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Photographs relating to Ralph Cunningham Hamlin (1880 - 1974): his personal and family life; bicycling; motorcycling; and automobile racing activities; auto road and endurance trips; business matters and associates (including early auto shows); and the Franklin automobile dealerships.
Hamlin operated an automobile dealership by 1901 at 1806 So. Main Street, Los Angeles. His original Franklin dealership opened in 1905 at 1040 So. Flower Street. He also acquired a dealership in Hollywood at 5766 Hollywood Boulevard; he also had a Glendale branch selling Franklins under the "Ralph Hamlin" company name. By about 1926 he was also selling in San Diego.
8.64 linear feet (Boxes: 6 letter, 1/2 letter, 1 flat, 3 ov, ov folders)
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