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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Related materials in the Huntington Library
  • Index Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Orrin Peck Collection of Photographs
    Dates (inclusive): 1878-1951
    Bulk dates: 1890-1915
    Collection Number: photCL 359
    Collector: Peck, Orrin M. (1860-1921)
    Extent: 5 boxes (4.58 linear feet)
    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: The collection consists of 298 photographs, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915), collected by American portraitist and landscape painter Orrin Peck and his sister Janet M. Peck. Primarily portraits, the photographs depict friends and acquaintances (both identified and unidentified) of Orrin and Janet Peck, with particular emphasis on Phoebe Apperson Hearst and William Randolph Hearst. Also included are California scenes, including numerous views of San Francisco; unidentified residential exteriors and interiors; views of Mrs. Hearst's home, La Hacienda del Pozo de Verona in Alameda County, California; and views of William Randolph Hearst's castle "Wyntoon" (designed by architect Julia Morgan) near Mount Shasta, California.
    Language: English.

    Access

    The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.  

    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

    Orrin Peck Collection of Photographs. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Purchased from W.P. Wreden, October 4, 1961.
    The Peck Collection photographs were transferred to the Photo Archives from the Ephemera Collection in 1992.

    Processing Information

    The collection was arranged, numbered and rehoused, and a Container List created, by Jane Apostol in 2005. In November 2006, Sue Luftschein created this finding aid based, in part, on the original Container List.

    Biographical Note

    Orrin M. Peck (1860-1921), was born in Hobart, New York. His mother Margaret befriended Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-1919) on a steamship voyage from Panama to San Francisco. Peck became a close friend of Phoebe's son, William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), and served as best man at his wedding. Peck studied art in Munich where he collaborated with Carl von Marr (1858-1936) on some of his work. Peck became an accomplished portrait and landscape painter. He was commisssioned to paint portraits of Mrs. Hearst and William Randolph Hearst, one of which hangs in Hearst's San Simeon, where Peck also designed the landscaping in 1920. Peck died suddenly in Los Angeles in 1921.
    Peck's sister Janet Moore Peck was born in 1878.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of 298 photographs, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915), collected by American portraitist and landscape painter Orrin Peck and his sister Janet M. Peck. Primarily portraits, the photographs depict friends and acquaintances (both identified and unidentified) of Orrin and Janet, with particular emphasis on Phoebe Apperson Hearst and William Randolph Hearst. Also included are California scenes, including numerous views of San Francisco; unidentified residential exteriors and interiors; views of Mrs. Hearst's home, La Hacienda del Pozo de Verona in Alameda County, California; and views of William Randolph Hearst's castle "Wyntoon" (designed by architect Julia Morgan) near Mount Shasta, California.
    Photographers represented in the collection include Adt Portrait Studio, Waterbury, Connecticut; Joseph Albert, Munich; James C.H. Balmain, Edinburgh; Adolphe Braun, Paris; Bushnell Photo Company, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose; Edgar A. Cohen, Alameda; Coover and Rasmussen, San Francisco; Alfred Ellis and Walery, London; Falk, New York City; Amasa P. Flaglor, San Francisco; Arnold Genthe; Theodore Gubelman, Jersey City; Franz Hanfstanegl, Munich; Frederick O. Haussler, San Francisco; C. Holzer, Munich; Thomas Houseworth, San Francisco; Imperial Photographic Gallery, San Francisco; C.W.J. Johnson, Monterey; Charles Lainer, San Francisco; Lallie Charles, London; Joseph Leeb, Munich; Ludovici's Photographic and Crayon Studios, New York; Theodore C. Marceau, New York; Luigi Montabone, Florence; G.D. Morse, San Francisco; Gabriel Moulin, San Francisco; Fried Muller, Munich; A.J. Neale, Worcester; Nelson and Bailey, Bakersfield; Pach Brothers, New York and Cambridge; Parker, Washington, D.C.; Piggott; Prince, New York, Washington, D.C.; N.H. Reed, Santa Barbara; Ruesch and Reisch; San Francisco Gallery, Towne, Photographer, Portland, Oregon; Sarony, New York; J.B. Scholl, Philadelphia; Herbert E. Simpson, Toronto; Isaiah West Taber, San Francisco; Carl Teufel, Munich; Louis Thors, San Francisco; Hector M. Vaughan, San Francisco; Vaughan and Keith, San Francisco; R.J. Waters, San Francisco;and White, New York.

    Arrangement

    The photographs are arranged by subject, with California scenes first, followed by residences, identifiable portraits, unidentified portraits, portraits of Mrs. Hearst and William Randolph Hearst, views of La Haciende del Pozo de Verona, oversize photos (primarily Mrs. Hearst), and miscellaneous images.

    Related materials in the Huntington Library

    Index Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Persons:

    Adt, Alfred A.
    Albert, Joseph.
    Balmain, James C.H.
    Braun, Adolphe, 1811-1877.
    Cohen, E.A. (Edgar A.).
    Coover, D. R.
    Falk.
    Flaglor, Amasa P.
    Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942.
    Gubelman, T.
    Hanfstaengl, Franz, 1804-1877.
    Haussler, Frederick O.
    Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919--Photographs.
    Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951--Photographs.
    Holzer, C.
    Houseworth, Thomas, 1829-1915.
    Johnson, Charles Wallace Jacob.
    Lainer, Charles (active 1880s-1890s).
    Leeb, Joseph.
    Ludovici, J.
    Marceau, Theodore C.
    Montabone, Luigi.
    Morse, George Daniels.
    Moulin, Gabriel, 1872-1945.
    Neale, A.J.
    Parker.
    Peck, Janet, collector.
    Piggott.
    Prince.
    Rasmussen, J. Charles.
    Reed, N.H.
    Sarony.
    Scholl, J.B.
    Simpson, Herbert E.
    Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912.
    Teufel, Carl, 1845-1912.
    Thors, Louis.
    Vaughan, Hector M.
    Waters, Raper James.
    White.

    Organizations:

    Bushnell Photo Company.
    Ellis and Walery.
    Imperial Photographic Gallery.
    La Hacienda del Pozo de Verona (Alameda County, Calif.)--Photographs.
    Lallie Charles.
    Nelson and Bailey.
    Pach Brothers.
    Ruesch and Reisch.
    San Antonio de Pala (San Diego County, Calif.)--Photographs.
    San Francisco Gallery (Portland, Or).
    Santa Barbara Mission--Photographs.
    Vaughan and Keith.
    Wyntoon (Mount Shasta, Calif.)--Photographs.

    Places:

    Monterey Peninsula (Calif.)--Photographs.
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Photographs.

    Subjects:

    Children--Photographs.
    Costume--Photographs.
    Dwellings--California--Photographs.
    Interiors--California--Photographs.

    Document Types:

    Cartes-de-visite.
    Photographs.
    Portraits.
    Tintypes.