Santa Barbara Views, ca. 1875

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The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000

Santa Barbara Views, ca. 1875

BANC PIC 1984.004--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California

Berkeley, California 1997
Finding aid and digital representations of archival materials funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Processed and encoded by:
    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    December 1996
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Santa Barbara Views,
Date: ca. 1875
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1984.004--PIC
Extent: 20 photographic prints mounted on cardboard ; 14 x 22 cm. or smaller. 20 digital objects
Photographer: Hayward and Muzzall, W. J. Rea, and I. N. Cook. Others are unknown.
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is available for use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 by the reader.
Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Santa Barbara Views, ca. 1875 , BANC PIC 1984.004--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Related Collections

Title: Views of Santa Barbara, California, ca. 1910?,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.17165--PIC
Title: Stereoviews of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Mission San Gabriel, by Hayward & Muzzall,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1981.032--STER
Title: Views of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Vicinity from the Thomas M. Storke Collection., ca. 1880-ca. 1959,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.17178--PIC
Title: Views of Spanish Mission Buildings in California, Arizona, and Mexico, ca. 1830-ca. 1930,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1905.01923-.01990--PIC

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information


Scope and Content

This collection consists of 20 photographic prints mounted on cardboard (one is a stereograph) of views of Santa Barbara, California, ca. 1875. The photographers include Hayward & Muzzall, W. J. Rea, and I. N. Cook. Included are images of Santa Barbara adobes, Santa Barbara Mission, the Arlington Hotel, plants, a donkey cart, and rural scenes. The stereograph is a view of the "Old Mammoth Grape Vine." Captions are either typewritten or handwritten on the backs of the cardboard mountings and are reprinted in the container listing.

Container Listing


:1 Old Mammoth Grape Vine of Santa Barbara, Cal. on exhibition in Agricultural Hall, International Exhibition, 1876, by M. Sarver. "This is the largest and most Celebrated Vine in the world. It died and now the daughter Vine, a cutting from it, is the largest living Vine. The Queen's Vine at Hampton Court, England, ranks third. The Old Vine produced over six tons of grapes of most excellent quality annually. It is of the Mission variety brought from Spain by the early missionaries about the year 1770. Its diameter is over 18 inches, cover [sic] an area of 12,000 square feet, and is about 100 years old. Eight feet from the ground it branches out into 20 large limbs one of which is 27 inches in circumference. Its history is both interesting and romantic. It was the riding whip of Maria Marcelina de Dominquez, a young Spanish Lady, presented to her by her lover. She planted, reared and watched over it, till the day of her death in 1865, at the advanced age of 110 years.


:2 Large Grape Vine, Montecito, California. 48 years old. April 21st, 1884.


:3 Don Juan Forsters, San Juan, Los Angeles Co., Cal. Oct. 7th, '81. 146,000 acres. Photograph by Payne, Stanton & Co., Los Angeles.


:4 Sunday May 20th, '83. Hayward & Muzzall's. Views of Santa Barbara and Vicinity. For sale at McPhail's and Mrs. Summer's Stationery stores; also at Judd's Gallery, County Bank Building.


:5 Old Adobe House, Santa Barbara, Cal. April 21st, 1884.


:6 Pampas Grass, Santa Barbara, California, April 21st, 1884.


:7 Santa Barbara from the Mesa, Santa Barbara, Cal. April 21st, 1884.


:8 Donkey Cart, Santa Barbara, California, April 21st, 1884


:9 Free Fern. Ms. Dominicks place, Santa Barbara, Cal. April 21st, 1884.


:10 Old Mission Church. It is 160 feet long by sixty in width - its walls are eighty feet in thickness. The height the nave is forty feet. On the wall to the right hangs a picture representing a king and a monk up to their middle in the flames of purgatory. On the other side is a picture of hell. Immediately before the altar is a trapdoor opening into the vaults where are buried the missionary padres. Over the altar are many rich images of the saints. Three silver candlesticks five feet high and a silver crucifix of the same height with a golden image of the Savior suspended on it stand within the church. A door in the eastern wall leads to the cemetery.


:11 Old Adobe Building, Main St. opposite Clock Building, Santa Barbara, California, April 21st, 1884.


:12 "Snake Cactus". Found in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. The only known specimen. S.W. Faintor, 6/10/84


:13 Montecito - Santa Barbara Co., California, April 21st, 1884.


:14 Col. Nollistus House, Glen Annie, Santa Barbara, Cal. April 21st, 1884.


:15 Arlington Hotel, Santa Barbara, Cal. April 21, 1884.


:16 House of the De la guerras formerly belonging to the Don Jose de la Guerra of Noriega, father of Mrs. Alfred Robinson. Santa Barbara, California. April 21st, 1884.


:17 Old De la Guerra House, Santa Barbara, Calif.


:18 May 18, 1888. Old Spanish washtubs on the De la Guerra Estate, Santa Barbara, Cal.


:19 Cordero Adobe (Carrillo & S.B.)


:20 W.J. Rea, Photographer, Santa Barbara, Cala.