwest

A collection of glass plate and film negatives by amateur photographer and Los Angeles real estate broker George P. Thresher (1854-1927) focusing on the American Southwest and Native Americans of the region, particularly of Arizona, and the Gila River crossing...

 
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Views of Southern California

This small, personal album of amateur photographs documents a trip through Southern California, ca. 1880s, from San Juan Capistrano through San Diego County. Of note are views of Indian schools and dwellings in the San Diego area.

 
Virginia City, Nevada, Photograph Collection

This collection consists of 33 glass-plate negatives (and corresponding copy prints) of Virginia City, Nevada, chiefly in the late 1890s. Views include: interior and exterior scenes of the saloon, court house, sheriff's office, houses, stores, restaurants, and miners.

Vroman (A.C.) Photograph Collection

Photographs made by Adam Clark Vroman, ca. 1892-1909, spanning various subjects, primarily his bookstore in Pasadena, California, and scenes from his travels to Pueblo villages of the Southwest. Other topics include scenery, towns and buildings on the West and East...

 
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Walkley (S. L.) Photograph Albums

Two albums containing ninety-seven photographs, chiefly by amateur photographer S. L. Walkley (approximately 1867-1891), of buildings and landscapes in Los Angeles County and San Diego County, California, in 1888. These professional-quality views by Walkley depict newly constructed buildings, street scenes,...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Photograph Collection

This collection contains 430 photographs by photographer Carleton E. Watkins that chiefly depict buildings, points of interest, and locales in Northern and Southern California in the 1870s and 1880s, as well as 223 photographs by photographer Alfred A. Hart documenting...

Watkins (Carleton E.) Stereograph Collection

This collection contains 269 stereographs by photographer Carleton E. Watkins, dating from the 1860s to about the 1880s, that chiefly depict buildings and locales in Northern and Southern California.

Weinland (William H.) Photograph Collection

This collection contains 525 loose photographs and 3 photograph albums that depict the people, experiences, and places witnessed by Moravian missionary William H. Weinland (1861-1930) and his family during their years of missionary service between the mid 1880s and the...

 
Wright (Howard W.) Family Collection of Photographs

The Howard W. Wright Family Collection of Photographs contains approximately 1520 photographs in eleven volumes, comprising four journal accounts written by Walter S. Wright from 1899-1901 and illustrated using photographs, and seven photograph albums compiled by Walter S. Wright and...