Ralph Hamlin Collection

Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
(213) 763-3359
seavercenter@nhm.org.
http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/seaver-center
2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: Ralph Hamlin Collection
Dates: 1894-1976
Collection Number: P-115
Creator/Collector: Hamlin, Ralph
Extent: .8 linear feet (Boxes: 6 letter, 1 1/2 letter, 1 flat, 3 ov, ov folders in mc-14)
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
Abstract: Photographs relating to Hamlin's personal and family life; bicycling; motorcycling; automobile racing; auto road and endurance trips; business matters; and Franklin auto dealerships. 1894-1976, undated
Language of Material: English

Access

Research is by appointment only

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Ralph Hamlin Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Biography/Administrative History

Hamlin operated an automobile dealership by 1901 at 1806 So. Main Street, Los Angeles. His Franklin dealership began in 1905 at 1040 So. Flower Street. At some point in time, he also had a Glendale branch selling Franklins under the "Ralph Hamlin" company name.

Scope and Content of Collection

Photographs relating to Hamlin's personal and family life; bicycling; motorcycling; automobile racing; auto road and endurance trips; business matters; and Franklin auto dealerships. Includes color sketch tribute to Hamlin from artist Charles Owens, with seven photos mounted and map sketch of route from Los Angeles to Indio. 1894-1976, undated. See also GC1342 - Ralph Hamlin (1880 - 1974) Collection

Indexing Terms

Automobile industry and trade--California.
Automobile industry and trade--History.
Automobile racing--California--History.
Bicycles and bicycling--History.
Franklin automobile