Papers of Lewis Geddes, San Diego photographer and historical researcher. The bulk of the materials relate to historic adobe
structures in San Diego County, Baja California, and Arizona. Included are notes and photographs created in the 1930s relating
to the historic buildings. Also included are typescripts of works by others, concerning pioneer experiences in San Diego
County in the 19th century, and genealogical information on early San Diego County residents.
Lewis Geddes and his wife Frances came to Los Angeles, California in 1923. After five years, they moved to San Diego and
setup a studio gallery in the Casa de Machado adobe in historic Old Town. Lewis, a photographer, and Frances, a painter of
portrait and figure, developed an active interest in reconstructing and preserving San Diego's historic past.
1.20 linear feet
(4 archives boxes)
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