The Charles Kelly Photograph Collection is comprised of a photograph album of Kumeyaay and Pala subjects from various reservations
in San Diego County. The majority of the photographs are from the Inaja-Cosmit Reservation, but other locations include: Campo
Reservation, Pala Reservation, Mesa Grande Reservation, Warner Springs, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The collection
contains 35mm negatives, and prints of varying sizes: 35mm, 2.5 in. x 3.5 in., 2.5 in. x 4 in., 2.5 in. x 4.5 in., 2.75 in.
x 4.5 in., 3 in.x 4.75 in., 3 in. x 3.5 in., 3.5 in. x 3.5 in., 3.5 in. x 3.75 in., 3.5 in. x 5 in., 3.5 in. x 5.5 in., 3.5
in. x 6 in., 4 in. x 5, 5 in. x 7 in., 5.5 in. x 9 in., 8 in. x 10 in.
The Kelly family settled in southeastern San Diego County in 1860. Charles Kelly (b. 1881) was a rancher and a livestock raiser
following the footsteps of his father. He befriended the Indians who were moving from Vallecitos Valley between 1860 and 1875.
In 1900, most of the Kelly ranch was converted to the Inaja-Cosmit Reservation.