The Ernest Marquez Photograph Collection contains
photographic prints, negatives, photograph albums and ephemera compiled by collector
Ernest Marquez, focused on the development of Santa Monica and Los Angeles from
1860s to 1980s, as well as other cities throughout California. The collection
notably contains many 19th-century cabinet cards and stereographs, and a rare group
of negatives, ca. 1890-1908, by early Los Angeles historian and amateur photographer
George W. Hazard documenting the city at the turn of the century.
Ernest Marquez (b. 1924) is a descendant of Mexican land grantees who owned the
6,656-acre Rancho Boca de Santa Monica, comprising what is now Santa Monica Canyon
and parts of Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades, California.
Approximately 10,900 photographs and negatives + ephemera, in 97 boxes.
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.
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services
Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.