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Guide to the Andrew Putnam Hill Photographs
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Description
This collection consists of mounted albumen prints commercially produced by A. P. Hill and his two studios, Hill and Yard and Hill and Watkins. Subjects include views of the Stanford University campus, interior and exterior shots of major buildings, events such as the university’s opening day and the funeral of Leland Stanford, student groups, and the Palo Alto Stock Farm and horses. Photographs were taken primarily between 1890 and 1895.
Background
Andrew Putnam Hill (1853-1922) was born in Porter County, Indiana. In 1867 at the age of 14, he moved to California with an uncle, coming to Santa Clara County in 1868. He attended high school at Santa Clara College, and then studied art in San Francisco.
Extent
2 Linear feet