Photographic Travel Album of the Southern and Western United States: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Michelle Sanchez.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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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

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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.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Photograph album

Item 1

S.S. Momus. New Orleans, Louisiana

Item 2

Rex Carnival Parade. New Orleans, Louisiana

Item 3

French Courtyard. New Orleans, Louisiana

Item 4

City Park. New Orleans, Louisiana

Item 5

Woodland scene. Southerland [Sutherland] Springs, Texas

Item 6

Dutch windmill. Victoria, Texas

Item 7

The “Alamo”. San Antonio, Texas

Item 8

San Jose Mission. San Antonio, Texas

Item 9

Castle Rock, Texas

Item 10

Devil’s River. Texas

Item 11

San Xavier Mission. Tucson, Arizona

Item 12

Casa Grande ruins. Florence, Arizona

Item 13

Superstition Mountains. Arizona

Item 14

Palm Canyon near Palm Springs. California

Item 15

Mission San Juan Capistrano. California

Item 16

Orange grove. Riverside, California

Item 17

Summit of Rubidoux Drive. Riverside, California

Item 18

Mt. San Bernardino from Smiley Heights. Redlands, California

Item 19

Mission San Gabriel. California

Item 20

West Lake Park [MacArthur Park]. Los Angeles, California

Item 21

Ocean Park. California

Item 22

Avalon Bay. Santa Catalina Island. California

Item 23

Long Beach, California

Item 24

Mission San Fernando. California

Item 25

Ramona’s house. Camulos, California

Item 26

Hotel Potter. From Plaza Del Mar. Santa Barbara, California

Item 27

Santa Barbara, California

Item 28

Sunken gardens of a Santa Barbara home. California

Item 29

Mission Santa Barbara. California [3 monks by fountain]

Item 30

Mission Santa Barbara. California [Monk looking out window]

Item 31

Cliffs near Santa Barbara. California

Item 32

Breaking surf. Point Concepcion [Conception]. California

Item 33

Oak trees—Santa Ysabel Hot Springs near Paso Robles Hot Springs. California

Item 34

Mission San Miguel near Paso Robles Hot Springs. California [Front view of mission]

Item 35

Mission San Miguel near Paso Robles Hot Springs. California [Arches of courtyard]

Item 36

Laguna Del Rey. Hotel Del Monte. California

Item 37

The Ostrich [tree]—on seventeen mile drive near Del Monte, California

Item 38

Midway point on seventeen mile drive near Del Monte, California

Item 39

Sunset on Carmel Bay—California

Item 40

Carmel Mission. Near Monterey, California

Item 41

Natural bridge—Santa Cruz, California

Item 42

Market and Kearny Sts. San Francisco, California

Item 43

East from Fairmont Hotel. San Francisco, California

Item 44

Chinatown—San Francisco, California

Item 45

Japanese Tea Garden. Golden Gate Park. San Francisco, California

Item 46

Portals of the Past—Golden Gate Park. San Francisco, California [Remains of entranceway to

Item 47

A.N. Towne’s mansion]

Item 48

Breaking surf—Lands End. San Francisco, California

Item 49

View from Summit of Mt. Tamalpais. California

Item 50

Muir Woods near Mt. Tamalpais. California