This collection comprises an album of
66 studio photographs, carte de visites, and tintypes of early and prominent Californio
family members. The families are predominantly from the Orange County area and include the
prolific and prominent Yorbas, Peraltas, and Sepulvedas, the first three land grant families
that received titles for areas which include the present day UC Irvine campus from King
Ferdinand VII of Spain in the early 19th century. Also included are portraits of members
from the Avilas, Burruel, Dryden, Gless, Landell, Lugos, Pryor, and Ríos families.
Individual and group portraits of adults predominate, although there are a number of child
and infant portraits. Also of interest are photographs of wedding party; Soledad Pryor
Landell and Peregrina Yorba bridal portraits, and an unidentified priest. Several of the 17
tinypes are hand-colored.
Property rights reside with the University of California. These materials are in the public
domain. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special
Collections and University Archives.