The Views from a Trip to California collection contains 217 photographic prints collected by Harriet S. Tolman during a trip
to California from 1888 to 1889. The dated prints range from 1887 to 1889, though many undated prints are likely to have been
published earlier. The prints are primarily commercial views by popular photographers of the time depicting locales which
Tolman presumably visited. California regions featured in the collection include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pasadena, Santa
Barbara, Ventura County, Monterey, and the Mojave Desert. Many California Missions are featured, including San Gabriel, San
Diego, San Luis Rey, San Fernando, San Juan Capistrano, San Buenaventura, Santa Barbara, La Purisima, San Carlos de Borromeo,
and Dolores. Several well-captioned prints picture California flora such as palms, cacti, pampas grass, grape vines, and oaks,
as well as pepper, persimmon, oleander, banana, orange, lemon and fig trees. Other notable California subjects include the
Raymond Hotel, the residence of Jason and Owen Brown (sons of the abolitionist John Brown), the Hotel Del Coronado, the Mexico-California
boundary monument, Sweet Water Dam, Rancho Camulos, Matilija Canyon, the De la Guerra residence, the Hotel Del Monte, Yosemite
Valley, and San Francisco's Palace Hotel and Chinatown.
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