Werner von Boltenstern Collection of Southern California History Photographs Collection MS111

Mario A. Gallardo, Bri Wong, Clay Stalls
Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90045-2659
(310) 338-5710
Special.Collections@lmu.edu


Title: Werner von Boltenstern Collection of Southern California History Photographs Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS111
Contributing Institution: Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 archival document boxes (1 linear foot)
Date (inclusive): 1901-1950s
Abstract: This collection consists of photographs of places, persons, and events in Southern California history.

Conditions Governing Access Note

Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections.

Publication Rights

Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Box and Folder number, Werner von Boltenstern Collection of Southern California History Photographs Collection, MS111, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Collection Description

This collection consists of over seventy black and white photographs, most of which are 8x10, documenting events, places, and persons related to Southern California history. Events include the "La Fiesta de Flores" of Los Angeles (1901) and the Tournament of Roses parade (1896, 1897). Also found are missions, such as the Mission San Diego; persons, such as the actor Basil Rathbone; Los Angeles landmarks, such as Angels Flight; and places such as Pasadena.
The descriptions and dates of the photographs in the box and folder list are taken from captions written on them. The dates of the photographs given in the date field are those of the original photographs, not the copies.
Many of the photographs are reproductions from the Security First National Bank Collection at the Los Angeles Public Library and the Title Insurance Trust Company Collection (now on deposit at the University of Southern California), and from photographers such as David M. Mills, a well-known photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, with a studio in Hollywood, California. Hence, Loyola Marymount University cannot reproduce these photographs.
Provenance
Internal evidence suggests that Werner von Boltenstern collected the photographs and probably gained some of them from a Helen Benshoff. The photographs most likely came to then Loyola University around 1967, when von Boltenstern donated his postcard collection to the university.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by individual photograph, with the description based on the accompanying captions.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Benshoff, Helen
Boltenstern, Werner von, 1904-1978
Angels Flight (Railway)
Fiesta de Los Angeles (1901: Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Inés Mission (Solvang, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)
Parades -- California -- Los Angeles
San Diego Mission
Pasadena (Calif.) -- History
Tournament of Roses Parade
Mills, David M., 1927-

Box and Folder List

Box-folder 1:1

Caption on verso of photograph: "Los Angeles fiesta, Decorated Auto 1901 Los Angeles, Calf." Caption on accompanying loose sheet: "Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Los Angeles Fiesta of 1901 Decorated Autos. Courtesy of Miss Helen Benshoff." 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:2

Los Angeles Fiesta, Decorated Autos 1901, Los Angeles, California. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:3

Driving the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. 1887

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder

General note

1960 reproduction of the original photograph
Box-folder 1:4

Anandale Country Club, Pasadena. Snow January 15,1932. 1932

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:5

The Mission Bells at San Gabriel, California. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:6

Central Fire House of Pasadena. early 1920s

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:7

Los Angeles Fiesta of 1901, Chinese Dragon. Los Angeles, California. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:8

Northside of Orange Grove at Las Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:9

Basil Rathbone fighting with rapier and dagger with Fred Cavens, fencing master, for the MGM movie, Romeo and Juliet. probably 1936

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:10

Santa Fe Railway photograph of locomotive of the 2-10-4 type. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 folder
Box-folder 1:11

Santa Fe Railway photograph of two locomotives. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:12

Santa Fe Railway photograph of coal burning locomotive. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:13

A composite map of early Los Angeles, 1850-1875. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:14

Photographs re Mount Lowe. Separated from binder. 1961

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:15, 16

Tournament of Roses parade. 1896, 1897 (of originals)

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:17

Los Angeles and San Gabriel Railroad. 1897

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:18

Petition against opening of a saloon in Pasadena. 1884

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:19

Pasadena's cycleway at the Grand Opera House. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:20

Pasadena's first photograph gallery. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:21

Pasadena Public Library. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:22

Constance Pelissier in "Sixteen" at the Blackstone Theatre. February 17, 1935. 1516 North Hobart Boulevard, Hollywood 0502. 1935

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:23

View of Pasadena. circa 1880

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:24

Colorado Street, Pasadena. (1of 2) 1880

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:25

Colorado Street, Pasadena. (2 of 2) 1930

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:26

San Diego Electricity Co. 5th Street Line to University Ave. Car. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:27

Apiary at Sierra Madre Villa. 1880

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:28

Wilson School - Pasadena High School, Marengo Ave. and Hobart. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:29

Hotel Green - Pasadena, CA. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:30

Los Angeles House in Pasadena. 1885

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:31

Pasadena Grand Opera House. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:32

Christian Church, Pasadena, CA. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:33

Pasadena's First School. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:34

Pasadena's First Presbyterian Church on California St. near Orange Grove. circa 1875-1876

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:35

La Pintoresa Hotel, Washington Street. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:36

The Tavern at the Summit of Mt. Lowe. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:37

Chinese Vegetable Vendor, Pasadena, CA. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:38

Pasadena's City Railway Co. Dummy on the Painter Carline. 1890

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:39

Portrait of Professor T.S.C. Lowe. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:40

Car with Passengers of the Mt. Lowe Railway. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:41

The Switchback on the Mt. Lowe Railway. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:42

Mount Lowe Railroad - Encline, Pasadena, CA. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:43

Mount Lowe Railroad - Alpine Tavern, Pasadena, CA. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:44

Double Page of a folder advertising "The Great Mt. Lowe Trip" - Printed by the Pacific Electric Railway. 1920

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:45

Panoramic View of Mt. Lowe with Observatiory and Altadena in the background. circa 1908

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:46

Mount Lowe Railroad - Devil's Gate, Pasadena, CA. circa 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:47

Serpentine Track of the Mt. Lowe Railway. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:48

The Incline of the Mt. Lowe Railway (1 of 2). undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:49

The Incline of the Mt. Lowe Railway (2 0f 2). undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:50

Mount Lowe Railroad, Linda Vista Bridge near Devil's Gate. 1901

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:51

The "Granite Gate" of the Mt. Lowe Railway. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:52

Circular Bridge of the Mt. Lowe Railway. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:53

At the foot of the Incline of the Mt. Lowe Railway. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:54

Serpentine Track of the Mt. Lowe Railway 2/2. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:55

Echo House and car at the top of the Incline of the Mt. Lowe Railway. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:56

Car on the Incline with Panorama of Pasadena in the background. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:57

Car with passengers of the Mt. Lowe Railway. circa 1900

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:58

An excursion to the mountains from Pasadena. 1890

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:59

Folder of the Pacific Electric Railways advertising Mt. Lowe. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:60

Hiking Map of the Southern California Mountains. circa 1950

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 1:61

List of Photographs for Los Angeles History. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:1

No. 938-70 Kitchen Interior at Carmel Mission. David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:2

No. 683-6 Ruins of the Santa Ynez Mission, California. David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:3

No.681-6 La Purisima Mission State Monument near Lompoc, California. 4x5 Graphic View 1/25 f22 Super xx Film. David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:4

No. 679-6 La Purisima Mission State Monument near Lompoc, California. 4.5 Graphic View 1/25 f22 Super xx Film. David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:5

No. 2548-1 (Exterior View of a Mission) David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:6

No. 44-11 San Gabriel Mission Altar. David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:7

No. 926-10 Carmel Mission. David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:8

No. 148-1 Angels' Flight railway, shortest railroad in the world, Los Angeles. David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:9

No. 183-5 Angel's Flight, Los Angeles David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:10

No. 180-5 (Horse Drawn Wagon) David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:11

No. 1402-6 Mission San Diego. San Diego, California. David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:12

David M. Mills stock photographs: train in mountains of Chatsworth. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
Box-folder 2:13

No. 1189-6. Old Spanish Lighthouse. Cabrillo National Monument. San Diego, CA. David M. Mills Photography. undated

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder