Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein.
The Huntington Library November 2006
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
91108
Phone: 626-405-2180
Email: jwatts@huntington.org


Overview of the Collection

Repository: The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA
91108
Phone: 626-405-2180
Email: jwatts@huntington.org
Collector: Peck, Orrin M. (1860-1921)
Title: Orrin Peck Collection of Photographs
Dates: 1878-1951
Dates: (bulk 1890-1915)
Quantity: 4.58 linear feet, 5 boxes
Abstract: The collection consists of 298 photographs, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915), collected by Orrin Peck, portraitist and landscape painter, and his sister Janet. 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.
Identification: photCL 359
Language of Material: English

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.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 298 photographs, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915), collected by Orrin Peck, portraitist and landscape painter, and his sister Janet. 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 Material

See also:
Title: Papers of Orrin M. Peck, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915), Manuscripts Department, Huntington Library.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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.

Restrictions on Access

Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment.

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

photCL 359, Orrin Peck Collection of Photographs, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915).

Acquisition Information

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.

 

Container List

 

California Scenes

Box 1, Item 1

Men and women posing in a cottage garden with gardening equipment, undated

Box 1, Item 2

Orchard in bloom (Santa Barbara?), undated

Note

[Photograph by N.H. Reed, Santa Barbara.]
Box 1, Item 3

Pala Asistencia (San Antonio de Pala), undated

Box 1, Item 4-8

Scenes at Mission Santa Barbara, undated

Note

[Photograph by N.H. Reed, Santa Barbara.]
Box 1, Item 9-10

La Honda, undated

Box 1, Item 11-12

Mountain View, undated

Physical Description: [Number 11: postcard showing Orrin Peck in doorway of ranch building.]

Note

[On verso: message from Peck to his sister Janice in Europe.]
Box 1, Item 13

"The Lone Cypress," undated

Note

[Photo by C.W.J. Johnson, Monterey.]
Box 1, Item 14

"Monterey in a fog," undated

Note

[Photos by C.W.J. Johnson, Monterey.]
Box 1, Item 15-19

Hotel El Monte, Monterey, undated

Box 1, Item 20

The Golden Gate, 1936

Note

[Photo by Piggott.]
Physical Description: [Postcard.]
Box 1, Item 21

15th Street door of St. John's, undated

Note

[San Francisco fire photo by Edgar A. Cohen, Alameda.]
Box 1, Item 22

Court of Reflections, Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939

Physical Description: [Postcard.]

Note

[Photo by Moulin.]
Box 1, Item 23

Women's Board of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition Day, October 29, 1915

Physical Description: [Panorama.]

Note

[Stored in photPAN Box 1]
Box 1, Item 24-25

Yosemite Falls, undated

Physical Description: [Postcards.]

Note

[Number 25 addressed to Orrin Peck, care of Phoebe Hearst.]
 

Residences

Box 1, Item 26-29

Unidentified exteriors, undated

Box 1, Item 30-31 var.

Dining room, Peck apartment ("White House") on Tite Street, London, undated

Note

[Note dated April 20, 1922 pasted on verso of number 31 var., signed by Ella M. More]
Box 1, Item 32

"South end living room; 'Wood Shed,' Belvedere, California," undated

Box 1, Item 33-40

Elaborate interiors of unidentified residences, undated

 

Portraits

Box 1, Item 41-48

Orrin Peck, undated

Note

[Numbers 41, 42 by Arnold Genthe; number 43 by C. Holxer, Munich.]
Box 1, Item 49

Peck and other members of Owl Club appearing in "Our Boys," play produced at Turnverein Hall, Los Angeles. Other actors identified: G. A. Dobinson, M. Lehman, Harry I. Sewards, John F. Hennesy, May 20-22, 1880

Note

[Annotated on verso.]
Box 1, Item 50

Janet Peck, undated

Box 1, Item 51-55

Helen Peck, undated

Note

[Number 54 ruled as guide for a painting (number 55).]
Box 2, Item 56-57

Randolph Apperson, undated

Box 2, Item 58

Professor Loetz, President of the Royal Academy in Munich, 1880-1892, undated

Note

[Photo by Franz Hanfstaengl, Munich.]
Box 2, Item 59

Prof. N. Gijsis, drawing instructor at Royal Academy, Munich, undated

Note

[Photo by Franz Hanfstaengl, Munich.]
Box 2, Item 60-61

"The King as a young man;" "The King as he looked last year," undated

Note

[Photos by J. Albert, Munich.]
Box 2, Item 62

Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, undated

Note

[Photo by Franz Hanfstaengl, Munich.]
Box 2, Item 63

King Humbert of Italy, undated

Note

[Photo by Montabone, Florence.]
Box 2, Item 64

Harry Lee Davis, December 1901

Box 2, Item 65

William Courtenay, undated

Box 2, Item 66

Peter Perunovich, August 24, 1918

Note

[Accompanied by note.]
Box 2, Item 67

Charles Rees Lloyd, Jr., 1st Lieutenant, undated

Box 2, Item 68

Two men in a buggy, undated

Note

[Annotation in German on verso.]
Box 2, Item 69

Dorothy Dowling and Judge Dowling, undated

Box 2, Item 70

Auguste Seidl, undated

Note

[Photo by Falk, New York City.]
Box 2, Item 71

Woman on horseback, February 1899

Note

[Photo by J. Heyman and Company, Le Caire.]
Box 2, Item 72

Josie L. Stone, December 3, 1887

Note

[Photo by Flaglor, San Francisco.]
Box 2, Item 73

Unidentified woman, undated

Note

[Photo by Franz Hanfstaengl, Munich.]
Box 2, Item 74

Jennie Senderson, January 21, 1891

Note

[Photo by Lainer, San Francisco.]
Box 2, Item 75

Mary M. Willis, undated

Note

[Photo by Vaughan and Keith, San Francisco.]
Box 2, Item 76

[Kate?], 1905

Box 2, Item 77

Clelia S. Parsons, undated

Note

[Photo by Pach Brothers, New York.]
 

Children

Box 2, Item 78-80

Jean Boalt Wheeler, 5th birthday, January 22, 1901

Box 2, Item 81

Edward More Sargent, 11 months old, undated

Note

[Photo by Coover and Rasmussen, San Francisco.]
Box 2, Item 82

Unidentified little girl, undated

Note

[Photo by Imperial Studio, San Francisco.]
Box 2, Item 83

"Mickey" Feckheimer, undated

 

Unidentified Men

Box 2, Item 84-85

Seated men at table with bottles and signs, "The old Kirk wine" and sign in Greek, undated

Note

[Note with photos: Hearst family photos probably taken at Hacienda. Note on verso of photos: Fred Sanborn. Orrin Peck on right.]
Box 2, Item 86

Six men holding rabbit carcasses, pile of carcasses in foreground, undated

Note

[Photo by Nelson and Bailey, Bakersfield.]
Box 2, Item 87

Groupe of men picnicking, undated

Box 2, Item 88-113

Miscellaneous portraits, undated

Physical Description: [Numbers 92, 97, cartes-de-visite. Number 93, N. Wilson's Patent.]

Note

[Photos by Bushnell, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose; Formato Album; Houseworth, San Francisco; Ludovici's Photographic and Crayon Studios, New York; Ruesch and Reisch; San Francisco Gallery, Towne, Photographer, Portland, Oregon; Scholl, Philadelphia; Vaughan, San Francisco; Vaughan and Keith, San Francisco.]
 

Unidentified Women

Box 3, Item 114-170

Unidentified women, undated

Note

[Many in costume.]

Note

[Photos by Adt Portrait Studio, Waterbury, Connecticut; James H. Balmain, Edinburgh; Ad. Braun and Cie, Paris; Alfred Ellis and Walery, London; Gubelman, Jersey City; Haussler, San Francisco; Imperial, San Francisco; J. Leeb, Munich; G.D. Morse, San Francisco; Fried Muller, Munich; A.J. Neale, Worcester; C. Teufel, Munich; Herbert E. Simpson, Toronto.]
Physical Description: [Numbers 115, 116 tintypes. Numbers 119, 120 cartes-de-visite. Numbers 151 and 152 recto and verso.]
 

Unidentified Groups

Box 3, Item 171-182

Unidentified groups, 1883, undated

Note

[Numbers 172a and 172b recto and verso.]
 

Phoebe Apperson Hearst

Box 4, Item 183-197

Portraits, 1898, undated

Physical Description: [Number 195 carte-de-visite. Number 197 montage of 6 snapshots.]

Note

[Photos by Ad. Braun and Cie, Paris; Parker, Washington, D.C.]
Box 4, Item 198

Randolph Walker Apperson and Drucilla Walker Apperson (parents of Phoebe Hearst), undated

Box 4, Item 199

Anne Drucilla Apperson (Mrs. Joseph Marshall Flint), Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Agnes Lane Leonard, undated

Note

[Annotation on verso.]
 

William Randolph Hearst

Box 4, Item 200-206

Cabinet portraits of William Randolph Hearst as a young man, undated

Note

[Photos by Ludovici's Photographic and Crayon Studios, New York; Sarony, New York; Taber, San Francisco; Thors, San Francisco.]
Box 4, Item 207-209

Portraits, undated

Note

[Photos by Taber, San Francisco.]
Box 4, Item 210-213

Portraits in costume, undated

Note

[Possibly for the Hasty Pudding Club, Harvard University.]

Note

[Photos by Ludovici's Photographic and Crayon Studios, New York; Pach Brothers, Cambridge.]
 

La Hacienda del Pozo de Verona, Alameda County, California

Box 4, Item 214-232

Exterior views, undated

Note

[Numbers 226-231, views of wellhead (el pozo). On verso of #226: "This is the old Italian wellhead which William Randolph Hearst bought and had shipped to the U.S.A. and on to California. Mrs. Hearst named her famous castle near Pleasanton, Calif., La Haciende del Pozo de Verona--after the wellhead." Number 229 shows Phoebe Hearst, Orrin Peck, and an unidentified man; number 232 shows Phoebe Hearst, Orrin Peck, and Anne Apperson Flint.]
Box 4, Item 233

Deer on lawn, undated

Box 4, Item 234

Interior scene, undated

Note

[Note on verso: "Perhaps Hacienda."]
 

Oversize Photographs

Box 5, Item 235-242

Portraits of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, undated

Note

[Photos by Prince, New York, Washington, D.C.; Marceau, New York.]
Box 5, Item 243-247

Views of Wyntoon, undated

Box 5, Item 248-251

Unidentified interiors, undated

Box 5, Item 252-259

Bohemian Grove, undated

Note

[Photos by R.J. Waters, San Francisco.]
Box 5, Item 260

Cast members of "In Arcadia," undated

Box 5, Item 261-262

Egyptian excursion, undated

Note

[Number 261 shows Mrs. Hearst on a camel.]
 

Miscellaneous Oversize

Box 5, Item 263-277

Portraits, 1913, undated

Note

[Photos by Lallie Charles, London; Vaughan and Keith, San Francisco; White, New York.]
Box 5, Item 278-279

Unidentified buildings, undated