The Lukens Collection consists of 213 glass plate negatives and 243 film negatives created by Theodore Lukens, 1882-1903 and
undated, that depict scenes in and around Los Angeles County, central California, and the Southwest.
Theodore P. Lukens (1848-1918) was a conservationist and pioneer community leader in Pasadena, California. Born in Ohio, he
came to California with his wife in 1880. He became active in business and municipal affairs, serving as president of the
Board of Trustees of the city of Pasadena in 1890-1892 and 1894-1895. Lukens was a friend of John Muir and promoted many conservation
causes. He served as supervisor of the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains from 1905-1907 and throughout
his career held various positions in private and government forestry organizations. Lukens remained prominent in civic affairs
in Pasadena until his death in 1918.
2.92 linear feet, 7 boxes
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