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Glendora Historical Society Collection of B.D. Jackson Photographs and Negatives: Finding Aid
photCL 448  
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The Glendora Historical Society of B.D. Jackson Photographs and Negatives consists of 1202 black-and-white and color photographs (including postcards, stereographs, mounted photographs, and photograph albums) and 202 black-and-white and color negatives created by Southern California photographer B.D. Jackson (ca. 1850-1937) and/or collected by Jackson, his wife Cora, and his stepdaughter Ruth, between 1893 and 1951 (bulk 1920s-1930s). The collection provides a broad overview of the growth of many of the San Gabriel Valley's suburban communities as well as a survey of many notable landscapes of California and the American West. It also gives an overview of Jackson's career as a commercial, landscape, and scenic view photographer, and contains family photographs. The collection supplements and complements the B.D. Jackson Collection of Negatives and Photographs (photCL 332). Many of the negatives in the Jackson Collection exist in print form in the Glendora Collection, and many of the images in the Glendora Collection round out series in the Jackson Collection.
Bradford "Dan" Jackson (1850/51-1937) was born in Sullivan, Ohio around 1850. He began his career as a portrait photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1901, in search of a better climate, he moved to Pomona, California where he purchased a portrait studio. In addition to portrait work, he began photographing the surrounding towns and the mountains and beaches of Southern California. Jackson lived and worked at various times in Pomona, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Hollywood, La Canada, Glendora, La Crescenta, and Glendale, all of which figure in his work. Eventually he gave up the portrait aspect of the business and concentrated on landscape views for the production of stereographs and postcards. As he said, "Views don't talk back."
6.23 linear feet, 7 boxes
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.
Advance arrangements for viewing the unprinted negatives in the collection must be made with the Curator of Photographs. The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.