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Photo Archives, Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
Collections with online items: 29
Physical collections: 97
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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...

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...

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"'...

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...

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...

"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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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, 1904-1917

This collection of photographs 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 several other Southwestern tribes....

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...

Photographs of Edward Schieffelin's Prospecting Trip in Alaska

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....

Photographs of Los Angeles and Vicinity by W.H. Fletcher

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

This is a collection of mostly studio portraits of Native Americans from the Midwestern and Southwestern United States taken during the American Indian Wars. There are also views of their homes and camps on reservations.

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...

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.

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...

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...