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Album of photographs and renderings of homes in Hollywoodland, 1923-1929
F869.H74 W661 1923  
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Album of 92 photographs (19.3 x 25 cm) from 1923-1929, documenting the development of Hollywoodland, a 500-acre subdivision at the top of Beachwood Canyon in Los Angeles, California.
Real estate developer, architect, and builder. S.H. Woodruff came from a wealthy Michigan family, and worked as an architect in the East before coming to California. He was involved in the reconstruction of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. He is best known for his development of Hollywoodland, and Dana Point in the 1920s.
1 album (92 photographic prints) : gelatin silver, 21 x 30 cm (album)

Photographs are mounted on rectos of canvas leaves, one to a page; a few have numbers in negative in the lower right corners, probably stock numbers.

Bound in black pebble-grain leather covers, with two-hole binding; gold-stamped cover title, "S.H. Woodruff. Community Developer. Hollywoodland, Dana Point, California." Manufacturer's green and white label on inside back cover of J.L. Hanson Co. of Chicago, identifying album as a Badger album (J.L. Hanson Co. took over the album department of the Heinn Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1922).

Spec. Coll. copy: with Album 2 in gray archival box with lid.
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