Photograph Collection of California Hotels, Missions, and Coastal Scenery

Huntington Library. Photo Archives
Huntington Library. Photo Archives
Photograph Collections, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
(626) 405-2129

Descriptive Summary

Title: Photograph Collection of California Hotels, Missions, and Coastal Scenery
Dates: ca. 1890s
Collection Number: photCL 93
Creator/Collector: Johnson, C. W. J. (Charles Wallace Jacob), 1833-1903; Maude, F. H. (Frederic Hamer); Waite, C. B. (Charles Betts), 1861-1927
Extent: 28 photographs, 2 maps, and 9 reproductions of photographs in 1 disbound album; photographs 13 x 20.5 cm. (5 x 8 in.) and smaller. See itemized list under “Additional collection guides.”
Repository: Huntington Library. Photo Archives
San Marino, California 91108
Abstract: This disbound album contains typical late 19th century commercial photographs focusing on hotels, missions, and scenery of California, particularly California luxury hotels that catered to East Coast winter tourists. The most notable images include the second Hotel Del Monte, rebuilt after an 1887 fire; Hotel Del Coronado shortly after its 1888 opening; and the Raymond Hotel and Hotel Green in Pasadena. Also included are photographs of Missions Santa Barbara, San Gabriel, and San Juan Capistrano; and the San Francisco landmarks of Cliff House and Fort Point.
Language of Material: English


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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 Collection of California Hotels, Missions, and Coastal Scenery. Huntington Library. Photo Archives

Acquisition Information

Given by Ed Morrill on February 7, 1956.

Scope and Content of Collection

There are several views of Missions Santa Barbara, San Gabriel, and San Juan Capistrano; Pasadena and its landmarks, including the Raymond Hotel and the Hotel Green; the Hotel Del Monte in Monterey; Seal Rock; the Pacific Ocean shore near Monterey; the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego; Riverside; Cliff House, Fort Point, and the Golden Gate Strait in San Francisco; and Lick Observatory near Mount Hamilton. Of the 33 photographs, 8 were taken by C.W.J. Johnson, 6 were taken by F.H. Maude, 4 were taken by J.E. Slocum, and 2 were taken by C.B. Waite. There are two small maps and a few reproduced photos pasted into the album that were published elsewhere.

Indexing Terms

California missions
Cliff House (San Francisco, Calif.)
Fort Point National Historic Site (San Francisco, Calif.)
Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, Calif.)
Hotel Del Monte (Monterey, Calif.)
Hotel Green (Pasadena, Calif.)
Lick Observatory
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Raymond Hotel (Pasadena, Calif.)
Santa Barbara Mission
Golden Gate (Calif. : Strait)
Monterey (Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Riverside (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Cityscape photographs
Seascape photographs

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