Portrait Collection, ca. 1860s-1950s

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Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
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2015


Descriptive Summary

Title: Portrait Collection, ca. 1860s-1950s
Dates: 1865-1955
Collection Number: P-078
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 23 linear feet (Boxes: letter, 1 flat, 2 ov; additional boxes of negatives)
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
Abstract: Photographs and negatives. An artificial collection of portraits, mostly of southern Californians; includes tintypes, carte de visites and cabinet cards.
Language of Material: English

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Preferred Citation

Portrait Collection, ca. 1860s-1950s. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Scope and Content of Collection

Photographs and negatives. An artificial collection of portraits, mostly of southern Californians; includes tintypes, carte de visites and cabinet cards. Photographers represented include Penelon, Pierce, Rendall, Schumacher, Steckel, and Wolfenstein. Also includes persons of national and international prominence, including United States presidents. Also includes portraits of Civil War soldiers. Many photographs are undated and unidentified.

Indexing Terms

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs.
Photographs.

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