The Huntington Library's Collection of Panoramic Photographs,
1851-1995, depicts a wide variety of subjects and provides an important resource for the
visual history of the United States, with a particular emphasis on California and the
American West. Subjects include landscapes, group portraits, and miscellaneous views.
The collection also contains photographs by some of the better known photographers and
photographic firms of the first part of the twentieth century. Photographers and
publishers represented in the collection include Charles Z. Bailey; Bailey and Ramsey;
Bryant Studio; Bunnell Photo Shop; California Panorama Company; Bell Clements; Fay Foto
Service; R. J. Gallagher; George. R. Lawrence Company; J.D. Givens; Gordon Panoramic
Photo Company; Griffith Photo; Harris Photographic Company; Karen Halverson; George W.
Hazard; L. M. Hermance; Hiller; Hughes Photos; B. Isensee; William Henry Jackson;
Michael Kolster; I. L. Maduro; Mayhart Studio; C. R. Nock; Panorama Publishing Company;
Pettit's Studio; Photo News Service; C. C. Pierce; A.C. Pillsbury; Pillsbury Picture
Company; Prince Photo; G. H. Rice; H.H. Rideout; Sanford and Black Photo News Service;
Thompson; O.A. Tunnell; H.A. Varble; Miles F. Weaver; and West Coast Art
approximately 150 photographs in 9 boxes
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.
Advance arrangements for viewing the panoramas 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, contact Reader