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Photographic Travel Album of the Southern and Western United States: Finding Aid
photCL 230  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Photographic Travel Album of the Southern and Western United States
    Dates: approximately 1910s
    Collection Number: photCL 230
    Extent: 49 photographs in 1 album; album 26 x 30.5 cm. (10 x 12 in.).
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This personal album features artistically-composed photographs of often-visited sights and scenery from Louisiana to the Western United States. The photographs were taken by an unknown photographer, and were beautifully printed and mounted, with hand-lettered ink captions. Thirty-six of the 49 photographs are of California cities, landmarks or landscapes, but there are also views of New Orleans, Texas, and Arizona.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Photographic Travel Album of the Southern and Western United States. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Provenance unknown; in Library as of 2012

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This personal album features artistically-composed photographs of often-visited sights and scenery from Louisiana to the Western United States. The photographs were taken by an unknown photographer, and were beautifully printed and mounted, with hand-lettered ink captions. Thirty-six of the forty-nine photographs are of California cities, landmarks or landscapes, but there are also views of New Orleans, Texas, and Arizona.
    This collection includes photographs of Missions San Gabriel, San Juan Capistrano; San Fernando, Santa Barbara, San Miguel, and Carmel; Chinatown in San Francisco; Golden Gate Park; Mt. Tamalpais; Hotel Potter in Santa Barbara; Los Angeles; Long Beach; Avalon Bay in Santa Catalina Island; Riverside, California; Ocean Park; and Rancho Camulos. Of note are two photos at the Santa Barbara Mission that include clergy posed in the scenes. Other California locations include Redlands, Riverside and city scenes in San Francisco. There are views of buildings in New Orleans; the Alamo (San Antonio, Texas); San Xavier Mission (Texas); the ruins of Casa Grande (Arizona); and landscapes of Texas and Arizona.
    This album was probably owned by "C. W. Hornick," whose name is engraved on the album’s front cover; he may also be the photographer.
    Item titles transcribed from written captions for each photograph.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  
    Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Photographs.
    Casa Grande (Ariz.) -- Photographs.
    Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    MacArthur Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Photographs.
    Mission San Juan Capistrano -- Photographs.
    Mission San Miguel Arcangel (San Miguel, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Mission San Xavier del Bac (Tucson, Ariz.) -- Photographs.
    San Fernando, Rey de España (Mission: San Fernando, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Santa Barbara Mission -- Photographs.
    Arizona -- Photographs.
    Avalon (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Long Beach (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    New Orleans (La.) -- Photographs.
    Riverside (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Santa Barbara (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Texas -- Photographs.
    Photograph Albums.
    Photographs.