Consists of 51 cabinet photographs of Pasadena, California and other Southern California cities, including Long Beach and
Los Angeles. The photographs document many of the houses, churches, hotels, schools, and businesses in Pasadena between the
years 1881-1888. Some photographs show the Long Beach Hotel, Mission San Gabriel, and two bird's eye views of Los Angeles.
Adolph Petsch was an early Pasadena resident. In 1881 he and three other businessmen formed the Hermosa Land and Water Company
in Cucamonga, San Bernardino County. Petsch was active in civic affairs and assisted in the organization of the inaugural
La Fiesta de los Angeles in 1894.
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