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Huntington Land and Improvement Company Collection of Photographs and Negatives: Finding Aid
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Description
The collection consists of 127 photographs and 105 negatives, ca. 1920s-1930s and undated, created by and/or for the Huntington Land and Improvement Company. The images depict views of various real estate tracts in Eagle Rock, San Marino, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Alhambra, and Highland Park in Los Angeles County, California.
Background
Henry Edwards Huntington established the Huntington Land and Improvement Company in 1902. It was his first real estate company formed in large part to purchase, subdivide, and re-sell land surrounding the Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railways. Huntington used the company’s vast property assets to secure financial backing for his other business interests, including the Los Angeles Railway and Pacific Light and Power’s Big Creek power plant. Managers of the company included George S. Patton, Sr. and William Dunn. The Company continued to buy and sell property into the 1960s.
Extent
2 boxes (1.21 linear feet)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Advance arrangements for viewing the negatives must be pade with the Curator of Photographs. 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.