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Photograph Album of California and the Pacific Coast: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Photograph Album of California and the Pacific Coast
    Dates (inclusive): approximately 1890s
    Collection Number: photCL 94
    Extent: 102 photographs in 1 album; album 28 x 35 cm (11 x 14 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 album contains typical commercial photographs of the towns and scenery of California, Oregon and Washington dating from the 1890s. Of note are early views of San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, Tacoma, and Seattle. There are also views of California missions and coastal landscapes. The Oregon photographs are of scenery only.
    Language: English.
    Note:
    Finding aid last updated on May 23, 2014.

    Access

    The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.  

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Photograph Album of California and the Pacific Coast. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of Ed Morrill on February 7, 1956.

    Scope and Content

    This album contains typical commercial photographs of the towns and scenery of California, Oregon and Washington dating from the 1890s. Of note are early views of San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, Tacoma, and Seattle. There are also views of California missions and coastal landscapes. The Oregon photographs are of scenery only.
    Photographs of California include San Diego; Casa de Estudillo in Old Town San Diego; Mission San Luis Rey, San Juan Capistrano, and Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara; San Luis Obispo; Confederate general James Longstreet’s Los Angeles home; the Bellevue Terrace Hotel; various Los Angeles homes; Pasadena; Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin’s Santa Anita ranch; San Francisco city scenes; and wilderness en route to Oregon. Oregon photographs show images of the Columbia River; Mt. Hood; Latourell Falls; Multnomah Falls; and nature scenes. Photographs of Washington state include Tacoma; Green River; Native Americans from an unidentified tribe; Seattle; and a portrait of Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle of the Suquamish tribe.
    Twenty-six of the pictures in this album were photographed by Isaiah West Taber and twenty-two were photographed by W.H.J. and Company. It may be that William H. Jeffers created those twenty-two photographs, as he was active in California during this time period. Other photographers who contributed to this album include Thomas H. Rutter, Charles B. Talbot, and Boyd & Braas (William F. Boyd and George H. Braas).
    The album spine is embossed with the title "California and Pacific Coast" and the photographs are mostly mounted double-sided. The initials of an unknown individual, “E.B.R.”, and the year 1897 are also embossed on the album’s spine.

    Arrangement

    The album is arranged geographically by state:
    • California
    • Oregon
    • Washington

    Indexing Terms

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

    Photographers

    Boyd, William F., 1848-, photographer.
    Braas, George H., photographer.
    Rutter, Thomas H., 1837-1925, photographer.
    Taber, I.W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912, photographer.

    Subjects

    Angeline, Suquamish Indian, -1896 -- Photographs.
    Hotel Del Monte (Monterey, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Lick Observatory -- Photographs.
    Mission San Juan Capistrano -- Photographs.
    San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Southern Pacific Railroad Company -- Photographs.
    Adobe houses -- Photographs.
    Blockhouses -- Photographs.
    Cinchona -- Photographs.
    Forests & fields -- Photographs.
    Hotels—California—Los Angeles -- Photographs.
    Houses—California—Los Angeles -- Photographs.
    Indians of North America--Northwest, Canadian -- Photographs.
    Lumber camps -- Photographs.
    Orange trees -- Photographs.
    Palms -- Photographs.
    Railroad trains -- Photographs.
    Salmon fishing -- Photographs.
    Santa Barbara Mission -- Photographs.
    Temples, Chinese -- Photographs.
    Avalon (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Columbia River. -- Photographs.
    Dana Point (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Golden Gate (Calif. : Strait) -- Photographs.
    Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Hollister Ranch (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Hood, Mount (Or.) -- Photographs.
    Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Monterey (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Mount Shasta (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Multnomah Falls (Or.) -- Photographs.
    Pasadena (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Rainer, Mount (Wash.) -- Photographs.
    Ravenna Park (Seattle, Wash.) -- Photographs.
    San Diego (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    San Luis Obispo (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Santa Barbara (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Santa Monica (Calif.) -- Photographs.
    Seattle (Wash.) -- Photographs.
    Snoqualmie Falls (Wash.) -- Photographs.
    Tacoma (Wash.) -- Photographs.
    Wilson, Mount (Calif. : Mountain) -- Photographs.

    Forms/Genres

    Cityscape photographs.
    Photograph albums.
    Photographs.
    Portraits.