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Photograph album of Yosemite and Lake County, California Album 1. circa 1908

Physical Description: 0.6 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Album Scope and Content Summary

One photograph album measuring 32 x 26 cm and depicting Yosemite and Lake County, California. It consists of 193 black-and-white photographs (silver gelatin) of various sizes mounted on black paper. Pages 35-36 are blank as are page 57 and following. The photographs do not have dates or captions, but "1908" is written in pencil on the first page. The photographs focus on four women who were part of a larger touring party. In addition to landscape shots, the photographs feature the touring party posing in front of scenic backdrops and engaged in various leisure activities.
142 photographs are of Yosemite, including 27 panoramic shots. Photographs of Yosemite include shots of Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, the Sentinel Hotel, and the Camp Lost Arrow campground and office. Photographs also include 4 shots of "Indian Lucy" Brown, one of the original Yosemite Native Americans found in the valley at the time of its first exploration by white men in 1851. Indian Lucy was said to have been nearly 120 years old at the time of her death (circa 1920) and is buried in Yosemite Cemetery.
52 photographs are of Lake County, California, featuring the Seigler Springs resort area, surrounding lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and "The Geysers," an active geothermal area within the Clear Lake volcanic field.
 

Yosemite, California

box 1, album 1, item 1

Four women and one man astride horses and mules in a forest circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 2-3

Interior forest, including horse drawn wagon passing through tunnel of giant tree trunk circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 4-7

Panoramic views of Yosemite Valley, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and El Capitan circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 7

Baseball game in Yosemite Valley circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 8-15

Waterfalls, rivers, and gorges, including Yosemite Falls and El Capitan circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 16-17

Landscapes and geologic features, including Half Dome circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 17-25

Touring party on trail rides, posing in front of scenic views, and at Lost Arrow campground circa 1908

Scope and Contents note

Page 20 includes two photographs of Indian Lucy.
box 1, album 1, item 26-27

Landscape photographs, including Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 28

Touring party group portraits circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 29

Uniformed men racing on horseback, Lost Arrow camp meeting, and Sentinel Hotel with horse drawn wagons and passengers in front circa 1908

box 1, album 1, album 30

Lost Arrow camp meetings and Indian Lucy weaving a basket circa 1908

box 1, album 1

Landscape shots and "1st Regt. League of the Cross Cadets" band playing instruments beneath a tree circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 31

Unidentified river and dam from moving train circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 33

Camp Lost Arrow Office and campground, and one shot of Indian Lucy circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 34

Touring party group portrait circa 1908

 

Lake County, California

box 1, album 1, item 37

Mountainous landscape, waterfall with waterwheel, and snowcapped mountain with buildings in foreground circa 1908

Scope and Contents note

One building has "Wright's" painted on roof overhang.
box 1, album 1, item 38-46

Rivers, lakes, gorges, waterfalls, and geysers circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 47-50

Geysers and small town at the foot of a mountain circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 51

Touring party crossing bridge near geysers and camp meeting circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 52

Close-ups of geysers and touring party crossing bridge near geysers circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 53

Seigler Springs resort and country road circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 54

Lake scenes and unidentified Victorian building with automobiles parked in front circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 55

Lake scenes circa 1908

box 1, album 1, item 56

Seigler Springs resort, out buildings, and unidentified Victorian building circa 1908

 

Photograph album of Southern California and other locations Album 2. 1909-1913

Physical Description: 0.6 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Album Scope and Content Summary

One photograph album measuring 37.5 x 28.5 cm and consisting of black-and-white photographs and color photomechanical reproductions mounted on black paper. Photographs are generally captioned, some with information about the location and, less frequently, dates. Photographs depict locations throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Riverside, San Diego, and the Santa Barbara, San Gabriel, and San Juan Capistrano missions. There are a large number of photographs depicting Kern County locales, including oil fields and bathers in the Kern River, and a series documenting an automobile journey from Los Angeles to Bakersfield in 1910. Photographs also depict other California locations, such as Santa Cruz, Berkeley, and Paso Robles, as well as residences in Pennsylvania. The album also includes color photomechanical reproductions of locations in Colorado and Utah.
box 2, album 2, item 1-2

Kern County, California oil fields 1909

box 2, album 2, item 3-4

Pasadena and Long Beach, California 1909, undated

box 2, album 2, item 4

Catalina Island, Avalon, California 1909

box 2, album 2, item 5

Santa Cruz, Paso Robles, and San Carlos Borromeo Mission in Carmel, California 1909

box 2, album 2, item 6-9

Denver, Colorado, and environs 1909

Scope and Contents note

Includes color photomechanical reproductions.
box 2, album 2, item 10-12

Colorado Springs, Colorado, and environs ca. 1909

Scope and Contents note

Includes color photomechanical reproductions.
box 2, album 2, item 13-17

Colorado scenes color photomechanical reproductions undated

box 2, album 2, item 18

Glenwood Springs, Colorado color photomechanical reproductions undated

box 2, album 2, item 19-21

Colorado scenes color photomechanical reproductions undated

box 2, album 2, item 22-28

Salt Lake City and Saltair (amusement pier), Utah undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes color photomechanical reproductions.
box 2, album 2, item 29-32

Utah scenes color photomechanical reproductions undated

box 2, album 2, item 33

San Juan Capistrano Mission, California undated

box 2, album 2, item 33

Tijuana, Mexico undated

box 2, album 2, item 33-34

San Diego County, California 1909, undated

box 2, album 2, item 34

Pomona, California undated

box 2, album 2, item 35

San Gabriel Mission, California 1909

box 2, album 2, item 35

Somerset, Pennsylvania 1909

box 2, album 2, item 35-41

Kern County, California oil fields 1910, undated

box 2, album 2, item 42-48

Kern County, California domestic scenes, including bathing in the Kern River 1910, undated

box 2, album 2, item 49-51

Los Angeles to Bakersfield, California automobile journey, including Los Angeles and Newhall, California 1910

box 2, album 2, item 52

Tehachapi, California undated

box 2, album 2, item 52

Atlantic City, New Jersey, portraits 1910-1911

box 2, album 2, item 53-54

Kern County, California (?), "The lease" 1911

box 2, album 2, item 55

Walker's Basin, California 1911

box 2, album 2, item 55

San Diego, California undated

box 2, album 2, item 56-57

Santa Monica, California, races and domestic scenes 1912

box 2, album 2, item 58

Los Baños, California and unidentified location 1912

box 2, album 2, item 59

Berkeley, California undated

box 2, album 2, item 59

Paso Robles, California 1912

box 2, album 2, item 59

Santa Barbara Mission, California undated

box 2, album 2, item 60

Santa Cruz, California and environs undated

box 2, album 2, item 60-63

Los Angeles and Pasadena, California residences 1913, undated

box 2, album 2, item 64

Kern County, California oil fields and lease 1913

box 2, album 2, item 65

Topanga Pass, California 1913

box 2, album 2, item 65-66

Mt. Roubidoux, Riverside, and Redlands, California 1913

box 2, album 2, item 67

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, residence 1912-1913

box 2, album 2, item 68

Interior views of unknown residence, loose photographic prints undated

 

Photograph album of California and the West Album 3. 1913-1914

Physical Description: 0.6 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Album Scope and Content Summary

One photograph album measuring 31 x 26 cm and containing black-and-white photographs mounted on black paper. The first page of the album bears the caption "Scenes of California and West," and several of the same people appear in photographs throughout the album. Photographs in the first two-thirds of the album are individually captioned, frequently with dates, while those in the final third of the album are uncaptioned. Photographs depict locations throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Gabriel Mission, Mt. Wilson, Mt. Baldy, San Gabriel Mountains vistas, Long Beach, San Pedro and Point Fermin, and Catalina Island. Northern California locations include the Yosemite Valley and San Francisco. Photographs of areas in other Western states include Winslow and Flagstaff, Arizona; Denver and Trinidad, Colorado; Salt Lake City and Saltair (amusement pier), Utah; Reno, Nevada; and the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
box 3, album 3, item 1

Williams, Arizona 1913

box 3, album 3, item 1-2

Winslow, Arizona 1913

box 3, album 3, item 1

Trinidad, Colorado 1913

box 3, album 3, item 2, 5

Flagstaff, Arizona 1913

box 3, album 3, item 2

Dodge City, Kansas 1913

box 3, album 3, item 2-3

Views from the Santa Fe train in Arizona 1913

box 3, album 3, item 4-5

Los Angeles, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 4

Glendale, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 6-7

San Pedro and Point Fermin, California 1913

box 3, item 3, item 8-9

Eaton's Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 9

Mt. Wilson, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 10-11

San Gabriel Mountains, near Montrose and Pasadena, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 12-13

Catalina Island and Avalon, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 14-15

Pasadena and Arroyo Seco, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 15-16

Los Angeles, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 17

University of Southern California and Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 18

San Gabriel Mission, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 19

San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 20

Long Beach, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 20

Puddingstone Canyon, San Dimas, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 21-22

Los Angeles, California parks 1913

box 3, album 3, item 22

Los Angeles, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 23-25

Mt. Wilson, California 1913

box 3, album 3, item 26-28

Los Angeles, California buildings and residences 1913

box 3, album 3, item 29

San Francisco, California undated

box 3, album 3, item 30

Salt Lake City and Saltair (amusement pier), Utah 1913

box 3, album 3, item 31

Denver and Royal Gorge, Colorado undated

box 3, album 3, item 32

Rocky Mountains near Leadville, Colorado undated

box 3, album 3, item 32

Reno, Nevada undated

box 3, album 3, item 33-35

Grand Canyon, Arizona undated

box 3, album 3, item 36-39

Yosemite Valley, California 1914

box 3, album 3, item 40

Mt. Baldy, California 1914

box 3, album 3, item 41-42

Unidentified locations undated

box 3, album 3, item 43-48

Blank pages

box 3, album 3, item 49-51

Domestic scenes, unidentified locations undated

box 3, album 3, item 52-56

Blank pages

box 3, album 3, item 57-67

Unidentified domestic scenes and views of residences, formal gardens, mountains, and deserts, possibly in California undated

 

Photograph album of Southern California Album 4. 1919-1920

Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Album Scope and Content Summary

One photograph album measuring 28.5 x 18.5 cm and containing approximately 120 black-and-white photographs, three photographic postcards, and clippings mounted on black paper. The album depicts family and school outings to beach and mountain destinations in Southern California. Locales include the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Lake, Little Bear Lake, Glen Ranch, Lytle Creek, Lone Pine Canyon, Mount Lowe, Balboa Beach, and Glen Ivy Hot Springs. Dates were recorded for most groups of photographs, and most individual photographs have captions identifying the location and/or subject.
Although the provenance of the album is unknown, the creator of the album appears in some photographs and identifies herself as "me" in the captions. Female chaperones/teachers present in photographs of the Glendora Foothill School outing appear in other photographs throughout the album, implying that the creator of the album may have been a coworker of these teachers. Persons identified by name in the photographs include Mr. and Mrs. Jacobsmeyer and baby, Mrs. Johnson and baby, Lillian Lewis, Mrs. Sutherland, Miss Weatherby, Mr. Dunn, Miss Wybro, and Ethel Lunn.
 

San Bernardino Mountain region, "Summer of 1919"

box 4, album 4, item 1

"Yucca (Spanish Bayonata)" 1919

box 4, album 4, item 2-4

Brochure clippings about the San Bernardino Mountains 1919

Scope and Contents note

Includes a map titled "Rim of the World Drive."
box 4, album 4, item 5-6

Camp Radford and landscape 1919

box 4, album 4, item 7-8

Sawmill 1919

box 4, album 4, item 9

"On the way to Forse Falls" 1919

box 4, album 4, item 10-11

"Forse Falls" 1919

box 4, album 4, item 12-15

Big Bear Lake, hiking trails, and Mt. Grayback 1919

box 4, album 4, item 16

Pine Rest Lodge magazine clipping 1919

box 4, album 4, item 17-18

Skyland Heights 1919

box 4, album 4, item 19

Inspiration Point 1919

box 4, album 4, item 20-22

Landscapes, including San Gabriel Range 1919

box 4, album 4, item 23

"Eye of the World" rock and multi-passenger, convertible automobile 1919

box 4, album 4, item 24-27

Little Bear Lake and surrounding landscape 1919

box 4, album 4, item 28

"Pinecrest Mt. Resort" brochure clippings 1919

 

Balboa Beach (Balboa Island, Orange County) "Summer of 1920"

box 4, album 4, item 30-31

Balboa Bay photographic postcards 1920

box 4, album 4, item 32

"Hydroplane starting up" with homes in the background 1920

box 4, album 4, item 33-38

Glendora Foothill School outing, including teachers and uniformed students at the beach 1920

box 4, album 4, item 39

"The Ledges" 1920

box 4, album 4, item 40

Goodyear Blimp flying over the ocean 1920

box 4, album 4, item 41-44

Ladies in the surf and on the sand 1920

 

Glen Ranch (San Bernardino County) and surrounding area

box 4, album 4, item 46-49

Landscapes, campsite, automobile, horse and wagon, and group photos undated

box 4, album 4, item 50-52

Lytle Creek, "Sharp Trail," and Lone Pine Canyon undated

box 4, album 4, item 53

Clouds over Glen Ranch undated

box 4, album 4, item 56-57

Mt. Lowe (San Gabriel Mountains) 1920

 

Glen Ivy Hot Springs "Xmas time 1920"

 

Hotel Glen Ivy, Glen Ivy Hot Springs (Riverside County)

box 4, album 4, item 58

Hotel Glen Ivy photographic postcard 1920

box 4, album 4, item 59

Cottage and rose arbor 1920

box 4, album 4, item 60-62

Hotel, orange groves, and surrounding area 1920

box 4, album 4, item 63

View of Mascal Canyon and hotel 1920

box 4, album 4, item 64-67

Views from hiking trail "on the way to the Peak" 1920

box 4, album 4, item 68

"Seed time," shot of flora 1920

box 4, album 4, item 69

"The lake at evening" 1920

 

Photograph album of Southern California Album 5. 1921-1923, undated

Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Album Scope and Content Summary

One photograph album measuring 28.5 x 18.5 cm and containing black-and-white photographs mounted on black paper. Each photograph has a caption, and infrequently a date, written on the lower border. The provenance of the album is unknown, though it is clear from one caption that the album's creator lived in Claremont, California. The album may possibly have belonged to a member of the Duvall or Hart families, who are identified by these surnames in the caption of one photograph.
Photographs in the album appear to document travels of the creator and family members around Southern California in the early 1920s. Southern California locales pictured include Claremont; Pasadena; the San Gabriel, San Fernando, and San Juan Capistrano missions; Camulos Rancho; the California desert; Riverside, Catalina Island, Laguna Beach, and San Diego. In addition, there are photographs of a camping trip into San Antonio Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains.
box 5, album 5, item 1-5

Domestic scenes in Claremont area, including the Claremont colleges campus 1921-1922

box 5, album 5, item 3

Pasadena undated

box 5, album 5, item 4

San Gabriel Mission undated

box 5, album 5, item 6

San Fernando Mission undated

box 5, album 5, item 7

Camulos Rancho, "Ramona's birthplace" undated

box 5, album 5, item 8

Santa Barbara undated

box 5, album 5, item 9-10

Scout camp scenes, possibly in the San Gabriel Mountains undated

box 5, album 5, item 11-13

California desert scenes, including Mecca, Painted Canyon, and Palm Canyon 1922

box 5, album 5, item 14

Domestic scenes, possibly Claremont 1922

box 5, album 5, item 15-16

Mission Inn, Riverside undated

box 5, album 5, item 17

Mojave Desert and Joshua trees 1922

box 5, album 5, item 18

Laguna Beach coastline undated

box 5, album 5, item 18

La Jolla coastal cave undated

box 5, album 5, item 19, 24-25

Camping in San Antonio Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains 1922

box 5, album 5, item 20, 22-23

San Juan Capistrano Mission undated

box 5, album 5, item 20-21

San Diego, "Ramona's marriage place" undated

box 5, album 5, item 22-23

San Diego, Sunset Cliffs undated

box 5, album 5, item 26

Elsinore area undated

box 5, album 5, item 27

Boy Scout camp in Barrett Canyon, San Gabriel Mountains 1922

box 5, album 5, item 28

Domestic scenes, possibly Claremont undated

box 5, album 5, item 29-33

Catalina Island and Avalon 1922

box 5, album 5, item 34

Domestic scenes, possibly Claremont undated

box 5, album 5, item 35

Loose photographs, domestic scenes, Berkeley and possibly Claremont 1922-1923

 

Photograph album of California, Oregon, and Arizona Album 6. 1922, 1924

Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet
General Physical Description note: no content

Album Scope and Content Summary

One album of vacation photographs and postcards depicting locations throughout California from 1922 and 1924. Measuring 28.5 x 18 cm, the album contains more than 250 black-and-white photographs, postcards, and photogravures mounted on black paper. Each item is labeled with its location, subject(s), and in some instances, the month and year it was taken. Southern California locales include Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Riverside, Fullerton, Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano, and Catalina Island. Northern California locales include Monterey, the San Francisco Bay area, and Stanford University. Outdoor recreation areas such as the California Redwood Park, Big Basin State Park, the Muir Woods, Camp Baldy, and Arrowhead Lake are also featured. Although the majority of the photographs depict places in California, the album also contains views of Crater Lake, Oregon; Glacier National Park, Montana; and a 1922 horseback excursion to Arizona's Grand Canyon. Many of the images of Oregon's Crater Lake and the redwood parks are postcards, both in color and black and white.
Although the provenance and the photographer of the album are unknown, it is possible that both are connected with a man and woman who appear in many of the photographs and are identified in the captions as D.M. Carroll and Jean Miller Carroll, respectively. The album's provenance also could be connected to a woman identified in the captions as Mrs. Florence Sands Murray, whose Alhambra, California home appears in the album.
The leather-bound album includes, in addition to the photographs and postcards mentioned above, one small tintype depicting an image similar to a San Gabriel Mission photograph in the album. A large photograph of the San Juan Capistrano mission and one of Camp Baldy are both hand tinted.
box 6, album 6, item 1-7

Los Angeles, California 1924

Scope and Contents note

Places depicted include Lafayette Park, views from Bryson Apartments, Wilshire Blvd., Westlake Park, Laurel Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Griffith Park, and Exposition Park.
box 6, album 6, item 6-7

Pomona, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 8-12

San Gabriel Mission, California 1924

Scope and Contents note

One 6 x 4.5 cm tintype in an envelope at the back of the album is of an image that closely matches a photographic print on page nine of two Native American men and one Caucasian woman in front of the San Gabriel Mission, 1924.
box 6, album 6, item 12-13

D. M. Carroll and Jean Miller Carroll with friends 1924

box 6, album 6, item 14

Riverside, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 14-15

Fullerton, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 15-16

Pasadena, California "Flower parade" (Rose Parade) 1924

box 6, album 6, item 16-17

San Fernando Mission, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 17-21

San Juan Capistrano Mission, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 21-22

Laguna Beach, Arch Beach, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 23

Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano, California, views of the Pacific Coast 1924

box 6, album 6, item 24

Camp Baldy, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 24-25

Alhambra, California home of Florence Sands Murray 1924

box 6, album 6, item 25

San Gabriel, California home of W. S. Prough 1924

box 6, album 6, item 26-34

Camp Baldy, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 35-39

Arrowhead Lake and Big Bear Lake, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 39

Mrs. W. E. Adair and friends 1924

box 6, album 6, item 40-43

Catalina Island, Avalon, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 43-45

San Francisco Bay, California area 1924

box 6, album 6, item 45-47

Palo Alto, California and Stanford University 1924

box 6, album 6, item 47-53

Santa Barbara, California photographs and color postcards 1924

box 6, album 6, item 51

San Luis Obispo Mission, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 54-59

Monterey, California 1924

box 6, album 6, item 60-64

California Redwood Park, Big Basin State Park, Muir Woods 1924

box 6, album 6, item 64-67

Crater Lake, Oregon 1924

box 6, album 6, item 68-71

Crater Lake, Oregon postcards undated

General Physical Description note: Hand-colored photogravures
box 6, album 6, item 72-77

Glacier National Park, Montana 1924

box 6, album 6, item 78-79

Crater Lake, Oregon, series of mini postcards undated

General Physical Description note: Hand-colored photogravures
box 6, album 6, item 80-85

Glacier National Park, Montana 1924

box 6, album 6, item 87

San Antonio Canyon, Camp Baldy, tinted photograph 1924

box 6, album 6, item 89

San Juan Capistrano Mission, tinted photograph 1924

box 6, album 6, item 90-94

Grand Canyon, Arizona 1922

box 6, album 6, item 95

Wawona, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park 1922