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Scenes of Altadena, Los Angeles, and Southern California: Finding Aid
photCL 403  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Notes

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Scenes of Altadena, Los Angeles, and Southern California
    Dates (inclusive): approximately 1890
    Collection Number: photCL 403
    Extent: 53 photographs on 14 board pages : Kodak bull's eye prints (gelatin silver); image diameter 8.5 cm, sheet 18 x 26 cm
    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: Collection of 53 late 19th century photographs depicting scenes of popular Southern California destinations including the Andrew McNally residence and grounds on Mariposa Drive, Altadena. Views include Pasadena (streets and Raymond Hotel); Los Angeles (Chinatown, Courthouse, Plaza Church, street railway); San Diego (Hotel del Coronado); Ostrich farm. This was an amateur album possibly taken by a relative of the McNally family.
    Language: English.
    Note:
    Finding aid last updated on January 27, 2015.

    Access

    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

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Scenes of Altadena, Los Angeles, and Southern California, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Purchased from Dawson's Book Shop, October 1997.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of 53 circular snapshots depicting scenes of popular Southern California tourist destinations including the Andrew McNally residence and grounds on Mariposa Drive, Altadena. Views include Pasadena (streets and Raymond Hotel); Los Angeles (Chinatown, Courthouse, Plaza Church, street railway); San Diego (Hotel del Coronado); and an ostrich farm. The photographs are pasted to 14 disbound pages of an amateur album possibly taken by a relative of the McNally family.

    Notes

    Books used to identify McNally residence and grounds include:
    • Andrew McNally, 1836-1904, Memorials, Messages of Condolence and Press Notices. (Call #: RB 288801);
    • Peterson, Robert H. Altadena's Golden Years. Published by Robert H. Peterson, 1976;
    • Ives, Sarah Noble. Altadena. Altadena Historical and Beautification Society, 1938. (Call#: F869 A52 I9).