Views of Southern California: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Suzanne Oatey.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Photo Archives
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San Marino, California 91108
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Views of Southern California
Dates (inclusive): approximately 1880s
Collection Number: photCL 5
Extent: 10 photographs in 1 album : gelatin silver prints ; album 18 x 23 cm, images 9 x 11 cm, mounts 18 x 23 cm
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 small, personal album of amateur photographs documents a trip through Southern California, ca. 1880s, from San Juan Capistrano through San Diego County. Of note are views of Indian schools and dwellings in the San Diego area.
Language: English.
Note:
Finding aid last updated on February 25, 2015.

Access

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Administrative Information

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Views of Southern California, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Provenance unknown, in library as of 2012.

Scope and Content

This small, personal album of amateur photographs documents a trip through Southern California, ca. 1880s, from San Juan Capistrano through San Diego County. Of note are views of Indian schools and dwellings in the San Diego area. All of the photographs are accompanied by ink manuscript captions. Subjects are: Mission San Juan Capistrano; two views of people with horse and buggy on the shore near Oceanside; caves at La Jolla; adobe building at Old Town [San Diego, possibly Casa de Estudillo]; Indian schools in Old Mission Valley; people camping among the old olive trees on the Old Mission ranch; Sweetwater Dam; mud and brush huts at Agua Caliente; camping by the roadside before reaching Strawberry Valley [San Diego County].
The album has paper covers, tied with a ribbon binding. The cover has a hand-painted title: Views of Southern California. The compiler and photographer are unknown.

Alternative Form of Materials Available

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Indexing Terms

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Adobe buildings -- Photographs.
Camping -- 1880-1890 -- Photographs.
Indians of North America—California—San Diego County -- Photographs.
Indians of North America -- Education -- California -- Photographs.
Mission San Juan Capistrano -- Photographs.
Sweetwater Dam (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Indians of North America -- Missions -- California -- Photographs.
San Diego County (Calif.) -- Photographs.
Photograph Albums
Photographs


Collection Contents

Box 1

Photograph album

View album in the Huntington Digital Library.