Finding aid to William C. Barry Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs, circa 1886-1910

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Finding aid to William C. Barry Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs, circa 1886-1910

Collection number: BANC PIC 1964.056--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
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Processed by Chris McDonald and The Bancroft Library staff.
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: William C. Barry Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs
Date (inclusive): circa 1886-1910
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1964.056--PIC
Collector: Barry, William C.
Extent: 76 black and white photographs 61 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The Barry Collection contains 76 photographs spanning circa 1860 to circa 1910. The subject matter is primarily early street transportation in Los Angeles, including horse-drawn, cable, and electric cars and a trackless trolley in Laurel Canyon.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for use.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William C. Barry Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs, BANC PIC 1964.056--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Park, Frank L.
Slocum, J. E.
California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
Online Archive of California.
Buildings -- California -- Los Angeles.
Electric railroads -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs.
Horse railroads -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Railroads, Cable -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs.
Streets -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs.
Transportation -- California -- Photographs.
Trolley buses -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs.
Trolley buses -- California -- San Diego -- Photographs.
Photograph albums.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The William C. Barry Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs was a gift of Mr. Barry in 1963.

Scope and Content

The Barry Collection contains 76 photographs spanning circa 1860 to circa 1910. The subject matter is primarily early street transportation in Los Angeles, including horse-drawn, cable, and electric cars and a trackless trolley in Laurel Canyon. Also included is a photograph of a two-level trolley in San Diego. Other subjects include Los Angeles street scenes and buildings; an auto race at Ascot Park; views of Mt. Lowe, Mt. Wilson, San Pedro Harbor, La Jolla caves, the Hotel Del Coronado, Mission Santa Barbara, Redlands, Riverside, Long Beach, Avalon Bay, Catalina Island, and Tijuana, Mexico. The collection also contains two photographs of paintings or lithographs. Though the photographers are not indicated, many of the prints bear the stamp or inscription of photographic studios, including Frank L. Park, C.C. Pierce, Park & Company, and Slocum. The prints originally made up an album which was obtained by Barry from an unidentified friend.

Container Listing

 

1849 [photograph of painting or lithograph] No. 6079 BANC PIC 1964.056:01--PIC

 

The Covered Wagon [photograph of painting or lithograph] Geo Woodworth BANC PIC 1964.056:02--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

Twenty Mule Borax Team, Goldfield Desert Freighter 1908 Goldfield C.C. Pierce No. 5410 BANC PIC 1964.056:03--PIC

 

Transportation on Foot [a prospector] C.C. Pierce No. 1410 BANC PIC 1964.056:04--PIC

 

[Man on horse-drawn carriage] C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:05--PIC

 

On the Sands of Long Beach "Thanks for the Buggy ride" 190 [Horses and buggies near the beach] C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:06--PIC

 

Lincoln Heights near Los Angeles High School [Horse—drawn car] C.C. Pierce No. 7063 BANC PIC 1964.056:07--PIC

 

Los Angeles' first street-car C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:08--PIC

 

Street Car Motor on Santa Fe Ave. and Ninth st. 1897 C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:09--PIC

 

Street car running on Euclid Ave. between Ontario Uplan and San Antonio Streets, up to 1900 C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:10--PIC

 

Los Angeles 1897 [Horse drawn car] C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:11--PIC

 

Second Street Cable Line at corner of Broadway 1889 C.C. Pierce No. 7174 BANC PIC 1964.056:12--PIC

 

Fifth and "B" Streets, San Diego ca.1900 [Double deck street car] C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:13--PIC

 

Broadway loking South from Second. Cable road opened June 8, 1899 C.C. Pierce No. 2196 BANC PIC 1964.056:14--PIC

 

Main and Requena Streets, Los Angeles Blanchard Co. BANC PIC 1964.056:15--PIC

 

Los Angeles North Spring Street from First 1886 C.C. Pierce No. 6332 BANC PIC 1964.056:16--PIC

 

Spring Street Looking North from Third 1902 C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:17--PIC

 

249 Spring Street, corner of First, Los Angeles Hotel Nadeau -- Present site of Times Building. Buildings -- left foreground are on present site of Los Angeles City Hall. Late 1890's or early 1900. Prior to 1904 because Stoll & Thayer were at corner of Third and Spring by 1904 and this shows them at 137 So. Spring. Park Photo BANC PIC 1964.056:18--PIC

 

Los Angeles trackless trolley -- in Laurel Canyon, early 1900's C.C. Pierce No. 7177 BANC PIC 1964.056:19--PIC

 

[Cable machinery] BANC PIC 1964.056:20--PIC

 

1880's or later. Cable car crossed the new Southern Pacific railway yards to over Downey Ave. now North Browday [Broadway?] BANC PIC 1964.056:21--PIC

 

Wilmington and Long Beach Rapid Transit 1887 C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:22--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

A little Dummey R.R. that run [sic] from the end of the Temple St. Cable R.R. at Hoover St., to foot at East Hollywood. The engineer was 18 years old and his brother, the fireman (?)16. 1892 BANC PIC 1964.056:23--PIC

 

First Los Angeles Electric Car, Pico St. 1887 C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:24--PIC

 

Los Angeles Special from San Fernando Valley ca 1886 C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:25--PIC

 

High Circular Bridge. Old Mt. Lowe Railway, now abandoned. 1910 or earlier. BANC PIC 1964.056:26--PIC

 

Cable Incline -- 3000 ft. Mt. Lowe 1900 or earlier BANC PIC 1964.056:27--PIC

 

[Auto race, probably at Culver City Motor Speedway in the 1920s] BANC PIC 1964.056:28--PIC

Additional Note

Identification provided by collector is apparently incorrect: "Early auto race at Old Ascot Park, California, early 1900. Located about 63rd Street east side of Los Angeles." A researcher points out that the Ascot speedway was not a board track, as pictured here, and suggests Culver City as most likely location.
 

Aerial Trolley Car Co., Inc. L.W. and E.C. Fawkes, Palentees. Burbank, California C.C. Pierce BANC PIC 1964.056:29--PIC

 

San Pedro, California 1908 [Harbor] BANC PIC 1964.056:30--PIC

 

Avalon Bay -- Catalina BANC PIC 1964.056:31--PIC

 

Avalon Bay -- Catalina BANC PIC 1964.056:32--PIC

 

Avalon Bay -- Catalina BANC PIC 1964.056:33--PIC

 

Tijuana ca. 1905 BANC PIC 1964.056:34--PIC

 

On trail to Mt. Wilson from Little Santa Anita Canyon, now abandoned. [At Orchard Camp] BANC PIC 1964.056:35--PIC

 

U.S.-Mexican border boundary mark BANC PIC 1964.056:36--PIC

 

[Two women and a man resting on rock] BANC PIC 1964.056:37--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

[Two women and a man on a hike] BANC PIC 1964.056:38--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

[Three women on a rock -- Elks Reunion 1904] BANC PIC 1964.056:39--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

[Three women and two men on a rock] BANC PIC 1964.056:40--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

[Beach cliffs] BANC PIC 1964.056:41--PIC

 

Sugarloaf, Avalon BANC PIC 1964.056:42--PIC

 

La Jolla Caves BANC PIC 1964.056:43--PIC

 

La Jolla Caves BANC PIC 1964.056:44--PIC

 

Mount Wilson Cabin -- before 1910 BANC PIC 1964.056:45--PIC

 

Mount Wilson Cabin -- before 1910 BANC PIC 1964.056:46--PIC

 

Mount Wilson Observatory 1904-1905 [under construction] BANC PIC 1964.056:47--PIC

 

Ostrich Farm. South Pasadena before 1910 BANC PIC 1964.056:48--PIC

 

"If my memory is OK, Sontag and Sam Selig Grocers on North Broadway, Los Angeles, then Downey Ave., consolidated and was [sic] the beginning of the Safewy chain. Better check for sure with Safeway." Barry 1963 BANC PIC 1964.056:49--PIC

 

Mission, Santa Barbara, California Park & Co. Photo No. 1909 BANC PIC 1964.056:50--PIC

 

Interior, Mission Santa Barbara, California Park & Co. No. 368 BANC PIC 1964.056:51--PIC

 

[Church of the Blessed Sacrament, southeast corner of Prospect Ave. and Cherokee Ave., Hollywood.] [Identified by library patron.] BANC PIC 1964.056:52--PIC

 

Mrs P. Potter [Potter 's home] [lithograph?] BANC PIC 1964.056:53--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

Marchant and Crocker American Hotel [lithograph?] BANC PIC 1964.056:54--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

Hotel Del Coronado from N.W. 1902-1903 Slocum Photo No. 2567 BANC PIC 1964.056:55--PIC

 

Hotel Del Coronado Main Enterance 1902-1903 Slocum Photo No. 2749 BANC PIC 1964.056:56--PIC

 

Old Country Court House, Los Angeles, California Park & Co. Photo No. 255 BANC PIC 1964.056:57--PIC

 

Garden at Santa Barbara Mission ca. 1900 Park & Co. Photo No. 1901 BANC PIC 1964.056:58--PIC

 

Bixby's Residence No. 142 BANC PIC 1964.056:59--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

Central Park, Los Angeles No. 180 BANC PIC 1964.056:60--PIC

 

Tijuana ca. 1905 BANC PIC 1964.056:61--PIC

 

[residential area -- two homes] BANC PIC 1964.056:62--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

Hollywood Boulevard near Highland Avenue ca. 1906 BANC PIC 1964.056:63--PIC

 

[View from off-shore] BANC PIC 1964.056:64--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

Southern California -- perhaps Hollywood BANC PIC 1964.056:65--PIC

 

Los Angeles, California. Out Temple from Court House Park & Co. Photo No. 283 BANC PIC 1964.056:66--PIC

 

"Think this is an early float -- Pasadena Tournament [of Roses]" 1901 Park Photo BANC PIC 1964.056:67--PIC

 

Smiley Heights, Redlands, California Conaway Photo No. 545 BANC PIC 1964.056:68--PIC

 

Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California No. 561 BANC PIC 1964.056:69--PIC

 

[Sea view through rocks] BANC PIC 1964.056:70--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

From top of Mount Wilson, California [Fog covered hills] BANC PIC 1964.056:71--PIC

 

View from Mont Lowe BANC PIC 1964.056:72--PIC

 

View in Los Angeles, California ca. 1860-1870 [Open land, few houses] BANC PIC 1964.056:73--PIC

 

Redlands, California from Smiley Heights. Evidently taken in the 1890's or early 1900's Park & Co. Photo No. 903 BANC PIC 1964.056:74--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized
 

Duplicate of Item No. 49 (two copies) BANC PIC 1964.056:75-76--PIC

Additional Note

Image was not digitized