The Paul Christopher collection of Carl W. Knight's photographs consists mainly of photographs, negatives, and slides of portraits
and scenic views of Missouri and Southern California. In addition to the images, there are a few textual items that include
financial documents, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous ticket stubs and pamphlets that Knight collected, and correspondence
(mostly postcards) to or from Carl Knight's sister, Pansy M. Knight. The date span of the collection ranges from 1920 to 1970.
Carl Wells Knight was born on March 24, 1885 in Springfield, Missouri to Emma Lamb Knight and George Wells Knight. He had
one sister named Pansy and a brother named Harry. By trade, Carl was a professional photographer and owned a studio in Springfield,
Missouri. During World War I Carl served in the military. Ultimately, he moved to California after completing his military
service. Knight worked in both Los Angeles and San Diego photographing homes, commercial endeavors, and people's portraits.
He operated a studio in San Diego with his partner, Sherman Trease, called the Trease-Knight Studio. He also worked for Stuart
Studio in Los Angeles, California around 1936. Carl died on June 15, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.
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The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on
reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers
when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish,
quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
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