Photograph Album of California and the Pacific Coast: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Michelle Sanchez.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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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

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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.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Photograph Album

 

California

Physical Description: 62 photographs
Box 1, Item 1

San Diego, New Town [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 2

Cinohona Rubra or Quinine Tree. R.R. Morrison, San Diego. [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 3

Dana’s Point [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 4

Ramona’s Marriage Place—Old San Diego [Casa de Estudillo] [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 5

Mission of San Luis Rey, Cal. [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 6

Mission San Luis Rey, Cal.—founded 1798—ruins of cloisters [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 7

Mission of San Juan Capistrano, Cal. [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 8

Sago Palm, Los Angeles, Cal. [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 9

Rose Cottage, South Spring St., Los Angeles, Cal. [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 10

Longstreet’s Home, Los Angeles, Cal. [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 11

The Old Palms of San Pedro St. [Los Angeles]

Box 1, Item 12

[325 West Adams Blvd. (NE corner of Hope)—now [1960] occupied by the Crippled Children’s Society of LA County. Hooker (John D. and Katherine P.) Residence. [See

Box 1, Item 13

Avenue of Pepper Trees—11 Y Street—Los Angeles, Cal. [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 14

Bellevue Terrace. Pearl St., Cor. Sixth [Los Angeles]

Box 1, Item 15

Umbrella Trees on East Jefferson St.

Box 1, Item 16

On the Trail to Wilson’s Peak [Mount Wilson]

Box 1, Item 17

Snow Scene on Wilson’s Peak [Mount Wilson]

Box 1, Item 18

Lucky Baldwin’s Santa Anita’s Ranch, San Gabriel, Cal. [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 19

Pasadena and Sierra Madre Mountains from the Raymond [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 20

Orange Grove from Sierra Madre Villa [Pasadena]

Box 1, Item 21

Orange Picking at W.B. Russell’s, Riverside

Box 1, Item 22

Avalon, Santa Catalina Island

Box 1, Item 23

Family Goup [sic], Santa Monica [View of ocean rocks]

Box 1, Item 24

An Orange Tree, with Fruit and Blossoms, San Gabriel Valley, California [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 25

Santa Barbara from the Aloha [View of Santa Barbara] [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 26

Garden, Santa Barbara Mission [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 27

West from the Mission Santa Barbara [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 28

Big Grape-vine near Santa Barbara [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 29

Santa Barbara Bay [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 30

The Palms of Glen Annie [Santa Barbara area] [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 31

In Coopers Canyon [Cows in a field] [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 32

Towards Carpenteria from Montecito, Cal. [Photographer: W.H.J & Co.]

Box 1, Item 33

The Santa Ynez Mts. From Montecito [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 34

East from San Marcos Pass [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 35

West from Summit of San Marcos Pass [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 36

A White Oak—Santa Ynez Valley [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 37

San Luis Obispo, Cal., from Buena Vista Heights [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 38

From Hotel Ramona, San Luis Obispo, Cal., looking North-east [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 39

San Luis Bay, Cal. East from P.C.R.R. [Pacific Coast Railway] and S.S. Wharf, Port Harford [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 40

The Loop. S.P.R.R. [Southern Pacific Railroad] [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 41

Grounds of “Hotel del Monte,” Monterey, Cal. [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 42

View of Grounds, Hotel del Monte [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 43

Midway Point [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 44

Midway Point. Monterey, Cal.

Box 1, Item 45

Rocks at Cypress Point [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 46

Carmel Bay from Cypress Point [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 47

Carmel Bay, Cal. [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 48

A Forest Stream in Santa Cruz Co., Cal.—A Study [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 49

Natural Bridge—Santa Cruz, Cal. [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 50

Lick Observatory from East Peak [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 51

The Hills of San Francisco [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 52

In Chinatown, S.F. [San Francisco], Cal. [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 53

The Golden Gate from Telegraph Hill [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 54

Seal Rocks from the Cliff House [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 55

Golden Gate from near Cliff House [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 56

San Francisco from Sausalito [Photographer: W.H.J. & Co.]

Box 1, Item 57

Conservatory, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Cal. [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 58

Grand Dining Room of the Chinese Restaurant, Washington Street, San Francisco [Photographer: I.W. Taber]

Box 1, Item 59

Chinatown, S.F. , Cal. The incense table in the Joss Temple of Lung Gong [Photographer: I.W. Taber. 1887]

Box 1, Item 60

Mt. Shasta

Box 1, Item 61

En route to Oregon [Forest in snow]

Box 1, Item 62

En route to Oregon [Forest lake]

Box 1, Item 63

Block house

Box 1, Item 64

Fish wheel. Upper Cascade. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 65

[Mt. Hood?]

Box 1, Item 66

Mt. Hood from Cloud Cap Inn

Box 1, Item 67

Mt. Hood from Stage Road

Box 1, Item 68

Eliot Glacier. Mt. Hood

Box 1, Item 69

Down the Columbia from Cascades

Box 1, Item 70

Down the River from Bonneville. Columbia

Box 1, Item 71

Rooster Rock. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 72

Rooster Rock. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 73

On the Cornell Road

Box 1, Item 74

Latourelle [sic] Falls

Box 1, Item 75

[Latourell Falls?] [Caption cut out]

Box 1, Item 76

Multnomah Falls. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 77

Multnomah Falls. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 78

The Pillars [Train traveling through rock pillars]

Box 1, Item 79

Near Lower Cascades. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 80

Oneonta Gorge. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 81

Cape Horn. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 82

Castle Rock. Columbia River

 

Oregon

Physical Description: 20 photographs
Box 1, Item 63

Block house

Box 1, Item 64

Fish wheel. Upper Cascade. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 65

[Mt. Hood?]

Box 1, Item 66

Mt. Hood from Cloud Cap Inn

Box 1, Item 67

Mt. Hood from Stage Road

Box 1, Item 68

Eliot Glacier. Mt. Hood

Box 1, Item 69

Down the Columbia from Cascades

Box 1, Item 70

Down the River from Bonneville. Columbia

Box 1, Item 71

Rooster Rock. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 72

Rooster Rock. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 73

On the Cornell Road

Box 1, Item 74

Latourelle [sic] Falls

Box 1, Item 75

[Latourell Falls?] [Caption cut out]

Box 1, Item 76

Multnomah Falls. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 77

Multnomah Falls. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 78

The Pillars [Train traveling through rock pillars]

Box 1, Item 79

Near Lower Cascades. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 80

Oneonta Gorge. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 81

Cape Horn. Columbia River

Box 1, Item 82

Castle Rock. Columbia River

 

Washington

Physical Description: 20 photographs
Box 1, Item 83

Mt. Tacoma [Photographer: Rutter. 1890]

Box 1, Item 84

Mt. Rainer or Tacoma. 14,444 Ft. [Photographer: C.B. Talbot]

Box 1, Item 85

Tacoma Hotel Waterfront

Box 1, Item 86

Mouth of Chambers Creek. Tacoma. 1892

Box 1, Item 87

[Green River near Tacoma]

Box 1, Item 88

The Drive at Wapato Lake Park

Box 1, Item 89

Indians and Canoes

Box 1, Item 90

Oldest Church Tower in United States. St. Peter’s Church, Old Tacoma. Rector Rey Thos. [Thomas?] N. Wilson

Box 1, Item 91

Ninth St., Tacoma

Box 1, Item 92

Salmon Fishing. A full net [sic].

Box 1, Item 93

Seattle from the Harbor. [Photographers: Boyd & Braas. 1892]

Box 1, Item 94

[Street scene in Seattle?]

Box 1, Item 95

Cherry St., Seattle [Photographers: Boyd & Braas]

Box 1, Item 96

Lake Washington [Photographers: Boyd & Braas]

Box 1, Item 97

Moonlight on the Sound

Box 1, Item 98

[Mt. Rainer?]

Box 1, Item 99

Snoqualmie Falls. 268 ft. [Photographers: Boyd & Braas]

Box 1, Item 100

Ravenna Park

Box 1, Item 101

Mosher & McDonald Logging Camp

Box 1, Item 102

Angeline, Daughter of Chief Seattle [Photographers: Boyd & Braas. Unknown date.]