Connie Rothstein Collection of California Missions, The Mission Play, and Southern California: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Suzanne Oatey.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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San Marino, California 91108
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Connie Rothstein Collection of California Missions, The Mission Play, and Southern California
Dates (inclusive): approximately 1862-2004
Bulk dates: 1880s-1920s
Collection Number: photCL 496
Collector: Rothstein, Connie
Extent: approximately 1,500 photographs + ephemera and publications, in 37 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Abstract: 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 The Mission Play by John Steven McGroarty. The collection also includes late-19th and early-20th century photographs of Los Angeles and Southern California, and postcards and ephemera related to the Southern California region. Notable in the collection are 391 stereographs of missions and Los Angeles, including some by photographers William Godfrey and H. T. Payne, A. C. Varela, and Carleton Watkins.
Language: English.
Finding aid last updated on October 31, 2014.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Connie Rothstein Collection of California Missions, The Mission Play, and Southern California, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


Gift of Connie Rothstein, 2010.

Biographical Note

Connie Rothstein (born 1940) taught elementary through high school and continuation school for 36 years in the San Gabriel School District and was a college instructor for three years at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and California State University, Long Beach. She began collecting historical photographs of missions as teaching materials for her 4th grade pupils, gradually collecting other topics of personal and classroom interest. She built her collection over decades by combing swap meets, flea markets and thrift stores, and acquiring specific items from dealers. Rothstein also devoted her time to civic and community affairs and was sought out for her knowledge of the history of the city of San Gabriel in Los Angeles County.

Scope and Content

A collection of photographs and ephemera of California Missions, with an emphasis on the San Gabriel Mission, the history of the city of San Gabriel, and the production of The Mission Play by John Steven McGroarty. The collection also includes late-19th and early-20th century photographs of Los Angeles and Southern California, and postcards and ephemera related to the Southern California region. Notable in the collection are 391 stereographs of missions and Los Angeles, including some by photographers William Godfrey and H. T. Payne, A. C. Varela, and Carleton Watkins.
All of the California Missions are represented in the collection, plus the “sub-missions” or Asistencias of California. The mission photographs include many unusual views and details, and are a mixture of snapshots made by tourists and commercial photographs.
There are many views in and around Southern California, most dating from 1880s-1920s, by various photographers. Specific topics emphasized in and around Los Angeles are: Olvera Street, Chinatown, La Fiesta de Los Angeles celebration; and the Mount Lowe Railway. There are many cabinet cards and stereographs, and six large panoramic photographs of the Los Angeles area.
The ephemera include hundreds of postcards and photographic postcards, scrapbooks, and many small publications on the history of the missions and California, as well as ephemera related to The Mission Play. The Mission Play, first performed in 1912 in Southern California, portrayed the establishment of the California Missions under the leadership of Father Junipero Serra, and the converting of Native Americans into Christianity by Franciscan friars. The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, dedicated in 1927 in San Gabriel, was built to stage the play. There is a binder of programs and ephemera on the play and its various performances, as well as a group of lantern slides and postcards of the play.
Other topics in the collection are: photographs and ephemera of Monterey, California; Oregon and the Columbia River Highway; and a group of photographs of cowboys and Western culture (mid-20th century).


The collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:

Series I. Photographs

  • Prints and Photograph Albums
    • California Missions, Asistencias, and Other Churches
    • Geographic Locations
      • Los Angeles and Southern California
      • Central and Northern California
      • Other United States
    • Other Subjects
      • People
      • Miscellaneous unidentified scenes
      • Colored photographs
      • Cowboys and Western Culture
  • Stereographs
  • Lantern Slides

Series II. Ephemera, Postcards and Publications

  • California Missions, Asistencias, and Other Churches
  • The Mission Play
  • Geographic Locations
    • Los Angeles and vicinity
    • San Gabriel, City of
    • Other San Gabriel Valley
    • Other California
    • Oregon and Columbia River Highway

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  


Godfrey, W. M. (William Mollock), 1825-1900.
Haynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921.
Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885 -- Homes and haunts -- Colorado.
Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. Ramona.
McGroarty, John Steven, 1862-1944. Mission Play.
Serra, Junipero, 1713-1784
Lugo Adobe (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Mission La Purísima Concepción (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Mission San Antonio de Pala -- Photographs.
Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Mission San Francisco Solano (Sonoma, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Mission San Juan Capistrano -- Photographs.
Mission San Jose (Alameda County, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Mission San Miguel Arcangel (San Miguel, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Mission San Rafael Arcangel -- Photographs.
Mount Lowe Railway -- Photographs.
Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Mission : Calif.) -- Photographs.
Pacific Electric Railway Company.
Plaza Church (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Royal Presidio Chapel (Monterey, Calif.) -- Photographs.
San Antonio de Pádua (Mission) -- Photographs.
San Buenaventura Mission -- Photographs.
San Diego Mission -- Photographs.
San Fernando, Rey de España (Mission : San Fernando, Calif.) -- Photographs.
San Francisco de Asís Mission (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs.
San Juan Bautista (Mission : San Juan Bautista, Calif.) -- Photographs.
San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Santa Barbara Mission -- Photographs.
Santa Clara Mission -- Photographs.
Santa Cruz Mission -- Photographs.
Santa Inés Mission (Solvang Calif.) -- Photographs.
Stanford University -- History-- Photographs.
Adobe houses -- Photographs.
Missions, Spanish -- California -- Photographs.
Chinese -- California -- Photographs.
Cowboys -- 20th century -- Photographs.
Historic sites -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs.
Horsemen and horsewomen -- Photographs.
Hotels -- California -- Photographs.
La Fiesta de Los Angeles -- Photographs.
Parades -- California -- Photographs.
Parks -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs.
Ruins -- Photographs.
Schools -- California -- Pasadena -- Photographs.
Schoolchildren -- Photographs.
Stockyards (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Theater -- California -- History.
Azusa (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.
California, Southern -- History -- 20th century -- Photographs.
Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Colorado -- Photographs.
Columbia River Highway (Or.) -- Photographs.
El Camino Real (Calif.) -- History. -- Photographs.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Photographs.
La Crescenta (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Long Beach (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Los Angeles County (Calif.) -- History -- Photographs.
Monterey (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Olvera Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Oregon -- Photographs.
Pasadena (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Portland (Or.)
Redlands (Calif.) -- Photographs.
San Bernardino County (Calif.) -- Photographs.
San Gabriel (Calif.) -- Photographs.
San Gabriel River Valley (Calif.) -- Photographs.
San Juan Bautista (Calif.) -- Photographs.
San Marino (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Santa Anita Rancho (Los Angeles County, Calif.) -- Photographs.
Santa Barbara (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Santa Ysabel (San Diego County, Calif.) -- Photographs.


Lantern slides.
Photograph albums.
Sheet music.
Theater programs.

Additional Entries

Bernard, Bruno, photographer
Bierstadt, Charles, 1819-1903., photographer.
Blanchard, James B., photographer.
Bonine, R. (Robert K.), photographer
Brewster, John Calvin, photographer
Butterfield, S. H., photographer
Cochems, Edward W. (Edward William), 1874-1949, photographer
Curtis, Asahel, 1874-1941, photographer.
Davis, James M., photographer.
Ellis, Lemuel S., approximately 1842-1902, photographer.
Ford, Henry Chapman, 1828-1894, artist.
Frese, Adolf, photographer
Gifford, Benjamin A., photographer.
Godfrey, W. M. (William Mollock), 1825-1900, photographer.
Golsh, A. C., photographer.
Hart, Alfred A., 1816-1908, photographer.
Hazeltine, M. M. (Martin Mason), 1827-1903, photographer.
Houseworth, Thomas, 1829-1915, photographer.
Ingersoll, William B. (William Booker), 1834-1905, photographer.
Ironmonger, Charles, photographer
Jackson, B. D., 1850 or 1851-1937, photographer.
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942, photographer
Johnson, C. W. J. (Charles Wallace Jacob), 1833-1903, photographer.
Kilburn, B. W. (Benjamin West), 1827-1909, photographer.
Lamson, Joseph Harrison, 1840-1902, photographer
Locke, H. R., photographer
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928, lyricist.
Martin, Frederick W., photographer
Maude, F. H. (Frederic Hamer), photographer
McClain, Hubert A., photographer.
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904, photographer.
Parker, F. (Francis), photographer
Parker, Joseph C. (Joseph Chamberland), 1834-1910, photographer
Payne, Henry T., approximately 1845- photographer.
Pierce, C. C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946, photographer
Pierce, Edward W., photographer.
Putnam, J. R., photographer
Rea, William J., photographer.
Reilly, John James, 1838-1894, photographer.
Rieder, M., photographer.
Ritchie, Robert O., photographer
Roberts, Henry E. (Henry Edmund), 1869-1961, photographer
Smith, E. F. (Los Angeles, Calif.), photographer
Snell, E. B., photographer
Stanton, T. E. (Thomas E.), photographer
Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912, photographer.
Tuttle, W. N., photographer.
Tyler, O. E., active 1883-1884, photographer.
Vail, J. G. (Geneva, N.Y.), photographer
Vale, W. A., 1847-
Varble, H. A., photographer
Varela, A. C. (Alexander C.), 1839-1915, photographer
Waite, C. B. (Charles Betts), 1861-1927, photographer
Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916, photographer
Weaver, M. F. (Miles F.), 1879-1932, photographer
Wendt, Julius M., photographer
Wesner, H. B., photographer
Westervelt, James D., 1844-, photographer.
Wyatt, Ralph J., photographer
Bertrand & Company, photographer
Black-D Photo Service, photographer
Bradley & Rulofson, photographer
California Art Foto Company, photographer.
California Panorama Company, photographer
California Stereoscope and View Co., publisher.
Charles Beseler Co., photographer
Continent Stereoscopic Company, photographer.
Cross & Dimmitt, photographer
Detroit Photographic Co., photographer.
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm), photographer.
Elite Studio (San Diego, Ca.), photographer
F. H. Rogers & Co., photographer.
Garden City Photo Co., photographer.
Graham Photo Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.), photographer
Griffith & Griffith, photographer.
H. C. White Co., photographer
Hardesty & Armstrong, photographer
Hayward & Muzzall, photographer.
Inman Company, photographer.
Jarvis (Firm : Pasadena, Calif.), photographer.
Kelley & Chadwick, photographer
Keystone View Company, photographer.
Kiser Photo Co. (Portland, Or.), photographer
Mott Studios, photographer
Palace Studio (Los Angeles, Calif.), photographer
Payne, Stanton &Co., 1881-1886, photographer
Prezeau & Tougas, photographer
Putnam & Valentine, photographer.
Roberts & Fellows, photographer.
Sawyer Scenic Photos (Portland, Or.), photographer
Stagg Photographers (Los Angeles, Calif.), photographer
Stereo-Travel Co., photographer.
Strohmeyer & Wyman, photographer
Underwood & Underwood, photographer.
Universal Photo Art Co., photographer.
W.E. Warren, Son & Co., photographer
W.H. Jackson Photograph and Publishing Co., photographer
Webster & Albee, photographer

Collection Contents




Prints and Photograph Albums


California Missions, Asistencias, and other churches

Related Material

See also stereographs (Boxes 14-16) and lantern slides (Boxes 17-19).


  • Loose black-and-white prints
    • California Missions
    • Asistencias
    • Other churches
  • Mission photographs by Hubert A. McClain, approximately 1950s
  • 20th-century amateur art photography
    • Color prints, 1985-2004
    • Large black and white prints, approximately 1920s-1960s
  • Personal photograph albums (compilers unidentified), 1903; 1959

Loose black-and-white prints

Physical Description: 330 photographs: black-and-white prints; various sizes from approximately 2 x 3 inches to 8 x 10 inches

California Missions

Box 1, Items 1-2

La Purisima Concepcion

Box 1, Items 3-5

San Antonio de Padua

Photographers (identified): One view by W. H. Jackson & Co.
Box 1, Items 6-11

San Buenaventura

Photographers (identified): Garden City Foto Co.; James B. Blanchard (Los Angeles); C. B. Waite.
Box 1, Items 12-30

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Mission)

Photographers (identified): Ironmonger
Box 1, Items 31-51

San Diego de Alcala

Photographers (identified): Elite Studio (San Diego); H. E. Roberts.
Box 1, Items 52-66

San Fernando Rey de Espana

Photographers (identified): Parke Co.; H. E. Roberts.
Box 1, Items 67-71

San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores)

Photographers (identified): One view by I. W. Taber.
Box 1, Item 72

San Francisco Solano (Mission Sonoma)

Photographers (identified): One view by H. E. Roberts.
Box 2, Items 73-155

San Gabriel Arcangel

Includes two group photographs in "Tilton Trolley Trip" souvenir folders (151-152). Photographers (identified): Bertrand; Lemuel S. Ellis; Garden City Foto; Pierce & McConnell; C. C. Pierce; Jarvis; H. E. Roberts.
Box 3, Items 156-159

San Jose

Photographers (identified): One view by Garden City Foto.
Box 3, Items 160-180

San Juan Bautista

Includes views of buildings on the historic plaza: Castro House; Zanetta House; Plaza Hotel. Photographers (identified): Putnam & Valentine.
Box 3, Items 181-215

San Juan Capistrano

Photographers (identified): Maude; Waite; W.H.F.; James B. Blanchard; Slocum Photo; Parker (San Diego); H. E. Roberts; Hiller (Pasadena).
Box 3, Items 216-224

San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Box 3, Items 225-248

San Luis Rey de Francia

Photographers (identified): Parker (San Diego); Waite; Garden City Foto; Putnam Studios; W.H. James & Co.; H. E. Roberts.
Box 3, Items 249-252

San Miguel Arcangel

Photographers (identified): Garden City Foto Co.
Box 4, Items 253-280

Santa Barbara

Photographers (identified): I. N. Cook; Stringfield; Edwards; N. H. Reed (all of Santa Barbara); C. B. Waite; Garden City Foto; Taber.
Box 4, Items 281-289

Santa Clara de Asis

Box 4, Items 290-300

Santa Ines

Photographers (identified): One view by Graham Photo.


Box 4, Item 301

Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles (Plaza Church)

Detail view of El Camino Real sign. Identified photographer: Keystone View Co.
Box 4, Items 302-318

San Antonio de Pala ("Pala Mission")

Photographers (identified): H. E. Roberts.
Box 4, Item 319

Santa Ysabel

View of "Indian brush church" and bells at Santa Ysabel by Elite Studio.

Other churches

Box 4, Items 320-330

San Carlos Cathedral (or Royal Presidio Chapel), Monterey, Ca.

Includes view of Custom house adobe and Junipero Serra statue.

Mission photographs by Hubert A. McClain, approximately 1950s.

Physical Description: 15 photographs : black-and-white prints ; 14 x 17 inches

Biographical Note

Hubert A. McClain (1909-1994) was a newspaper photographer, who worked for the Los Angeles Times beginning in the 1950s.
Box 5, Item 331

La Purisima Concepcion

Box 5, Item 332

Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

Box 5, Item 333

San Antonio de Padua

Box 5, Items 334-338

San Diego

Box 5, Items 339-340

San Gabriel Arcangel

Box 6, Items 341-344

San Juan Capistrano

Box 6, Item 345

San Luis Rey


20th-century amateur art photography


Color prints, 1985-2004

Physical Description: 12 photographs: color prints; 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 inches
Box 6, Items 346-349

San Gabriel Arcangel, 1985. Color, 4 x 6 inches.

Box 6, Items 350-353

San Antonio de Padua, approximately 1990s-2000s. Color, 4 x 6 inches.

Box 6, Items 354-357

Details of doors at San Juan Capistrano by Peter Logan, 2004. Color, 5 x 7 inches.

Box 7

Large black and white prints, approximately 1920s-1960s

Physical Description: 21 photographs; approximately 8 x 12 to 20 x 24 inches
Box 7, Items 358-373

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, San Juan Bautista, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Ines, La Purisima Concepcion (drawing), San Antonio de Padua, San Buenaventura, Royal Presidio Chapel. Three views of Mission Santa Barbara by Ellen Thunell, 1948. Images 8 x 12 to 10 x 13 inches on various size mounts.

Box 7, Items 374-377

San Juan Capistrano. 20 x 24 inches.

Box 7, Item 378

Detail view of bell, San Gabriel Mission. 20 x 24 inches.


Personal photograph albums (compilers unidentified), 1903; 1959

Physical Description: 213 photographs in 2 albums
Box 8, Album 1

Travel album, 1903

Physical Description: 159 photographs in 1 album; album, 7 x 11 inches

Compiler unidentified. Mostly snapshots with some commercial views of missions. Views include Las Vegas Hot Springs; oil derricks in Los Angeles; Pasadena; San Gabriel Mission and adobe buildings on grounds; commercial views of other missions; tent city in San Diego; Avalon, Catalina Island; fishing; San Francisco; Salt Lake City; Colorado; ascending summit of Pike’s Peak. Includes views of places associated with Helen Hunt Jackson (her grave), and the character "Ramona."
Box 8, Album 2

Missions album, 1959

Physical Description: 54 photographs in 1 album; prints, 3 x 3 inches, album, 10 1/2 x 9 inches

Compiler unidentified. Very good views of mission buildings and grounds. Missions shown: San Gabriel, San Fernando, San Buenaventura, Santa Barbara, San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Rey.

Geographic Locations

Related Material

See also stereographs (Boxes 14-16) and lantern slides (Boxes 17-19).


  • Los Angeles and Southern California
    • Prints
    • Oversize panoramic prints
  • Central and Northern California
  • Other United States
  • Other subjects
    • People
    • Miscellaneous unidentified scenes
    • Colored photographs
    • Cowboys and Western Culture

Los Angeles and Southern California



Physical Description: 240 photographs; various sizes, 8 x 10 inches and smaller
Box 9, Items 379-388

Long Beach.

Pier and bathers; aftermath of 1933 earthquake (one view of collapsed building in Compton); Long Beach Drug Co. on Pine Avenue. Photographers (identified): Garden City Foto
Box 9, Items 389-396

Los Angeles – Chinatown.

Street scenes and people; children in traditional dress; view of Lugo House on Los Angeles Street, with F. Suie One Co. next door. Photographers (identified): Garden City Foto; Detroit Photographic Co.
Box 9, Items 397-411

Los Angeles – La Fiesta de Los Angeles, approximately 1894-1900s.

Views of parade, people, buildings - including Los Angeles Examiner Building. Photographers (identified): Garden City Foto; C. P. Warden & Co.
Box 9, Items 412-415

Los Angeles – Chicano Moratorium protest march, August 29, 1970, East L.A.

Crowd scenes of Mexican-American activists and others on Whittier Blvd.
Box 9, Items 416-463

Los Angeles – various.

Street scenes; parks; grocery store at 14th St. and Lawrence; first telephone pay station; oil wells near First St.; others. Photographers (identified): James B. Blanchard; Pierce & McConnell; Garden City Foto.
Box 12, Items 735-743

Los Angeles – various (large prints).

Horse-drawn fire wagon and men in fire station, Los Angeles; John Hartley in Acme grocery store, Melrose Heights; Huntington Hotel; State Armory Building, Exposition Park; Pershing Square; Coliseum; house on Bunker Hill; City Hall. Photographers (identified): Durston; Stagg; Palace Studio; Robert O. Ritchie (Los Angeles Times)
Box 12, Items 744-749

Los Angeles and vicinity – various (large prints).

Los Angeles Union Stockyards, ca. 1940, aerial view; passengers in Mt. Lowe railway car; overview of L. A. County Fair, Pomona (copy print); Hancock Oil facility, Signal Hill; ruins of flour mill, Knight’s Ferry, Ca.; train station in Niland, Ca. Photographers (identified): Inman Photography; Robert O. Ritchie.
Box 9, Items 464-508

Pasadena and vicinity.

Columbia High School and students; W. C. Carpenter and family standing in front of Carpenter Block building; hotels; residences; Eaton Canyon; trees and foliage; Mount Wilson and Mount Lowe Railway. Photographers (identified): Jarvis; Graham Photo; Lamson; Butterfield.
Box 10, Items 509-526

San Gabriel, City of.

Train conductors; grapevine; school (1894); schoolchildren; San Gabriel Theatre; San Gabriel Market. Photographers (identified): Keystone View Co.
Box 10, Items 527-553

San Gabriel Valley - other communities.

Azusa (farming; schools); Chino; Duarte; Glendale; Monrovia; Montebello; Pomona; San Marino and El Molino Viejo, the "Old Mill"; Baldwin’s Ranch at Santa Anita.
Box 10, Items 554-570

Los Angeles County – other communities.

Hollywood (bungalow court, Hollywood Bowl); TWA airplane at airport; Beverly Hills Hotel; Pacific Coast Highway; early Burbank grocery store; citrus groves in Tarzana; Redondo Beach; Suntana beauty contest; others. Photographers (identified): Bob Gamble; Garden City Foto; Bernard of Hollywood; Mott Studios.
Box 10, Items 571-603

Other Southern California.

Rancho Camulos chapel and fountain; Avalon; Balboa Beach pavilion; Redlands; Mount Rubidoux; Mission Inn, Riverside; San Diego County (chapel at Rancho Guajome, Presidio Hill, Palm Canyon, residence of U. S. Grant Jr.); farming in Santa Ana; Santa Barbara Fiesta parade. Photographers (identified): Waite; Garden City Foto; Edward W. Cochems (Santa Ana).

Oversize panoramic prints

Physical Description: 5 photographs; various sizes, 4.75 x 24.75 inches to 8 x 42.75 inches
OV shelf, Item 1262

Bird’s-eye-view of La Crescenta, Ca.

4.75 x 24.75 inches.
OV shelf, Item 1263

Line of people on horseback, titled "Riding club, B.P.O.E. Parade, 1915."

Photographer: Weaver Photo, Los Angeles. 7.25 x 33.25 inches.
OV shelf, Item 1263.1

"The First Easter" by John Steven McGroarty, presented on the lawn of the Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, c. 1927.

Photographer: Copyright Brown Studio. 10 x 48 inches; print adhered to glass.
OV shelf, Item 1264

Santa Anita racetrack, ca. 1908.

Photographer: California Panorama Co., Los Angeles, copyright 1908. 7.25 x 34 inches.
OV shelf, Item 1265-1266

Group portraits of students and faculty, Longfellow School, Pasadena, with school in background. May 7, 1926 (1265) and April 27, 1922 (1266).

Photographer: H. A. Varble, Eagle Rock. 8 x 37.5 inches (1265); 8 x 42.75 inches (1266).

Central and Northern California

Physical Description: 15 photographs; various sizes

Related Material

See also photographs of Monterey (Box 34)
Box 10, Items 604-618

Central and Northern California.

Early buildings in Nevada City; panoramic photographs of the Redwood Highway and Mount Shasta (4 x 10.5 inches and slightly smaller); Capitol building, Sacramento; Great Maze, San Rafael; bird’s-eye-view of Stockton; firefall at Yosemite. Photographers (identified): Cross & Dimmitt; Harwood Photos.

Other United States

Physical Description: 59 photographs
Box 12, Item 750

Arizona - Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, approximately 1950s (large print)

Box 11, Items 619-650

Oregon – Columbia River Highway

Related Material

See also photographs and postcards of the Columbia River Gorge and vicinity (Box 36)

Many panoramic photographs, 3.75 x 10.5 inches and slightly smaller. Views of scenery; landmarks; one view of salmon fishermen on Columbia River. Photographers (identified): Cross & Dimmitt; Kiser; Gifford Scenic Studio; J. G. Davidson.
Box 11, Items 651-660

Oregon – Panoramic photographs

3.75 x 10.5 inches and slightly smaller. Mt. Hood; Crater Lake; Klamath Lake; bird’s-eye-view of Portland; others. Photographers (identified): Gifford Scenic Studio; Harwood; Sawyer Scenic Photos; Cross & Dimmitt.
Box 11, Items 661-670

Colorado - Scenery

Set of 10 vertical views mounted on cards,7.75 x 3.5 inches Cheyenne Canyon; Williams Canyon; Monument Park.
Box 11, Items 671-677

Other United States – Misc.

One panoramic view of Glacier Park Hotel; Frank Jay Haynes photography studio at Yellowstone, ca. 1898; street scene in Juneau, Alaska; Snoqualmie Falls; Sunset Depot, San Antonio, Texas. Photographers (identified): Asahel Curtis.

Other Subjects

Physical Description: 92 photographs; various sizes


Portraits, late-19th to early-20th century
Box 11, Items 678-681

People – Identified.

Named people: Janie Eads Fontaine; Ida Johnson Strow; Elisa Sanders; Harry Lindsay. Photographers (identified): William Godfrey (carte-de-visite of Fontaine); A.T. Segrud (South Dakota); Schwicht & Enberg.
Box 11, Items 682-692

People – Unidentified, with photographer’s imprint.

Photographers (identified): J. B. Tufnell; Ellis & Son; H. R. Locke; Latour; Davenport Rooms (McIntyre); Elite (E. B. Snell); Prezeau & Tougas; W. Edwards (New Brunswick); James B. Blanchard; Stagg.
Box 11, Items 693-703

People – Unidentified, photographer unidentified.

Box 13, Items 751-753

People – Unidentified (large prints).


Miscellaneous unidentified scenes

Box 12, Items 704-730

Women packing fruit in crates; unidentified mission ruins; school and schoolchildren; series of grading and building scenes, with horses and equipment. Photographers (identified): Black-D Photo Service, Los Angeles.

Box 12, Items 731-734

Misc. interiors. Three views of Arts & Crafts style residence; one with two girls. One view of furnishings in a stately residence. Photographers (identified): E. F. Smith, Los Angeles; Putnam, Los Angeles.


Colored photographs

Noted here are specific sets of large prints. There are also many other colored photographs throughout the collection.
Box 13, Items 754-761

Hand colored photographs of several missions by Frederick W. Martin, 1920s.

Box 13, Items 762-768

Examples of hand colored and other colored photographs – various sizes and subjects.


Cowboys and Western Culture

Box 13, Items 769-785

Cowboys and Western Culture (bulk 1950s-1980s)

A group of photos of cowboys and others on horses, ranching scenes, and fanciful western clothing. Views include Chula Vista mounted police; singing cowboy groups (Bob Holman and the Golden River Boys; 101 Ranch Boys); Roy Rogers and Dale Evans; one color print of Gene Autry, 1980; Palm Springs mounted police rodeo; interior of a ranch house.


Physical Description: 391 stereographs + 1 binder

391 stereographs and one binder of research material on photographer William M. Godfrey. Arranged by photographer; subjects are throughout. The majority of views are of missions and Los Angeles.
Box 14, Items 786-910



American Scenery. California.

Box 14, Item 786

Mission Church at Mission Dolores.

Box 14, Item 787

Pico House from the Hill, Los Angeles.

Box 14, Item 788

Los Angeles from Fort Hill.


American Series.

Box 14, Item 789

Public School, Los Angeles, California.

Connie Rothstein note: 1884
Box 14, Item 790

The Old Mission Dolores, Cal.

Box 14, Item 791

Exterior of the Old Mission Church, Cal. [Mission Dolores]

Connie Rothstein note: “Rip off of #461 by Thomas Houseworth”
Box 14, Item 792

Ruins, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California


American Views. (see also Anthony, E. & H.T.)

Box 14, Item 793

Ruins, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California


Anonymous – (Views of Los Angeles)

Box 14, Item 794

Telescope Tower at the Griffith Observatory.

Box 14, Item 795

[View of city lights from Griffith Observatory]

Box 14, Item 796

[Lake in Los Angeles]

Box 14, Item 797

[Road and trees, Los Angeles(?)]

Box 14, Item 798

West Lake Park (Winter) Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 3083
Box 14, Item 799

[Horse and carriage in street parade]


Anonymous – (Views of Pasadena)

Box 14, Item 800

writing on back: “Cactus Tree on Marie(?) St. Los Angeles, Cal.”

Box 14, Item 801

[Residence, Pasadena]

Box 14, Item 802

[Two views of Ostrich Farm]

Note: Double-sided stereo

Anonymous – (Views of Rialto-Riverside)

Box 14, Item 803

[Group of people in front of house. Writing on back: “Residence of Mr. Van Franks. Rialto, Calif. …”]

Box 14, Item 804

[Group of people in front of house. Writing on back: “Front view of Wm. Best (?) Residence. Riverside, Calif.”]

Box 14, Item 805

[Group of young men in front of house.]

Box 14, Item 806

[Group of young men in front of house.]


Anonymous – (Views of California)

Box 14, Item 807

Cliff House. San Francisco, Cal.

Box 14, Item 808

Mt. Shasta, California.

Box 14, Item 809

[Large residence on street. Marked “Fresno?” on back.]

Box 14, Item 810

[Seth Kingman. California Trapper]

Box 14, Item 811

[View of horse track. Unidentified location]

Box 14, Item 812

[View of Pan Am airplane in sky over building]


Anonymous – (Views of Missions)

Box 14, Item 813

[San Buenaventura – 1 view]

Box 14, Item 814-815

[San Fernando – 2 views]

Box 14, Item 816-823

[San Juan Capistrano - 8 views]

Box 14, Item 824-825

[San Gabriel - 2 views]

Box 14, Item 826-828

[San Luis Rey - 3 views]

Box 14, Item 829-835

[Santa Barbara - 7 views]

Box 14, Item 836-837

[Santa Clara - 2 views]


Anonymous – (Mission set, ca. 1960s)

Box 14, Item 838-855

[17 views of nine different missions]


Anthony, E. & H. T. (see also American Views)

Box 14, Item 856

Ruins of San Gabriel

Imprint/Negative #: 10844
Box 14, Item 857

Panorama of Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 10861
Box 14, Item 858

The Three Brothers, 4000 ft. high. (Glories of the Yosemite, California.)

Imprint/Negative #: 52
Box 14, Item 859

[Hydraulic mining, Lytle Creek Mines]

Imprint/Negative #: 131

Bierstadt, C.

Box 14, Item 860

Cathedral Rocks. 2,670 ft. high.

Imprint/Negative #: 1201 Note: “1876” written on back

Bonine, R. K.

Box 14, Item 861

[San Gabriel Mission] Copyright 1890.


Brewster, John Calvin (Brewster’s Art Gallery)

Box 14, Item 862

[San Buenaventura and town around it]

Connie Rothstein note: 1878-80

California Art Foto Co.

Box 14, Item 863

The Lake, Westlake Park, L.A. Cal.


California Stereoscope & View Co.

Box 14, Item 864

Los Palmas, Famous Residence of San Gabriel, Cal.


Continent Stereoscopic Co.

Box 14, Item 865

Almond Orchard, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 1082
Box 14, Item 866

Strawberry Creek, Wild Wood Canyon, Cal.

Box 14, Item 867

The Arrow-head Hot Springs, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 2053
Box 14, Item 868

The Bells of San Gabriel, San Gabriel, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 1002
Box 14, Item 869

Old Mission Ruins at San Luis Key [sic], Cal. [i.e. San Luis Rey]

Imprint/Negative #: 1061
Box 14, Item 870

The San Gabriel Mission, California

Connie Rothstein note: 1881 + or - a year
Box 14, Item 871

The old Mission San Luis Obispo Cal.

Connie Rothstein note: late 1870s, maybe 1880.
Box 14, Item 872

San Buenaventura, California

Imprint/Negative #: 81 Connie Rothstein note: late 1870s-early 1880s.

Davis, James M. (see also Kilburn, B. W.)

Box 14, Item 873

Los Angeles from City Hall Tower, California. (“Photographed and published by B. W. Kilburn” on back)

Imprint/Negative #: 9967
Box 14, Item 874

Spokane Falls, Spokane, Washington. Copyright 1896. (“Photographed and published by B. W. Kilburn” on back)

Imprint/Negative #: 10511

Elite (see also Stanton, T.E.)

Box 14, Item 875

San Gabriel Church [San Gabriel Mission]

Imprint/Negative #: 3099 Connie Rothstein note: taken before 1885.
Box 14, Item 876

East side of Main Street, L.A.

Imprint/Negative #: 3134
Box 14, Item 877

Plaza – Boyle Heights in distance, L. A.

Box 14, Item 878

Plaza, Los Angeles, Cal.

Box 14, Item 879

Sonora town, L.A.


Ellis, L.S. / Ellis & Son

Box 14, Item 880

[North Spring St., Los Angeles]

Connie Rothstein note: 1881-84
Box 14, Item 881

[Chinese Quarter, Los Angeles]

Box 14, Item 882

[Fan Palms, San Pedro St.]

Box 14, Item 883

[View down sidewalk, Adams St.]

Box 14, Item 884

[Century Plant, Los Angeles]


Frese, Adolf

Box 14, Item 885

Chinese banners, Chinatown, L.A. Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 352
Box 14, Item 886

[West Lake Park, Los Angeles]


Garden City Foto Co.

Box 14, Item 887

Water Lilies, East Lake Park, L.A.

Imprint/Negative #: 208
Box 14, Item 888

West Lake Park

Imprint/Negative #: 287

Golsh, A.C., Plaza Photograph Gallery

Box 14, Item 889

[Boys in front of large school(?) building]

Note: Handwritten note on back: “views rare according to Treadwell.”

Godfrey, William (see also Payne, H.T.)

Box 14, Item 890

Sonora, Los Angeles, from Pico House.

Imprint/Negative #: 6
Box 14, Item 891

Telegraph Hill, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 10
Box 14, Item 892

Los Angeles Mission, Los Angeles [Plaza Church]

Godfrey imprint.

Imprint/Negative #: 17
Box 14, Item 893

Temple’s Block, Main street, Los Angeles.

Imprint/Negative #: 23
Box 14, Item 894

Round House, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 28
Box 14, Item 895

Cactus fence

Imprint/Negative #: 29
Box 14, Item 896

Sisters of Charity, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 49
Box 14, Item 897

[Bird’s-eye-view of town of San Diego]

Imprint/Negative #: 52
Box 14, Item 898

Mission San Juan, (Altar).

Imprint/Negative #: 76
Box 14, Item 899

Olive and Cactus, San Diego Mission. No. 3. [note on back dated Sept. 12, 1872]

Imprint/Negative #: 80
Box 14, Item 900

San Diego, Old Town.

Imprint/Negative #: 85
Box 14, Item 901

Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino County.

Imprint/Negative #: 95
Box 14, Item 902

[Mission San Luis Rey][3498 and No. 9 written on back.]

Imprint/Negative #: 103 (etched in neg.)
Box 14, Item 903

Mission San Gabriel

Imprint/Negative #: 110
Box 14, Item 904

[Mission San Gabriel] Writing on back: “Muybridge series / later Watkins / William Godfrey #110, San Gabriel ca. 1869”

Imprint/Negative #: 110 (same image)
Box 14, Item 905

Palm Trees. (Temple’s).

Imprint/Negative #: 119
Box 14, Item 906

Pico House, Los Angeles

No imprint.

Imprint/Negative #: 147
Box 14, Item 907

Pico House, Los Angeles

Godfrey imprint.

Imprint/Negative #: 147 (diff. view)
Box 14, Item 908

Public School, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 157
Box 14, Item 909

Sonora, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 159

Griffith & Griffith

Box 14, Item 910

Main Street, South. Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 5056
Box 15, Items 911-1038



Hardesty & Armstrong

Box 15, Item 911

Los Angeles [park and lake]

Imprint/Negative #: 55

Hart, Alfred A. (for the Central Pacific Railroad Co.)

Box 15, Item 912

Old Mission Dolores, San Francisco.

Note: Not a true stereo - one wide horizontal view.

Hayward & Muzzall

Box 15, Item 913

[View of Los Angeles buildings]

Box 15, Item 914

[View of Santa Barbara Mission]

Box 15, Item 915

[View of Santa Barbara Mission]

Box 15, Item 916

Franciscan Mission, Santa Barbara

Imprint/Negative #: 4
Box 15, Item 917

Interior, Franciscan Mission, Santa Barbara

Imprint/Negative #: 5
Box 15, Item 918

Adobe House.

Imprint/Negative #: 14
Box 15, Item 919

Group of Franciscan Friars, Mission, Santa Barbara

Imprint/Negative #: 70
Box 15, Item 920

San Gabriel Mission, Los Angeles Co., Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 88
Box 15, Item 921

San Gabriel Mission. [written on back “bought at Santa Barbara Mar. 4. 1879”]

Imprint/Negative #: 194 (88 pasted over it)
Box 15, Item 922

Date Palm and Mission San Gabriel.

Imprint/Negative #: 89 (same as 88)

Hazeltine, M.M.

Box 15, Item 923

Lake Hoffman. (Yosemite Valley, Cal.)

Box 15, Item 924

[Wooden walkway suspended on rock over water.] Writing on back says “possibly M.M. Hazeltine.”


Houseworth, Thomas, & Co.

Box 15, Item 925

Old Mission Church and Santa Barbara beyond.

Imprint/Negative #: 3
Box 15, Item 926

The Old Mansion House and Mission Dolores.

Imprint/Negative #: 191
Box 15, Item 927

Exterior of the Old Mission Church. [Mission Dolores]

Imprint/Negative #: 461
Box 15, Item 928

Exterior of the Old Mission Church--Mission Dolores, dedicated in 1776.

Imprint/Negative #: 461 (same view)
Box 15, Item 929

Interior of the Old Mission Church, Mission Dolores, dedicated in 1776.

Imprint/Negative #: 462
Box 15, Item 930

Interior of the Old Mission Church, Mission Dolores, dedicated in 1776.

Imprint/Negative #: 462 (same view)
Box 15, Item 931

Truckee River looking towards Eastern Summit, 135 Miles from Sacramento - Central Pacific Railroad

Imprint/Negative #: 1265

Ingersoll, William B.

Box 15, Item 932

California’s Old Mission Building. [view of mission mock-up at 1904 World’s Fair, St. Louis, Mo.]

Imprint/Negative #: 320
Box 15, Item 933

The Wonderful Cable Road to the Top of Mt. Lowe, California.

Imprint/Negative #: 1258
Box 15, Item 934

Among the Wine Saps, Northern Yakima, Washington.

Imprint/Negative #: 1269

Jackson, B. D.

Box 15, Item 935

San Juan Capistrano Mission.

Imprint/Negative #: 312

Jackson, W. H., & Co.

Box 15, Item 936

Royal Gorge, Grand Canyon of the Arkansas

Imprint/Negative #: 909[?]

Johnson, C. W. J.

Box 15, Item 937

Carmel Mission, Monterey, Cal. Founded June 30, 1770 by Junipero Serra.

Box 15, Item 938

[View of unidentified building, possibly a hotel]


Kelley & Chadwick

Box 15, Item 939

“Nature’s Mirror,” East Lake Park, Los Angeles, California. Copyright 1906 by E. W. Kelley.

Imprint/Negative #: 175

Keystone View Company – (Missions) (Note: erratic numbering)

Box 15, Item 940

Mission San Diego de Alcala (First Mission).

Imprint/Negative #: 16/23018
Box 15, Item 941

Ruins of Chapel, Mission San Diego

Imprint/Negative #: 17/23019
Box 15, Item 942

[San Luis Rey and friar in foreground]

Imprint/Negative #: 18
Box 15, Item 943

Interior of San Luis Rey de Francia Mission, Calif. Services are held here regularly.

Imprint/Negative #: 19/23022 (2 copies)
Box 15, Item 944

Court, Fountain and Entrances to Church and Sacristy, Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

Imprint/Negative #: 20/23024 (2 copies)
Box 15, Item 945

Original Arches of Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

Imprint/Negative #: 21/23025
Box 15, Item 946

San Juan Capistrano, California, Eloquent Testimony to Zeal of Early Spanish Missionaries.

Imprint/Negative #: 22/23026; 1051/23026 (2 copies)
Box 15, Item 947

Church and Main Altar of Mission San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Destroyed by Earthquake of 1812.

Imprint/Negative #: 23/23027
Box 15, Item 948

Vine and Rose covered Arches in the Patio of Mission San Juan Capistrano

Imprint/Negative #: 23028
Box 15, Item 949

Mission (17th) San Fernando Rey de Espagna

Imprint/Negative #: 23031
Box 15, Item 950

Mission (9th) San Buenaventura

Imprint/Negative #: 27/23034
Box 15, Item 951

Fountain and arches, Mission Santa Barbara

Imprint/Negative #: 29/23036
Box 15, Item 952

Arched Corridor. Mission Santa Barbara.

Imprint/Negative #: 30/23037
Box 15, Item 953

Interior of Church, Mission Santa Barbara

Imprint/Negative #: 31/23038
Box 15, Item 954

Beautiful Patio (Courtyard), Mission Santa Barbara

Imprint/Negative #: 32/23039
Box 15, Item 955

Pleasant Retreat From the World – Santa Barbara Mission Garden

Imprint/Negative #: 63/V23263-A
Box 15, Item 956

Mission Santa Ines

Imprint/Negative #: 33/18226
Box 15, Item 957

Reconstructed Tower of Mission Santa Ines with Five of the Original Bells

Imprint/Negative #: 34/23040
Box 15, Item 958

Arches of Mission Santa Ines, Calif. 10 Only of the Original 25 Arches Remain Standing.

Imprint/Negative #: 35/23041
Box 15, Item 959

Ruins – Adobe Walls of Mission la Purisima Concepcion

Imprint/Negative #: 23044
Box 15, Item 960

Mission (5th) San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Imprint/Negative #: 36/23045 (2 copies)
Box 15, Item 961

Mission (16th) San Miguel Arcangel

Imprint/Negative #: 37/23046 (2 copies)
Box 15, Item 962

Mission (3rd) San Antonio de Padua

Imprint/Negative #: 38/23047
Box 15, Item 963

Mission (13th) Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

Imprint/Negative #: 23048
Box 15, Item 964

Mission (2nd) San Carlos Borromeo [Carmel]

Imprint/Negative #: 39/23050
Box 15, Item 965

Mission (15th) San Juan Bautista

Imprint/Negative #: 40/23052
Box 15, Item 966

Church of Mission San Juan Bautista, Calif. Only One Built on the Three Aisles System.

Imprint/Negative #: 41/23054 (2 copies)
Box 15, Item 967

Original Door Leading to Altar, Mission San Juan Bautista, Calif. (Window shows thickness of old adobe wall.)

Imprint/Negative #: 42/23055 (2 copies)
Box 15, Item 968

Painting of Mission Santa Clara in the Library of Santa Clara College, Santa Clara, Calif.

Imprint/Negative #: 23061
Box 15, Item 969

Mission (14th) del Gloriosisimo Patriarca Senor San Jose, Calif. Founded by Fr. Lasuen.

Imprint/Negative #: 44/23063
Box 15, Item 970

Mission (6th) San Francisco de Asis (Dolores), San Francisco. Founded Oct. 8, 1776 by Fr. Palou.

Imprint/Negative #: 45/23064; 204/23064 (3 copies)
Box 15, Item 971

Mission (6th) San Francisco de Asis (Dolores), San Francisco.

Imprint/Negative #: 204/37937
Box 15, Item 972

San Gabriel Mission, Southern California

Imprint/Negative #: 241/18555 (3 copies)
Box 15, Item 973

San Gabriel Mission, Southern Calif.

Imprint/Negative #: 241/23029
Box 15, Item 974

San Gabriel Mission, California

Imprint/Negative #: 241/29346 (5 copies)
Box 15, Item 975

Ramona’s Marriage Place, San Diego, California. [view of San Diego Mission]

Imprint/Negative #: 1051/37931 Connie Rothstein note: “After rebuilding in 1931”

Keystone View Company – (non-Mission views)

Box 15, Item 976

Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal., U.S.A.

Imprint/Negative #: 4314 (2 copies)
Box 15, Item 977

Sugar Loaf, Santa Catalina Island, Cal., U.S.A.

Imprint/Negative #: 13542
Box 15, Item 978

Large Grapevine Pavilion, San Gabriel, Calif.

Imprint/Negative #: 20342
Box 15, Item 979

Customhouse where the American flag was first raised in California

Imprint/Negative #: 26350
Box 15, Item 980

Home of Thomas Larkin, Monterey, Calif.

Imprint/Negative #: 26634

Kilburn B.W. / Kilburn Brothers

Box 15, Item 981

Camping Out, Cal. [busy camp scene with many people, tents, cooking, etc.]

Imprint/Negative #: 970
Box 15, Item 982

Woodards Garden, San Francisco, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 2706
Box 15, Item 983

The Cavliers’ of 1887, Pasadena, Cal. [men and children on mules]

Imprint/Negative #: 4338
Box 15, Item 984

Dining Hall of the Raymond, Pasadena, Cal., U.S.A.

Imprint/Negative #: 4340
Box 15, Item 985

The Raymond, from the Orange Groves, Pasadena, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 4343
Box 15, Item 986

View from the Raymond, Pasadena, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 10060

Metropolitan Series.

Box 15, Item 987

San Gabriel Mission, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 1968

Muybridge (published by Bradley & Rulofson)

Box 15, Item 988

Mission of Santa Barbara, founded 1786. Corridor of the College.

Imprint/Negative #: 982 Connie Rothstein note: Maybe just before 1873.
Box 15, Item 989

Mission of Santa Barbara, Founded 1786. The City of Santa Barbara from the Mission.

Imprint/Negative #: 983 Connie Rothstein note: After 1873.


Box 15, Item 990

Old Mission Church and Bells at Santa Ysabel.

Imprint/Negative #: 231

Parker & Parker.

Box 15, Item 991

[Mission San Diego with windmill in foreground]

Imprint/Negative #: 114
Box 15, Item 992

[Mission San Diego with windmill in foreground. Same image as Parker & Parker 114.]

No imprint; possibly Parker.
Box 15, Item 993

[View of olive trees and palm tree near Mission San Diego]

Box 15, Item 994

[View of monument marking boundary between the U.S. and Mexico]

No imprint; possibly Parker.
Box 15, Item 995

[Writing on back: “Ranchero House, Old San Diego. Built of adobe and covered with tile. March 1890.”]

No imprint; possibly Parker.

Parker, F. “Southern California Views.”

Box 15, Item 996

[Bird’s-eye-view of Los Angeles]

Imprint/Negative #: Los Angeles No. 3
Box 15, Item 997

[Bird’s-eye-view of Los Angeles]

Imprint/Negative #: Los Angeles No. 7

Payne, H.T. – See also Godfrey, William

Box 15, Item 998

Mission Los Angeles [Plaza Church]

Imprint/Negative #: 17
Box 15, Item 999

[Sonora town, Los Angeles]

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 18
Box 15, Item 1000

[Bird’s-eye-view of Los Angeles]

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 22
Box 15, Item 1001

Cactus fence.

Imprint/Negative #: 29
Box 15, Item 1002

Palmetto Tree, Los Angeles.

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 37
Box 15, Item 1003

Olive Orchard. San Diego Mission.

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 47
Box 15, Item 1004

[View of adobe wall and palm trees.]

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 48
Box 15, Item 1005

Mission San Louis Rey [i.e. San Luis Rey]

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 50
Box 15, Item 1006

Mission San Louis Rey. (Interior of Court.) [i.e. San Luis Rey]

Attributed to Godfrey.

“69” is etched in negative. Imprint/Negative #: 50 (diff. view)
Box 15, Item 1007

From Fort Hill. [Los Angeles]

Imprint/Negative #: 53
Box 15, Item 1008

Spring St., Los Angeles.

Imprint/Negative #: 57
Box 15, Item 1009

Mission San Diego.

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 64
Box 15, Item 1010

San Diego. (Bird’s eye.)

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 71
Box 15, Item 1011

Mission Bells, San Juan [Capistrano]

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 73
Box 15, Item 1012

Mission San Juan [Capistrano]

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 74
Box 15, Item 1013

San Gabriel Mission.

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 110
Box 15, Item 1014

Orange Avenue, Sunny Slope.

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 112
Box 15, Item 1015

[View of lighthouse near San Pedro harbor, on Pacific Coast.]

No imprint; possibly Payne.

Imprint/Negative #: 127
Box 15, Item 1016

Hydraulic Washing, Lytle Cr. Mines

Attributed to Godfrey.

Imprint/Negative #: 131
Box 15, Item 1017

Cornstalk Indian Hut.

Imprint/Negative #: 145
Box 15, Item 1018

[Santa Barbara Mission]

Imprint/Negative #: 178
Box 15, Item 1019

Mission San Gabriel

Imprint/Negative #: 265
Box 15, Item 1020

[View of covered bridge over river, Los Angeles]


Payne, Stanton & Co.

Box 15, Item 1021

Main St., Los Angeles, from Temple Block.

Imprint/Negative #: 3048
Box 15, Item 1022

Fort St., M.E. Church, Los Angeles.

Imprint/Negative #: 3050
Box 15, Item 1023

Mission Church, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 3064
Box 15, Item 1024

Main St., Los Angeles, from the Plaza

Imprint/Negative #: 3065
Box 15, Item 1025

Catholic Cathedral, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 3068
Box 15, Item 1026

Temple St., Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 3071
Box 15, Item 1027

Buena Vista St., Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 3072
Box 15, Item 1028

Court House, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 3075
Box 15, Item 1029

Mission San Gabriel

Imprint/Negative #: 3084 (3 copies)
Box 15, Item 1030

Stone Stairs, Mission San Gabriel

Imprint/Negative #: 3085
Box 15, Item 1031

Cells of the Padres, Mission San Luis Rey

Imprint/Negative #: 3116
Box 15, Item 1032

Bell Chimes, Mission San Juan Capistrano

Imprint/Negative #: 3121

Pestalozzi Educational View Co.

Box 15, Item 1033

Orange Grove on Lucky Baldwin’s Ranch, Southern California, U.S.A.

Imprint/Negative #: 13545

Pierce, E. W.

Box 15, Item 1034

[View of Mission San Luis Rey]


Popular Series.

Box 15, Item 1035

Chinatown and orange grove. Los Angeles, Cal.

Box 15, Item 1036

Los Angeles, California [Pico House and Plaza]


Putnam & Valentine

Box 15, Item 1037

Eastlake Park, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 24
Box 15, Item 1038

Santa Barbara Mission

Imprint/Negative #: 59
Box 16, Items 1039-1176



Rea, W. J.

Box 16, Item 1039

[Santa Barbara Mission]


Reilly, J.J.

Box 16, Item 1040

Santa Barbara Mission, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 173

Rieder, M.

Box 16, Item 1041

Plaza Church, Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 302 (2 copies)
Box 16, Item 1042

View in Hollenbeck Park, Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 303
Box 16, Item 1043

Adams Street, Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 306
Box 16, Item 1044

Scene on Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 307
Box 16, Item 1045

Driveway and conservatory, East Lake Park, Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 311
Box 16, Item 1046

Residence on Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 313
Box 16, Item 1047

View in Chester Place, Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 314
Box 16, Item 1048

Snap Shot from Electric Car ascending Mt. Lowe near Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 321
Box 16, Item 1049

Hotel Green, Pasadena, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 323
Box 16, Item 1050

Hotel Green from park, Pasadena, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 324
Box 16, Item 1051

Hotel Green from park, Pasadena, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 327
Box 16, Item 1052

One of the entrances to private grounds of E.J. (Lucky) Baldwin’s Ranch, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 335
Box 16, Item 1053

Entrance to private grounds of E.J. (Lucky) Baldwin, Baldwin’s Ranch, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 336
Box 16, Item 1054

Mission Bells, San Gabriel, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 344
Box 16, Item 1055

Mission, San Gabriel, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 345
Box 16, Item 1056

Private residence and grounds, San Gabriel Valley, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 346
Box 16, Item 1057

Feeding the birds at the Ostrich Farm near Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 349
Box 16, Item 1058

Corridor, Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 351 (2 copies)
Box 16, Item 1059

Orange tracts near Riverside, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 357
Box 16, Item 1060

Court of Glenwood Mission Hotel, Riverside, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 359
Box 16, Item 1061

County Court House, Riverside, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 363
Box 16, Item 1062

Residence, Victoria Drive, Riverside, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 364
Box 16, Item 1063

Private residence, Redlands, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 373
Box 16, Item 1064

South front, Coronado Beach Hotel, Coronado Beach, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 381
Box 16, Item 1065

The Gardens, Coronado Beach Hotel, Coronado Beach, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 384

Roberts & Fellows

Box 16, Item 1066

Panorama – Pasadena, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 5085

Rogers, F.H.

Box 16, Item 1067

[View of Congregational Church and surrounding buildings, Los Angeles]

Box 16, Item 1068

[6th St. Park, Los Angeles]

Box 16, Item 1069

[Round House, Los Angeles]

Box 16, Item 1070

[View of Cactus tree, S. Main St., Los Angeles]

Box 16, Item 1071

[J. Crank’s orange orchard, Pasadena]

Box 16, Item 1072

[Plaza Church, Los Angeles]

Box 16, Item 1073

[San Gabriel Mission]


Stanton, T. E.

Box 16, Item 1074

San Gabriel Mission

Box 16, Item 1075

Mount Lowe

Box 16, Item 1076

View on Mount Lowe

Box 16, Item 1077

First St. Looking East from Hill St., Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 123
Box 16, Item 1078

Los Angeles Looking East from Franklin St.

Imprint/Negative #: 124
Box 16, Item 1079

Wild Poppies, East Side Park, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 138
Box 16, Item 1080

Surf View at Redondo

Imprint/Negative #: 195
Box 16, Item 1081

Bridge in West Lake Park, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 204
Box 16, Item 1082

San Gabriel Mission, Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 82

Stereo-Travel Co. (Corona, New York City)

Box 16, Item 1083

San Gabriel Mission near Pasadena, Cal. (Copyright 1900)

Imprint/Negative #: 99

Stereoscopic Gems

Box 16, Item 1084

Mammoth Trees, California


Stereoscopic Gems of American and Foreign Scenery

Box 16, Item 1085

San Gabriel Valley, Southern Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 4109

Stereoscopic Views

Box 16, Item 1086

[View of San Juan Capistrano Mission ruins]


Stereoscopic Views. American and Foreign. J. G. Vail, Geneva, N.Y.

Box 16, Item 1087

Palm Tree, Santa Barbara, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 6

Strohmeyer & Wyman, publishers – see Underwood & Underwood


Taber, I. W.

Box 16, Item 1088

At the Cliff House, Seal Rocks, San Francisco.

Box 16, Item 1089

The Old Carmel Mission, Monterey.

Imprint/Negative #: 85
Box 16, Item 1090

San Gabriel Mission, Los Angeles Co., Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 91
Box 16, Item 1091

The Orange Groves of San Gabriel.

Imprint/Negative #: 98
Box 16, Item 1092

Old Garrison at San Gabriel Mission, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 239
Box 16, Item 1093

Vineyards at “Willow Dale,” San Gabriel Mission, Cal. [Residence of N.C. Carter]

Imprint/Negative #: 285

Tuttle, W.N.

Box 16, Item 1094

Old Mammoth Grape Vine. (Sarver’s Mammoth Grape Vine Resort, Montecito, near Santa Barbara, Cal. Copyright 1875, by M. Sarver.)

Imprint/Negative #: 5
Box 16, Item 1095

San Fernando Mission Church.

Imprint/Negative #: 26

Tyler, O.E.

Box 16, Item 1096

[Junction of Spring and Main Streets, Los Angeles, looking South.]

Imprint/Negative #: (2 copies)
Box 16, Item 1097

[Nadeau Block, corner of Spring and First Streets, Los Angeles]

Box 16, Item 1098

[Main and Spring Streets, Los Angeles, from the Baker Block, South]

Connie Rothstein note: St. Elmo Hotel in front, Hotel Nadeau in background.
Box 16, Item 1099

[Main St. North from Temple Block, Los Angeles]

Box 16, Item 1100

[Presbyterian Church and surrounding buildings, Los Angeles]

Box 16, Item 1101

[Baptist Church, corner of Fort and Sixth Streets, Los Angeles]

Box 16, Item 1102

[Congregational Church, corner of Third and Hill Streets, Los Angeles]

Box 16, Item 1103

[Two women (possibly Native or Mexican) and children standing next to palm trees and wooden building]

Box 16, Item 1104

[Sonoratown, Los Angeles. Bird’s-eye-view of Plaza Church.]


Underwood & Underwood

Box 16, Item 1105

President McKinley addressing the people of Redlands from balcony of Casa Loma Hotel, California. Copyright 1901.

Imprint/Negative #: 36
Box 16, Item 1106

The city of “the angels” greets the Nation’s Chief – President McKinley at Los Angeles, Cal. Copyright 1901.

Box 16, Item 1107

Civil War Veterans greeting their former comrade – President McKinley at Soldiers’ Home, Los Angeles, Cal. Copyright 1901.

Box 16, Item 1108

A pleasant retreat from the world – Santa Barbara Mission gardens, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: (38) - 5968
Box 16, Item 1109

The crucifix – a sign of suffering and sacrifice, among nature’s luxuriant beauties, Santa Barbara Mission, Cal. Copyright 1902.

Box 16, Item 1110

Reminders of things which have passed away – Tomb and ruined Gate, old Santa Barbara Mission, Cal. Copyright 1902.

Box 16, Item 1111

President Roosevelt and Party at the Old Mission of the Franciscan Fathers, Santa Barbara, Cal. Copyright 1903.

Box 16, Item 1112

Avenue of Palms, Los Angeles, Cal., U.S.A. Copyright 1894 by Strohmeyer & Wyman.

Strohmeyer & Wyman, publishers; sold by Underwood & Underwood/

Universal Photo Art Co. (C.H. Graves, publisher)

Box 16, Item 1113

Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, California. Copyright 1900 by C. H. Graves.

Imprint/Negative #: 5436
Box 16, Item 1114

President McKinley in Flower Embowered Carriage, Los Angeles Fiesta. Copyright 1901 by C.H. Graves.

Imprint/Negative #: 5517

Vail, J.G. – see “Stereoscopic Views.”


Vale, W.A.

Box 16, Item 1115

[Residence of H.L. Montgomery. View of people standing in front of house with large weathervane. Possibly San Bernardino.]


Varela, A.C.

Box 16, Item 1116

View of Los Angeles from Fort Hill.

Box 16, Item 1117

View of Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 48
Box 16, Item 1118

The Cathedral, Los Angeles, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 52
Box 16, Item 1119

The Cathedral of Los Angeles, Interior.

Imprint/Negative #: 55
Box 16, Item 1120

View of Los Angeles, Cal. [Plaza and Pico House]

Imprint/Negative #: 82
Box 16, Item 1121

Interior, San Gabriel Mission, Los Angeles

Imprint/Negative #: 92
Box 16, Item 1122

San Gabriel Mission [exterior]

Imprint/Negative #: 92 (diff. view than above)
Box 16, Item 1123

Brightwood, San Gabriel Mission, Los Angeles, Cal. A delightful and healthful resort in Southern California.

Box 16, Item 1124

An Avenue of Orange Trees at San Gabriel.

Imprint/Negative #: 99
Box 16, Item 1125

Landscape Selections at Baldwin’s Santa Anita Rancho.

Imprint/Negative #: 130
Box 16, Item 1126

The Valley and Mountains from Baldwin’s Santa Anita Rancho.

Imprint/Negative #: 149 Note: Written in ink on back: “Spring of 1879.”

Warren, W.E., Son & Co.

Box 16, Item 1127

Spring Street, Los Angeles.

Imprint/Negative #: 177
Box 16, Item 1128

San Gabriel Mission

Imprint/Negative #: 223
Box 16, Item 1129

Santa Barbara Mission, built 1788.

Imprint/Negative #: 265

Watkins, C.E.

Box 16, Item 1130

[Mission Dolores, San Francisco, and surrounding buildings]

Connie Rothstein note: Probably before 1874.
Box 16, Item 1131

Mission Church, Mission Dolores.

Imprint/Negative #: 1701 Connie Rothstein note: ca. 1874
Box 16, Item 1132

Mission Church, Mission Dolores.

Imprint/Negative #: 1702 Connie Rothstein note: ca. 1874
Box 16, Item 1133

View from Lake Vineyard, B. D. Wilson’s, San Gabriel.

Imprint/Negative #: 4421
Box 16, Item 1134

Banana Trees, Mr. Wallace, San Gabriel

Imprint/Negative #: 4455
Box 16, Item 1135

Palm Trees, San Gabriel

Imprint/Negative #: 4458
Box 16, Item 1136

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia.

Imprint/Negative #: 4608
Box 16, Item 1137

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia.

Imprint/Negative #: 4612
Box 16, Item 1138

Mission San Gabriel

Imprint/Negative #: 4628
Box 16, Item 1139

Mission San Gabriel

Imprint/Negative #: 4630
Box 16, Item 1140

Mission San Fernando Rey

Imprint/Negative #: 4633
Box 16, Item 1141

Mission Santa Barbara

Imprint/Negative #: 4640 Connie Rothstein note: before 1888.
Box 16, Item 1142

Mission San Antonio de Padua

Imprint/Negative #: 4653 Connie Rothstein note: after 1871.
Box 16, Item 1143

Lemon Orchard, from the Wine Buildings, Sunny Slope

Imprint/Negative #: 4810
Box 16, Item 1144

Cogswell’s Sierra Madre Villa, W.P. Rhoades, Lessee. San Gabriel, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 4824

Webster & Albee

Box 16, Item 1145

Entrance to a Los Angeles house, Cal.

Imprint/Negative #: 3085

Wendt, Julius M. (stamped on back)

Box 16, Item 1146

[Bell at Santa Barbara Mission]


Wesner, H.B.

Box 16, Item 1147

[Orange Grove, Riverside Ave. (San Bernardino?)]

Box 16, Item 1148

[San Gabriel Mission]


Westervelt, J. D.

Box 16, Item 1149

[Fountain in Plaza, Los Angeles]

Box 16, Item 1150

[San Gabriel Mission]


White, H.C., Co.

Box 16, Item 1151

Picturesque walls of the historic San Gabriel Mission. Copyright 1906.

Imprint/Negative #: (88) 749

Wyatt, Ralph J.

Box 16, Item 1152-1176

Set of 25 stereographs, ca. 1920s(?). All 21 missions, 3 asistencias and Royal Presidio Chapel.

Box 37

William M. Godfrey research

Binder containing Connie Rothstein’s research notes, clippings and inventory lists on the work of photographer William M. Godfrey, Los Angeles, active 1860s-1890s. See Box 14 for Godfrey stereographs.

Lantern Slides

Physical Description: 84 lantern slides; 3.25 x 4 inches

Arranged by subject. Photographers include: Keystone View Co.; E. L. Dresser; Charles Beseler Co.; F. H. Maude.
Box 17, Items 1177-1193

Missions – various views

San Antonio de Padua; mission dam at San Diego; San Gabriel; San Luis Rey; San Juan Capistrano; Santa Barbara. Slides 1183-1184 include descriptive cards by Keystone View Co. that accompany slides.
Box 17, Items 1194-1201

Missions – views of etchings of various missions by H. C. Ford, 1883

San Antonio de Padua; San Buenaventura; San Diego de Alcala; San Fernando Rey de Espana; San Gabriel Arcangel; San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores); San Juan Bautista; and San Juan Capistrano.
Box 18, Items 1202-1206

Missions – views of etchings of various missions by H. C. Ford, 1883

San Luis Rey; San Miguel Arcangel; Santa Barbara; Santa Clara de Asis; and Santa Cruz.
Box 18, Items 1207-1217

The Mission Play

Views of placard outside theater; interior of theater and stage; actors in scenes from play. All colored photographs.
Box 18, Items 1218-1221

Junipero Serra monuments and portraits

Box 18, Items 1222-1231

Los Angeles and vicinity

First Methodist Episcopal Church; Public Library; the Plaza; bird’s-eye-view of downtown; State Normal School; Aqueduct cascades; Griffith Observatory; Chinese float in Fiesta de los Angeles, 1903 (glass negative, 4 x 5 inches); Mt. Wilson telescope.
Box 19, Items 1232-1235

Point Fermin, San Pedro; Baldwin’s Ranch; Arrowhead Hot Springs, Ca.

Box 19, Items 1236-1245

Pasadena and South Pasadena. Several views of Huntington Hotel

Box 19, Items 1246-1248

San Gabriel, City of

Box 19, Items 1249-1254

Southern California citrus groves and foliage

Box 19, Items 1255-1261

California - various

Montecito grapevine; Hotel del Monte and Customhouse, Monterey; Mission Inn, Riverside; adobe building, Old Town, San Diego.

Ephemera, Postcards and Publications

Postcards and photographic postcards; printed ephemera (pamphlets, clippings, sheet music, programs, etc.) scrapbooks; and publications; with some in binders arranged by collector.

California Missions, Asistencias, and other


Postcards and photographic postcards

Approximately 1,400 items. Includes booklets of cards and several Christmas-themed cards.

California Missions

Box 20, Group 01

La Purisima Concepcion

Box 20, Group 02

Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

Box 20, Group 03

San Antonio de Padua

Box 20, Group 04

San Buenaventura

Box 20, Group 05

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Mission)

Box 20, Group 06

San Diego de Alcala

Box 20, Group 07

San Fernando Rey de Espana (San Fernando Mission)

Box 20, Group 08

San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores)

Box 20, Group 09

San Francisco Solano (Mission Sonoma)

Box 20, Group 10

San Gabriel Arcangel

Booklets only; individual postcards in Box 22.
Box 22 (Binder)

San Gabriel Arcangel.

Binder of 160 postcards showing details of the mission and surrounding grounds. Some leather postcards.
Box 20, Group 11

San Jose

Box 20, Group 12

San Juan Bautista

Box 20, Group 13

San Juan Capistrano

Box 20, Group 14

San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Box 20, Group 15

San Luis Rey de Francia

Box 21, Group 16

San Miguel Arcangel

Box 21, Group 17

San Rafael Arcangel

Box 21, Group 18

Santa Barbara

Box 21, Group 19

Santa Clara de Asis

Box 21, Group 20

Santa Cruz

Box 21, Group 21

Santa Ines

Box 21, Group 22

El Camino Real

Maps showing locations of missions.

Asistencias and Other

Box 21, Group 23

Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles (Plaza Church, Los Angeles)

Box 21, Group 24

San Antonio de Pala ("Pala Mission")

Box 21, Group 25

Royal Presidio Chapel (San Carlos Cathedral, Monterey)

Box 21, Group 26

Santa Ysabel

Box 21, Group 27

Junipero Serra monuments and portraits.

Box 21, Group 28

Missions outside California.

San Xavier del Bac; San Miguel Church (Santa Fe, NM); missions of San Antonio (Texas); Mision de Loreto (Baja California, Mexico).
Box 21, Group 29

Postcard sets of all California missions. One set of drawings by artist Ellen Grim, 1991.


Publications and ephemera

Physical Description: 104 items

California Missions

Box 23, Folder 1

San Antonio de Padua

4 items.
Box 23, Folder 2

San Buenaventura

1 item.
Box 23, Folder 3

San Fernando Rey de Espana

1 item.
Box 23, Folders 4-6

San Gabriel Arcangel

30 items.
Box 23, Folder 7

San Juan Capistrano

6 items.
Box 23, Folder 8

San Miguel Arcangel

3 items.
Box 24, Folder 1

Santa Barbara

6 items.
Box 24, Folder 2

Santa Ines

1 item.
Box 25

7 volumes related to California missions


Album of Views of the Missions of California: Containing Twenty-Six Colored Illustrations, Giving Location, Date of Founding, and a Brief Description of Each.

Los Angeles: Van Ornum Colorprint Co, 1914.

California Missions: Supplement San Francisco Sunday Chronicle, 1903.


California Missions.

Introduction by "R.C.R." Los Angeles: Reed W. Robinson Co. 25 photographs.

Nolan, Anne Jennings, and Mildred MacLean. The California Missions: The Romance and Drama of the Missions and The Mission Play at San Gabriel, with illustrations in color and sepia.

Chicago: American Autochrome Co., 1900. (2 copies)

Truman, Benjamin Cummings. Missions of California.

Los Angeles: M. Rieder, 1903.

Scrapbook: Old Missions of California, approximately 1902.

30 pages. Views of California missions. Postcards and halftone reproduction photos pasted on paper.

Asistencias and other

Box 24, Folder 3

Santa Ysabel

1 item.
Box 24, Folder 4

El Camino Real

12 items.
Box 24, Folders 5-6

Junipero Serra

15 items.
Box 24, Folder 7

California missions - general

17 items.

The Mission Play

Physical Description: approximately 76 items

Programs and ephemera.

Related Material

See also Lantern slides (Box 18); postcards (Box 31).
Box 26, Binder 1

1912 – 1923 (Binder 1 of 2)

Physical Description: approximately 35 items in 1 binder
Box 27, Binder 2

1924 – 1947 (Binder 2 of 2)

Physical Description: approximately 35 items in 1 binder

Also clippings; 2007 Renaming Celebration; 2009 Organ rededication. (Binders in original arrangement by Connie Rothstein, with her notes.)
Box 28, Folder 1

Connie Rothstein’s research notes on The Mission Play.

Chronology of performances, 3 pages.
Box 28, Folder 2

Connie Rothstein’s research notes on The Mission Play.

Performance details, 1912-1947. 24 pages.
Box 28, Folder 3

"The Mentor" magazine, January 1928.

Article on The Mission Play, pp. 41-45.
Box 28, Folder 4

The Mission Play large-format souvenir programs - 1928, 1929, 1930.


Geographic Locations


Los Angeles and vicinity

Physical Description: 144 items

Publications and ephemera.
Box 29, Folder  1

Souvenir of Los Angeles and Vicinity.

Columbus, Ohio: Ward Bros, 1887. 8 pp., mostly illustrations.
Box 29, Folder  2

Thomas Bros. Street Guide of Greater Los Angeles, 1947: Burbank to Long Beach, Santa Monica to Monrovia Inclusive: Showing All Streets, Postal Delivery Zone Numbers, Address Block Numbers, Parks, Schools and Points of Interest.

Box 29, Folder  3

Pacific Electric Railway, trolleys and Union Pacific.

5 items.
Box 29, Folder  4

Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles (Plaza Church) and Olvera Street.

7 items. Includes:
  • Sterling, Christine. Olvera Street: Its History and Restoration. Los Angeles, Calif: Adobe Studios, 1933.
  • "El Paseo de Los Angeles," a monthly publication of Olvera Street, 1932.
Box 29, Folder  5

La Fiesta de Los Angeles (also known as La Fiesta de Las Flores) – programs, 1912 and 1931.

4 items.
Box 29, Folder  6

Los Angeles – history, misc.

12 items. Includes: Casa de Adobe handbook; Huntington Library exhibit catalog: "Los Angeles, the Transition Decades, 1850-70."
Box 29, Folder  7


27 items. Includes:
  • Pasadena Photographs and Photographers 1880-1915. Pasadena Historical Society, 1982.
  • Powell, Lawrence Clark. Vroman's of Pasadena, 1953.
  • Rolle, Andrew F. Pasadena, Two Centuries of Growth. Los Angeles, Calif.: Richard Nossoff, 1969.
Box 29, Folder  8

San Marino

1 volume: Side Streets to History: Sites of interest in and around San Marino…
Box 29, Folder  9

San Marino. Good Housekeeping (Jan. 1934)

Contains article on restoration of El Molino Viejo by Myron Hunt.
Box 29, Folder  10

San Fernando Valley

2 volumes.
  • Robinson, W. W. The Story of San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles: Title Insurance and Trust Co, 1961.
  • Robinson, W. W. Fabulous San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles: Western Federal Savings and Loan, 1963[?].
Box 32, Group 01

Postcards and photographic postcards - Los Angeles and vicinity

83 items. Some Christmas-themed cards. Los Angeles: Casa de Adobe; Downtown; La Fiesta de los Angeles; Chinatown; Olvera Street; Avila Adobe; Hollywood and Hollywood Bowl; Pasadena; Mount Lowe and Railway.

San Gabriel, City of

Physical Description: approximately 206 items

Publications, postcards, photographic postcards and ephemera.
Box 30, Folder  1

San Gabriel – city maps, 1960s-1980s.

4 items.
Box 30, Folder  2

San Gabriel – Commemorative postage stamps and related, 1961, 1985, 1996.

10 items.
Box  30, Folder  3

San Gabriel – La Fiesta de San Gabriel program, 1946.

1 item.
Box  30, Folder  4

San Gabriel – merchants.

11 items.
Box 30, Folder  5

San Gabriel – Ortega-Vigare adobe.

5 items.
Box 30, Folder  6

San Gabriel – history, misc.

8 items.
Box 30, Folder  7

San Gabriel – transportation maps, city directories, etc.

7 items.
Box 31 (binder)

San Gabriel – Postcards, photographic postcards, matchbooks and menus.

Approximately 160 items. Includes San Gabriel landmarks, Mission Playhouse, scenes from The Mission Play, businesses, restaurants, motels, etc.

Other San Gabriel Valley

Physical Description: 7 items
Box  30, Folder  8

San Gabriel Valley: Yesterday and Today, 1927.

1 volume, illustrated.
Box 30, Folder  9

"A History of the Rancho Azusa de Dalton," a typescript of lecture by unknown author, 1985.

Box 30, Folder  10

Adobe de Palomares, Pomona.

5 items. Includes: Garner, Bess Adams, and Miriam Colcord Post. The Story of the Adobe De Palomares in Pomona, California. Claremont: Saunders Press, 1940. (2 copies).

Other California

Physical Description: approximately 262 items

Publications and ephemera.
Box 32, Group 02

Postcards and photographic postcards

approximately 165 items. Death Valley and Scotty’s Castle; Lake Tahoe; Mission Inn, Riverside; Palos Verdes and Marineland; San Diego, Old Town and “Ramona’s marriage place”; Chinatown, San Francisco; Chinese people and parades; hotels; restaurants; Orange packing house, Glendora; schools; scenery; Julian; Burney; adobes.
Box 33, Folder  1

California – history, misc.

8 items. Includes articles from The Century Magazine: "Life in California Before the Gold Discovery," by John Bidwell, 1890 and "Pioneer Spanish Families in California,"1891.
Box 33, Folder  2

"Centennial Souvenir: 100th Anniversary Incorporation of the Town of San Juan Bautista, 1869-1969."

Box 33, Folder  3

Morley, S. Griswold. The Covered Bridges of California. Berkeley: University of California, 1938.

Box 33, Folder  4

Waterman, Ivan Russell. John Rodrigues Cabrillo, Discoverer of California. California State Dept. of Education, 1935.

Box 33, Folder  5

The Road of a Thousand Wonders: The Coast Line-Shasta Route of the Southern Pacific Company from Los Angeles Through San Francisco to Portland, a Journey of Over One Thousand Three Hundred Miles. San Francisco: Southern Pacific Co, 1907.

Box 33, Folder  6

Conner, Palmer. The Romance of the Ranchos. Los Angeles: Title Insurance and Trust Co., 1941.

Box 33, Folder  7

Tomlinson, Marion. The Secret of the Red Cave: Stories of Early California, Santa Clara Valley. Los Gatos, Calif.: World Youth, Inc., 1956.

Box  33, Folder  8

Lummis, Charles Fletcher, and Arthur Farwell. Spanish Songs of Old California. Los Angeles: C.F. Lummis, 1923. [Essays, Spanish and English lyrics, and music for piano.]

Box 33, Folder  9

2 pieces of illustrated sheet music - songs about the California missions, 1912 and 1915.

Box 34 (binder)

Monterey, California

Photographs, postcards, clippings and other ephemera of Monterey, Ca. In original arrangement of collector. 80 photographs, most ca. 1920s; some color prints ca. 2000s. Focuses on adobes and other historic buildings in Monterey, with a few views of Masonic Home, Decoto, Ca. and early views of campus of Stanford University, Palo Alto. One volume in back of binder: Horne, Kibbey M. A History of the Presidio of Monterey, 1770 to 1970. Monterey, Calif.: Defense Language Institute, 1970.

Oregon, Columbia River Highway, and miscellaneous

Physical Description: 103 items

Publications, photographic postcards and ephemera.
Box 35


3 volumes:
  • Wood, Ruth Kedzie. The Columbia River. New York, N.Y.: The Mentor Association, Inc, 1918.
  • Oregon's Famous Columbia River Highway; A Descriptive View Book in Colors, Reproducing from Actual Photographs the Most Prominent Views of America's Now Most Famous and Featured Highway. Portland, Or.: Lipschuetz and Katz, 1920.
  • An Historical Pageant of Quenett at The Dalles Illahee: Program of performance. Dramatized and directed by Ada Losh Rose, 1921.
Box 36 (binder)

Columbia River Gorge and vicinity

Binder of 98 photographic postcards or miniature photographs; 5 color postcards. In original arrangement of collector.
Box 32, Group 03

Kentucky and Washington postcards

2 items. Milling district, Spokane, Wash.; church in Kentucky.