Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Helen Messinger Murdoch autochrome views of Margaret Baylor's garden and other Santa Barbara area scenery [graphic].
BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 1; BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 2; BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 3; BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 4; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Helen Messinger Murdoch autochrome views of Margaret Baylor's garden and other Santa Barbara area scenery

Creator/Contributor:

Murdoch, Helen Messinger., creator

Abstract:

Autochrome views of the Santa Barbara garden of Margaret Baylor and of the countryside around Santa Barbara and Ojai. Baylor appears posing in her garden in a few photographs. Another woman who is perhaps Murdoch also appears with Baylor in one image. Also depicted is the Recreation Center founded by Baylor in Santa Barbara; views of an unidentified building, perhaps also in Santa Barbara; and views of an automobile taken at a few backroad locations. Also inlcudes an autochrome viewer, and original boxes from autochrome manufacturer A. Lumière et Ses Fils and viewing screen manufacturer Paget.

Date:

ca. 1915 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Baylor, Margaret -- -1924 -- Portraits
Murdoch, Helen Messinger -- Pictorial works
Gardens -- California -- Santa Barbara -- Pictorial works
Leisure -- California -- Santa Barbara -- Pictorial works
Automobile travel -- California -- Pictorial works
Santa Barbara (Calif.) -- Pictorial works

Note:

3 autochromes signed by photographer: H.M. Murdoch.
Title devised by cataloger.
RESTRICTED COLLECTION: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Purchase; from Dawson's Book Shop; 2010.
Helen Messinger Murdoch was born in Boston, Mass. in 1860. She worked, lectured and exhibited in London, England, where she became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1912. She was an accomplished portrait and travel photographer and made extensive use of the autochrome process.
Margaret Baylor was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was an active figure in the settlement house movement. In 1914 Baylor founded the Recreation Center in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Type:

graphic
Autochromes.

Physical Description:

graphic
9 boxes (32 autochromes, 1 negative and 1 viewer) : glass, color and b&w ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 1
BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 2
BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 3
BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 4
BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 5
BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 6
BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 7
BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 8
BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE box 9
BANC PIC 2010.048--CASE

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED COLLECTION: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.