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Guide to the Orange County Californio Families Portrait Photograph Album
MS-R076  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Orange County Californio families portrait photograph album,
    Date (inclusive): circa 1865-circa 1905
    Collection number: MS-R076
    Extent: 0.6 linear feet 2 boxes 66 digitized images
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library.Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises an album of 66 studio photographs, carte de visites, and tintypes of early and prominent Californio family members. The families are predominantly from the Orange County area and include the prolific and prominent Yorbas, Peraltas, and Sepulvedas, the first three land grant families that received titles for areas which include the present day UC Irvine campus from King Ferdinand VII of Spain in the early 19th century. Also included are portraits of members from the Avilas, Burruel, Dryden, Gless, Landell, Lugos, Pryor, and Ríos families. Individual and group portraits of adults predominate, although there are a number of child and infant portraits. Also of interest are photographs of wedding party; Soledad Pryor Landell and Peregrina Yorba bridal portraits, and an unidentified priest. Several of the 17 tinypes are hand-colored.
    Language: English.
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. These materials are in the public domain. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Orange County Californio families portrait photograph album. MS-R76. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired, 1999.

    Custodial History

    The collection arrived in two batches which were apparently part of the same album. No information exists as to the creator of the album.

    Processing Information

    Preliminary processing by Adrian Turner, 2001. Finding aid completed by Andre Ambrus 2004.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection comprises an album of 66 studio photographs, carte de visites, and tintypes of early and prominent Californio family members. The families are predominantly from the Orange County area and include the prolific and prominent Yorbas, Peraltas, and Sepulvedas, the first three land grant families that received titles for areas which include the present day UC Irvine campus from King Ferdinand VII of Spain in the early 19th century. Also included are portraits of members from the Avilas, Burruel, Dryden, Gless, Landell, Lugos, Pryor, and Ríos families. Individual and group portraits of adults predominate, although there are a number of child and infant portraits. Also of interest are photographs of wedding party; Soledad Pryor Landell and Peregrina Yorba bridal portraits, and an unidentified priest. Several of the 17 tinypes are hand-colored.
    36 of the individuals are identified, including 12 of which are identified in contemporary hands on the verso of the prints; other identification is derived from research done by Gregory H. Bock. Most of these photo mounts are printed with the name of the predominantly Santa Ana and Los Angeles-based photographers. The photographs have been removed from the contemporary album and are stored separately for preservation purposes.

    Arrangement

    The original order of the photographs in the album was maintained.