Lantern Slides of Southern California, Canada, and Other Miscellaneous Topics: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Michelle Sanchez.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Photo Archives
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Lantern Slides of Southern California, Canada, and Other Miscellaneous Topics
Dates (inclusive): approximately 1890-approximately 1930
Collection Number: photCL 518
Extent: 71 photographs in 3 boxes : lantern slides ; 8 x 10 cm. (3 x 4 in.)
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Photo Archives
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection contains 71 lantern slides of primarily unidentified scenes including slides depicting people, children, scenery, and farming. Many of these scenes appear to be in the Southern California area, though there are a few from other locales including Canada and England.
Language: English.
Note:
Finding aid last updated on March 20, 2015.

Access

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Administrative Information

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lantern Slides of Southern California, Canada, and Other Miscellaneous Topics, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Provenance unknown, in library as of 2012.

Scope and Content

This collection contains 71 lantern slides of primarily unidentified scenes including slides depicting people, children, scenery, and farming. Many of these scenes appear to be in the Southern California area, though there are a few from other locales including Canada and England. Among the identified slides are Mission San Gabriel; the Champlain Monument in Quebec, Canada; a 1798 letter to the Maryland Freemasons; the steamship “Parisian” in Liverpool, England; the Palmdale, California, train station; the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake; and Lucky Baldwin’s Ranch in Arcadia, California. Photographers are not identified.

Arrangement

The lantern slides are not arranged according to any organizational schema.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Baldwin, Elias Jackson, 1828-1909--Homes and haunts--Photographs.
Earthquakes--California--Santa Barbara--Photographs.
Freemasons--Maryland--History--Photographs
Hollister Ranch (Calif.)--Photographs.
Landscapes--Photographs.
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)--Photographs.
Railroad stations--California--Palmdale--Photographs.
Arcadia (Calif.)--Photographs.
Palmdale (Calif.)--Photographs.
Québec (Québec)--Photographs.
Santa Barbara (Calif.)--Photographs.

Forms/Genres

Lantern slides.
Photographs.


Collection Contents

 

Container List

Box 1

Lantern slides 1-31

Item  1

[Farmers with threshing machine]

Item  2

[Farmland?]

Item  3

[Two men standing. Mules hitched to farming machine]

Item  4

[Hitching mules up to farming equipment]

Item  5

[Men with farming equipment]

Item  6

[Harvesting hay]

Item  7

[Harvesting hay]

Item  8

[Horses pulling farming equipment]

Item  9

[Two men with saplings]

Item  10

[Two men with a tree sapling]

Item  11

[Mission San Gabriel]

Item  12

[Mission San Gabriel]

Item  13

[Four girls riding goats]

Item  14

[Girl sitting on top a cannon]

Item  15

[Girl in park with cannon]

Item  16

[Quebec, Canada]

Item  17

[Champlain Monument. Quebec, Canada]

Item  18

[Cactus plant]

Item  19

[Barren trees]

Item  20

[Stream]

Item  21

[Bridge over a river]

Item  22

[Stream?]

Item  23

[Creek]

Item  24

[Mountains]

Item  25

[Ocean and rocks. California]

Item  26

[Dirt road with palm and pine trees]

Item  27

[Lumber yard?]

Item  28

[Two men and a women in a tent]

Item  29

[Three men, two women in supply shed]

Item  30

[Statues of crucifixion scene]

Item  31

[Hotel?]

Box 2

Lantern slides 32-60

Item  32

[Letter to the Maryland Free Masons. 1798]

Item  33

[A Masonic lodge]

Item  34

[Bible pages]

Item  35

[Three men at a construction site(?)]

Item  36

[Construction?]

Item  37

[Workers at shipping docks]

Item  38

The Steamship “Parisian” in the Graving Dock. Liverpool [England]

Item  39

Aberdeen Bar at High Water [Sailing ships] [Scotland]

Item  40

Interior South Transept [of cathedral]. Kilwining [Scotland].

Item  41

[Church?]

Item  42

[Fountain?] [Damaged]

Item  43

[Railway line?]

Item  44

[Hillside railroad]

Item  45

[Men outside railroad station]

Item  46

[Palmdale, California, train station]

Item  47

[Palmdale, California, train station] [Variant of 46]

Item  48

[Map of route from Palmdale to Los Angeles, California]

Item  49

[Group of eleven men]

Item  50

[Group of men standing around]

Item  51

[Three people looking at wall]

Item  52

[Ruined building]

Item  53

[Ruined house]

Item  54

[Two small buildings]

Item  55

[Two men in horse-drawn cart]

Item  56

[Man in a horse and buggy]

Item  57

[Horse and buggy by a tree]

Item  58

[Man and his dog in a creek]

Item  59

[Santa Barbara earthquake. 1925]

Item  60

[City street]

Box 3

Lantern slides 61-71

Item  61

[Outdoor flower market]

Item  62

[Greek god statue on street corner] [Damaged]

Item  63

[Illegible caption] [Dirt road flanked by townhouses]

Item  64

[Beach pier]

Item  65

[Tents and wooden shacks]

Item  66

[Buildings by the mountains]

Item  67

[House seen through clearing in trees]

Item  68

[A lakeside town]

Item  69

[Lucky Baldwin’s Ranch. Santa Anita, California]

Item  70

[Self-recording thermometer]

Item  71

[Embroidery] [Damaged]