This collection is comprised of six
early-20th-century albums of uncertain provenance containing photographic prints, postcards,
and photomechanical reproductions that document the vacation experiences of the creator of
each album. Locales depicted are chiefly in Southern California, but also include areas
throughout the rest of California and the Western states and, in a few cases, in the Eastern
United States. The images document the California landscape and its native flora and fauna
as they appeared during the first decades of the 20th century. Subjects depicted include
missions, national parks, street scenes, domestic scenes, historic buildings, deserts,
beaches, mountains, and lakes.
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 Archives.