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Charles F. Lummis photographs of El Alisal, family members, and other subjects photCL 72
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Description
A collection of photographs by American editor and writer Charles F. Lummis, featuring portraits of himself, family, and friends, and the building of his Los Angeles house, El Alisal.
Background
Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859-1928) was a journalist, editor, author, ethnologist, archaeologist, poet, builder, and photographer. He was editor of the magazine The Land of Sunshine (later titled Out West), founded the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles in 1903, and served as librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library from 1905 to 1910. Lummis took up photography around the mid-1880s, selling and publishing many of his own images, while also taking personal photographs. He continued taking photographs until the end of his life. El Alisal, the name Lummis gave to the stone house he built, is now a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument called the Lummis House.
Extent
9.1 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information. RESTRICTED: Boxes 2-16: Due to fragility, glass plate negatives and autochromes available only with curatorial approval. Reference prints of the glass plate negatives are available (Box 1). There are no reference prints for the five autochromes.