The Glendora Historical Society of B.D. Jackson Photographs and Negatives consists of 1202 black-and-white and color photographs
(including postcards, stereographs, mounted photographs, and photograph albums) and 202 black-and-white and color negatives
created by B.D. Jackson and/or collected by Jackson, his wife Cora, and his stepdaugher Ruth, 1893-1951 (bulk 1920s-1930s).
The collection provides a broad overview of the growth of many of the San Gabriel Valley's suburban communities as well as
a survey of many notable landscapes of California and the American West. It also gives an overview of Jackson's career as
a commercial, landscape, and scenic view photographer, and contains family photographs. The collection supplements and complements
the B.D. Jackson Collection of Negatives and Photographs (photCL 332). Many of the negatives in the Jackson Collection exist
in print form in the Glendora Collection, and many of the images in the Glendora Collection round out series in the Jackson
B.D. Jackson (1850/51-1937) was born in Sullivan, Ohio; the "B" stood for Bradford, and the "D" came from his nickname Dan.
He began his career as a portrait photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1901, in search of a better climate, he moved
to Pomona, California where he purchased a portrait studio. In addition to portrait work, he began photographing the surrounding
towns and the mountains and beaches of Southern California. Jackson lived and worked at various times in Pomona, Los Angeles,
Pasadena, Hollywood, La Canada, Glendora, La Crescenta, and Glendale, all of which figure in his work. Eventually he gave
up the portrait aspect of the business and concentrated on landscape views for the production of stereographs and postcards.
As he said, "Views don't talk back."
6.23 linear feet, 7 boxes
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.
Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment.