Collection of Panoramic Photographs: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein.
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
© March 2007
The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Collection of Panoramic Photographs
Dates (inclusive): 1851-1995
Bulk dates: 1920s-1930s
Collection Number: photPAN
Extent: approximately 120 photographs in 3 boxes (18.86 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 Huntington Library's Collection of Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1995, depicts a wide variety of subjects and provides an important resource for the visual history of the United States, with a particular emphasis on California and the American West. Subjects include landscapes, group portraits, and miscellaneous views. The collection also contains photographs by some of the better known photographers and photographic firms of the first part of the twentieth century. Photographers and publishers represented in the collection include Charles Z. Bailey; Bailey and Ramsey; Bryant Studio; Bunnell Photo Shop; California Panorama Company; Bell Clements; Fay Foto Service; R. J. Gallagher; George. R. Lawrence Company; J.D. Givens; Gordon Panoramic Photo Company; Griffith Photo; Harris Photographic Company; Karen Halverson; George W. Hazard; L. M. Hermance; Hiller; Hughes Photos; B. Isensee; William Henry Jackson; I. L. Maduro; Mayhart Studio; C. R. Nock; Panorama Publishing Company; Pettit's Studio; Photo News Service; C. C. Pierce; A.C. Pillsbury; Pillsbury Picture Company; Prince Photo; G. H. Rice; H.H. Rideout; Sanford and Black Photo News Service; Thompson; O.A. Tunnell; H.A. Varble; Miles F. Weaver; and West Coast Art Company.
Language: English.

Access

Advance arrangements for viewing the panoramas must be made 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.  

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

Collection of Panoramic Photographs. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

This finding aid brings together information about the Huntington’s panoramic photographs. These images have been collected by or donated to the Huntington over the course of many years. Acquired from James B. Barnes, August 1, 1947; Mark A. Chapman, November 11, 1949; Collector's Council, January 2003; Dawson's, April 6, 1979 and September 10, 1979; Ben Field, March 9, 1956; Mrs. Grace M. Grafton, 1996; Barbara Greer, January 1987; Hardy, 1946; Ernest and Elsie Heatherington, 2007; Jack Kemble, July 1987; Robert Tyler Lee; Michael Harrison McCandless, 2002?; McLaughlin, July 13, 1946; James B. McNair, May 5, 1956; Peter Palmquist; H.E. Roberts; Herman Smith, May 7, 1974; Charles Staufenberg, 2008; Paul Taylor, September 5, 1991; Marifrances Trivelli, September 13, 2001; Julia A. Vinock.

Processing Information

The photographs were flattened and encapsulated by the Huntington Library Preservation Department between 1988 and 2005.

Scope and Contents

The Huntington Library's Collection of Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1995, contains 117 panoramas that depict a wide variety of subjects and provide an important resource for the visual history of the United States, with a particular emphasis on California and the American West. Subjects include landscapes, group portraits, and miscellaneous views. The landscapes include views of Los Angeles and vicinity (including central Los Angeles, Hollywood, East Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Mount Lowe); views of San Francisco (including balloon views of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire created by the George R. Lawrence Company); miscellaneous landscapes (including Yosemite Falls; Tehachapi Loop; Los Gatos, California; Camp Bowie, Texas; Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains; Furnace Creek in Death Valley; Hoover Dam; Thermopolis, Wyoming; and unidentified views); views of industry (including the Newport News shipyard and the Venice-Del Rey oil fields); desert and mining towns (including Virginia City, Nevada; Bisbee, Arizona; and Ouray, Colorado); the Panama Canal; and Norris Dam (Tennessee). The group portraits include clubs; employees; school children; professional organizations; military personnel; pageant and play participants (including two portraits of casts of the Mission Play); birthday parties; and miscellaneous groups. The miscellaneous views include views of the Ascot Park Racetrack in Gardena, California; a revival held by Aimee Semple McPherson in Balboa Park (San Diego); opening ceremonies of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics; and the raising of the U.S.S. Battleship Maine in Havana Harbor.
The collection also contains photographs by some of the better known photographers and photographic firms of the first part of the twentieth century. Photographers and publishers represented in the collection include Charles Z. Bailey; Bailey and Ramsey; Bryant Studio; Bunnell Photo Shop; California Panorama Company; Bell Clements; Fay Foto Service; R.J. Gallagher; George. R. Lawrence Company; J.D. Givens; Gordon Panoramic Photo Company; Griffith Photo; Harris Photographic Company; Karen Halverson; George W. Hazard; L. M. Hermance; Hiller; Hughes Photos; B. Isensee; William Henry Jackson; I.L. Maduro; Mayhart Studio; C.R. Nock; Panorama Publishing Company; Pettit's Studio; Photo News Service; C.C. Pierce; A.C. Pillsbury; Pillsbury Picture Company; Prince Photo; G.H. Rice; H.H. Rideout; Sanford and Black Photo News Service; Thompson; O.A. Tunnell; H.A. Varble; Miles F. Weaver; and West Coast Art Company.
Titles in brackets are supplied; otherwise all titles come from the photographs themselves.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged broadly by subject as follows: landscape; group portraits; and miscellaneous. It is further subdivided by subject within each broad category.

Related Material

Index Terms

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

Persons:

Bailey, Charles Z.
Clements, Bell.
Gallagher, R. J., photographer.
Givens, J. D. (James David), b. 1893.
Halverson, Karen, 1941-
Hazard, George Washington, 1842-1914.
Hermance, L. M.
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
Maduro, I. L.
McPherson, Aimee Semple, 1890-1944--Photographs.
Nock, C. R.
Pierce, C. C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946.
Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence).
Rendall, S. A.--Photographs.
Rice, G. H.
Tunnell, O. A.
Varble, H. A.
Weaver, M. F. (Miles F.), 1879-1932.

Organizations:

Alaska Yukon Club--Photographs.
Ancon Hospital (Ancon, Ancon, Panama)--Photographs.
Ascot Park (Gardena, Calif.)--Photographs.
Bailey and Ramsey.
Bryant Studio.
Bunnell Photo Shop.
California Panorama Company.
Drama League of America--Photographs.
Fay Foto Service (Boston, Mass.).
Gamut Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Geo. R. Lawrence Co.
Gordon Panoramic Photo Company.
Grand Army of the Republic. John F. Godfrey Post (Pasadena, Calif.)--Photographs.
Griffith Phot.
Harris Photographic Company.
Hollywood Hotel (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Hughes Photos.
Keystone Cirkut Foto Company
Maine (Battleship)--Photographs.
Mayhart Studio.
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)--Photographs.
Mount Lowe Railway--Photographs.
Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railroad Co.--Photographs.
Native Sons of the Golden West--Photographs.
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company--Photographs.
Olympic Games (10th : 1932 : Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Pacific Electric Railway Company--Employees--Photographs.
Panorama Publishing Company.
Pasadena (Calif.). Police Dept.--Photographs.
Pettit's Studio.
Phi Sigma Kappa--Photographs.
Photo News Service.
Pillsbury Picture Company.
Prince Photo.
Raymond Hotel (Pasadena, Calif.)--Photographs.
H.H. Rideout (Firm : Washington, D.C.).
Sanford and Black Photo News Service.
Southern Pacific Railroad Company.
Universal City Studios--Photographs.
Universal Film Manufacturing Company--Employees--Photographs.
West Coast Art Co.
Women's City Club of Los Angeles--Photographs.

Places:

Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)--Photographs.
Belvedere Gardens (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Big Bear Lake (Calif.)--Photographs.
Bisbee (Ariz.)--Photographs.
Camp Bowie (Fort Worth, Tex.)--Photographs.
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)--Photographs.
Gaillard Cut (Panama)--Photographs.
Gatun Dam (Panama)--Photographs.
Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.)--Photographs.
Los Gatos (Calif.)--Photographs.
Lowe, Mount (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Photographs.
Miraflores Locks (Panama)--Photographs.
Norris Dam (Tenn.)--Photographs.
Ouray (Colo.)--Photographs.
Panama Canal (Panama)--Photographs.
San Francisco--Photographs.
Thermopolis (Wyo.)--Photographs.
Virginia City (Nev.)--Photographs.
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--Photographs.

Subjects:

Beauty contests--California--Ocean Park--Photographs.
Beauty contests--California--Redondo Beach--Photographs.
Birthday parties--California--Photographs.
Business districts--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Canals--Panama--Design and construction--Photographs.
Clubs--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Congresses and conventions--Lowe, Mount (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Photographs.
Country clubs--California--Pasadena--Photographs.
Dairy farms--California--Photographs.
Dam construction--Tennessee--Photographs.
Delegations--California--1912--Photographs.
Harbors--Photographs.
High school students--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Historic sites--California--Los Angeles County--Photographs.
Hotels--Lowe, Mount (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Photographs.
Junior high school students--California--Pasadena--Photographs.
Meetings--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Meetings--Ulster County (N.Y.)--Photographs.
Meetings--Washington (D.C.)--Photographs.
Mining camps--Photographs.
Nurses--Texas--Photographs.
Oil wells--California--Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Pageants--California--San Gabriel--Photographs.
Parks--Photographs.
Picnicking--California--Photographs.
Railroad yards--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
Railroads--Track--California--Tehachapi Mountains--Photographs.
Real estate development--California--Los Angeles--Photographs.
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Photographs.
School children--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
School children--California--Pasadena--Photographs.
Schools--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Photographs.
Schools--California--Pasadena--Photographs.
Schools--California--Santa Monica--Photographs.
Shipyards--Photographs.
Soldiers--California--Photographs.
Valleys--Photographs.

Document Types:

Panoramas.
Photographs.
Portraits.


 

Container List

 

Landscapes and Cityscapes

 

Views of Los Angeles and vicinity

Box 1, Item 1

[View of Los Angeles], 1867

Physical Description: [Copy print. 3-3/4 x 17-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photographer S.A. Rendall stands at left side of image.]
Box 1, Item 2

Los Angeles in 1869. Main portion of Los Angeles taken from the site where the Court House now stands, 1905

Physical Description: [10 x 36 inches.]

Note

[Photomechanical copy print by George W. Hazard in 1905.]
Box 1, Item 3

[View across downtown Los Angeles rooftops towards mountains], undated

Physical Description: [9-1/2 x 27-3/4 inches.]
Box 1, Item 4

Los Angeles from corner of Third and Olive Streets (Bunker Hill), undated

Physical Description: [9-1/4 x 35-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by A.C. Pillsbury; photomechanical print by Panorama Publishing Company.]
Box 1, Item 5

[Hotel Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills], 1912

Physical Description: [10 x 26-1/2 inches.]
Box 3, Item 6

Birdseye view of Universal City, November 30, 1913

Physical Description: [Copy print. 12-3/4 x 39 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Bailey and Ramsey.]
Box 3, Item 7

[Belvedere Gardens, East Los Angeles], ca. 1920s

Physical Description: [9-1/4 x 64-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Pettit's Studio. View of Janss Subdivision.]
Box 3, Item 8

[View of Southern Pacific Railroad's Taylor Yard, Elysian Park in background, Los Angeles], undated

Physical Description: [9-1/4 x 54 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Pettit's Studio.]
Box 3, Item 9

[View of Southern Pacific Railroad's Taylor Yard, Mount Washington in background, Los Angeles], undated

Physical Description: [9-1/4 x 57-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Pettit's Studio.]
Box 3, Item 10

The Raymond [Hotel], East Pasadena, California, ca. 1889

Physical Description: [1 print: 17 x 54-3/4 inches; 3 prints: 6-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by William Henry Jackson. Panoramic view of the Raymond Hotel and grounds looking towards San Gabriel Mountains. Title is written in calligraphic hand at the base of the image and surrounded by the statement "In the beautiful San Gabriel Valley - Eight Miles from Los Angeles." Three 6 x 8 inch prints are inserted at the bottom of the image and are entitled: "San Gabriel Mission," "Roses at the Raymond," and "Rose cottage."]
A copy print of the panorama is available for study.
Box 3, Item 11

Annandale Country Club, December 25, 1909

Physical Description: [9-1/4 x 53-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Charles Z. Bailey. Four individual photographs joined together.]

Note

[Removed for conservation.]
Box 1, Item 12

[View of Mount Lowe], ca. 1900

Physical Description: [10 x 41-3/4 inches.]
Box 1, Item 13

[View of Mount Lowe, with trail], ca. 1900

Physical Description: [10 x 42-3/4 inches.]
Box 1, Item 14

[View of Mount Lowe Railroad tracks, showing Granite Gate and railroad car], ca. 1900

Physical Description: [7-1/2 x 37 inches.]
Box 1, Item 15

[View of Ye Alpine Tavern, Mount Lowe], ca. 1900

Physical Description: [10 x 43-1/4 inches.]
Box 1, Item 16

[View of Mount Lowe Tavern], ca. 1920s

Physical Description: [10 x 35-3/4 inches.]
Box 1, Item 17

[Road above Alpine Tavern, Mount Lowe], ca. 1900

Physical Description: [10 x 42-3/4 inches.]
 

Views of San Francisco

Box 1, Item 18

San Francisco waterfront prior to April 1851, undated

Physical Description: [Copy print. 9-1/2 x 32 inches.]

Note

[Building key on verso.]
Box 1, Item 19

[View of San Francisco after the fire], 1906

Physical Description: [7-3/4 x 28-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Three individual photographs joined together.]
Box 1, Item 20

[View of San Francisco after the fire], 1906

Physical Description: [7-3/4 x 38 inches.]

Note

[Four individual photographs joined together.]
Box 1, Item 21

[View of San Francisco after the fire], 1906

Physical Description: [7-3/4 x 28-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Three individual photographs joined together.]
Box 1, Item 22

[View of San Francisco after the fire], 1906

Physical Description: [9 x 37 inches.]

Note

[Four individual photographs joined together.]
Box 3, Item 23

Unburned district of San Francisco looking northeast from Lawrence Captive Airship, 2200 feet elevation, 1906

Physical Description: [15-3/4 x 44 inches.]

Note

[Photo by George R. Lawrence Company.]
Box 3, Item 24

Birdseye view of ruins of San Francisco from Captive Airship 600 feet above Folsom between Fifth and Sixth Streets, 1906

Physical Description: [17-3/4 x 45-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by George R. Lawrence Company.]
Box 3, Item 25

Part of unburned district San Francisco 1500 feet above Vallejo and Leavenworth Streets looking west, April 30, 1906

Physical Description: [17-3/4 x 49-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by George R. Lawrence Company, S.F. #5.]
Box 3, Item 26

Photograph of San Francisco in ruins from Lawrence Captive Airship 2000 feet above San Francisco Bay overlooking water front. Sunset over Golden Gate, May 28, 1906

Physical Description: [18-1/4 x 48-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by George R. Lawrence Company.]
Box 3, Item 26 var.

Photograph of San Francisco in ruins from Lawrence Captive Airship 2000 feet above San Francisco Bay overlooking water front. Sunset over Golden Gate, May 28, 1906

Physical Description: [18 x 34 inches.]

Note

[Photo by George R. Lawrence Company.]
Box 3, Item 27

Ruins of San Francisco, Nob Hill in foreground, from Lawrence Captive Airship 1500 feet elevation, May 29, 1906

Physical Description: [18 x 34 inches.]

Note

[Photo by George R. Lawrence Company.]
Box 3, Item 27 var.

Ruins of San Francisco, Nob Hill in foreground, from Lawrence Captive Airship 1500 feet elevation, May 29, 1906

Physical Description: [16-1/2 x 44-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by George R. Lawrence Company.]
Box 3, Item 28

San Francisco two years after from Lawrence Captive Air Ship 2000 feet over San Francisco Bay, 1908

Physical Description: [20 x 50 inches.]

Note

[Photo by George R. Lawrence Company.]
Box 3, Item 28 var.

San Francisco two years after from Lawrence Captive Air Ship 2000 feet over San Francisco Bay, 1908

Physical Description: [20 x 50 inches.]

Note

[Photo by George R. Lawrence Company.]
Box 3, Item 29

San Francisco two years after from Lawrence Captive Air Ship 800 feet above 4th and Mission Streets, 1908

Physical Description: [20 x 50-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by George R. Lawrence Company.]
Box 3, Item 30

San Francisco two years after. Photograph from Lawrence Captive Airship 1000 feet above California and Powell Streets, May 9, 1908

Physical Description: [20 x 36 inches.]

Note

[Photo by George R. Lawrence Company. "Supplement to Sunset Magazine."]
Box 3, Item 31

Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915

Physical Description: [8 x 47-3./4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by C.R. Nock, number 1000.]
 

Miscellaneous Landscapes

Box 3, Item 32

[View of Big Bear Lake], undated

Physical Description: [12 x 69 inches.]
Box 1, Item 33

[View of Tehachapi Loop], undated

Physical Description: [9-1/4 x 31-1/4 inches.]
Box 1, Item 34

[View of Los Gatos, California], undated

Physical Description: [7-1/2 x 27-1/4 inches.]
Box 1, Item 35

Yosemite Falls from Oak Tree Point, 1906

Physical Description: [26-1/2 x 9 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Pillsbury Picture Company, number 1023.]
Box 3, Item 36

Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California, 1992

Physical Description: [Chromogenic print; 12 x 36 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Karen Halverson.]
Box 3, Item 37

Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada Border, 1995

Physical Description: [Chromogenic print; 18 x 54 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Karen Halverson. From the Colorado River series.]
Box 3, Item 38

Thermopolis, Wyoming, 1992

Physical Description: [Chromogenic print; 18 x 54 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Karen Halverson.]
Box 3, Item 39

Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, Texas, undated

Physical Description: [10 x 47-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Bryant Studio. Building identifications on verso; military units identified on recto.]
Box 1, Item 40

[View of unidentified valley with farms], undated

Physical Description: [7-1/4 x 17-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Two photographs joined together.]
Box 1, Item 41

[View of unidentified park], undated

Physical Description: [9-1/4 x 38 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Harris Photo Company.]
Box 1, Item 42

[View of unidentified harbor], undated

Physical Description: [5 x 37-1/4 inches.]
 

Views of Industry

Box 3, Item 43

Venice-Del Rey Oil Field, July 9, 1930

Physical Description: [9 x 48-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by C.C. Pierce, number 4. Accompanied by undated clipping.]
Box 3, Item 44

Newport News Shipbuilding and D.D. [Dry Dock] Co., August 1920

Physical Description: [8 x 47-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Griffith Phot.]
Box 1, Item 45

[View of unidentified shipyard], undated

Physical Description: [8 x 30 inches.]
Box 1, Item 46

[View of unidentified rail yard], undated

Physical Description: [5-1/4 x 19-3/4 inches.]
 

Desert and Mining Towns

Box 3, Item 47

Ouray, Colorado, ca. 1885

Physical Description: [16 x 73-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by William Henry Jackson.]
Box 3, Item 48

[View of unidentified mining town], 1909

Physical Description: [10 x 50-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by West Coast Art Company.]
Box 3, Item 49

Virginia City, Nevada, 1914

Physical Description: [10 x 49-1/4 inches.]
Box 3, Item 50

Bisbee, Arizona, 1916

Physical Description: [8 x 50 inches.]
Box 1, Item 51

[View of unidentified mining town], undated

Physical Description: [6-1/4 x 33 inches.]

Note

[Four photographs joined together.]
 

Panama Canal

Box 1, Item 52

[View of Culebra Cut, Panama Canal], 1913

Physical Description: [6-1/2 x 36-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Gordon Panoramic Photo Company.]
Box 1, Item 53

[View of Culebra Cut, Panama Canal], 1913

Physical Description: [6-1/2 x 36-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Gordon Panoramic Photo Company.]
Box 1, Item 54

Spillway, Gatun Dam [Panama Canal], 1913

Physical Description: [6-1/2 x 36-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Gordon Panoramic Photo Company.]
Box 1, Item 55

Showing enormous slide in Culebra Cut, Panama Canal, Vista de derrumbe en el corte de Culebra, 1913

Physical Description: [9 x 33 inches.]

Note

[Photo by I.L. Maduro.]
Box 1, Item 55 var.

[View of Culebra Cut, Panama Canal], 1913

Physical Description: [8 x 36 inches.]

Note

[Photo by I.L. Maduro.]
Box 1, Item 56

Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal, Ancon Hill in the distance, 1913

Physical Description: [9 x 36 inches.]

Note

[Photo by I.L. Maduro.]

Note

[Copy negative on file.]
Box 1, Item 57

Ancon Hospital with Ancon Hill in the Background, Panama, 1913

Physical Description: [9 x 36 inches.]

Note

[Photo by I.L. Maduro.]
Box 1, Item 58

[View of Culebra Cut, Panama Canal], 1913

Physical Description: [8 x 35-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Copy negative on file.]
Box 1, Item 59

[View of Pedro Miguel Locks construction, Panama Canal], 1913

Physical Description: [8 x 35-3/4 inches.]
 

Norris Dam

Box 2, Item 60

Norris Dam looking south. Clinch River at Cove Creek, Tennessee, February 16, 1934

Physical Description: [10 x 38-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Bell Clements.]
Box 2, Item 60 var.

Norris Dam looking south. Clinch River at Cove Creek, Tennessee, February 16, 1934

Physical Description: [10 x 39-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Bell Clements.]
Box 2, Item 61

Norris Dam looking west. Clinch River at Cove Creek, Tennessee, February 16, 1934

Physical Description: [10 x 39 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Bell Clements.]
Box 2, Item 62

Norris Dam, June 20, 1934

Physical Description: [10 x 37 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Bell Clements, number 34.]
Box 2, Item 63

Norris Dam looking west, June 20, 1934

Physical Description: [10 x 36-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Bell Clements, number 31.]
Box 2, Item 64

Norris Dam under construction, Anderson County, Tennessee, November 5, 1934

Physical Description: [10 x 39 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Bell Clements, number 71. Building and feature identifications inscribed by photographer.]
Box 2, Item 65

Norris Dam at night under construction, 1934

Physical Description: [7 x 11 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Bell Clements, number 128-F.]
Box 2, Item 66

Norris Dam under construction (looking south), March 18, 1935

Physical Description: [10 x 36-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Bell Clements, number 104.]
 

Group Portraits

 

Clubs

Box 2, Item 67

Pasadena [California] G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic], undated

Physical Description: [8 x 25-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Thompson, number 1053.]
Box 3, Item 68

N.S.G.W. [Native Sons of the Golden West] Barbecue at Santa Anita, California, "Lucky" Baldwin's Ranch, April 23, 1914

Physical Description: [8 x 58-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Charles Z. Bailey.]
Box 2, Item 69

[Group portrait commemorating placement of marker for first gold discovery in California], March 9, 1930

Physical Description: [8 x 36 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Hughes Photos. Inscribed on recto: "On March 9, 1930, Ramona Parlor 109 of N.S.G.W. together with La Mesa Club and Kiwanis Club of Newhall and Saugus, placed a temporary tablet over a mound of Boulders which mark the spot where Gold was first discovered in California by Francisco Lopez on March 9th, 1842, in Placeritos Canyon on the property now owned by Mr. F.E. Walker."]
Box 2, Item 70

Alaska Yukon Club Picnic at Sycamore Grove [Los Angeles], June 22, 1930

Physical Description: [8 x 35-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Thompson, number 2115. Hand-colored. Two individuals identified: "Christine Rolke and only son who was killed in the 2nd w.w."]
Box 3, Item 71

Drama League of America, Pasadena, California, 1924

Physical Description: [8 x 46-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Photo News Service.]
Box 2, Item 72

Gamut Club Twenty-fifth Birthday Anniversary, April 3, 1929

Physical Description: [10 x 18-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Weaver, number 8051.]
Box 2, Item 73

[Gamut Club gathering, May 19-20], 1935

Physical Description: [9-3/4 x 19-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Weaver, number 2279.]
Box 2, Item 74

20th Anniversary Luncheon, Women's City Club. Los Angeles, California, May 18, 1931

Physical Description: [10 x 20 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Weaver, number 9889.]
Box 2, Item 75

Biennial Convention of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, Boston, Massachusetts, August 19-23, 1930

Physical Description: [8 x 30-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Fay Foto, Boston.]
 

Employees

Box 2, Item 76

Fontana Land Company Picnic, undated

Physical Description: [4 x 35-1/4 inches.]
Box 2, Item 77

View of Hermosa Dairy Ranch and staff, June 1931

Physical Description: [10 x 35-3/4 inches]

Note

[Photo by C.Z. Bailey and R.J. Gallagher. "B.G. #6."]
Box 2, Item 78

Pasadena Police [Pasadena, California], May 30, 1931

Physical Description: [7-1/2 x 32 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Hiller.]
Box 2, Item 79

Pasadena Police [Pasadena, California], 1927

Physical Description: [10 x 34-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Hiller.]
Box 2, Item 80

[Pasadena, California, Police Department?], 1927

Physical Description: [8 x 23-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Hiller]
Box 3, Item 81

Employees of Universal Film Manufacturing Company at Universal City, California, November 30, 1913

Physical Description: [13 x 37-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Bailey and Ramsey.]
Box 2, Item 82

Pacific Electric Railway Company. Los Angeles Freight Station Office Personnel, October 10, 1947

Physical Description: [7-3/4 x 16 inches.]
Box 2, Item 83

Pacific Electric Railway Company. Los Angeles Freight Station Warehouse Personnel, October 10, 1947

Physical Description: [7-1/2 x 19 inches.]
 

School children

Box 2, Item 84

Los Angeles High School Summer Class 1926. The Largest Class Ever Graduated from any High School in the West--Shrine Auditorium, 1926

Physical Description: [8 x 20 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Weaver.]
Box 2, Item 85

[Los Angeles High School students], ca. 1898

Physical Description: [8-1/4 x 39 inches.]

Note

[Students dressed for performance or pageant.]
Box 2, Item 86

Lincoln Junior High School, Santa Monica, California, May 21, 1924

Physical Description: [8 x 36-1/2 inches.]
Box 2, Item 87

McKinley Grade School, Pasadena, [California], June 10, 1924

Physical Description: [8 x 39 inches.]

Note

[Photo by H.A. Varble, Eagle Rock. List of thirty identified students on verso made September 1, 1935.]
Box 2, Item 88

McKinley Junior High School, Pasadena, [California], January 29, 1927

Physical Description: [8 x 24-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by H.A. Varble, Eagle Rock. Student signatures on verso.]
Box 2, Item 89

Eagle Rock Central School, [Los Angeles], undated

Physical Description: [8 x 40-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by H.A. Varble, Eagle Rock.]
 

Professional Organizations

Box 2, Item 90

California Special Train of delegates to Republican Convention, Chicago, 1912

Physical Description: [10 x 35-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Prince Photo. Banner in photo reads: "Let the People Rule/California for Roosevelt by 76,000/1912." Hand written identifications on recto.]
Box 2, Item 91

American Association of Traveling Passenger Agents Convention at Mount Lowe, September 23, 1926

Physical Description: [8 x 28-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Inscribed on photograph: "Guests of the Pacific Electric Railway operating 1100 miles of standard rail lines in territory tributary to Los Angeles." Principal officers of the Association and employees of Pacific Electric (including D.W. Pontius) identified.]
Box 3, Item 92

Second Annual Meeting, Police Officers Association of Los Angeles County, January 9, 1932

Physical Description: [8 x 42-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Weaver.]
Box 3, Item 93

Twenty-seventh Annual Meeting, National Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, October 21, 1941, 1941

Physical Description: [10 x 49 inches.]
Box 2, Item 94

Twenty-first Meeting of the National Council of Congregational Churches of the United States, Washington, D.C., October 20th-28th, 1925, 1925

Physical Description: [8 x 39-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Rideout, Washington, D.C.]
Box 2, Item 95

Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration, Mohonk Lake, Ulster County, New York, 1911

Physical Description: [8 x 40 inches.]

Note

[Photo by L.M. Hermance. List of attendees affixed to verso.]
 

Military Personnel

Box 2, Item 96

[Army Bivouac near San Diego], undated

Physical Description: [8 x 34-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by O.A. Tunnell, San Diego.]
Box 2, Item 97

"Battery C" 144th Field Artillery, 1919

Physical Description: [8 x 36-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Inscribed on photograph: "Capt. George C. Montgomery, commanding. Returned from Service in France January 1919." Photo by J.D. Givens, San Francisco.]
Box 3, Item 98

U.S. Army and Red Cross Nurses on field duty at Base Hospital, Camp Bowie, Texas, January 1918

Physical Description: [8 x 47-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Mayhart.]
 

Pageants and Plays

Box 3, Item 99

Redondo Beach Day, Monday, July 11, 1921, B.P.O. Elks' Grand Lodge Reunion, 1921

Physical Description: [8 x 40 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Miles F. Weaver. View of a group of beauty contestants on stage in front of the Redondo Pavilion surrounded by a large crowd of bystanders. Two Pacific Electric red cars are visible in the background.]
Box 3, Item 100

Redondo Beach Fashion Show and Bathing Beauty Parade, 1924

Physical Description: [10 x 62-1/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Weaver, number 3255-1.]
Box 3, Item 101

Entrants chosen for "Miss Los Angeles" at Ocean Park, California Pageant, 1926

Physical Description: [10 x 42 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Weaver, number 5260-3.]
Box 3, Item 102

[Cast of John Steven McGroarty's Mission Play, standing in front of the San Gabriel Mission, San Gabriel, California], ca. 1924

Physical Description: [8 x 40-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Sanford and Black Photo News Service. The names of actors Patia Powers [sic], Tyrone Powers [sic], R.D. McLean, and Frank Staples are written on the verso.]
Box 3, Item 103

Mission Play, San Gabriel, With the Players, undated

Physical Description: [9-3/4 x 47 inches (approx.).]

Note

[Photo by Keystone Cirkut Foto Company.]

Note

[Removed for conservation.]
 

Birthday Parties

Box 2, Item 104

John Greenleaf Whittier Birthday Banquet, the Ambassador [Hotel], Los Angeles, December 17, 1923

Physical Description: [10 x 20-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Weaver, number 2652.]
Box 2, Item 105

Mother's 89th Birthday, Hollywood, California, May 16, 1930

Physical Description: [10 x 20 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Weaver.]
 

Miscellaneous

Box 2, Item 106

Entering the Double-Bow Knot, Halfway to the summit of Mt. Tamalpais, California. Above the Golden Gate on the "Crookedest Railroad in the World," undated

Physical Description: [7 x 28-1/4 inches.]

Note

[View of Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway cars with passengers posed in front.]
Box 2, Item 107

[Group of unidentified men], undated

Physical Description: [7-1/4 x 28-3/4 inches.]
Box 2, Item 107 copy 2

[Group of unidentified men], undated

Physical Description: [7-1/4 x 28-3/4 inches.]

Note

[Includes handwritten identifications on attached pieces of paper.]
 

Miscellaneous

Box 2, Item 108

[View of Ascot Park grandstand, Gardena, California], 1907

Physical Description: [10 x 32-1/2 inches]

Note

[Photo by California Panorama Company.]
Box 2, Item 109

[View of Ascot Park racetrack, Gardena, California], 1908

Physical Description: [7-3/4 x 35 inches.]

Note

[Photo by California Panorama Company.]
Box 2, Item 110

Healing Service at Balboa Park. [Aimee Semple] McPherson Revival, ca. 1920s

Physical Description: [8 x 33-1/2 inches.]

Note

[Bunnell Photo Shop, San Diego. Title and two versos from the Bible (Matthew 15:30-31) printed on recto.]
Box 3, Item 111

Opening ceremonies at Memorial Coliseum, Tenth Olympic Games, Los Angeles, 1932

Physical Description: [10 x 48-3/4 inches.]
Box 2, Item 112

U.S. Battleship Maine, June 22, 1911

Physical Description: [10 x 32 inches.]

Note

[Photo by G.H. Rice. View of the Maine in the cofferdam constructed in Havana Harbor.]
Box 3, Item 113

52nd Balloon Co. Arcadia, California, ca. 1918.

Physical Description: [8 x 53 inches.]

Note

[Group portrait.]
Box 3, Item 114

[View of Yosemite from the valley floor, ca. 2000.]

Physical Description: [9 x 55 inches.]

Note

Ron Klein, photographer.
Box 3, Item 115

Third Annual Pacific Coast Pest Control Conference. For the Advancement of Knowledge Among All Pest Control Operators of the Western United States. February 22, 23, 24, 1940. University of California. February 22, 23, 24, 1940.

Physical Description: [8 x 30 inches.]

Note

[Group portrait in front of unidentified building.]
Box 3, Item 116

Avenue District, Ventura, Calif. February 8, 1927.

Physical Description: [10 x 58 inches.]

Note

B. Isensee, Photo. [View from hills looking down across residential developments and groves].
Box 3, Item 117

Avenue Oil Field, Ventura, California - Looking north from Shell gasoline plant. March 15, 1927.

Physical Description: [10 x 51 3/4 inches.]

Note

B. Isensee, Photo No. 8
Box 3, Item 118

Unidentified agricultural scene of orchards, homes, and fields with hills in the distance, possibly in Fresno County, California, undated

Physical Description: [8 x 47 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Laval and Ninnis, Fresno.]
Box 3, Item 119

7th Annual Rosicrucian Convention, July 1935, San Jose, Calif.

Physical Description: [8 x 43-3/4 inches.]

Note

Steiner, photographer. [Group portrait].
Box 3, Item 120

Los Angeles Fire Department Preparedness Parade, Los Angeles, June 14, 1916.

Physical Description: [8 x 43 1/2 inches.]

Note

[Photo by Weaver and Lloyd Photo Co., Los Angeles.]