Finding aid prepared by Jessica Gambling.
The Huntington Library July - August 2006
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA

Overview of the Collection

Repository: The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
Phone: 626-405-2180
Title: Historical Society of Southern California Collection of Photographs by Subject
Dates: circa 1850-1982
Dates: (bulk 1880s-1930s)
Quantity: 24 boxes, 22.42 linear feet
Abstract: The collection consists of 3511 photographs, negatives, and ephemeral items in various formats circa 1850s-1982. Compiled from the gifts of various donors to the Historical Society of Southern California, the collection covers a wide breadth of subject matter. The images provide comprehensive information about many activities and events important to Southern California in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Identification: photCL 400 volume 1
Language of Material: English

Historical Note

Volume 1 comprises one portion of the Historical Society of Southern California (HSSC) Collection, which was donated to the Huntington Library in 1992. The HSSC Collection as a whole contains approximately 15,000 photographs and negatives covering the period circa 1870 to circa 1980, and almost exclusively depicts Southern California. As such, it is an important visual record of the growth and history of the region.
The Historical Society created the collection from photographs contributed by many donors. Many of the photographs have an identifying note regarding the donation (e.g. "Groff Gift").

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 3511 photographs, negatives and ephemeral items in various formats circa 1850s-1982. Compiled from the gifts of various donors to the Historical Society of Southern California, the collection covers a wide breadth of subject matter. The images provide comprehensive information about many activities and events important to Southern California in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The photographs mainly depict Southern California, with the largest number representing the city of Los Angeles. The collection includes images of Los Angeles streets and city views; neighborhoods (including Olvera Street, the Plaza, and Chinatown); Los Angeles office buildings and blocks, municipal buildings and facilities (including city halls, court houses, federal buildings, and postal facilities); Los Angeles County communities (including Culver City; Beverly Hills; Watts; Compton; the Hollywood/Cahuenga area; Mt. Washington; Redondo Beach; Hermosa Beach; Venice Beach; Santa Monica; San Pedro; Wilmington; Long Beach; Burbank; Glendale and the San Fernando Valley; Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley; Avalon and Santa Catalina Island); the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains; San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Francisco Counties; Los Angeles County homes, residential buildings, and gardens; Los Angeles parks; Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside County schools, colleges and universities; Los Angeles County churches and synagogues; Los Angeles area country clubs; hotels and theaters in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino Counties, and the city of San Francisco; and Los Angeles County department stores, newspaper buildings, storefronts, and restaurants. General subjects represented in the collection include industry and manufacturing (including iron and steelworks; brick and terracotta; clothing manufacture; and the motion picture industry); agriculture; mining and other extractive industries; infrastructure (including images depicting dams, roads, and photographs taken for Caltrans documenting the construction of the Pasadena Freeway, also known as the Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway); water and power (including photographs depicting the irrigation of the San Fernando Valley in the 1910s); transportation; sports and leisure activities (including images depicting the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles); fairs and expositions (including trade and industrial fairs; the Panama Pacific Exposition; the California Pacific International Exposition; the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition; and the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition); fiestas and parades (including the Fiesta de Los Angeles, the Fiesta de las Flores, and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses), circuses and circus wagons; missions in California, the Southwest United States, and Mexico; and California adobes and ranchos. Miscellaneous images include national and state parks; the California Gold Rush and mining towns; the armed forces in California; native and indigenous culture; local flora, including trees; unidentified people; unidentified scenery; documents; maps; and a small group of ephemera pertaining to the Wilshire Boulevard Miracle Mile.
The collection includes photographs produced by 140 identified photographic studios, photographers, and publishers including Blanchard; Cromwell and Westervelt; Frasher's Studio; Garden City Foto; Harold W. Grieve, T.E. Hecht; William Henry Hill; Keystone Photo Service; Luckhaus Studio; Charles F. Lummis; F.H. Maude; Harold Parker; Putnam Studios; F.H. Rogers; Julius Shulman; Spence Airplane Photos; Stagg; A. Sturtevant; Carleton E. Watkins; and "Dick" Whittington Studio. A complete list of known photographers can be found at the end of the Finding Aid. There are also photographs made by or for the companies they depict. These include American Trona Corporation; Douglas Aircraft; Estelle Mines Corporation; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Paramount Pictures; Selznick International Pictures; Studebaker Corporation; Union Pacific Railroad; and United Artists.
Images produced and compiled by the Federal Writers' Project Southern and Northern California branches are represented in the collection and are indexed at the end of the Container List. These include photographs by Viroque Baker, Horace Bristol, Burton Burt, Fred William Carter, Fred R. Dapprich, Luckhaus Studio, Julius Shulman, Art Streib, and others. Some of these photographs also bear the stamps of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Board of Education.
Some photographs exist in multiples. Many have identifying information on the verso such as a description, date, provenance or photographer information, a caption for an article or other type of publication, or information regarding use of the image in the Southern California Quarterly.


The HSSC organized the collection into subject categories, and these were retained where practicable. Within some larger subject areas photographs have been arranged geographically or into sub-categories (e.g. "Transportation" includes the subject categories "Railroads" and "Automobiles and motorcycles").

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Baker, Viroque.
Blanchard, J. B. (James B.), 1821-1916.
Bristol, Horace.
Burt, Burton.
Carter, Frederick William.
Dapprich, Fred R.
Grieve, Harold W.
Hecht, T.E.
Hill, William Henry, 1845-1925.
Parker, Harold A., 1878-1930.
Shulman, Julius.
Streib, Art.
Sturtevant, A.
Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916.


Cromwell and Westervelt.
"Dick" Whittington Studio.
F.H. Rogers and Company.
Frashers Inc.
Garden City Foto Company.
Keystone Photo Service.
Luckhaus Studio.
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928.
Maude, F. H. (Frederic Hamer).
Putnam Studios.
Spence Air Photos (Firm).
Stagg Photography.
American Trona Corporation.
Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway (Calif.)--Photographs.
California. Dept. of Transportation.
Douglas Aircraft Company.
Estelle Mines Corporation.
Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration of Northern California.
Federal Writers' Project of Southern California (Los Angeles, Calif.).
Paramount Pictures.
Selznick International Pictures.
Studebaker Corporation.
Union Pacific Railroad Company.
United Artists Corporation.
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs.
California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.)--Photographs.
Fiesta de las Flores, Los Angeles, Calif.--Photographs.
La Fiesta de Los Angeles--Photographs.
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)--Photographs.
Olympic Games (10th : 1932 : Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)--Photographs.
Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, Calif.--Photographs.


Avalon (Calif.)--Photographs.
Beverly Hills (Calif.)--Photographs.
Burbank (Calif.)--Photographs.
Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
California--Gold discoveries--Photographs.
Compton (Calif.)--Photographs.
Culver City (Calif.)--Photographs.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Glendale (Calif.)--Photographs.
Hermosa Beach (Calif.)--Photographs.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Long Beach (Calif.)--Photographs.
Mount Washington (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Olvera Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Orange County (Calif.)--Photographs.
Pasadena (Calif.)--Photographs.
Redondo Beach (Calif.)--Photographs.
Riverside County (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Bernardino County (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Bernardino Mountains (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Diego County (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Gabriel River Valley (Calif.)--Photographs.
San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)--Photographs.
Santa Monica (Calif.)--Photographs.
Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Wilmington (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Ephemera.
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.


Adobe houses--California--Photographs.
Apartment houses--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Brick trade--California--Photographs.
Churches--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Circus wagons--Photographs.
City halls--California--Photographs.
Cityscapes--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Clothing trade--California--Photographs.
Country clubs--California--Hollywood--Photographs.
Country clubs--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Courthouses--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Department stores--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Gardens--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Hotels--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Hotels--California--Riverside County--Photographs.
Hotels--California--San Diego--Photographs.
Hotels--California--San Francisco--Photographs.
Indians of North America‡xPhotographs.
Industries--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Iron industry and trade--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Irrigation--California--San Fernando Valley--Photographs.
Manufacturing industries--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Mineral industries--Photographs.
Motion picture industry--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Municipal buildings--California--Photographs.
National parks and reserves--California--Photographs.
Neighborhoods--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Newspaper buildings--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Parades--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Parks--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Post offices--California--Photographs.
Public buildings--California--Photographs.
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Roads--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Schools--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Schools--California--Orange County--Photographs.
Sports--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Steel industry and trade--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Synagogues--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Terra-cotta industry--California--Photographs.
Trade shows--California--Photographs.
United States--Armed Forces--Photographs.
Universities and colleges--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Universities and colleges--California--Riverside County--Photographs.

Document Types:


Restrictions on Access

Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment.

Restrictions on Use

All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: photCL 400 volume 1, Historical Society of Southern California Collection of Photographs by Subject, circa 1850s-1982 (bulk 1860s-1930s).

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Huntington by the Historical Society of Southern California, 1992. The collection is composed of donations made to the Historical Society. The names of some donors whose contributions are particularly well represented in the collection include Barbara Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. Dixon, Groff, Lawry, Piazza, Gregg Layne, Flora Houston, Otto J. Zahn, the Sabichi Family, J.M. Guinn, location scouting shots for Selznick International Pictures from J.B. Doan; photographs depicting San Fernando Valley irrigation donated by Emmet Hayes; the Derkum Family, Tom LaBelle, Veda Kemper; the Los Angeles Historical Society; and items from the Society of California Pioneer's Charles P. Turrill Collection.

Processing Information

The collection was partly organized by Huntington volunteers in the mid 1990s. In May to September 2006, Jessica Gambling reorganized, numbered, and rehoused the collection and created and encoded this finding aid.
A.S. Addis, Chihuahua
Acme Photo
Ad Photo Service
Anderson, Richard O.
Anson, Jerry A.
Asher's Photo Studio
Avery, Sid
Baker, Viroque
Bernard, Robert J.
Bertrand and Company
Black-D Photo Service
Blair Photo Service
Blanchard, J.B.
Boehner, Bruce
Broschetto Studios
Bowser Studio
Boxell, A.G., Avalon Studio
Bristol, Horace
Burt, Burton
Butterfield, S.H.
C.C. Pierce Co.
California Photography and Engraving Company
Carroll Photo Service
Carter, Fred William
Clifton, George F.
Coulter, W.A.
Craig, Schuyler
Crandall, Pasadena
Cromwell and Westervelt
Cross Aerial Photo
Dapprich, Fred R.
Daugherty Photo
Dean, Elmer
Death Valley Hotel Co., Ltd.
Deniston, Harian
Detroit Photo Company
"Dick" Whittington Studio
Dickinson, W.C.
Dunlap, Marshall S.
E.S. Frost and Son
Ellis and Son
Ellis, Lemuel S.
Fauldings Photography
Fernekers, Frank A.
Field Studios
Fletcher, W.H.
Frasher's, Pomona
Friend, Herve
Gallagher, William
Garden City Foto
Gardiner, R.H.
George D. Haight Architectural Photographers
Godfrey, William H.
Graham Photo Company
Graham, J.P.
Grieve, Harold W.
Hanson, Al
Hardy, J., Pomona
Hecht, T.E.
Hestand, J.G.
Hill, Andrew Putnam
Hill, Pasadena
Hiller's Studio
Hoover, Thelner
Hromatka, A.R.
Humphries, Wilfred R.
J.M. Hawthorne Studio
Jackson of Denver
Jarvis, Pasadena
Kahle, Andrew
Keystone Photo Service
Knepper, Fred
Kopec, Albert J.
Lark, Tommy
Lindley Eddy Studios
Livingston Company
Luckhaus Studio
Lummis, Charles F.
Maude, F.H.
Mayer, Fred
Mercury Photo Service
Monroe, Walter
Morrison, Lorrin L.
N.H. Reed, Santa Barbara
Newdick, A.P.
Norton and Rollins
O'Brien Photos
Outland, Charles F.
Overholt, Alma
Padilla Studios
Parker and Knight
Parker, Harold A.
Putnamn Studios
Putnam, F.B.
Quiller Photo
R.L. Hurt and Company
Rest and Company Photos
Reyes Photo
Reynolds, Merick Jr.
Richardson, B.K.
Roberts and Roberts
Rogers, F.H.
Rose Photo, Pasadena
Russel Aero Photos
Sawyer Scenic Photos
Schilling, Frank
Shulman, Julius
Schumacher, Leo
Shaw, Warren W.
Smith, Loran F.
Spence Airplane Photos
Stanton, F.E.
Streib, Art
Sturtevant, A.
Taber Photo, San Francisco
Thompson and West
Tressler Studio, Las Angeles
Vegas Studio, Las Vegas
Waite Photo
Watkins, Carleton E.
Watts, Dan P.
Weaver, Miles Franklin
Wesner, Michael A.
West, H.H.
Western Photo Company
Williams, R.J.
Zalenka, Felix and Nikki

Detailed Description of the Collection


Container List


Los Angeles Streets and General Views

Box 1, Items 1-7

Reproductions of bird's-eye view prints, ca. 1850, 1853, 1857, 1867, 1873, 1877


[No. 2b rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 1, Items 8-27

Main Street including views of the Pico House, Merced Theater, Federal Building and Baker Block, 1859, 1870-1871, 1874, 1879-1880, 1884, 1887, 1889, 1896, undated


[No. 15 rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 1, Items 28-35

Main Street intersections and bird's-eye views; Commercial St., 1868, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1888, undated

Box 1, Items 36-40

Spring Street, 1878, 1888, 1907, undated

Box 1, Items 41-50

1st Street; 2nd Street; 3rd Street; 4th Street; Bunker Hill, 1880, 1884-1888, 1890, undated

Box 1, Items 51-66

5th Street; 6th Street; 7th Street; 1882, 1888, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1914, undated

Box 1, Items 67-77

San Pedro Street; Figueroa Street (Pearl Street); Hill Street and Fort Hill; Los Angeles Street; 1888, ca. 1925, undated

Box 1, Items 78-87

West Adams and University Park, 1906, undated

Box 1, Items 88-102

Broadway (Fort Street), 1860, 1878, 1907, 1917, undated


Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Box 2, Items 103-117

East Los Angeles; North Broadway; Sonoratown, 1879, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1904, undated


[No. 112 removed to photCL 400 Volumes 2 and 3, Charles C. Puck Collection of Photographs.]
Box 2, Items 118-127

Plaza, 1888, 1890, undated


[Nos. 118a and 127 rehoused in oversize box 21.]
Box 2, Items 128-133

Plaza, 1938-1939, undated


[Predominantly Federal Writers' Project photos.]
Box 2, Items 134-147

Olvera St. (Pueblo de Los Angeles), ca. 1860s, 1888, 1939, undated


[Predominantly photos from the Federal Writers' Project and the L.A. Chamber of Commerce.]
Box 2, Items 148-174

Old and new Chinatown, 1886, 1939, 1960, undated


Los Angeles Office Buildings and Blocks, Municipal and Government Buildings and Facilities

Box 2, Items 175-192

Miscellaneous Los Angeles buildings and blocks, 1880-1881, 1886, 1895-1896, 1909, 1924, 1927, 1938-1940, 1981, undated


[Includes Los Angeles County Museum buildings.]
Box 2, Items 193a-225

Los Angeles city halls, court buildings, federal buildings, and post offices, 1880, 1889, 1892, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1926-1928, 1930, 1936, 1940, 1942, 1966, undated


[No. 203b rehoused in oversize box 21.]
Box 2, Items 226-258

Los Angeles post office facilities, activities,employees, and centennial celebration, 1908, 1949-1950, undated

Box 3, Items 259-271

Los Angeles Central Library and Dean Cornwell murals, ca. 1925, undated

Box 3, Items 272-296

Album of unknown provenance with photographs depicting Los Angeles area parks and homes and the San Gabriel Mission, ca. 1910s, undated


Los Angeles Metro Area and Los Angeles County Communities and Cities

Box 3, Items 297-303

Culver City; Beverly Hills; Watts; Compton, ca. 1920s, 1939, undated

Box 3, Items 304-328

Hollywood and Cahuenga, ca. 1877, ca. 1890s, 1892, 1896, 1899-1902, 1906-1907, undated

Box 3, Items 329-351

Mt. Washington, 1923-1924, 1929, ca. 1930, undated


[Predominantly photographs depicting Mt. Washington real estate development. Includes image depicting the Southwest Museum.]
Box 3, Items 352-366

Redondo Beach; Hermosa Beach; Venice, 1891, undated

Box 3, Items 367-413

Santa Monica, 1877, 1888, ca. 1893-1895, 1897-1898, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1920, 1932, 1937, 1939, undated


[No. 413 rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 3, Items 414-432

Los Angeles Harbor. San Pedro; Wilmington, 1863, 1870, 1882, 1888, ca. 1890s, 1900-1901, 1905, 1911-1912, 1915, 1939, undated


[No. 428a rehoused in oversize box 21.]
Box 4, Items 433-440

Long Beach; Downey, ca. 1890s, 1897, 1937, undated

Box 4, Items 441-447

Burbank, 1888, 1907, undated

Box 4, Items 448-468

Glendale, 1895, 1905, ca. 1912-1913, ca. 1915-1916, 1939, undated


[No. 464 removed for conservation.]
Box 4, Items 469-476

San Fernando Valley, 1893, 1898, 1910-1911, 1939, undated

Box 4, Items 477-521a

Pasadena; Whittier, 1874, 1876, 1880-1881, 1883-1885, 1889, 1895, undated

Box 4, Items 522-529

Catalina Island and Avalon Bay, ca. 1898, 1907, undated


[No. 522 removed for conservation.]
Box 4, Items 530-590

Catalina Island general views, 1923, 1929, 1931, 1934-1938, 1942, 1946, 1948, ca. 1950s, 1953, 1964-1965, 1971, undated


[No. 536 rehoused in oversize box 21.]
Box 4, Items 591-598

Ralph Glidden and Native American excavations, 1929-1930, 1932, undated


San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains

Box 5, Items 599-614

San Gabriel Mountains and Big Pine Park; Possible Santa Susana Pass area, ca. 1880s, 1925, 1939, undated

Box 5, Items 615-619

San Bernardino Mountains and Lake Arrowhead, 1939, undated


Outside of Los Angeles County. Street Scenes and General Views

Box 5, Items 620-643

San Diego County and the City of San Diego, ca. 1886-1888, 1898, ca. 1900, ca. 1905, undated


[Nos. 639a-639b rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 5, Items 644-653

Orange County, 1876, 1889-1890, 1910, 1915, undated


[Nos. 645-653 rehoused in oversize box 21.]
Box 5, Items 654-668

Riverside County including images of the Parent orange trees; San Bernardino County including images of natural scenery and town of Hemet, 1903, 1906, 1941, 1951, undated

Box 5, Items 669-686

Santa Barbara County and the City of Santa Barbara, including images of Santa Barbara Earthquake damage, 1925, 1928, undated


[Nos. 669-683 to conservation; Nos. 684-685 rehoused in oversize box 21.]
Box 5, Items 687-711

San Francisco and Oakland, 1828, ca. 1846-1847, 1856, 1865, 1867, 1888, 1890, 1900, 1906, 1936, undated


[No. 688 duplicate rehoused in oversize box 21.]
Box 5, Items 712-720

San Luis Obispo; Monterey; Benicia; Stockton; Sacramento, 1849-1850, 1890, undated

Box 5, Items 721-740

Southwest United States including Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, 1876, 1879, 1904, 1906-1908, 1927, undated

Box 5, Items 741-751

Mexico, ca. 1880s, 1924, undated


[Nos. 747-751 rehoused in oversize box 23.]

Homes, Residential Buildings, and Gardens

Box 6, Items 752-792

Los Angeles Homes and gardens including the Crocker Mansion; the Sabichi Residence; Judge R.M. Widney Residence; the Foy Residence; the Stimson Residence, Mooers House; Lincoln Park bungalows; and homes by Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, 1891, ca. 1903, 1919, 1938-1940, 1983, undated


[No. 787 rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 6, Items 793-806

Stilson residences at 801 Edgeware Road and in Angeleno Heights, undated

Box 6, Items 807-813

Unidentified Los Angeles home interior and exterior, ca. 1897-1898

Box 6, Items 814-844

Hollywood; Beverly Hills; Brentwood; Westwood; Santa Monica; Redondo Beach; Wilmington; Sawtelle; Palos Verdes; Malibu, 1894, 1920, 1937, 1939, 1966, undated

Box 6, Items 845-853

San Fernando Valley; San Gabriel Valley including the Lummis House and Burdick Ranch, ca. 1909, ca. 1939, undated

Box 6, Items 854-873

Pasadena, 1886, undated

Box 7, Items 874-886

Altadena; San Marino; Sierra Madre, 1903, 1939, 1968, undated


[No. 882 rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 7, Items 887-891

California homes outside of Los Angeles County. Billings home; General Vallejo home; Winchester House, 1941, undated

Box 7, Items 892-902

Unidentified homes or unknown location, undated

Box 7, Items 903-921

Miscellaneous garden scenes in Los Angeles, outside of California, and unidentified, 1897, undated

Box 7, Items 922-928

Apartment buildings, ca. 1888, 1957, undated



Box 7, Items 929-957

Los Angeles parks, ca. 1880-1881, ca. 1885-1889, ca. 1890, ca. 1892, 1948, 1951, undated

Box 7, Items 958-961

San Francisco parks, 1900, undated


Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Box 7, Items 962-968

Los Angeles classroom activities, 1938, undated

Box 8, Items 969-998

Los Angeles, Garvanza, Lincoln Heights, Sawtelle, Los Feliz, Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, and Fullerton grammar and elementary schools, 1886, 1890, 1898, 1914, 1940, undated


[No. 998 rehoused in oversize box 21.]
Box 8, Items 999-1023

City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County high schools and intermediate schools, 1923, 1925, 1938, undated

Box 8, Items 1024-1047

City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, and Riverside County colleges and universities, ca. 1870s, 1927, 1939, 1955, undated


[No. 1038 rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 8, Items 1047-1063

Miscellaneous schools. Private, parochial, finishing, military, kindergarten, unidentified, 1851, undated


Churches and Synagogues

Box 8, Items 1064-1090

City of Los Angeles churches including Plaza Church; St. Vibiana's Cathedral; Fort Street Methodist Church; West Adams area churches; Churches along Wilshire Boulevard (including the B'nai B'rith), ca. 1870, ca. 1880s, 1936-1937, 1939, undated

Box 8, Items 1091-1097

City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County neighborhood churches including the Angelus Temple; Santa Monica and Redondo churches; Forest Lawn Chapels, 1937, 1939, undated

Box 8, Items 1098-1108

Pasadena, Arcadia, and Pomona churches, 1876, ca. 1892, 1937, 1939, 1962, undated


[No. 1099 removed for conservation.]
Box 8, Items 1109-1118

Miscellaneous, out of area, and unidentified churches, including Theosophist Center in San Diego, 1880, 1932, undated


Country Clubs, Hotels, and Theaters

Box 8, Items 1119-1121

Los Angeles Country Club; Hollywood Country Club, 1923, undated

Box 9, Items 1122-1148

Los Angeles hotels, 1866, ca. 1885-1887, 1923, 1939, 1950, undated


[No. 1126 rehoused in oversize box 21; Nos. 1137-1138 removed for conservation.]
Box 9, Items 1149-1155

Hollywood and Beverly Hills hotels, undated


[No. 1154 removed for conservation.]
Box 9, Items 1156-1161

Santa Monica and Long Beach hotels, ca. 1899, undated

Box 9, Items 1162-1175

Pasadena hotels, 1880, ca. 1899, undated


[No. 1162 rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 9, Items 1176-1189

Riverside County and San Diego County hotels, ca. 1901, 1905, 1915, 1939, undated

Box 9, Items 1190-1195

Newhall, Santa Barbara, Monterey, and Paso Robles hotels, ca. 1877-1887, 1910, undated


[No. 1193 removed for conservation.]
Box 9, Items 1196-1201

Hotels in Stockton, San Francisco and unidentified locations, undated

Box 9, Items 1202-1215

Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pasadena, and San Francisco theaters, 1903, 1927, 1939, undated


[No. 1212 rehoused in oversize box 23; No. 1215 rehoused in oversize box 21.]

Department Stores, Newspaper Buildings, Storefronts, Restaurants

Box 9, Items 1216-1223

Los Angeles and Pasadena department stores, ca. 1885, ca. 1906, ca. 1940s, ca. 1950s, undated


[No. 1220 removed for conservation; No. 1223 rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 9, Items 1224-1234

Newspaper buildings, 1800, 1910, 1937-1939, undated

Box 9, Items 1235-1261

Storefronts and stores, ca. 1870s, ca. 1880s, ca. 1898-1899, 1903, 1939, undated

Box 9, Items 1262-1279

Saloons; Drive-ins; Restaurants, 1881, 1887, ca. 1890s, 1938-1939, undated


[No. 1263 rehoused in oversize box 22; No. 1264 rehoused in oversize box 21.]

Industry and Manufacturing

Box 10, Items 1280-1291

Central Manufacturing District, Los Angeles, undated

Box 10, Items 1292-1312

Ironworks, steelworks, and foundries, including Ducommon Metals and Supply Company; Columbia Steel Corporation; Southern California Iron and Steel Company; Union Tool Company; and Baker Iron Works, undated

Box 10, Items 1313-1376

Brick, tile, terracotta, ceramics, including Gladding, McBean and Company (also known as Tropico Potteries); and Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company, undated

Box 10, Items 1377-1378

Paper, undated

Box 10, Items 1379-1412

Textiles and clothing, 1924, undated

Box 10, Items 1413-1424

Chemical, undated

Box 10, Items 1425-1434

Goodyear Tire factory, undated

Box 10, Items 1435-1442

Library Bureau Company factory, undated

Box 10, Items 1443-1448

Ice and cold storage, undated

Box 10, Items 1449-1453

Ice cream, undated

Box 11, Items 1454-1459

Tortillas, undated


[No numbers 1457-1459.]
Box 11, Items 1460-1468

Motion picture industry. Tourist attractions and premieres, 1936, 1938, undated

Box 11, Items 1469-1500

Motion picture industry. Film stills and off camera production images, 1937-1939, undated

Box 11, Items 1501-1503

National Biscuit Company groundbreaking ceremony, 1925

Box 11, Items 1504-1507

Jahn's Piston Company in Lincoln Park, 1923, undated


[No. 1505 removed for conservation.]
Box 11, Items 1508-1512

H. Raphael Glass Company images of various store locations, 1880, 1882, 1888, 1903, 1952

Box 11, Items 1513-1539

Weber Showcase and Fixture Golden Anniversary, 1948, undated

Box 11, Items 1540-1544

Weber Showcase and Fixture Golden Anniversary ephemera, 1948

Box 11, Items 1545-1549

Owens Construction Company, undated


[Nos. 1546-1549 rehoused in oversize box 21.]
Box 11, Items 1551-1554

Miscellaneous construction and construction sites, undated

Box 11, Items 1555-1565a

Miscellaneous manufacturing and industry including milling, automobile and aircraft manufacturing, 1939, undated



Box 11, Items 1566-1604

Citrus industry. Groves, packing, and distribution, 1887, 1936, 1939, undated


[No. 1765 rehoused in oversize box 21.]
Box 11, Items 1605-1632

Vineyards and wineries including Cucamonga, Slaughter, and El Dorado, 1893-1894, 1898, 1936, undated

Box 11, Items 1633-1647

Miscellaneous and unidentified food crops, 1899, 1912, 1937, undated


[No. 1647 by Carleton E. Watkins, "Watkins' Yosemite Art Gallery".]
Box 11, Items 1648-1667

Cattle, horse, and sheep ranches; Los Angeles stockyard, 1919, 1937-1938, 1941, undated

Box 12, Items 1668-1706

Poultry and game, ca. 1920s, undated


[No. 1677 removed for conservation.]
Box 12, Items 1707-1769

Food processing (exclusive of citrus). Canning, packing, and distribution; dairies, 1889, 1892, 1894, 1939, undated

Box 12, Items 1770-1773

Pacific Southwest cotton fields, 1938, undated


[No. 1773 removed for conservation.]
Box 12, Items 1774-1778

Flower farms including the Bodger Seed Farm, ca. 1920s, undated


Mining, Quarries, and Timber

Box 12, Items 1779-1812

Mining of oil, gas, and minerals including mines of American Trona Corporation; Inyo Chemical Company; Estelle Mines Corporation; and Sierra Magnesite Company, ca. 1920s, undated

Box 12, Items 1813-1842

Cement, rock and gravel including Columbia Marble; Consumers Rock and Gravel; Monolith Portland Cement, undated

Box 12, Items 1843-1846

Timber (cedar), Port Orford, Oregon, 1902

Physical Description: [1 of 2]
Box 12, Items 1847-1851

Timber (cedar), Port Orford, Oregon, 1902

Physical Description: [2 of 2]

Infrastructure; Water and Power

Box 12, Items 1871-1883

Los Angeles Aqueduct and San Fernando Valley irrigation, 1906, ca. 1910s, undated


[Nos. 1852 and 1858 rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 12, Items 1884-1921

Shasta Dam; Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam), ca. 1920s, undated

Box 12, Items 1922-1935

Miscellaneous dams, reservoirs, and irrigation systems, 1869, undated


[No. 1922 rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 12, Items 1936-1941

Bridges and unidentified piers, ca. 1912-1915, 1968, undated


[Identified piers are filed under the city in which they are located.]
Box 13, Items 1942-1973

Roads and road construction; freeways and freeway construction, ca. 1938-1940, undated


[Includes photographs taken for Caltrans documenting the construction of the Pasadena Freeway (also known as the Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway).]
Box 13, Items 1974-1983

Good Roads Convention in Santa Monica, 1926



Box 13, Items 1984-1992

Carts, carriages, stage coaches, 1861, ca. 1890s, undated

Box 13, Items 1993-2004

Street railways in Los Angeles, 1876, 1884, ca. 1886, 1888-1889, 1903, 1906, 1942, undated

Box 13, Items 2005-2013

Street railways in Redlands, San Diego, San Francisco, ca. 1880s, ca. 1890s, undated

Box 13, Items 2014-2022

Mt. Lowe cable railway, 1896, 1912, undated


[No. 2014 rehoused in oversize box 22.]
Box 13, Items 2023-2038

Railroads. Central Pacific; Union Pacific; Santa Fe, 1869, 1887, ca. 1898, 1903-ca. 1904, undated

Box 13, Items 2039-2070

Miscellaneous and unidentified railroads, 1884, 1901, 1905, 1907, undated


[Nos. 2039-2040 rehoused in oversize box 23.]
Box 13, Items 2071-2093

Railroad stations by location including Los Angeles; Pasadena; South Pasadena; Santa Clarita; and San Francisco, ca. 1880s, ca. 1888-1889, 1909, 1939, 1946, 1949, 1958, undated

Box 14, Items 2094-2140

Automobiles and motorcycles, 1909, 1908, undated

Box 14, Items 2141-2163

Dirigibles and zeppelins including the Knabenshue dirigible, 1905-1906, 1908, 1923, undated

Box 14, Items 2164-2192c

Airplanes and aviators; Ships (non-military), 1888, 1910-1911, 1915, 1924-1925, 1935, ca. 1960s, undated


1932 Olympics, Sports, and Leisure Activities

Box 14, Items 2193-2206

1932 Olympics. Ceremonies and publicity photos, 1932

Box 14, Items 2207-2218

1932 Olympics. Wrestling and boxing, 1932

Box 14, Items 2219-2231

1932 Olympics. Track; Marathon; Swimming and diving, 1932


[No. 2245 rehoused in oversize box 22.]
Box 14, Items 2232-2239

1932 Olympics. Field hockey; Soccer; Equestrian; Sharp shooting; Yachting, 1932

Box 14, Items 2240-2255

Miscellaneous sports and leisure activities, ca. 1880-1885, 1914, 1922, 1939, undated


[No. 2250 rehoused in oversize box 22; Nos. 2251 and 2251 duplicate removed for conservation.]

Fairs and Expositions

Box 14, Items 2256-2288

Trade and agricultural fairs including the Annual Mexican Industrial Exposition; First Annual Chrysanthemum Fair; 1889, 1922, 1937, undated


[Nos. 2272-2274 removed for conservation.]
Box 14, Items 2289-2301

Los Angeles County Fair ski jump; Ventura County fair grounds; Miscellaneous exhibits, 1951, undated

Box 15, Items 2302-2311

Panama Pacific Exposition and Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco, 1915, 1939-1940

Box 15, Items 2312-2349

California Pacific Interntional Exposition, San Diego, 1935-1936

Box 15, Items 2350-2399

Album. Portland and the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition; Seattle and the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1905, 1909


Fiestas, Parades, Circuses, and Animal Farms

Box 15, Items 2350-2399

Fiesta de las Flores and Fiesta de Los Angeles, 1894, 1897, 1901, 1906, undated


[Nos. 2401-2403 and nos. 2415-2431 rehoused in oversize box 22; No. 2432 rehoused in overisize box 23.]
Box 15, Items 2440-2452

Pasadena Tournament of Roses, 1895, 1897, 1903, ca. 1920s, undated

Box 15, Items 2453-2455

Pilgrimage Play, ca. 1923, ca. 1927

Box 15, Items 2456-2488

Elks Parade; Miscellaneous and unidentified parades, 1883, 1908-1909, 1936, undated

Box 15, Items 2489-2539

Circuses, circus wagons, and animal farms, 1877, 1888, 1899, 1903, 1910s, 1929, 1937-1939, 1943, 1949, 1953, undated



Box 15, Items 2540-2552

San Diego Mission, ca. 1880s, 1939, undated


[No. 2543 rehoused in oversize box 22.]
Box 15, Items 2553-2582

San Luis Rey Mission and Pala Asistencia, 1903, 1923, 1954, undated


[Nos. 2557 and 2558 rehoused in oversize box 22.]
Box 16, Items 2583-2617

Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1865, 1886, ca. 1920-1921, 1954, undated

Box 16, Items 2618-2641

San Gabriel Mission, 1865, ca. 1870, 1885, 1895, ca. 1900, undated

Physical Description: [1 of 2]


[Nos. 2626 and 2627 removed for conservation.]
Box 16, Items 2642-2647

San Gabriel Mission, 1865, ca. 1870, 1885, ca. 1900, undated

Physical Description: [2 of 2]
Box 17, Items 2648-2668

Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana, ca. 1880s, ca. 1890s, ca. 1915, ca. late 1930s, 1954, undated

Physical Description: [1 of 2]


[Nos. 2654-2657 removed for conservation.]
Box 17, Items 2669-2689

Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana, ca. 1895, ca. late 1930s, 1954, undated

Physical Description: [2 of 2]


[No. 2686 duplicate 2 of 3 rehoused in oversize box 22.]
Box 17, Items 2690-2712

San Buenaventura Mission and Santa Barbara Mission, 1865, 1873, 1925, undated


[Nos. 2710-2712 removed for conservation.]
Box 17, Items 2713-2720

Santa Ines Mission; Mission La Purisima Concepcion; Mission San Miguel Arcangel, ca. 1850s, ca. 1870, undated

Box 17, Items 2721-2729

Mission San Antonio de Padua; La Capella Real; Mission San Carlos Borromeo; San Juan Bautista Mission, ca. 1880, undated

Box 17, Items 2730-2738

Mission San Jose; Santa Margarita Asistencia; San Francisco de Asis Mission (Dolores); Mission San Francisco de Solano, 1865, 1882, 1906, undated

Box 17, Items 2739-2747

Missions in Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, 1945, undated

Box 17, Items 2745-2768

California Mission Models by John Arthur Productions, undated

Box 17, Items 2769-2772

Unidentified Missions, undated


Adobes and Ranchos

Box 18, Items 2773-2787

Los Angeles adobes including El Palacio (the Abel Stearns Adobe); the Avila Adobe; and the Lugo home, ca. 1880, ca. 1882, 1888, 1936, undated

Box 18, Items 2788-2811

Los Angeles ranchos and adobes including the Wolfskill Ranch; Rancho La Brea; and the Gilmore home, 1885-ca. 1886, 1896, 1936, undated

Box 18, Items 2812-2832

Los Angeles County adobes including Los Cerritos; the Machado Adobe; and Ballona Ranch, 1889, 1936, 1940, undated

Box 18, Items 2833-2849

Pasadena; South Pasadena; San Gabriel Valley; Chino and Riverside adobes and ranchos including the Yorba/Slaughter Adobe and the Workman-Temple properties, 1936-1937, undated

Box 18, Items 2850-2863

San Fernando Valley adobes and ranchos including the San Rafael-Verdugo Adobe; and the Wilson House in Sylmar, 1920, 1936, 1940, undated

Box 18, Items 2864-2867

Ventura County adobes and ranchos including Camulos; Tapo Ranch; and the Olivas Adobe, undated

Box 18, Items 2868-2874

Elizabeth Lake, Gorman and Tejon Pass area adobes and ranchos, 1888, ca. 1888-1900, 1925, 1937, undated

Box 18, Items 2875-2887

Monterey, San Juan Bautista, and San Francisco (Yerba Buena) adobes, 1846, 1930, undated


[Nos. 2875-2881 rehoused in oversize box 22; no. 2887 removed to photCL 400 volumes 2 and 3, Charles C. Puck Collection of Photographs.]
Box 18, Items 2888-2895

Orange County and San Diego County adobes and ranchos, 1887, 1890, ca. 1905, 1916, 1936-1937, undated

Box 18, Items 2896-2904

Miscellaneous and unidentified adobes and ranchos, 1936, undated


Miscellaneous Categories

Box 18, Items 2905-2966

National parks and wilderness areas, 1923, ca. 1929, undated

Box 19, Items 2967-2994a

California Gold Rush and mining towns; Sutters Mill, 1950, undated

Box 19, Items 2995-3020

California mining towns, continued; Miscellaneous prospecting; California pioneers; Republic of California, 1946, undated

Box 19, Items 3021-3060

U.S. Military in California and naval ships, 1889, 1898, 1907, ca. 1915-1917, 1919, 1942-1943, undated

Box 19, Items 3061-3066

Native American and indigenous culture, undated

Box 19, Items 3067-3092

Flowers, plants, and trees, undated

Box 19, Items 3093-3120

Miscellaneous and unidentified people including Kit Carson; Miscellaneous animals; Miscellaneous office workers; Unidentified firefighters, ca. 1865, 1900, 1909, 1931, 1933, 1950, undated

Box 20, Items 3121-3145a

Miscellaneous and unidentified scenery, 1922, ca. 1930s, undated

Box 20, Items 3146-3157

Miscellaneous documents, signs, displays, and maps, undated


[Facsimiles dated 1564, 1859, 1875, 1880, and undated.]


[No. 3157 rehoused in oversize box 22.]
Box 20, Items 3158-3160

Los Angeles County court exhibits, 1903, 1919


[Nos. 3159 and 3160 rehoused in oversize box 22.]
Box 20, Items 3161-3178

Press service samples, ca. 1930s


[No. 3177 rehoused in overize box 22.]
Box 20, Items 3179-3191

Miscellaneous reproduced photographs for the Southern California Quarterly, undated


[Facsimiles dated 1857 and 1874; produced for quarterlies issued in 1963, 1971, and 1981.]


Box 20, Items 3192-3201

Wilshire Boulevard Miracle Mile and A.W. Rose photographs and ephemera, donated by Veda Kemper, 1949, 1960, 1962, 1964-1965, undated


[See also photCL 400 Volume 17, photograph album donated by Veda Kemper.]
Box 20, Items 3202-3210

1882 telephone directory; Plat of Baker-Detweiler Building; Historical Society exhibit display cards, 1960-1962, undated


Federal Writers' Project (FWP) Photographs

Box 1, Items 2

Copy photograph of a sketch of Los Angeles from Fort Hill in 1852, 1939

Box 2, Items 128-132

The Plaza. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 2, Items 136-140

Views of Olvera Street (Pueblo de Los Angeles). By Burton Burt and Viroque Baker, 1939

Box 2, Items 144

Mexican food market. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 2, Items 150-155

Chinatown. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 2, Items 181

The Baker Block. By Burton Burt or Baron, 1938

Box 2, Items 187

Edison Building. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 3, Items 300

Beverly Hills City Hall. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 3, Items 355

Copy of historic photograph of Redondo Beach harbor. Possible FWP photograph. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 3, Items 356

Copy photograph of an 1891 image of Redondo beach. By J.B. Blanchard, 1937

Box 3, Items 357-358

Copy photographs of views of the Redondo Beach Wharf as it appeared in 1891. Possible FWP photographs. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 3, Items 370-370a

Copy photographs of bird's-eye views of Santa Monica circa 1888. Possible FWP photographs. Unknown photographers, 1937

Box 3, Items 371

Copy photograph of a bird's-eye view of Santa Monica circa 1888. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 3, Items 372

Copy photograph of Santa Monica Beach from the Arcadia Hotel circa 1893. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 3, Items 374-377, 384-385

Copy photographs of images of Santa Monica taken in the 1880s and 1890s. Possible FWP. Unknown photographers, 1937

Box 3, Items 386

Santa Monica Camera Obscura. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 3, Items 388-391, 393-394

Copy photographs of Santa Monica taken in the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s. Possible FWP photographs. Unknown photographers, 1937

Box 3, Items 396-398

Marquez family burial ground, Santa Monica. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 3, Items 404

Copy photograph of Santa Monica's horse-drawn firewagon in the 1880s. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 3, Items 406

Amusement Zone, Santa Monica. By Fred William Carter, 1939

Box 3, Items 407

Copy photograph of locomotive and train tracks along the beach in Santa Monica with Long Wharf in background circa 1895. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 3, Items 411

Copy photograph of Long Wharf circa 1890s. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 3, Items 414

Copy photograph of Santa Monica Bluff and shoreline circa 1910. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, circa 1937

Box 3, Items 414a

Men mending nets on Terminal Island. By Viroque Baker, 1939

Box 3, Items 415

Loading a ship on Terminal Island. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 3, Items 416

Unloading tuna fish. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 4, Items 453

Antique shop, Glendale. By Fred William Carter, 1939

Box 4, Items 469

San Fernando Valley from Mullholland Drive. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 5, Items 606

Playing ice hockey on Jackson Lake, Big Pine Park. From the Los Angeles County Chamber of Commerce, 1939

Box 5, Items 608

Big Pine Community House. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 5, Items 609

Sledders and onlookers in Big Pine Park. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, ca. 1939

Box 5, Items 610

Skiing at Big Pine Park. From the Los Angeles County Chamber of Commerce, 1939

Box 5, Items 615

Scenic view of Big Bear Mountain area. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 5, Items 616-618

Trail riding and rodeo scenes in Lake Arrowhead. Unknown photographer, ca. 1939

Box 5, Items 619

Speed boat on Lake Arrowhead. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 5, Items 692

Copy photograph of a bird's-eye view of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake fire. From Southern Pacific Railroad, 1939

Box 6, Items 775-776

Residential street and homes in Lincoln Park. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 6, Items 781

Super-plywood model house. By Luckhaus Studio, ca. 1940

Box 6, Items 782

V. McAlmon residence. By Julius Shulman, 1938

Box 6, Items 783

V.D.L. Research house. Possible FWP. By Luckhaus Studio, ca. 1940

Box 6, Items 824

Jobyna Howland House. By Julius Shulman, 1939

Box 6, Items 825

Home of Frederick March. By Padilla Studios, ca. 1939

Box 6, Items 827

Samuel Goldwyn's Home. By Coburn, ca. 1937

Box 6, Items 828

Joan Bennett Home. Unknown photographer, ca. 1937

Box 6, Items 830

Home of Gary Cooper. Unknown photographer, ca. 1937

Box 6, Items 832

Whitaker Ranch on Centinela Avenue, Santa Monica. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer 1937

Box 6, Items 835

Home of Merle Oberon (with Oberon posing at a window). By Coburn, ca. 1937

Box 6, Items 839

Banning House, Wilmington. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 6, Items 848

Home of Joel McCrea. Unknown photgrapher, ca. 1937

Box 7, Items 883

Hoyne Wells house, Sierra Madre. By George D. Haight, 1939

Box 7, Items 932

Crowd scene at the dedication of a statue of Miguel Hidalgo, Lincoln Park. Possible FWP. By Carroll Photo Service, ca. 1939

Box 7, Items 923

Lotus pool, Echo Park. By Rollins, 1937

Box 7, Items 942

Duck pond, Westlake Park. By Fred William Carter, 1939

Box 7, Items 962-967

Children participating in classroom activities, Los Angeles. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, ca. 1938

Box 7, Items 968

Three children pose while a fourth paints the scene. From the Los Angeles Board of Education, 1938

Box 8, Items 1003

Thomas Jefferson High School, Los Angeles. By Bareu, 1938

Box 8, Items 1039

Mudd Hall, University of Southern California. From News Bureau, USC, 1939

Box 8, Items 1066 and variant

Plaza Church. By Rollter, 1936

Box 8, Items 1067

Plaza Church. By Norton and Rollins, 1936

Box 8, Items 1081-1087

Churches along Wilshire Boulevard. By Rollins, 1937

Box 8, Items 1088

Pueblo Oratorio. By Fred William Carter, ca. 1937

Box 8, Items 1089

Lafayette Park with First Congregational Church in background. By Fred R. Dapprich, 1939

Box 8, Items 1093

Angelus Temple. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 8, Items 1094

Angelus Temple. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 8, Items 1097

Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, Beverly Hills. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 8, Items 1106

First M.E. Church, Pasadena. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 8, Items 1108

Plaque on a tree where first Christian church services were held in the Pomona Valley. Unknown photographer, ca. 1939

Box 9, Items 1127

Pico House and Merced Theater. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 9, Items 1139

The Ambassador Hotel. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 9, Items 1156

Copy photograph of the Arcadia Hotel, Santa Monica ca. 1899. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 9, Items 1159

Drawing of the Arcadia Hotel circa 1880. Possible FWP, undated

Box 9, Items 1176

Court of the Orient, Mission Inn, Riverside. By Field Studios, 1939

Box 9, Items 1208

Flop house and nickel picture show, Main Street, Los Angeles. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 9, Items 1209

Grauman's Chinese Theater. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 9, Items 1211

Copy photograph of the Turnverein-Germania Hall, ca. 1871. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 9, Items 1224-1226

The buildings of the Los Angeles Times and the Daily and Evening News. Possible FWP. Uknkown photographers, 1937

Box 9, Items 1227

Los Angeles Examiner building. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 9, Items 1228-1229

Two views of the Los Angeles Herald-Express building. No. 1228 by an unknown photographer; No. 1229 by Burton Burt, 1937, 1939

Box 9, Items 1230-1233

Los Angeles County newspaper offices. Possible FWP. Unknown photographers, 1938

Box 9, Items 1234

Copy photograph of a page from the Ulster County Gazette printed in 1800. Possible FWP, 1937

Box 9, Items 1241

Crossroads of the World. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 9, Items 1242

Van de Kamp's Dutch Bakery. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 9, Items 1255

Vegetable and meat market. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 6, Items 1270

A Meal for a Nickel on East Fifth Street (Ernie's 5 cent Cafe). By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 9, Items 1272-1273

Drive-in restuarants. Possible FWP. By Fred William Carter, ca. 1939

Box 9, Items 1275-1276

Drive-in restaurants. By Baron and/or Burton Burt, 1938, 1939

Box 9, Items 1277

McDonnell's drive-in restaurant. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, ca. 1939

Box 9, Items 1278-1279

Brown Derby restaurant. 1278 by Fred William Carter; 1279 by an unknown photographer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1461

Stand selling guides to movie stars' homes. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 11, Items 1462

Foot and hand prints in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater. By Baron, 1938

Box 11, Items 1469

Shooting a scene on a sound stage set. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1475

Shooting a scene with a technicolor camera. By Andrew Kahle, 1939

Box 11, Items 1476

Lasky's barn, first home of Paramount Pictures, Hollywood. By Bareu, ca. 1937

Box 11, Items 1478

Actors and possibly their director, between scenes, during production of a film. By Coburn, 1939

Box 11, Items 1480

Extras lining up for box lunches on a western set. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1482a-1483

Philippine Island set for the film "The Real Glory". 1482a-1482c by Coburn; 1483 by an unknown photographer, 1938 1939

Box 11, Items 1484

Actors and crew shooting a jungle scene using a camera on a track. By Coburn, 1939

Box 11, Items 1485-1486

"Western Street" set at Universal Studios. By Bareu, ca. 1938

Box 11, Items 1487

Cast and crew (including Joan Bennett and Randolph Scott) shooting a scene for "The Texans". Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1488

Cast and crew using a projected background to shoot a scene on a soundstage. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1490

Wave machine. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1491

Seamstresses working on a gown. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1492

Men's wardrobe department. From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1493

An actress having her makeup done. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1494

Identified as makeup being applied, could also be a photographer using a light meter. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, ca. 1939

Box 11, Items 1495

Property department at M-G-M. From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1496

Building a tree on a set. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1497

Making fog. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1498

Shellacking vegetables for filming. Unknown photographer, 1939

Box 11, Items 1499

Synchronizing recordings on discs to be played back and recorded onto film. By Coburn, 1939

Box 11, Items 1500

Using a Moviola to edit film. Photographer unknown, 1939

Box 11, Items 1561

Studebaker assembly line. From Studabaker-Pacific Corporation, 1939

Box 11, Items 1562

Assembly room, Douglas Aircraft. From Douglas Aircraft Company, Incorporated, 1939

Box 11, Items 1602

Lemon sizing machine. From California Fruit Growers Exchange, 1939

Box 11, Items 1609

Winery building on the Fenton M. Slaughter Estate. By Norton and Rollins, 1936

Box 11, Items 1632

Wine storage vats. From the Los Angeles County Chamber of Commerce, 1938

Box 11, Items 1635-1636

Mexican farm workers working in onion fields. Unknown photographer, ca. 1938

Box 11, Items 1637

Japanese farmer in his cucumber patch. Unknown photographer, ca. 1938

Box 11, Items 1649

Roping cattle on a ranch. By Horace Bristol, 1939

Box 11, Items 1654

Los Angeles Union Stock Yards building. By Luckhaus Studio, 1939

Box 11, Items 1658

Sheep drinking from a pond. By Horace Bristol, 1938

Box 11, Items 1659-1661

Sheepherding in Tarzana. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 11, Items 1662-1667

Sheepherding in the Antelope Valley. Unknown photographer, ca. 1937

Box 12, Items 1758

Sorting walnuts. By Art Streib, 1939

Box 12, Items 1770

Cotton fields, Imperial County. From the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 1938

Box 14, Items 2249

Marlin swordfish, Catalina. From Alma Overholt, Santa Catalina Island New Service, 1939

Box 14, Items 2254

Lawn bowling at Exposition Park. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 14, Items 2255

Card players at Exposition Park. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 15, Items 2534

Ostrich chicks hatching, Los Angeles Ostrich Farm. Possible FWP photograph. Unknown photographer, 1937

Box 15, Items 2535

View of the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm from street. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 15, Items 2537

Lions at Gay's Lion Farm. By Baron, 1938

Box 15, Items 2538

View of California Alligator Farm from street. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 15, Items 2552

San Diego Mission, rear of church. By Burton Burt, 1939

Box 18, Items 2783

Partially rebuilt adobe at 630 Castelar Street, Los Angeles. By Norton and Rollins, 1936

Box 18, Items 2785

Casa Figueroa. By Norton and Rollins, 1939

Box 18, Items 2809-2810

Two views of the Rancho La Brea Adobe. By Norton and Rollins, 1936

Box 18, Items 2820

The Bixby Adobe, Los Cerritos. By Norton and Rollins, 1940

Box 18, Items 2834

El Molino Viejo. By Norton and Rollins, 1936

Box 18, Items 2836

Titus Ranch. By Norton and Rollins, 1936

Box 18, Items 2842

Casa Ybarra. By Norton and Rollins, 1936

Box 18, Items 2843

Unoccupied adobe on Vejar Road near Walnut, California. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, ca. 1936

Box 18, Items 2847

Interior of the Fenton M. Slaughter Adobe, Chino. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, ca. 1936

Box 18, Items 2848

Interior of Slaughter Adobe, Chino. Unknown photographer, 1936

Box 18, Items 2853

Casa de San Rafael, Glendale. Unknown photographer, 1940

Box 18, Items 2856

Leonis Adobe, Calabasas. By Norton and Rollins, 1936

Box 18, Items 2869

Talemantes Estate Adobe, near Elizabeth Lake, California. By Norton and Rollins, 1940

Box 18, Items 2870-2871

Interior and exterior views of Casa Miguel Ortiz, Elizabeth Lake, California. Unknown photographer, 1940

Box 18, Items 2898

Unidentified adobe. Possible FWP. Unknown photographer, ca. 1936

Box 19, Items 3078

Cephalocereus Senilis (Old man cactus). By Viroque Baker, 1939