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Huntington Land and Improvement Company Collection of Photographs and Negatives
photCL 394  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Related Material
  • Index Terms
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements

  • Overview of the Collection

    Repository: The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA
    91108
    Phone: 626-405-2180
    Email: jwatts@huntington.org
    Creator: Huntington Land and Improvement Company.
    Title: Huntington Land and Improvement Company Collection of Photographs and Negatives
    Dates: ca. 1920s-1930s and undated
    Quantity: 2 boxes, 1.21 linear feet
    Abstract: 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.
    Identification: photCL 394
    Language of Material: English

    Historical Note

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    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. The tract descriptions were derived from tract maps and other materials in the Henry Huntington Papers (uncat) in the Manuscripts Department of the Huntington Library.

    Arrangement

    The photographs and negatives are arranged by tract.

    Related Material

    See also:
    Title: Henry Huntington Papers (uncat), Manuscripts Department, Huntington Library.

    Index Terms

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

    Places:

    Alhambra (Calif.)--Photographs.
    Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
    Highland Park (Calif.)--Photographs.
    Pasadena (Calif.)--Photographs.
    Redondo Beach (Calif.)--Photographs.
    San Marino (Calif.)--Photographs.

    Subjects:

    Service stations--California--San Marino--Photographs.
    Building construction--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
    Dwellings--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
    Dwellings--California--Highland Park--Photographs.
    Dwellings--California--Pasadena--Photographs.
    Dwellings--California--Redondo Beach--Photographs.
    Housing developments--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
    Housing developments--California--Pasadena--Photographs.
    Housing developments--California--Redondo Beach--Photographs.
    Housing developments--California--San Gabriel--Photographs.
    Real estate development--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
    Reservoirs--California--Photographs.
    Reservoirs--Design and construction--Photographs.
    Rivers--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
    Roads--California--Alhambra--Photographs.
    Roads--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
    Roads--California--Highland Park--Photographs.
    Roads--California--San Marino--Photographs.
    Water--Distribution--Photographs.

    Document Types:

    Negatives.
    Photographs.

    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 394, Huntington Land and Improvement Company Collection of Photographs and Negatives, ca. 1920s-1930s and undated.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Ned Metcalfe, ca. 1993.

    Processing Information

    The photographs and negatives were rehoused and numbered, and a preliminary Container List created, by Jane Apostol in 2006. In January 2007, Sue Luftschein created this finding aid based, in part, on the original Container List.

    Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements

    Unless otherwise noted, negatives exist for all prints. Arrangements for viewing negatives must be made with the Curator of Photographs.