The Puck Collection consists of more than 11,000 photographs and negatives both taken and collected by Los Angeles resident
and local history enthusiast Charles Puck (1882-1968),
which he donated to the Historical Society of Southern California over more than twenty years in the mid-20th century.
The photographs date from 1864 to 1963 (bulk 1920s-1950s) and depict buildings, monuments, civic happenings, modes of
flora and fauna, and anything else that captured his particular interests. Puck compiled several scrapbooks on topics
such as adobes and buildings of Los Angeles, illustrating them with his photographs
and annotating them with historical anecdotes and personal recollections. Puck also collected the work of noted Los Angeles
photographers like Charles C. Pierce and James B. Blanchard to supplement his
own archive. At the time of his final donation to the Historical Society of Southern California, Puck had amassed a large
array of images documenting the changing face of Los Angeles and its environs.
in 42 boxes (30.29 linear feet)
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