By Gregory L. Williams
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C1. San Diego Photographic Print Reference Books, 1870s-1990s. 33 file drawers. Print Reference Books are arranged alphabetically by subject. Selected 8×10 prints or photocopies of 100,000 images from the San Diego History Center’s photograph collection. Used for immediate, though not complete access to the Society’s negatives and original prints. The reference books are bound by subject and arranged alphabetically. Includes copies of most film or glass processes. Documents business, domestic life, institutions and geography of San Diego and San Diego County. Subjects include aerial photographs, African-Americans, agriculture, animals, apartment houses, San Diego architecture, art, automobiles, aviation including dirigibles, airports, and Charles Lindbergh, Balboa Park (including the Panama California Exposition of 1915 and California Pacific Exposition of 1935), beach scenes, bicycles, the Border Patrol, bridges, bullfights, buildings and businesses (exteriors and interior). Businesses include bakeries, banks, barber shops, bath houses, breweries, canneries, dairy industry, gas stations, groceries, livery stables and carriage houses, logging, lumber, movie theaters, newspapers, restaurants, and saloons. Subjects also cover camps, cemeteries, cannons, Chinese businesses and families, Christmas, churches, city and county offices including jails and city hall, colleges and universities, construction, Hotel del Coronado, clothing, fairs, cowboys, crime, dams, dedications & ceremonies, demonstrations, IWW riots, depressions, earthquakes, fire department, fishing, floods, furniture, Germans, horses, horticulture, hospitals, hotels, Native Americans, industry, Japanese, liberty bell, machinery, maps, Mexican Americans, the U.S. military and its branches, mining, missions, monuments, motorcycles, mountains, mural prints, museums, music/bands, nudists, oil wells, Old Town (buildings, people, views, and other scenes), organizations, parades and celebrations, people including San Diego mayors, city officials, and celebrities, photographers, picnics, police, Portuguese, post offices, radio, railroads including California Southern/Santa Fe and San Diego & Arizona, ranches, real estate, residence, rivers, roads & highways, San Diego (chronologically, harbor, skyline), San Diego History Center, schools, shopping centers, signs, snow, sports, stagecoaches, streetcars, strikes, surveyors, television, theaters, toys, trailer parks, trees, trucks, wartime SD, water, whales, windmills, Works Progress Administration, YMCA, YWCA and San Diego Zoo.
Reference books of areas or institutions closely associated with the city of San Diego include Adams Ave., Allied Gardens, Alpine, back country, Baja California, Ballena, Bankers Hill, Banner, Borrego, Bonita, Buckman Springs, Campo, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Clairemont, Cuyamaca, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, Dutch Flats, El Cajon, El Cortez, Elsinore, Enc anto, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Five Points, Fletcher Hills, Flinn Springs, Fort Rosecrans, Foster, Gas Lamp Quarter, Golden Hill, Grantville, Grossmont, Hillcrest, Horton Plaza, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, La Costa, Laguna Mountains, La Jolla, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Leucadia, Linda Vista, Little Landers, Logan Heights/Sherman Heights, Kearny Mesa, Kensington, Mesa Grande, Mexico, Middletown, Midway District, Miramar, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Mission Cliff Gardens, Mission Hills, Mission Valley, Moosa Canyon, Morena, Mount Helix, Mountain Springs, National City, Nestor, North Island, North Park, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Ostrich Farms, Otay, Pacific Beach, Palomar, Park Boulevard, Pauma Valley, Presidio, Pine Hills, Pine Valley, Point Loma, Potrereo, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho De Los Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, Reynard Way, Rose Canyon, San Marcos, San Pasqual Valley, San Ysidro, Santa Ysabel, Santee, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Shelter Island, Solana Beach, Sorrento, Spring Valley, Sunset Cliffs, Sweetwater Valley, Temecula, Torrey Pines, University Ave., Valley Center, Vista, Warners Springs, Witch Creek, and Young Caves. Note: The Title Insurance Collection, the San Diego History Center Negative Collection, the Original Print Collection, all of the named collections, and to a lesser extent, the San Diego Union-Tribune collection form the nucleus of the Print Reference Book Collections.
C2. San Diego Union-Tribune Photograph Collection, 1912-1981. 100 ft. Early 1950s to 1981 are arranged numerically and chronologically. Pre 1950 images are cataloged by subject and filed numerically. Two ‘people’ collections are filed alphabetically. The collection documents the daily news photography of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The collection includes a wide range of city, county, regional and national events with large files on people, sports, shipping, and a variety of daily events. Included are 35mm and 4×5 glass, and film based negatives. Subjects include business, accidents, animals, adult and children’s organizations, associations and clubs; U.S. military, awards, Balboa Park, sports (local football and baseball and nationally known athletes), labor, state and local government, aviation, crime and the legal system, horses, La Jolla, Mexico, San Diego neighborhoods, San Diego County localities, schools, railroads, ships, hospitals/health care, architecture, transportation, strikes, housing, marine life, women, water, houses, and many more. Gift of San Diego Union-Tribune.
C3. Title Insurance Photograph Collection, 1870-1979. 150,000 items. Arranged numerically. Collected by the Union Title Insurance Company, later Title Insurance and Trust, and by curators Larry and Jane Booth, this collection consists of original negatives, glass plates and copy or duplicate negatives. Used to document San Diego’s commercial, civic, and personal history and to compile an image bank of property in San Diego, the collection was donated to SDHC in 1979. This segment of negatives consists largely of the images by professional photographers in San Diego but also includes separate and miscellaneous donations. Photographers include W.E. Averette, Larry Booth, Herbert Fitch, Parker & Parker, Lee Passmore, F.E. Patterson, Guy Sensor, J.A. Sherriff, San Diego Union-Tribune photographers, and others. Subjects include but are not limited to San Diego prominent and ordinary citizens, street scenes, buildings, businesses, organizations, civic events, aerial views, landscape, railroads, ships, harbors, agriculture, aircraft industry, vehicles, residences, churches and schools. More specific subjects include the Hotel del Coronado, U.S. Grant Hotel, mining, trolleys, hospitals, rowing clubs, retail businesses, tidelands, ranches, mountains, missions, expositions, courthouses and county offices, banks, the Horton House, theaters, dams, Balboa Park, fire department, aviation, bridges, fairs, floods, breweries, U.S. President visits, Charles Lindbergh, dirigibles, the military and many more. There are also images of every area in San Diego, San Diego County, Tijuana and elsewhere. The ‘S’ section of this collection which is described separately consists of photographs by Walter Averette and Larry Booth. Accessible mostly through San Diego Photographic Print Reference Books. Gift of Union Title Insurance Trust Company.
C4. San Diego History Center Negative Collection, 1870-present. 100 ft. This series consists mostly of copy negatives, duplicate negatives, original negatives and some glass plates acquired or accessioned by SDHC between 1979 and the present. The images document San Diego and surrounding areas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Included are 4×5, 8×10, 35mm film and glass plate negatives including original and copy negatives from SDHC prints, loaned images and other sources. Subjects include but are not limited to aviation, U.S. military, residences, water, transportation, ships, parades & public events, ranches, hotels, theaters, automobiles, breweries, harbor, railroads, animals, the desert, floods, people, downtown, fire department, dams, art, and many others. More specific subjects include Jessop & Son employees, Coronado Tent City, Palomar Observatory, Balboa Park, IWW riots, Serra Museum, Horton Plaza, U.S. Grant Hotel, Old Town, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s visit to San Diego (1938), World War II day of surrender (V-J Day 1945), Native Americans, Italians, and many others. Areas mentioned include all neighborhoods in San Diego, Julian, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Escondido, Del Mar, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Mission Valley, Lemon Grove, National City, downtown, back country, Campo, Tijuana/Baja California, Alpine, Point Loma, Otay, Imperial Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Warners Hot Spring, Mesa Grande, Bonita, El Cajon, and many other places. Related segments of this collection are not included in this description despite being a part of a similar accession numbering sequence. Those collections have descriptions of their own. A good portion of this collection is accessible through the SDHC Print Reference Books. A card index is available. Material is listed in SDHC Negative Logs.
C5. San Diego History Center Original Print Collection, 1870-present. 30ft. Organized numerically. Divided by size. This collection consists of original prints taken by commercial or individual photographers. The collection contains 4×5, 8×10 and other sized prints including oversized and cabinet cards, carte de visites, other matted formats, snapshots and other types of prints. Some of the original prints have corresponding negatives in the various Negative Collections. Subjects include San Diego harbor views, people, groups, schools, animals, businesses, organizations, parades, railroads, ships, ferries, streets, women, automobiles, the U.S. Navy and other military branches, mines, lakes, the Fire Department, flumes, rowing clubs, colleges and universities, hospitals, camping, theaters, aviation, hotels, theaters, banks, churches, dams, bathhouses, residences, skyline views, signs, ranches, buses, bands, agriculture, fire departments, fairs, photographers, floods, missions, artifacts, sports, schools, post offices, police departments, music, labor unions, art, restaurants, and fishing boats. More specific subjects include: Ku Klux Klan, World War II in San Diego, Native Americans, U.S. Presidents, San Diego Zoo, Baja Insurrection (1911), Balboa Park, Horton Plaza, Old Town, Fort Rosecrans, Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Tent City, IWW, San Diego Electric Railroad, Point Loma Theosophical Society, Coca Cola, Southwest Onyx, and Camp Kearny. Areas represented include Ocean Beach, El Cajon, Mission Valley, Tijuana, Del Mar, Poway, La Jolla, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Cuyamaca, San Ysidro, Campo, Escondido, Julian, Pacific Beach, Coronado, La Mesa, National City, Mt. Helix, Oceanside, Spring Valley, Cuyamaca, Mt. Springs, Otay, Lakeside, Grossmont, Alpine, Torrey Pines, and elsewhere. Larger collections are not included in this description despite being a part of a similar accession numbering sequence. Those collections have descriptions of their own. Most of this collection is accessible through the SDHC Print Reference Books. A card index is available. Material is listed in SDHC Original Print Logs.
C6. Ames Color Publishers Photograph Collection, 1950-1984. 2ft. 1996/019. Documents the work of this Escondido postcard and brochure publisher. The collection consists of negatives, color transparencies, work order materials, postcards, Christmas cards, brochures, stationary and other work. Postcards and other published materials of beach hotels, restaurants, churches, real estate agencies, mobile home park, hospitals, and other businesses in San Diego, El Cajon, Spring Valley, Santee, Lakeside, Alpine, Coronado, Imperial Valley, Chula Vista and elsewhere. Specific clients include Sharp Hospital, Lon Novios ‘Chapel of Sweethearts,’ Mission San Luis Rey, Shelter Island Inn, Lakeside Community Church, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, UCSD, Scripps Hospital, and the Benedictine Convent.
C7. Elden Anderson Photograph Collection, 1940s. 39 negatives. This collection documents Balboa Park and its visitors (ca. 1940). Included are negatives of children, women, and men doing various Park related activities.
C8. Argall Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1914-1950s. .5 ft. This collection consists of prints, photograph albums, postcards, carte de visites, cabinet cards, and other images. Documents the Argall family and scenes around San Diego. Subjects include La Jolla Cove, a rodeo, men hunting, Pepper Grove at Balboa Park, people rowing boats, sunrise services at Mt. Helix, a car on Palomar Mountain, a line of cars in snow near Descanso, Potrero Grade waterfall, lake near Campo, early highway bridge, family gravestones in England, San Diego Bay, Pala Mission, La Jolla school (1906), parade in front of courthouse, Torrey Pines, Spreckels Organ pavilion, girls dressed as Indians, ocean bathers/swimmers, Cuyamaca Lake, staff picnic’San Diego Public Library, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town and many others. Some of the earlier photographs were taken by Clausen Photographs.
C9. Jose Aguirre Family Photograph Collection, 1930s-1940s. Approx. 45 items. This collection consists mostly (or apparently) of studio portraits of the Jose Aguirre family and other Mexican-American families. Also includes family/group photographs, portraits of children and girls in communion dresses, weddings, an army group, a fresh graveside covered with flowers and 2 large colorized oval photoprints. Includes the work of San Diego studio photographers such as Hartsook, Gainsborrough, Maxwell, Bennette Studios, Melvin H. Sykes, Alice Whitney Smith and others. Also photographs by Foto Mena, Elizondo. Gift of Thomas B. Moon.
C10. Asian/Chinese Photograph Collections, 1880s-1960s. ca. 300 photographs. See Print Reference Books and accessions: 79:346; 82:14017-14037; 82:14050- 14057; 82: 14167-14182,84; 83:14470; 84:15261; 85:15346-49; 85:15422-15438; 85:15526; 85:15698; and other accessions. This collection documents Chinese immigrants, Chinese-Americans, and other Asians in San Diego. Included are scattered photographs from various accessions. Subjects include aviation, parades, the Chinese Community Mission (many groups), Chinese ships or junks (on-board or views), businesses (fancy goods stores, laundries, restaurants, butcher shops, and fortune tellers), sports teams, dinner groups, a Boy Scout troop, occupations (railroad work, agriculture, food service); and the Hall of China at the 1935 Balboa Park Exposition. Some images of an opium pipe. Photographs of people include individual men, women, and children; school groups, and members of the Quan, Ah Quin, and Hom, families and many others.
C11. DeGraff Austin Photograph Collection, 1948-1970. .25 ft. San Diego County Supervisor. Photographs of ceremonies, banquets, groundbreakings, parades, meetings, openings, ribbon cuttings, and other events throughout San Diego County. Includes photographs of prominent politicians, community leaders and military brass and the opening of Campo & Julian Parks in 1967. Subjects include Martin Luther King at an event; the opening of the Southeast Health Center with prominent African-Americans; first annual San Diego Urban League meeting, an event with Gregory Peck, various county commissioners, county summer camps for kids, and the County Dairy Princess.
C12. Walter Averette Photograph Collection, 1920s-1940s. Approx. 5000? Originals–S1-S1250 and throughout the Union Title Trust Collection; Duplicate negatives– 80:5394-5434; 80:5504-5857; 80:5959-5980; 80:6078-6079; 80:6086-6148; 80:6988-6992; 80:6946-6992. Also see PA 63, 89, 99, 109, 110, 111, 112, and 130. This collection documents the work of San Diego commercial photographer Walter Averette. The collection contains original glass plates, duplicate negatives and some prints. Subjects include Balboa Park, San Diego Harbor, ships, beaches, military, lakes, schools, the San Diego Zoo, Spanish dancers, aviation, San Diego Mission, USS Bennington Monument, ‘Ramona’s Marriage Place’, automobiles, Sutherland’s Tijuana stages, San Diego State College, Franklin D. Roosevelt in car, bridge construction, Barrett dam, Hotel Florence, camera & equipment, USS Constitution, submarines, avocado groves, and many other subjects. Areas include: Laguna Mountains, La Jolla, Pine Valley, Point Loma, Del Mar, Grossmont, and many other areas.
C13. Norman Baynard Photograph Collection, 1940s-1970s. 12,574 negatives. Ca.1000 prints. Arranged numerically. Norman Baynard (Mansour Abdullah) was a San Diego photographer specializing in portraits and events. This collection documents the work of Baynard and to a large extent the African- American community in San Diego between the 1940s and the 1970s. The collection consists of 2×3 and 4×5 black and white and color negatives and approximately 1000 small prints. Images include individual and group portraits, residences, businesses, street scenes, churches, weddings, sports, clubs, political or civic functions, funerals, weddings, Masonic/Eastern Star organizations and Black Muslim groups. Images of businesses include furniture stores, grocery stores, fashion modeling, auto supply stores, mortuaries, barbershops, hotels, upholstery shops, liquor stores, restaurants and other businesses. Church groups in the images are singing in choirs or groups, dining, participating in communion, and other ceremonies at Baptist, Methodist, African Methodist Episcopal, Seventh Day Adventists and other churches. Sports images include baseball teams and other activities. Club activities documented include dining, dancing, fashion events, charity events and award ceremonies at clubs such as the Eagles Lodge, Loyal Buddies Veterans Group, Masons, Elks Lodge, Les Corpis Club and others. Political or civic groups represented include USO Club groups, the JFK Democratic Club, and the Girl Scouts. Entertainment images include dancers, dining, singers, musical groups, and bands. Masonic/Eastern Star images include several lodges, Masonic groups, officers, uniforms, and insignia. Muslim organization images at the Mohammed’s Mosque and elsewhere include Mosque members, officers, weddings and other events. Funeral images include bodies of men, women, and children and the actual services. Weddings include the bride, groom, ceremony and wedding parties. Also included are miscellaneous images of hairstyles, various certificates, wrecked automobiles, and copies of military discharge papers. Baynard’s portraits of individuals and families include but are not limited to the following names: Adams, Albretten, Alexander, Allen, Allison, Amos, Anderson, Andrews, Armstrong, Austin, Bailey, Baker, Banks, Barnes, Barron, Batie, Baynard, Bell, Bennett, Blake, Booker, Boyd, Bradford, Brooks, Brown, Byrant, Butler, Campbell, Carter, Cook, Cooper, Crawford, Curry, Daniels, Davis, Dixon, Edwards, Ford, Foster, Fowler, Franklin, Garcia, Green, Griffin, Hall, Hamilton, Harris, Hawkins, Hayes, Henderson, Hendrix, Henry, Hill, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lee, Lewis, Logan, Long, Lopez, Mack, Martin, Miller, Mills, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Morris, Nelson, Pitts, Price, Reed, Reynolds, Richardson, Roberts, Robinson, Rodriquez, Ross, Russell, Salazar, Sampson, Scott, Session, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Torres, Turner, Walker, Washington, Watson, Wells, White, Williams, Wilson, Wright, and Young. Item level finding aid exists.
C14. W. Beuthel Miniature Stereoviews Collection, ca. 1925-1937. 300 stereoviews. Consists of miniature stereoviews of San Diego and elsewhere apparently taken by W. Beuthel. Subjects include the Balboa Park Expositon (1935), the Port of San Diego, Broadway in San Diego, a circus parade, Hotel Del Coronado, Mission Beach (boating and beach), parachute jumpers, railroads, ships (masted), ships (U.S. Navy), tuna fleet, San Diego Zoo and other images. Gift of Bill Colvin and Dave Wiener.
C15. Harry Bishop Photograph Collection, 1920s-1960s. 6 ft. San Diego Union photographer. This collection includes prints and some negatives. Other negatives are with the Union Tribune Collection. Subjects include San Diego aerials, animals, automobiles, aviation (wrecks), beach scenes, buildings, businesses, ceremonies, churches, crime (money, suspects, murder), dams, disasters, Fiesta del Pacifico, fires, highways, lakes, military, missions, organizations, parades, people (U.S. Presidents), schools, ships, sports (sports fishing and boating), women (some modeling with appliances), and the San Diego Zoo. Areas include Anza-Borrego, back country, Baja California, Tijuana, Balboa Park, the Laguna Mountains, and elsewhere.
C16. Larry Booth/Tolle Company Photograph Collection, 1946-1951. Approx. 4000 negatives. Documents photography of Larry Booth while he worked for the Tolle Company Advertising Agency in the late 1940s. This collection consists of negatives showing San Diego area businesses, construction projects, organizations, people, places, private homes, ships including marine repair and construction, wedding portraits, and other subjects. Images include dry cleaners, automobile dealers, grocery stores, banks, music stores, dairies, furniture stores, department stores, churches, hospitals, theaters, and others. Businesses represented include: Al Hart distilleries, California Electric Works, City Chevrolet, Caroll Engraving, Borgen Music Store, Cordrey Machine Shop, Crown TV, DeFalco’s Market, El Cajon Savings Bank, El Cortez Hotel, Farmers Market, Fisherman’s Wharf, Foreman & Clark, Hages Diary, Johnson-Saum Mortuary, Judy’s Furniture Stire, KarValet, Keith’s Drive-In, Klauber-Wagenheim, KUSN, La Jolla Farms, Lane Apartments, McAdams Co., McMahon’s Furniture, Oscar’s Drive-In, Palomar Laundry, Piggly Wiggly, Royal Farms Dairy, San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego Packing, San Diego Poultry, Southern Equipment Co., Sperry Gyroscope, Standard Iron Works, and Whiting-Mead. Commercial ship companies or subjects include Driscoll Brothers Boat Works, fishing boats, Lynch Shipyard, Harbor Boat & Yacht Club, U.S. Navy ships, Walker-Polls-Miller (insurance inspector), and metalizing a ship. Organizations include Al Bahr Shrine, Christian Science Church, Chula Vista Hospital, Globe Theater, Junior Chamber of Commerce, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the National Guard, Republican Women, San Diego Employees Association, Symphonette Musicians. Places photographed include Borrego, Coronado, Chula Vista, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Julian, La Jolla, La Mesa, Leucadia, Lemon Grove, Mexico, Muirlands, National City, Oceanside, Otay, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Rancho Santa Fe, and San Diego. Miscellaneous images include an air ray gun, an avocado bowl, Nox-all products, a model reeled from water by fishermen, water-skiing, gliders, Mr. Lodges building and school and many other images.
C17. Larry Booth Union Title Insurance Photograph Collection, 1951-1964, 1974. Approx. 9000 images. S2007-S10065. This collection documents the activities of the Union Title Trust Insurance Company and was used to illustrate articles in Union Title Trust Topics (1946-1962) a company produced magazine that promoted the San Diego area. Contains original negatives by Larry Booth and some duplicate negatives. Subjects include highways, schools, residences, Balboa Park, the Union Title Trust building, real estate offices, Old Town, Union Title employees, downtown San Diego, tuna fishing, mining, museums, employee Christmas parties, schools and colleges, Sears Roebuck, San Diego Zoo, Dwight Eisenhower (1952), Richard Nixon (1952), and Adlai Stevenson (1952), courthouse interiors, conventions, San Diego harbor, Frank Forward, insurance groups, bridges, U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, Republicans, street scenes, the YMCA, Sutherland dam, bullfights, Bank of America, San Diego Trust & Savings Bank, baseball and many other topics. Areas include Alpine, La Jolla, Point Loma, Oceanside, Mission Beach, El Cajon, Carlsbad, Del Mar, East San Diego, La Mesa, Escondido, Coronado, Lemon Grove, National City, Borrego, Encinitas, Lakeside, Chula Vista, Clairemont, Magnolia Downs, Fallbrook, Cuyamaca and many other places. Includes many aerial views of the San Diego area. Many of these images are printed and available in Photograph Reference Books.
C18. Helen Tulloch Bowles ‘Jitney Jane’ Photograph Collection, 1920s. .5 ft. Early female bus driver in Southern California. Photograph albums mostly of road trips made by Helen Tulloch Bowles. Photographs document trips throughout San Diego County and California including Cuyamaca, Julian, Laguna Mountains, Banner, Eureka, the redwoods, and elsewhere. Also pictures of a horseback ride at Descanso (1926), cars and jitneys Bowles drove, Torrey Pines, Sunset Cliffs, Encinitas, La Mesa, and cactus at the Papago Reservation. Includes a typescript with photographs of a 200 mile trip on horseback through San Diego area mountains.
C19. Brewery Slide Collection. 1870-1943. 65 slides. This collection of slides was created for presentations documents breweries in San Diego area. Included are Aztec Brewing Co., San Diego Brewing Co., Mission Brewery, saloons, bars, wholesale companies, and other images. Many of the images were copied from Guy Sensor photographs. A list exists.
C20. Andreas Brown Postcard/Photograph Collection, 1880s-1970s. 10ft. This collection consists of several thousand postcards, photographs, photograph albums and other materials collected by Andreas Brown, a New York City bookstore owner and historian. Also includes several photographs by Harold A. Taylor. The postcard collection subjects include: apartments, arcades, aviation, back country, Balboa Park, baseball stadiums, churches, Consolidated Aircraft, dams, Del Mar Racetrack, ferries, flowers/trees, hospitals, Native Americans, Lawrence Welk Resort, Lindbergh Field, Camp Callan, Fort Rosecrans, Camp Kearny, USS Bennington, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy Ships, U.S. Naval Training Center, U.S. Naval Hospital, mausoleums, Mission San Diego, Mission San Luis Rey, Old Globe Theater, Old Town, Ostrich Farm, Paradise Valley Hospital, people, residences, Santa Fe Railroad Station, schools, San Diego High School, San Diego State College, University of San Diego, UCSD, hotels, San Diego Stadium, restaurants, San Diego waterfront, San Diego Bay, San Diego buildings, Mme. Schumann-Heink residences, ships, Sweetwater Dam, transportation and zoo. Locations of postcards include: Borrego, Bostonia, Campo, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Coronado Islands-Baja California, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, El Cajon, Elsinore, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Gilman Hot Springs, Golden Hills, Grossmont, Imperial Beach, Imperial County, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, Laguna, La Jolla, Lake Henshaw, Lower Lake Otay, Lake Poway, Lake Wohlford, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Leucadia, Mesa Grande, Miramar, Mission Beach, Mission Valley, National City, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Pala, Poway, Palomar, Pine Valley, Point Loma (Lighthouses, Theosophical Society, Fort Rosecrans), Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, San Juan Capistrano, Santee, San Ysidro, Sunset Cliffs, Temecula, Tijuana (bars, border, bullfights), Torrey Pines, Vista, and Warner’s Hot Springs. Also includes photo albums, cabinet cards, stereo views, tourist pamphlets and other materials. Photo albums mostly by Harold A. Taylor, photographer. Also report of Civilian Conservation Corps at the California-Pacific Exposition, 1935-1936; and ‘John D. Spreckels and Railroad’ history scrapbook.
C21. Barbara Jean/Burlesque Theater Photograph Collection, 1940-1963. 55 photographs. 81:12735 & 94: 19326. Reference book available. This collection contains copy negatives mostly of 1950s burlesque/vaudeville/striptease acts at the Hollywood Theater, 314 F. Street, San Diego. Includes photographs of theater cast in a bar, men and women dancers/singers, and striptease acts. Theater sets include a Reno Depot set, a sailors & carousel set, a Richfield (Gas Station?) set, a jungle set, a gambling set, and an SS Hollywood set. Headliner acts included Barbara Jean & Bozo Lord. Other cast members included Kansas City Kitty, Spaghetti Joe, Lucy Lord, Ginger Kay, Curly Morgan, Slats Taylor, Eddie Lyle, Bubbles, and Sexy Rexy. Sailors make up most of the audience in the theater.
C22. California-Pacific Exposition 1935 Photograph Collection, 1935-1936 approx. 590 images. 86:15760 (0-29) & 86:15761 (0-560) This collection consists of negatives of the 1935 California-Pacific Exposition in Balboa Park. Includes activities at the Exposition and buildings in the Park including renderings of interiors and exteriors of some of the buildings not constructed. Buildings include the Art Museum, House of Charm, California Tower, Organ Pavilion, Palace of Electricity, Palace of Photography, Indian Building, Ford Building, Japanese Tea Pavilion, and others.
C23. California-Pacific Exposition 1935 Photograph Collection 1935-1936. Original prints and copy negatives. Documents the 1935 California Pacific Exposition in Balboa Park. Subjects include animals including elephants and zebras, midget activities, nudist colony (daily activities and robot visit), Gold Gulch, Rodeo, Ford Building, automobiles, murals, dioramas, people in uniforms, dancers, people in Spanish uniforms, Olsen & Johnson show, Sally Rand, aerialists & trapeze artists, Old Globe Theater, bicyclists, antique cars, Fine Arts Gallery, enchanted land figurines, Spanish Village, California Building, contests (beauty, cracker-eating, whittling, babies, roller skating), polo match, track meet, various exhibits and a rodeo.
C24. Calvary Cemetery’Pioneer Park Photograph Collection, 1970. 642 prints. OP 1303 (0-650). This collection contains photographs of historic or commemorative monuments and gravestone monuments at Calvary Cemetery in San Diego. Includes views of cemeteries and gravestones of prominent citizens. Also military headstones and slides of Memorial Day, 1970. Family names include but are not limited to: Machado, Couts, Podesta, Summers, Warnock, Patterson, Barrett, Clark, Scally, Colton, McConville, McNamara, Bogan, Carbrillo, Gassen, Winter, Connors, Kerren, Hollenbeck, Cassen, Carrillo, Ames, Arguello, Stewart, Romero, and Wheat. Also includes many early Italian families in San Diego including Bernardino and Mosto.
C25. Camp Callan Photograph Collection, 1938-1941. 136 images. 81:9285. OP 6579-6715. Documents activities and buildings at Camp Callan, a World War II Army camp located near La Jolla. Includes original prints and copy negatives for most prints. Also see Photographic Reference Books. Subjects include construction work, barracks, draftees, church offices, medical inspections, rifle range, vehicles, canteen, payday (lines of men), troops marching, parade formation, troops arriving on trains, classes, draftees at roller rink, artillery emplacements, training, and obstacle course.
C26. Cartwright Aerial Survey East County Aerials Photograph Collection, 1963. 0.5 ft. Aerial survey of eastern and rural San Diego County photographed by Cartwright Aerial Surveys of Sacramento.
C27. Pliny Castanian Photograph Collection, 1890s-1980s. 2 ft. This collection contains research files collected by Pliny Castanian, police reporter and Police Dept. Historian. Subjects include department facilities, parades, swat teams, traffic officers, motorcycle officers, police chiefs, horse patrol, 1984 McDonalds Massacre, anti-Vietnam War demonstration, and auxiliary police squad (1942-1946). Also many images of individual police officers and administration.
C28. Florence Christman Photograph Collection, 1890s-1980s. .25 ft. This collection consists of personal slides, prints and photograph albums. Included are images of San Diego, Palomar, and Balboa Park. The collection also includes personal, family, and vacation photographs. Also photograph albums of Kansas, Omaha, Nebraska (nursing school), and Oregon.
C29. San Diego (Calif.): City Planning Commission Aerial Photograph Collection, 1950s- 1960s. 2587 negatives. 120 prints. 92:18835. Documents the development of San Diego during the 1950s and 1960s. Consists of copy negatives and some prints. Includes aerial images (high and low altitude) of most areas of San Diego. This includes shopping centers, institutions, golf courses, intersections of major streets, downtown buildings, and many other subjects. Areas include: Del Mar, San Diego Harbor, San Ysidro, Hillcrest, Balboa Park, Lindbergh Field, Convair Plant, Mission Valley (rock crushing),Allied Gardens, Cowles Mountain, downtown, East San Diego, Coronado, Grantville, Naval hospital, Cabrillo Heights, Montgomery Field, Camp Elliott, San Diego (west), Linda Vista, Santee, General Dynamics, Kearny Mesa, Clairemont, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, Los Penasquitos, Midway area, Naval Training Center, Mission Beach, Highway 101, Balboa Avenue, Morena area, North Park, Normal Heights, Chollas Reservoir, Silver Strand, South Bay/Imperial Beach, Tijuana border, 10th St. Pier, Golden Hill, USCD, Sorrento Valley, Mission Hills, Pacific Beach, and Sweetwater Valley.
C30. Concrete Ship Photograph Collection, 1943-1945. 75 prints. This collection contains interior, exterior, construction, crew, and the christening ceremony relating to a concrete ship built in San Diego.
C31. San Diego Convention and Tourist Bureau Collection, 1950s-1960s. 3ft. This collection documents the activities the San Diego Convention and Tourist Bureau. The photographs were used to publicize San Diego. Subjects include agriculture, Balboa Park, Ballast Point, beach scenes, Borrego Desert, businesses, Cabrillo National Monument, Carriso Gorge, beach scenes with female models in bikinis, Cuyamaca State Park, El Cajon (El Monte Park), events (whale watching, Portugese Festival, Fiesta Del Pacifica etc.), San Diego County Fair (model with kids on a ferris wheel), Coronado ferry, commercial tuna fishing, fishing, golf course, hotels, Julian, La Jolla, Mexico (bullfighting, horse racing etc.), military (Navy), Missions, Mission Bay, museums, Oceanside, Old Town, Palomar Observatory, Sports Arena, Civic Center, coastal scenes, Sunset Cliffs, harbor excursions, Sea World, Scripps Aquarium, Shelter Island, aerials, sports, water sports, transportation, Torrey Pines, and the San Diego Zoo.
C32. Jack Crawford Photograph Album Collection, 1915-1925. 3 photograph albums. San Diego and military photographer. The collection consists of photograph albums. Subjects include Balboa Park (1915-1925); Camp Kearny (Veteran’s Hospital); Suncrest campsite (San Diego County); San Diego Municipal Wharf; Fallbrook, Ca.; Coronado, Ca., (dance hall, tent city, Sugar Loaf, outdoor plunge); Jack Crawford and his wife; Melones Camp, ca. (1923); Yosemite Valley, Ca.; Santa Rosa, Ca.; and Eberts Field, Lonoke, Ark (1918); and a non-San Diego Veterans Hospital.
C33. Convair Photograph Collection, 1930s-1950s. .5ft. 1996/042. San Diego based aircraft company (Consolidated Aircraft Corporation/Consolidated Vultee). This collection documents the activities of the San Diego Convair plant mostly during World War II. The collection contains mostly prints but also some negatives. Subjects include airplane assembly, World War II camouflage over Pacific Highway, airplane pilots, aircraft carriers, ships in port, expansion of Convair plant, Convair executives, a U.S. Treasury Bond ceremony with Ginger Rogers, Wee-Bee one man airplane, women workers, and many other subjects.
C34. Daguerreotype/Ambrotype/Tintype/Cased Photograph Collection, 1840s-1910s. 2 ft. Approx. 100 of the cased images are cataloged and another 100, mostly uncased, are not cataloged. This collection of various cased and uncased daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes includes of portraits of San Diego residents, and their pioneer relatives from the Eastern U.S. Included are portraits of men, women, children, groups of children, groups of women, babies, children and parents, and Civil War soldiers. Some cases have double portraits. Among the individuals identified in this collection are: Joseph S. Rainford, Alonzo Horton, Lydia Knapp Horton, Lucy Jane Horton Bowers, Maria Antonia Dorothea Snook, Alvarado family members, Eliza Jane Forster Copeland, Hanna Whitney Topliff, Charles C. Fremont & Jessie Benton Fremont, Jessie Wood, Emma Matilda Hunt Wood, Calvin Maples Wood, Jose Manuel Stewart and many others. Also includes a miniature album of tintype portraits with many identified young people (1870s), and a tintype from Coronado Tent City (1905) and one of covered wagons. Many of the cased photographs are missing the cover of the original casing.
C35. Dauchy-Thieme Family Photograph Collection, 1880s-1940s. .25 ft. The collection includes family portraits, pen and ink prints of the Civil War, and photograph albums. Documents the Dauchy-Thieme families. Subjects include a GAR Reunion at Balboa Park (1932), Warner Hot Springs, Jim Hee’s Ladies Underwear Store and many others. Collection consists of loose items and Photograph Albums 139,140,141 & 142.
C36. Edward H. Davis Photograph Collection, ca. 1904-1940. ca.5000 images. OP 12550, OP 13029, OP 14961, OP 15362. 86:15752, 86:15960, 86:15980, 87:16080, 88:17050. Edward H. Davis (1862-1951) was a San Diego County photographer and innkeeper. This collection documents the life and artifacts of Native Americans of San Diego County, Riverside County, Northern Baja California, and Arizona. Davis ran the Powam Lodge in Mesa Grande and throughout his life he documented the lives of Native Americans throughout the Southwest. Included are original prints, duplicate negatives, reference books, and photographs of drawings from Davis’ journals. Among the tribes Davis photographed, studied and wrote about were the Luiseno, Cahuilla, Diegueno, Campo, Cocopah, Papago, Apache, Yuma, Seri, Yaqui, Pima, Maricopa, Hualapai, Kiliwa, and Comey. Also images at several Indian Reservations including Pechanga Reservation, Cahuilla Reservation, Ricon Reservation and Turo Reservation. Photographs were taken at Mesa Grande, the desert, Encinitas, Descanso, San Luis Rey, San Diego harbor, Campo, Warner Ranch, Lost Valley, Palomar, Palomar Mountain, Julian, Jamul and elsewhere. The SDHC Research Archives maintains the journals of his travels. Subjects include portraits of individuals and groups of men, women and children; Native Americans weaving baskets, using ollas (bowls), pounding food; cemeteries and funerals during day and night; Native American ceremonies; Davis and his family; residences or dwellings, groups including families, cattlemen and others, Chief Yellow Sky; Powam Lodge; rural mountain, lake, and ocean scenes, San Diego scenes; Native Americans in Arizona (especially the Yuma area) and Mexico. A partial listing exists.
C37. Antony Di Gesu Photograph Collection, 1950s-1980s. 20 ft. La Jolla and New York City portrait photographer. This collection consists mostly of color prints and negatives. Included are portraits of prominent authors, playwrights, statesmen (Portraits for Peace’United Nations Ambassadors from around the world, 1960s), actors, musicians, actors, scientists, corporate executives and other individuals from New York, San Diego and elsewhere. The photographs were used by the individuals in the portraits, for magazine covers (Saturday Review, 1962-1967), record album covers, and other uses. The portraits were also occasionally exhibited. Also included is one photograph album. Di Gesu did most of his New York work in the 1950s and 1960s and his San Diego work after 1970. There are also portraits of orphans from a San Diego adoption agency, images from plays on Broadway and at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, and La Jolla and San Diego community leaders. Portraits include but are not limited to: Dean Acheson (8/7/1967), Conrad Aiken (8/7/1967); Edward Albee (1/9/1965); Cleveland Amory, Paul Anka (10/27/1960), W.H. Auden (3/4/1966), Samuel Barber (8/9/1966), Irving Berlin, Theodore Bikel, Jacob Bronowski, Truman Capote (10/26/1965), Otis Chandler, Vicki Carr, Alistair Cooke, Norman Cousins, Willam DeKooning (1/5/1961), Di Gesu family, Melvyn Douglas, Elia Kazan (1/24/1967), Jules Feiffer(4/10/1969), Buckminster Fuller 2/15/1967), Theodore Geisel (Doctor Suess), John Gielgud and Irene Worth in Tiny Alice, Sen. Vance Hartke, Dr. Armand Hammer, Joseph H. Hirshhorn, Vladimir Horowitz (7/10/1962), Christopher Isherwood, Sam Jaffe, Elia Kazan, Alfred Knopf (1/13/1966), Joan Kroc, Joan and Ray Kroc, Max Lerner, Art Linkletter, Lotte Lenya (9/30/1966), Norman Mailer (1/15/1965), Bernard Malamud (7/14/1966), Tim Matheson, Archibald MacLeish (3/2/1967), Margaret Mead (10/9/1968), Marianne Moore (8/2/1966), Franklin Murphy, LeRoy Neiman, Geraldine Paige, I.M. Pei (3/2/1961), Harold Pinter (1/12/1967), Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, Philip Roth (1/23/1969), J.D. Salinger (11/20/1952), Dr. & Mrs. Jonas Salk, William L. Shirer (10/8/1969), Maureen Stapleton (1/10/1967), Maurice Steinmetz, Tom Stoppard, David Susskind (5/27/1964), Barbara Tuchman (10/19/1965), U Thant (7/12/1961), Peter Ustinov (6/14/1967), Andre Watts (5/22/1969), Theodore White (2/13/1965), Nicol Williamson, and Pete Wilson. Portraits of San Diego residents include but are not limited to: Legler Benbough, Mr. & Mrs. William Black, Anderson Borthwick, Clayton Brace, Tito Capobianco, Armistead Carter, Howard Chernoff, Helen Copley, James Copley, Jack Crumley, Jules & Ainie Danto, Sally Daugherty, Chas. Dear, Pauline Des Granges, Morarz Desai, Henrietta Detoy, Alice Di Gesu, James Ellis, William P. Elser, Peter Eros, Ruben H. Fleet, Kim Fletcher, Philip Gildred, Stewart Gildred, Morley Golden, Robert Golden, Agnes Golden and Esther Burnham, Dr. Brage Golding, Ernest & Jean Hahn, Robert Hale, Judge Harelson, Dr. Arthur E. Hughs, Bob Jackson, Eileen Jackson, Everett, Jackson, Sidney Jackson, Joseph Jessop Sr., John Keller, Keith, Jean & Janet Kellog, Philip Klauber, Kim Fletcher, Larry Lawence, Joy Ledford, Gordon Luce, John & William Lusk, Dr. William McElroy, Bishop Leo T. Maher, Edgar Marston, Jean Marston, Bob Martinet, David Miller, Floyd Morrow, Craig Noel, Maureen O’Connor, Mrs. Cornelius W. Owens, George Pardee, Gloria Penner, Dr. Vincent Pisani, Bishop Andre Renachio, Dr. Roger Revelle, Mrs. Stephan Rockefeller, Dr. Carl Rogers, Anne Roseman, Charles Scripps, Ed Scripps, Ellen Browning Scripps, James & Marian Scripps, Robert Scripps, Sam Scripps, Ed Self, Julius Summers, Mrs. Ken Unruh, Louis Untermeyer, Rep. Robert Wilson, Julius Zolezzi and many others.
C38. Antony Di Gesu Videotape Collection/The Artists, 1980s. 100 video tapes. This collection also includes video tapes of Di Gesu’s weekly half-hour television show, ‘The Artists’ broadcast on KUSI-TV. There are approximately 100 tapes of shows.
C39. James E. Dillon Theater Publicity/Display Photographs, ca. 1900-1920. 1011 mostly 11×16 prints. James E. Dillon (1886-1972) was a San Diego theater actor and theater manager. This collection consists of publicity/display photographs of New York/Broadway theater casts that were coming to San Diego. Images include scenes from over 100 plays with actors and sets. Some of the plays include: Believe Me Nanette, Cave Girl, Cheating Cheaters, Country Cousin, Daddy Long Legs, Fortune Hunter, Get Rich Quick Wallingford, Good Gracious Annabelle, Here Comes the Bride, Little Women, Lover Route, Marrying Money, Naughty Wife, Nearly Married, Rose of the Rancho, Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Too Many Husbands, Which One Shall I Marry, Why Marry, Your Neigbor’s Wife, and many others.
C40. Hans Doe and Margaret Doe Photograph Collection, 1890s-1970s. 441 prints. 128 negatives. Documents life, work with water issues, and family of Hans & Margaret Doe. Hans Doe was a resident of Vista, an avocado farmer and active in Republican politics. Photographs include avocado groves, aerial views of irrigation districts, aqueduct trip, barge construction, Knecht Ave. plant, barges at docks, tugboats, and the assembly of a plywood barge. Also photographs from the 1962 California Governor’s race which include the Does, Richard Nixon, Pat Nixon, and ‘the Nixonettes.’
C41. Downtown San Diego 1980 Photograph Collection 1980. 4 ft. This collection documents downtown San Diego in 1980. Includes prints in reference books and negatives. M. Jordan, Linda Deaton and others photographed the streets and buildings of San Diego. Areas include California, Columbia, Front, India, Kettner, Pacific Highway, State, Union, First, Third, Forth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth streets. Images also show people on the streets in various clothing, hairstyles and automobiles. Subjects include the Santa Fe Railroad Depot, the Federal Building, skyscrapers, warehouses, tattoo parlors, hotels, construction, demolition, adult theaters/bookstores, bail bond advertisements, San Diego Trolley dedication with Pete Wilson, harbor scenes, restaurants and department stores.
C42. Early Photographic Print Collection: Subjects/places, 1870s-1970s. 8 cu. ft. Arranged alphabetically by subject or place. This collection documents the history of San Diego and surrounding areas in images between 1870 and the 1970s. Collection of photographic prints collected by SDHC prior to the 1970s. Includes 8×10, 4×5 and 5×7 prints, matted prints and other prints. Subjects include adobes, agriculture, apartments, artifacts, art work, automobiles, aviation, awards, bells, buildings, calligraphy, celebrations, cemeteries, costumes, documents, drawings, entertainment, events, exhibits, fairs, fire department, flags, floods, flowers, hotels, Native Americans, islands, Japanese, maps, military bases or camps, mines, missions, monuments, Mormons, mountains, organizations, parades, parks, photographers, Horton Plaza, railroads, ranches, Red Cross, roads, bay, scenery, streets, the San Diego Historical Society, schools, sheriff’s department, ships, sports, stage station, street cars, theaters, towns & settlements, trails, trees, tuna industry, wagons & buggies, waters (dams, lakes, flumes, rivers), World War II, and the San Diego Zoo. Images of areas in San Diego and elsewhere include: Alpine, Arizona, Baja California, Ballena, Bonita, Campo, Chula Vista, Coronado, Cuyamaca, Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Grossmont, Imperial County, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, La Jolla, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Los Angeles County, Mallorca (Spain), Mesa Grande, Mexico, Mission Valley, National City, Nestor, Nevada, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Orange County, Otay, Pacific Beach, Palomar, Pine Valley, Point Loma, Point Arguello, Poway, Presidio, Ramona, Ranchos, Riverside County, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, San Ysidro, Temecula, Warner Springs, Witch Creek and Yuma. Originally referred to as Old SDHC Photo File. Complete name list is available.
C43. Early Photographic Print Collection: People, 1870s-1970s. 6 cu. ft. Arranged alphabetically by name. Documents late nineteenth and twentieth century citizens of San Diego and others. This collection consists mostly of portraits of people collected by the San Diego Historical Society prior to the 1970s. Included are 8×10, 4×5, 5×7 prints, cabinet cards, carte de visites, matted prints, and other sizes. Names include but are not limited to Adams, Alexander, Allen, Axman, Bailey, Baker, Bandini, Barnes, Bennett, Bosserman, Bowers, Brennan, William Jennings Bryan, Burton, Churchill, Cohen, Compton, Cotton, Couts, Cramer, Dannals, Davidson, Davis, Dawson, Derby, Dixon, Dodge, Donnelly, Dunnells, Earp, Wyatt Earp & Bat Masterson, Edwards, Ellis, Evans, Faivre, Ferris, Millard Fillmore, Fitch, Flinn, Floyd, Fox, Franklin, Frazee, John C. Fremont, Fuller, Gage, Gaston, Gilbert, Giles, Goodwin, Gould, U.S. Grant, Jr., Grant, Gregg, Hall, Hamilton, Harbison, Hazzard, Henderson, Hepner, Hill, Hinton, Hubbell, Jasper, Jennings, Johnson, Justice, Kearney, Klauber, Klicka, Knapp, Knox, La Monte, La Pointe, Lassator, Leng, Lewis, Littlepage, Lopez, Lounsberry, Lowe, Lusardi, Lyons, Marston, Martin, Mason, Miller, Mills, Mitchell, McKenzie, Nelson, Nichols, Parker, Paull, Portersfield, Puterbaugh, Reed, Robinson, Cliff Robertson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Russell, Savoy (relatives of Chief Iodine), Schiller, Scott, Scripps, Sherman, Sloane, Smith, Spreckels, Squires, Stedman, Stevenson, Stewart, Stone, Sullivan, Sutherland, Swycaffer, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Titus, Turner, Tweed, Walsh, Webber, Whitney, Williams, Winsby, Wood, Wright, and Young. Also includes a series of group images. Originally referred to as Old SDHC People File. Complete name list is available.
C44. Robert Eberhardt Photograph Collection, 1850-1985. 20ft. This collection documents San Diego’s maritime history between the nineteenth century and mid-1980s. The collection contains black & white and color prints, motion picture reels, and aerial rolls. Includes many aerial images of the San Diego coastline from Tijuana to Oceanside. Subjects include scout cruisers, concrete tankers, work boats, fishery research vessels, maritime heraldry, Mission Bay, and the San Diego Rowing Club.
C45. Lt. Theodore G. Ellyson Photograph Collection, 1911-1912. Photographic print copy of 2 photo albums. This collection documents early flying efforts and U.S. Navy aviation. Photographs of specific airplane and pilots including the Glenn Curtiss school, North Island, Coronado Polo Grounds, hangars, hydro-aeroplanes, aviation meets, first aeroplane hoisted aboard ship, and Hotel Del Coronado with aeroplane above. Many non-San Diego photographs taken at airbase in Hammondsport, NY. Original album in Smithsonian collection in Admiral Verville’s Collection.
C46. Harry A. (Jimmy) Erickson Photograph Collection, ca. 1931-1946. 1800 negatives. OP 16315. 79:741, 90: 18059. 24 reference books. Also see PA 115, 120, 127, 129, 202, and 203. Harry A. (Jimmy) Erickson was the first man to photograph San Diego from the air as early as 1911. This collection documents the development of San Diego by way of aerial photography. Includes high and low altitude photographs. Areas and subjects photographed include: Agua Caliente, Balboa Park, Broadway & B. Street Piers, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, San Diego Civic Center, Clairemont/Rose Canyon, Consolidated Aircraft, Corte Madera survey, Coronado/North Island, dams, Del Mar, Dutch Flats, El Cajon, downtown, East San Diego (Emerald Hills, Kensington, Talmadge), Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook/Vista, Fletcher Hills/Cowles Mountain, fleet Navy Ships at anchor, San Diego Bay (8th street to 32nd St.), Kearny Mesa, La Jolla, La Mesa/Mt. Helix, Linda Vista, Miramar mosaic, Mission Bay, Lindbergh Field, U.S. Coast Guard Station, Mission Valley, Morena, National City, Oceanside, Ocean Beach, Old Town/Presidio Park, Pacific Beach, Pala, Palomar, Paradise Valley, Point Loma, Presidio Hills, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, Rolando, San Pasqual Valley, San Ysidro, Shelter Island, snow aerials, Solana Beach, Sweetwater, Tijuana, Torrey Pines, and Valencia Park.
C47. Bea Evenson Balboa Park Preservation Photograph Collection, 1915-1935, ca.1958-1980. 292 original prints and negatives. 83:14652 (0-294) & OP 11206 (0-291). Balboa Park preservationist and Committee of 100 founding member. This collection includes photographs of the construction, deterioration and preservation of Balboa Park mostly during the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Subjects include Old Electric Building, sculptures, discarded sculptures, damage to Park structures, ornamentation, Old Cristobal Caf‚, Casa del Prado, Lily Pond, House of Hospitality, Museum of Man, Organ Pavilion and many others. Also photographs of Bea Evenson. Some photographs of the Park during the Panama- California Exposition of 1915 and the California-Pacific Exposition of 1935 Exposition including the Standard Oil exhibit and others.
C48. Wayne Fabert Photograph and Note Collection, 1870s-1890s. Research done 1970s. .5 ft. Collection of stereocards, cabinet cards, carte de visites, tintypes and other photographs relating to the San Diego area with emphasis on early San Diego and California photographers. This collection also includes notes on many San Diego and other photographers as well as biographical information on Lee Passmore, photographer and naturalist. Subjects include ostriches, desert/back country, San Diego flume, La Jolla Park, El Cajon Vineyard Co. Ranch, San Diego Courthouse, boundary monument at U.S ‘Mexican border, Sweetwater Dam, coastal scenes, downtown San Diego, views of San Diego, and a horse advertising the San Diego Union. Several examples of cabinet cards by early California photographers. Photographers include J.E. Slocum, Judd, Rhea Brothers, Parker, and F.E. Bosworth. Also see five Reference Books entitled: ‘San Diego 1870s.’
C49. Film & Stage Performers & Movie Stills Photograph Collection, 1930s. Approx. 80 images. This collection consists of movie stills and stage performers performing. Contains copy negatives. Stage performers include chorus girls, chorus men, ‘girls’ on bicycles, dance teams, midgets, a country band and country singers. Movie stills include images of movies for Welcome Home, Men Without Women, Lone Star Ranger, The Lawyers Secret, Sunny Side Up and many others. Actors pictured in the stills include Joan Blondell, George O’Brien, Spencer Tracy, and Harold Lloyd. An initial photograph in the collection by C.W. Fait of San Diego is a montage of actors entitled: ‘Stars of the Stage Past & Present.’
C50. Herbert R. Fitch Photograph Collection, 1885-1936. Several thousand glass plates, original negatives, duplicate negatives and original prints. Herbert R. Fitch was a prolific and longtime San Diego photographer. Making up a large segment of the Title Insurance Photograph Collection (see Core Collections), Fitch photographed between the 1890s and 1940s. Some of the photographs attributed to Fitch may have been the work of earlier photographers whose work he purchased. Subjects include Balboa Park Exposition (1915), Mission Valley floods, army barracks, fire fighters, dams, buildings, businesses, Santa Fe Depot, bath houses, San Diego and Arizona Railroad and other railroads, groundbreaking ceremonies, Russ Lumber Co., street scenes, banks, hotels, Balboa Stadium, Escondido, Pacific Beach, Tijuana, and throughout San Diego County.
C51. Edward Fletcher Family and Water Photograph Collection, 1880s-1950s. .5 ft. Loose photographs, photograph albums, cabinet cards, copy negatives, and carte-de-visites. This group of photographs includes materials relating to the family of Edward Fletcher and to the work on various water projects in San Diego County in the early twentieth century. Included are the Carroll Dam (1917), Lake Hodges Dam, Pamo Dam site, pipeline on El Cajon Ave (1916), Cuyamaca Water System, Warner’s Dam, shooting cement gun floom, hot spring at Warner’s Hot Spring, and San Dieguito Dam (1918). Family photographs include Edward Fletcher’s office, Edward Fletcher, gathering of Fletcher descendants, Congressman Charles Fletcher, and other images.
C52. Fletcher Family Collection, ca. 1911-1916. Approx. 290 images. Duplicate negatives from glass lantern slides. San Diego family and water resources developers. Images include Balboa Park, Southern National Highway car, downtown San Diego, IWW riot (labor), Warner’s dam site, San Diego flood (1916), Lakeside flood, Roosevelt dam, lakes, dam, Sweetwater dam, construction workers, flumes and many other images.
C53. Frye & Smith Photograph Collection, 1930s-1950s. 5918 images. 89:17118 (1-1999). Partially arranged by subject. F.A. Frye and Charles A. Smith ran a San Diego printing company. This collection documents San Diego businesses, the 1935 Exposition, civic events, recreational activities and other subjects. Includes both aerials and ground images. Subjects include aviation, the Convair Plant, the back country, Balboa Park Exposition buildings and events, banks, beach scenes, boats, automobiles, auto dealers and service stations, construction companies, Crescent Wharf Warehouse Co., television sales and repair shops, medical supplies at the Complete Service Bureau, Dairy Mart milk bottlers, Hester & Smith printers, San Diego Gas & Electric, Sun Harbor (fish) Packing, Royal Palms Inn (Carlsbad), San Diego Civic Center, San Vicente Dam, Del Mar, commercial fishing, harbor, hospitals, hotels, La Jolla, medicine (artificial limbs), military, Coast Guard Air Station, Mission Bay, Mt. Helix, San Diego Chamber of Commerce, Cuyamaca Club (bar/lounge), La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club (water-skiers), Pacific Beach, people (at their desks), Presidio, police department, aerial views (downtown, El Cajon Blvd, Highway 163), and schools. Subjects of photographs not organized include: servicemen dancing, ostriches, TechNet Ginger Ale girl, elephants, animals, women in swimsuits throwing snowballs and holding lawn bowling balls (in San Diego), yachting (1940 boat regatta), Navy Relief Carnival (1941), Point Loma Lighthouse, Tijuana (automobiles at border and a “Marriage & Divorce” business), San Diego Sports Club, seaplanes, residences, surfing and water-skiing, Palomar Observatory and many other images. Listing of subjects. No listing of unprocessed materials.
C54. Walter Fulkerson Photograph/Theater Memorabilia Collection, ca. 1910-1930. 1 ft. This collection consists of photograph albums, news clippings, photographs and other ephemeral materials. This collection documents the activities of the Palmer Bros. & Fulkerson’s Savoy Theater on Third Avenue in San Diego, which was home to the Savoy Players stock company and the Pantages Vaudeville Circuit. The scrapbook/photograph album (ca. 1910-1916) was created by Walter F. Fulkerson and consists of photographs of actors, actresses, scenes from plays, many women’s chorus/comedy troupes, the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park (1915), members of the Fulkerson, Palmer family and Crane Family, other theaters in San Diego, membership cards, ticket stubs, and programs. Other photographs in the book include water airplanes, houses being transported down a street, Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, flood damage (1916?), two baseball teams, and many photographs of actresses. Other material includes 150 photographs of actor/actresses and scenes from plays (many autographed), programs for the Savoy Theater (1920s-1930s), news clippings of articles or reviews on Savoy productions. Also advertisements for the Silverado and Momart ballrooms (dancing) and photographs of Jack Dempsey in boxing trunks.
C55. John Lewis Geddes Photograph Collection, 1930s. 130 oversized prints. Documents San Diego area adobe buildings and ranches. Collection includes photographs and captions relating to many nineteenth century (or earlier) adobe structures and ranches in San Diego County. Captions include history of the building, owner/builder, location and the name of the structure. Structures were located in San Diego, Spring Valley, Campo Valley and elsewhere. Included are F.M. Alvarado’s Rancho Santa Maria, Don Tomas Alvarado’s Rancho Monserate, dwellings of the Butterfield Stage Stations, Cave Johnson Couts’ Rancho Guajome, Old Town including ‘Ramona’s Marriage Place’ (Estudillo House), Marcos Forster’s Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores, Juan Maria Marron’s Rancho San Francisco de Agua Hedionda, Juan Maria Orozco’s Rancho San Dieguito, Leandro Osuna’s Rancho San Dieguito, Andres y Ignacio Ybarra’s Rancho Las Encinitas con San Elijo and others.
C56. Irving Gill Architectural Photograph Collection, 1906-1915. 192 duplicate negatives. Documents architectural work of Irving Gill. Images include interior and exterior views of houses, institutions, churches, and other buildings designed by Gill. Included are sketches of the AME church, and images of the La Jolla Women’s Club, the Bishops Day School, and St. James Chapel. Includes residences of Paul Mittimore, Charles L. Tutt, Ellen B. Scripps, Annie B. Danst, Melville Klauber, Charles P. Douglas, Mary Cossitt, and Alice Lee. Also see Photograph Reference Books relating to architecture.
C57. Griffith/Manatt Family Photograph Collection, 1910-1950 (bulk 1910-1915). 333 images. Documents activities of Griffith and Manatt family members in San Diego, Iowa and elsewhere. Mostly this collection consists of photograph albums and loose prints taken by Mary Lucia Griffith Kemp. Subjects include family outings to La Jolla, Ocean Beach, Torrey Pines, Warner’s Hot Spring, Lakeside and the ranchlands south of Vista. Includes family trips to Clifton, Colorado and Kalona, Iowa. Images also include members of the Samuel I. Fox family. Item level inventory available.
C58. Joseph Malta Frederick Haase Photograph Collection: 1910s-1940s. 760 glass, nitrate, duplicate negatives, and some printed photographs. (90:18138) Numerically arranged. Coronado commercial photographer and Chief photographer at the North Island Naval Air Base, Staff photographer of Aircraft Squadrons Battle Fleet in San Diego, and photographer for the Del Mar Racetrack. This collection consists of many low altitude aerial images of Coronado including Tent City, the Coronado Yacht Club, bathhouse, boat house, fire department civic center, high school, high school football, Hotel del Coronado, a children’s musical in the park, sea lions, a beached whale, ferries, North Island, musical bands, and other images.. Also included are images of downtown San Diego, Mission Beach, Point Loma, Tijuana, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Escondido, and elsewhere. Military related images include the Naval Hospital, an aircraft wreck, Camp Kearny, North Island and other bases. Other images include 1920s automobiles, auto wrecks, fishing, golf, schools, Charles Lindbergh reception in San Diego with Will Rogers and others (1927), one image of Bing Crosby, Balboa Stadium, Balboa Park, Western Salt Co. workers (Chula Vista) and the Haase Family. There are also positive prints of many San Diego military bases. Unprocessed glass plates and nitrate negatives include race tracks at Bay Meadows, Tanforan, Del Mar and Aqua Caliente, Mexico; Jean Jurad’s dance classes for children; Coronado Flower Show, Coronado High School football games, misc. portraits and unidentified images. The unprocessed images may not be accessible. Item level list exists.
C59. Mike Hazelip Photograph Collection, 1942-1950s. Approx. 800 images. A portion of the collection has been copied in 84:14825 (0-212). San Diego photographer. This collection documents downtown San Diego during World War II. Subjects related to wartime include ‘Women at Work Week’ displays at department stores, Convair workers under camouflage netting, parades, street scenes with sailors and others, babies, models and the Hollywood Theater burlesque acts. Other subjects include San Diego Blood Bank, San Diego Mission, El Cortez Hotel, Walter Church on ‘Oro,’ Lakeside Rodeo, horses, parades, sports (bowling, hockey, boxing), hotels, and the back country.
C60. Vernon Heger Photograph Collection, 1931-1950s. 2ft. 83:14541. Original negatives and selected duplicate negatives. San Diego photographer. Contains original negatives and duplicate negatives. Subjects include San Diego waterfront, boats, Palomar Observatory, boys in a barbershop, portraits, Chula Vista Salt Works, Presidio Park, clothing, grocery stores, La Jolla building interiors and exteriors, musical bands, Eddie’s Bar (1st & C Streets), residences, drug stores, restaurants, shoe repair shops, Chicken in the Rough (1939), San Diego Missons, blacksmith, San Diego Bay dredger, tuna fishing, Encinitas, glider at Torrey Pines, TWA airplane in-flight and on the ground (1931), and many others.
C61. Heller Grocery Stores Photograph Collection, 1892-1927. 52 images. 81:11156-11201 & 81:11261-11267. Documents local San Diego grocery store chain. Consists of copy negatives. Included are mostly 1927 but also 1890s photographs of the interior and exteriors of branches of Heller Grocery Stores. Photographs by E.M. Heller. Includes grocery stores on 5th, 9th, E, Beech, Imperial, 1st, Logan, Union, 25th, W. Washington, Juniper, Upas, University, Park, El Cajon, and other streets.
C62. Hope Architectural Photograph Collection, ca. 1980s. 10ft. This collection consists of color prints and slides documenting the activities of the architectural firm, Hope Architecture (Frank Hope Sr., Frank Hope Jr., & Charles B. Hope) in San Diego and elsewhere. Images of local churches including the Carmelite Monastery, banks, apartments, San Diego Stadium, San Marcos Post Office, Seaport Village, Silver Strand State Beach Campground, jails, hospitals (Mercy, Scripps, Veteran’s Administration) hotels (Hyatt La Jolla, Hyatt Torrey Pines), schools, San Diego City College, San Diego State University buildings, various Riverside buildings, corporate and civic centers, various buildings, Lindbergh Field, Nexus Science Center, and hundreds of other buildings. The collection also contains some mounted photographs. See also Hope Architectural Drawings Collection.
C63. Donal Hord Photograph Collection, 1930s-1960s. Approx. 5 ft. This collection documents the artwork and sculptures by San Diego artist, Donal Hord. Contains negatives and prints of Hord’s sculptures. Many photographs taken by Hord’s assistant, Homer Dana.
C64. Janz-Gagnon Family Photograph Collection, 1920s-1970s. 2ft. This collection documents the lives of a San Diego family between the 1920s and 1970s. Contains snapshots, scrapbooks, news clippings and other materials. Snapshots from the 1930s include activities with friends and family at beaches, homes, and traveling throughout the U.S. Photographs of the 1940s and 1950s show a single mother raising a child (widowed as a result of Pearl Harbor). Images of 1960s-1970s show elderly relatives and health issues.
C65. Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1910s-1940s. 2000? glass lantern slides. Organized by subject. This collection consists of glass lantern slides’many hand-colored although some are black and white. Many of the slides have duplicate negatives. Subjects include animals, apartment houses, aviation, Balboa Park and the 1915 and 1935 Expositions, Balboa Stadium, bridges, churches, colleges & universities, coyotes, dams, flags, flowers, flumes, hotels, Native Americans, maps, military-Fort Rosecrans, mining, Mission San Diego De Alcala and other missions, padres, people, plants, railroads, ranches, roads & highways, rowing clubs, fire department, streets, schools, ships, and other subjects. Images also include San Diego Bay beaches, boats, ferries, docks, the harbor (many sunset views), and wharves. Locations in lantern slides include: Baja California, Campo, Chula Vista, Coronado (Hotel Del Coronado, tent city), Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Escondido, Fallbrook, Imperial Beach, Jamul, Julian, Laguna Mountains, La Jolla, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mission Valley, National City, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Old Town, Otay, Pine Hills, Point Loma, Ramona, San Pasqual Valley, Santee, and San Ysabel. Also includes lantern slides of other states and countries.
C66. Marion Plummer Lester Photograph Collection, 1890s-1950s. This collection of correspondence, news clippings and photographs documents the activities of the Plummer and Lester family at the Point Loma Theosophical Society and elsewhere. Some letters document life of Fred G. Plummer, a geographer for the U.S. Forestry Service. Photographs include family materials, theatrical and artistic activities of Helen Plummer Harris, Iverson Harris, and Lafayette Gordon Plummer. Also includes lodges and buildings in Julian, Mullet Island, Jacumba, Rancho Santa Fe, Warner Hot Springs, and Laguna Mountains. Also images of Mission San Juan Capistrano and Carl Retsloff’s house in Grossmont. Also notices of lectures at the Theosophical Society.
C67. Virginia Lucas Slide Collection. Late 1800s-1970? Approx. 1250 slides. Organized by subject. This slide collection documents early San Diego and Southern California missions, settlements and activities. Includes images of mountain men, Old Town, the California Gold Rush, the Mexican War, California missions, people, schools, residences, flumes, Mexico, overland mail, “Trek to the Cross” (1962-1970) and many other images. Listing available.
C68. Gene Kazikowski Aerial Photograph Collection, 1950-1967. This collection consists of aerial photographs of the San Diego County area. Included are 4×5 negatives and prints bound in reference books. The negatives are organized by date. Prints are organized by place. Areas include: Allied Gardens, Alpine, Balboa Park, Bonita, Carlsbad, Chollas, Chula Vista, Civic Center, Clairemont, coastal areas, College Grove, Coronado, Cuyamaca, Del Cerro, Del Mar, downtown, El Cajon, East San Diego, Emerald Hills, Escondido, Fallbrook, Fletcher Hills, Gillespie Field, Grantville, Harbison Canyon, Highland Park, Hillcrest, Hodges, La Cresta, Lake Hodges, La Mesa, La Presa, Lemon Grove, Linda Vista, Logan Heights, Lomita Village, Midway, Miramar Lake, Mission Bay, Mission Gorge, Mission Village, Morena, Murphy Canyon, North Park, Oceanside, Old Town, Otay Lake, Pacific Beach, Pala, Paradise Hills, Pine Valley, Point Loma, Pomerado Road area, Poway, Ramona, Ridgeview Acres, Rose Canyon, San Bernardino, San Carlos, San Clemente, San Marcos, Shelter Island, Silver Strand, Sorrento Valley, Spring Valley, San Diego State University area, Suncrest, Sweetwater, Torrey Pines, and Vista.
C69. Kelsey Family Photograph Collection, 1880s-1910s. 92:18830-833. 92:18834 (0-5). This collection consists of prints, cabinet cards, glass plates, tintypes, photograph albums, and miniature tintypes. Includes photographs of Frederick W. Kelsey, San Diego Commercial College, dams, downtown, circus/elephants marching through town, double-decker trolley, Coronado Ferry Station, Hotel del Coronado, Pacific Beach, Point Loma Lighthouse, Spreckels Wharf, San Diego Bay, SS Corona, SS Metropolis, D Street Pier, city views, ships, cliffs along coast, groups of people, children in carriages, misc. Native American photographs, family photographs, Kelsey house in La Jolla, Tent City, Coronado, back country, Venice, Ca., San Francisco, Guyserville, Ca., Chinese junk Ning Po, glass bottom boat, and fishermen sewing net. Also images of Jessie M. Kelsey, Dr. Baker, Mr. & Mrs. Charles I. Jenney, SS Fisk, Hattie Muller. Some oversized cabinet cards photographed by Elite Studios of San Diego.
C70. Steve McCarroll Photograph Collection, 1969-1982. ca.5000 images. Organized by subject. San Diego commercial photographer. Documents recreational, business, hang gliding and other activities in San Diego and other areas. Consists of slides, negatives and prints. Subjects include: airplanes, animals, beaches including Blacks Beach, cars, buildings, residences, schools, fire department, medicine/health care, nightlife, plants, police, restaurants, a Rolling Stones concert, various San Diego views including neighborhoods, downtown, missions, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, scenic images (1969-1982), and sports including baseball, boat racing, hang gliding, dune buggies, golf, jet skiing. Also includes images of Del Mar, Julian, Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Caliente Race Track and elsewhere. Also includes personal and other images.
C71. McLure Family Photograph Collection, 1890s. 64 glass plates; 36 prints. OP 12423-0- 25 & 4459-471; 84:15263. San Diego family who resided at 24th and Market. This collection, originally with the San Diego Public Library collection, contains portraits and group shots of the McLure and Tibbits family including Louis S. McLure. Also images of Sweetwater dam, the family residence (interior and exterior) and, a trip to Cedros Island, Baja California
C72. Paul Madigan Photograph Collection, 1900-1980s. 2 ft. San Diego photographer. Documents photographic work and family of Paul Madigan. The subjects of photographs by Madigan, who worked as a freelance photo-journalist, include professional wrestling (some with corresponding news clipping-1930s), midget car racing, track and field, football, San Diego Police Pistol Range, bowling teams in gold lame shirts, Southern California Telephone Company installing phone wiring during World War II (with U.S. Army troops) and telephone company employee group shots (1953), Kosloff Ballet dancers, Balboa Park (1935-1940), San Diego Zoo, ghost town of Jerome, Az., Madigan’s neighbors, Holtville ca.(1940), lumber mill in Fort Bragg, Ca., Northern California/San Francisco, many dogs, Mt. Hood (1938), Lake Murray Dam, a motorcycle trip, Tijuana (1930s), and a burlesque show at Hollywood Theater (1940). Family photographs include Madigan and Shain families. Shain family photographs include individual family members (ca. 1900) and a photograph album of the family at Coronado, Navy ships and officers, naval air cruises with seaplanes on trip to the Panama Canal (ca. 1920).
C73. Chris Marsh/San Diego Buildings Slide Collection, 1970-1973. 1254 slides. This collection documents San Diego houses, businesses, landmarks, and public buildings in the early 1970s. Most slides are identified by address. Subjects include houses, firehouses, apartments, pedestrian footbridges, doctors offices, stores, garages, churches, schools, and hotels. Includes buildings on the following streets: First, Second, Third, Forth, Fifth, Sixth, Eleventh, Twelveth, Thirteen, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 25th, A, B E, F, J, Quince, Front, Spruce, Walnut, Maple, Brooks, Hornblende, Columbia, Union, Broadway, Kearny, Logan, National, Julian, San Diego Avenue, Central, Park, University, and many other streets. Also includes La Jolla, Escondido, National City, Coronado, Chula Vista, Balboa Park, Old Town, several adobe ruins, and the Theosophical Institute in Point Loma. Listing available.
C74. Philip Middlebrook Photograph Collection, 1882-1968. 311 photographs. Organized by railroad or subject. This collection documents the evolution of railroads in San Diego County. Includes photographs of railroads, train locomotives and cars, railroad shops or yards, Santa Fe Depot, railroad wrecks, railroad excursions into the mountains, streetcars, streetcar demolition (streetcars/trolleys lined up near 10th Street’abandoned and then burned), and many other railroad related images. Also includes automobiles, an early Point Loma road race, railroad bridges, flood damage, and interior and exterior views of Mission San Diego. Railroad companies featured in the collection include the Atcheson, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway; California Southern Railway, Coronado Railway, Cuyamaca & San Diego Railway, Los Angeles, San Diego & Pacific Beach Railway, National City & Otay Railway; Pacific Coast Steamship Line, San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railroad; San Diego Electric Railway; and San Diego, Pacific Beach, & La Jolla Railway.
C75. J.M. Miller San Diego Mission Restoration Photograph Collection, 1930-1932. Approx. 200 images. This collection documents the restoration of the San Diego Mission. Images include casino/Agua Caliente, hotel entrance, scaffolding, walls, foundations, ceiling beams, doors, the front arcade, belfry construction, La Jolla Canyon Tile Plant (where tiles were made), detail of pilasters. Also includes photographs of other missions.
C76. Paul T. Mizony/Fort Rosecrans Photograph Collection, ca. 1910. 58 photographs. OP 15642. Documents activities of soldiers and Paul T. Mizony at Fort Rosecrans about 1910. Includes ships in San Diego Harbor, the Old Spanish Lighthouse, army boats, U.S. Coast Guard Lighthouse, storm damage, large gun firings, glass bottom boats, Fort Rosecrans hospitals, pool games, guard mount, ordnance warehouse, other buildings at the fort, and supply ships.
C77. Robert Mosher Photograph Collection, 1907, 1930-1970s. .25 ft. This collection consists of photographs relating to the Green Dragon Colony (mostly interiors and architect’s office); Spanish building showing marble, fretwork and statuary (used to design San Diego Art Gallery?); photographs of Donal Hord sculptures (1930s-1950s); Santa Fe Depot (1970s); La Jolla residences; Bishop School (1972); Bank of La Jolla (1964); Balboa Park; La Jolla Art Center; and many slightly bawdy or funny postcards (ca. 1907).
C78. Motion Picture Collection, 1920s-1970s. 120 motion picture films. Numerically arranged. This collection consists of motion picture film produced by individuals or companies for personal use (home movies), commercial news reels and travelogues of San Diego and elsewhere. Many of the motion pictures have been copied onto video. Subjects include the 1935 Balboa Park Exhibition; Charles Lindbergh’s return to San Diego (1927); sailing and boating in San Diego Bay; San Diego Chargers vs. LA Rams football game (1967); San Diego Zoo (1960s); Lemon Grove Pony League baseball; police and rescue activities; family trips to Mexico, Europe and India; the tuna industry and tuna fishing with poles; San Diego city government activities (1961); summer in San Diego (1930); and Pine Valley snow (1943). The collection includes a wide variety of personal and commercial film of San Diego scenery (1920s-1950s). The films of Richard Requa, architect for the 1935 Balboa Park Exhibition, are described elsewhere in this guide. Some of the titled films include: Harbor of the Sun (1950), Playgrounds of the Harbor of the Sun (1955), Golden Opportunities (1964), Castle Film’s The News Parade, The Tuna Story, and Welcome to California. Inventory available.
C79. Muehlheisen Photograph Collection, ca. 1935. 107 images. OP 16304 (0-106). This collection documents the 1935 California Pacific Exposition including the Electric Building, the California Tower, El Prado east, Palace of Education exhibit and other Park scenes. Also includes family photographs of trips to Cuyamaca, Julian and Coronado (tents). Also early aviation and San Diego High School.
C80. U.S. Naval Hospital Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), 1985 (1928-1985). 2 ft. This set of photographs and reports documents the various buildings and areas of the U.S. Naval Hospital in Balboa Park. The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) was conducted in 1985. The photographs include aerial views, buildings, surrounding areas, and early operations and construction of the hospital (1928-1985). Also includes written historical and descriptive data.
C81. F.B. Norris/San Diego Landmarks Slide Collection, 1980-1983. Approx. 150 slides. Documents various San Diego landmarks. Subjects include Balboa Park (Casa del Prado, Museum of Man, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, House of Hospitality and others), Padre Dam area, Fort Stockton, Presidio, Calvary Cemetery, Plaza de Pantoja, Sherman Gilbert house, Horton house, Torrey Pines, Villa Montezuma, San Pasqual, Montgomery Memorial, various Old Town buildings, Whaling Station, 1854 Lighthouse, Gill House, Rosecrans National Cemetery, Ballast Point, Fort Rosecrans, George Marston house, Klauber house, Katherine Teats house, Marston building, Johnson-Taylor Adobe, San Diego Rowing Club, Pottery Canyon Park, Theosophical Institute at Point Loma, Mission San Diego de Alcala, Lyceum Theater, Chinese Benevolent Society, 152 Stingaree “Bordello” and many other buildings. Partial listing available.
C82. [Oceanside, Ca.] Blade-Tribune Photograph Collection, 1982-1984. .5 ft. This collection documents the news reporting of the Blade-Tribune newspaper located in Oceanside. Contains 35mm film. Images include local and San Diego County area activities, theaters, beaches, and other subjects.
C83. Palomar Observatory Construction Photograph Collection, 1937-1948. 80 negatives. 82:14255-14334. This collection documents the construction of the Palomar Observatory. The Observatory opened in 1948 and contains one of the most powerful telescopes in the world. The collection includes negatives of construction progress including building foundations, views of the dome base, dome crane, staff, workers, the giant mirror, and other images. There are several other images of the Palomar Observatory including negatives 80:1080-80:1101 and prints in a photograph reference book.
C84. Panama-California Exposition 1915, 82:14090-14158 & OP 10550-10642 & 10636- 10643. 100 images. Documents the Panama-California Exposition of 1915. Subjects includes buildings under construction, building along El Prado, the Japanese Tea House, Sacramento Valley Building, reflecting pool, Commerce & Industry pool, Botanical Building, construction of the California Building, Cabrillo Bridge, the Home Economy Building and others. Also see the Photograph Reference Books on the Exposition.
C85. Panoramic Views/Circuit Print Photograph Collection, 1890s-1950. ca.250 images. Some negatives. Numbered with original print numbers. This collection of circuit or panorama wide range photographs (1890s-1950) include both standard panoramic shots of groups, views, and buildings, and also several unique views of San Diego and surrounding areas. Included are original prints, some prints developed in the 1980s, and some negatives. The images were taken by several San Diego area photographers including many by Herbert Fitch prior to 1920. General categories include aviation, Balboa Park 1915 Exposition, businesses, churches, San Diego Fire Department, San Diego Police Department (1935 motorcycle patrol), groups of people, organizations, beach scenes, San Diego harbor, many panoramic shots of downtown San Diego, ranches, orchards, Camp Kearny, the Army and Navy, lumberyards, views of the rugged countryside, mountain views, and many others. Specific views include San Diego Rowing Club Plunge (1914-1950), a bicycle group (ca. 1925), Presidents Woodrow Wilson (1919) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1935) at Balboa Stadium, Hotel Del Coronado and Coronado’s Tent City, Tijuana horse racing track with some shots of a parking lot filled with cars (ca. 1914), Union Ice Company (1924), California group of the American Legion (1929) with whites and African-Americans, San Diego Consolidated Gas & Electric Company, Piggly Wiggly grocery employees (1937), Naval Air Station airplanes on the Bay shore at low tide (1915), crowd staring at news of latest score during 1921 World Series, and men dressed as women (ca. 1920.) Area represented include Kensington, La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Valley, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Warner Hot Springs and many other places. Partial listing available.
C86. Parent Teacher’s Association of San Diego City Schools Photograph Collection, 1930s-1940s. .5ft. This collection was used for publications and presentations to document the members, functions and events of the PTA. Includes prints, news clippings, and glass plate negatives. Subjects include Roosevelt Junior High trolley stops, meetings, newspaper boys hawking the scandal sheet Rounder, presentation on comic books, (may be related to scandal sheet photo), PTA groups, puppet theaters, ‘Join Your PTA’ advertisement, chorus, officers, dinner, student crossing guard with girl with broken leg, woman in dentist chair, banquets, kindergarten class having a snack, children being examined by doctors and nurses, Washington School in San Diego 1922. Many glass plates of classes and student productions at La Mesa High School.
C87. Lee Passmore Photograph Collection, ca. 1905-1935. Over 1000. San Diego commercial photographer and naturalist. Glass plate and duplicate negatives. Physically located mostly in the Title Insurance Collection and San Diego Historical Society Negative Collection. Many prints in Photograph Albums 95, 101, 102, 103, 106, and 257, reference books and the original print collection. Passmore’s subjects include views of downtown, ships, cars, wharves, Standard Oil Fire (1913), Benson Log Raft, Coronado, flood damage (1916), banks, missions, Mission Valley, Spring Valley, Murray Dam, Fort Rosecrans, driving in back country, Ramona’s Wedding Place, San Diego State, Balboa Park and many other subjects. While Passmore’s photographs are not physically together, some lists of his images exist.
C88. Pastime Gun Club Photograph Collection, 1912-1916? 58 images. 82:13968. Documents activities of the Pastime Gun Club (1912-1926?). Consists of glass plate negatives. Includes images of men holding rifles, trophies, skeet shooting, a group of club members wearing sweaters, a back country trek, camping party with reference to John L. Sullivan, shooting of game, hunters in a boat, and a woman with a rifle.
C89. F. E. Patterson Photograph Collection, 1880s-1930s (bulk 1900-1910). 3472 negatives (glass and duplicate negatives). Print Reference Books. Organized numerically. Early San Diego commercial photographer. Documents early twentieth century life in San Diego, especially individuals, institutions, businesses, ships, and Spring Valley. Subjects include apartments, many early automobiles, Balboa Park, blocks of businesses (downtown, street scenes, construction advertising), breweries, Bum the dog, businesses (Patterson’s Photo Shop, groups of employees, a butcher shop at Christmas), cemeteries, churches, clubs, County Fairs, courthouses, dams, Panama-California Exposition 1915, fire department, flowers, San Diego harbor (wharves, boats), hospitals (sanitariums), hotels, Native Americans, libraries, Los Banos bath house, mines, Mission Cliffs Gardens, Mission San Diego (nuns, Indian children, Indian musical band), other missions including San Luis Rey and Pala, parades, pictorials, Horton Plaza, railroads (Santa Fe Depot), residences, F.E. Patterson residences, schools, ships (cruisers, battleships), signs (billboards), sports, stables, stages, streetcars, Sweetwater Dam, and theaters. Other scattered images include bicyclists, stores, service stations, livestock and early automobiles on mountain roads. Locations of images include: Alpine, back country, Banner, Bostonia, Chula Vista, Coronado (sunbathers, fish caught, Tent City, Hotel Del Coronado), El Cajon, Escondido, Flynn Springs, Golden Hills, Imperial County, Julian, La Jolla (cliffs, bicyclists), Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mission Valley, National City, North Island, Ocean Beach, Old Town, Pacific Beach, San Bernardo, San Diego views, San Luis Rey Valley, San Miguel Mountain, San Pasqual, Santa Ysabel, Spring Valley (orchards, children, valley views), Torrey Pines, Warner Ranch and other areas. Index cards, Listings (of sorts).
C90. Don Perkins Slide Collection, 1947-1969. Approx. 2500 slides. This collection documents the interiors and exteriors of many residences in San Diego and many activities and functions of the San Diego Historical Society. Includes slides of many residences but also schools, portraits of people, ships, churches, and Old Town buildings. Another segment of the collection includes slides of SDHS buildings, annual dinners, Serra Museum staff, parades, Villa Montezuma, the George Marston house, and many copies of historic photographs. A partial index exists. Catalog cards for the residences exist.
C91. San Diego (Calif.): Police Department Photograph Collection, 1911, 1930s. .5 ft. This collection consists of photographs relating to the 1938-1939 construction of the San Diego County Jail. Also included are photographs relating to crimes including the destruction of bootlegged liquor and mug shots and a photograph of the original members and officers of the Police Boy Scout Troop, 1935. There are also several post cards relating to the insurrection in Tijuana, 1911. Also see Reference book on the Police Department.
C92. San Diego (Calif.): Port Authority Photograph Collection, 1920s-1980s. 6ft. Documents history and evolution of the surroundings and administration of the San Diego Port Authority, San Diego Harbor and Lindbergh Field Airport. Consists of prints and some negatives. Photographs include aerials, ground shots and special events. Subjects include passenger steamships, harbor events, Port Authority Christmas parties, luncheons, and other events, steamship headquarters, sports and commercial fishing, water taxis, the harbor parking lot, aviation, airplanes, and docks. Also includes images of ships unloading cotton, rubber and other products.
C93. Port of San Diego Photograph Collection, 1945-1948. Approx. 500 photographs. This collection of prints documents activities and development of the Port of San Diego. Many photographs by Hester & Smith. Photographs include ground, water, and aerial views. Ground views show tugboats, barges, U.S. Navy battleships and other ships, floating dry- docks, tuna boats, Broadway pier, B Street pier, parking lot filled with cars near pier, Chinese sailors on Chinese vessel, unloading a Volkswagon Beetle car (ca. 1948) from a cargo ship, 32nd Street Naval Station with ships of the mothballed fleet, the Coronado ferry and other images. Aerial photographs show docks, wharves, progress on Lindbergh Field airport, the U.S. Navy fleet, businesses, the Port of San Diego, views of the port area, and many other images.
C94. Postcard Collection, 1900s-1980s. 5 ft. Documents views of San Diego County and surrounding areas as well as activities, institutions, events, exhibitions, and other concerns. Subjects include agriculture, aviation, bath houses (Los Banos), sports fields or ball parks, businesses, camps, churches, clubs and lodges, dams, ferry boats, fire department, flowers in bloom, hotels and apartments, Native Americans, libraries, logging, maps, military (Army, Navy, Marines, Navy ships, U.S.S. Bennington), ostrich farms, parades & pageants, people, railways, residences, schools, ships, special events, and Point Loma Theosophical Institute. Also includes many postcards of Balboa Park including the San Diego Zoo, the Indian Village, the Panama-California Exposition of 1915 and the California Pacific International Exposition of 1935. Areas represented include Alpine, the back country, Borrego, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado (Hotel del Coronado, Japanese Tea Garden, Tent City), Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Elsinore, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Grossmont, Harbor Island, Jacumba, Julian, La Jolla, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Leucadia, Mesa Grande, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Mission Cliff Gardens, Mission Valley, Mt.Helix, National City, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Old Town, Pacific Beach, Palomar, Point Loma, Presidio Park, Ramona, San Diego (downtown, Bay, buildings), Santa Ysabel, Scripps Ranch, Sea World, Sunset Cliffs, Torrey Pines, Vallecitos, Villa Montezuma, Warner’s Hot Springs. Postcards also of Baja California and the California Missions. Also includes sentimental post cards and folder booklet postcards.
C95. Richard Requa Motion Picture Collection, 1920s-1930s. 18 reels. Richard Requa was architect for the 1935 Balboa Park Exhibition. The films of Richard Requa include Balboa Park and San Diego Civic Center construction, trips to Mexico, architectural styles of Southern California, trips to Europe and Yosemite. Included are films of projects in Rancho Santa Fe, Ojai, City/County Administration Building, California Pacific International Exposition (1935), San Diego Residences, Balboa Park Prado Buildings (1920s), the Chamber of Commerce Trip to Mexico (1930), Pueblos of the Southwest, Camping Trip to San Francisco thru the Giant Redwoods (Requa is in the picture), Santa Cruz Area, the Montezuma Mt. Boys School, Monterey Peninsula Coast, Yosemite Nat’l Park, Salt Lake City trip, (slapstick open & trick photography), his wife, Viola, at their Loma Portal Home, trips to the Mediterranean (1926 &1928), and a bullfight (1928 at the Plaza de Toros in Madrid, Spain). Most has been transferred to video.
C96. Resthaven Preventorium Photograph Collection, 1940s. 44 photographs. This collection documents the activity of the Resthaven medical facility for children threatened with tuberculosis or suffering from rheumatic fever. Collection consists of prints. Subjects include Christmas Seals campaign against tuberculosis, child patient with dog, exterior and interior views, children surrounding a giant shoe, croquet game, various groups of children, playroom, tuberculosis test, examining room, cafeteria, children and staff, and the Preventorium sleeping porch. Also see Resthaven Preventorium Photograph Album
C97. Glenn Rick Photograph Collection, 1946-1955. 231 Original prints, approx. 700 slides. San Diego civil engineer. This collection documents the development of Mission Bay, San Diego cemeteries, missions, desert areas near San Diego, and Rick’s travel throughout the U.S. and the world. Prints of Mission Bay area include aerial views of the Bay, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach as well as areas east of the Bay. Includes images of beach goers, recreation facilities, bridge construction, cemeteries, and boating. Rick’s slides include harbor views, U.S. cities, California cities, Newport, Ca., Mission Beach, Playa del Rey, Pacific Beach, Oceanside, Ocean Beach, San Diego views, Anza Borrego, Ramona, Joshua Tree, Palomar and elsewhere. Prints are in reference books. Slide collection has an index.
C98. F. E. Rogers Works Progress Administration Photograph Collection, 1937. 123 prints. 85:15656 (0-123). This collection was compiled by the San Diego County Library Extension Service project with funding by the Works Progress Administration. The collection consists of images, text and graphics relating to various WPA projects in the San Diego County. Included are a table of contents, headings, and summary notes. Projects with photographs include San Diego Natural History Museum projects (shells, insects, mammals, reptiles etc.), library extension projects, spinning and weaving, cabinetmaking, artwork, artist painting photographic enlargements, and youth recreation. Print reference book available.
C99. Lloyd Ruocco Photograph Collection, 1935-1973. .25 ft. Documents architectural work of Lloyd Ruocco. Collection consists of the San Diego Civic Theater community concourse (1973), the Avocado Professional Group Medical and Dental Center, the Geophysics building at UCSD, KOGO AM-FM/TV, Design Center at 5th Avenue, the Ruocco home (1946) with a tree growing through the bathroom and many other shots of interior design and architecture. Also includes several photographs of the construction of the San Diego County Administration building (1935-1938).
C100. Howard W. Rozelle Collection, 1940s-1980s. 2330 images. 24 reference books of prints. 82:13673 Organized numerically. Prints are organized by subject. San Diego photographer and auto mechanic. This collection documents the San Diego area from the air between the 1940-s and the 1980s. The collection also documents businesses and beach events in Pacific Beach (ca. 1946). Included are original negatives, copy negatives and original prints in reference books. While most of this collection consists of aerial views from low and high altitudes, there are many photographs of San Diego and Pacific Beach small businesses. Aerial views include Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, Sorrento Valley, Del Mar, Crown Point, U.S. Coast Guard Station, Mission Beach, Presidio Park, La Mesa, Encanto, Grossmont, Lake Murray, Bay Park Village, Fletcher Hills, Lemon Grove, Mission Valley, Clairemont, Midway Drive, flood channels, Kearny Mesa, General Dynamics, San Ysidro, National City, Chula Vista, downtown San Diego, Lindbergh Field, Coronado, the waterfront, North Island, port, Point Loma, San Diego Yacht Club, El Cajon, Escondido, Hotel del Coronado, Mercy Hospital, Ocean Beach, Mt. Soledad, Mount Helix, East San Diego, North Park, Kensington, El Cajon Boulevard, University Ave., Balboa Park and elsewhere. Also includes images of 1940s Convair airplanes. Rozelle’s ground photographs include auto parts stores, gas stations, bars, diners, grocery stores and other small businesses. Some of these images include employees and are interior or exteriors sometimes at night and mostly during 1946-1947. Includes pictures of beer trucks and Pacific Beach’s first launderette. Several images of small businesses in Pacific Beach. Also images of Pacific Beach Fiesta Days beauty pageant featuring Jane Withers (1946); VJ Day 1945, San Diego Libyan Guard (Sciots), and John F. Kennedy (1960) in San Diego.
C101. San Diego Harbor Photograph Collection, 1938. 73 images. Documents activity in San Diego Harbor during 1938. Consists of duplicate negatives. Subjects include freighters moored at docks, harbor views, people on the Broadway Pier, the Port District crane and tractor, freighters with loads of bananas and other produce, scrap metal, coal, and the ‘General Cable Spool.’ Freighters pictured include: The Wallingford, The Portland, Pacific Pioneer, W.R. Chamberlin Jr., Samoa, Buenos Aires, Lewis Luchenbach, and Sagoland (Manila).
C102. San Diego Public Library Collection, 1880s-1980s. 1668 images. This collection, formerly at the San Diego Public Library consists of original prints with some copy negatives. Subjects include schools, clubs, music, 1915 & 1935 Expositions, President Harry Truman in San Diego, artifacts (baskets, olla), aerials of San Diego, aviation, Baja California (bullfights), Balboa Park, Balboa Stadium, beach scenes, bridges, buildings, busses, churches, the Civic Center, clubs, the San Diego Garden Club (exhibits), colleges & universities, county farms, courthouses, dams (Barrett Dam, Lower Otay and Old Mission Dam), ferry boats (approx. 100 images), floods, San Diego flume, San Diego Harbor, Horton Plaza, hotels, houses, Native Americans, libraries, military (marines at Camp Pendleton, the U.S. Navy), Stonewall Mine Hotel, Mission Cliff Gardens, Mission San Diego De Alcala (interior, exterior, activities, agriculture’approx. 75 images), Mission San Luis Rey (60 images), other missions, monuments, movies, Green Dragon Colony (La Jolla), Old Town San Diego (approx. 85 images), organizations (includes San Diego Floral Assn.), Palomar Observatory, parades & celebrations (Miss Cabrillo festival, President Eisenhower in San Diego, antique cars), museums, ranches, railroads, residences (Weldon Glasson, 3193 Franklin St., U.S. Grant Jr., Mrs. Howard Bryant and others), Carlos & Chita Dance Studios, San Diego River, Serra Museum, schools, Scripps Institute, ships, sports (golf’Jack Nicklaus, Billy Caspar), water sports, fishing, spear fishing, boat races, stage coaches (Buckman Springs), San Diego views, skyline views, streets, theaters, Point Loma Theosophical Institute, trees, whale watching, and the San Diego Zoo. Images of people in this collection include: Don Juan Bandini, Henry L. Benbough, Jacob Bronowski, Henry Camp Clarke, Grace Cherbourg Conroe, Douglas O. Corona, John Forward Sr., John Forward Jr., Myron T. Gilmore, John and Winifred Davidson, Hannah P. Davidson, Anna Held, Alonzo Horton, Laurence M. Klauber, W. Buell Knapp, Charles Lindbergh, George W. Marston, Archie Moore, T. Claude Ryan, Georgia M. Scribner, Ellen Browning Scripps, Kate Sessions and others. Locations pictured in the collection include: Alpine, Del Mar, Ballena, Banner, Borrego Valley, Campo, Coronado, Cuyamaca, Deer Park, El Cajon, Escondido, Fallbrook, Julian, La Jolla, Lakeside, La Mesa, Mission Beach, Mission Valley, National City, Ocean Beach, Otay, Pala, Poway, Palm City, Presidio Park, Point Loma (Fort Rosecrans, Cabrillo National Monument), Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, Bonita, Sunset Cliffs, Vista, Warners Hot Spring. And others. Gift of the San Diego Public Library.
C103. Sanford E. Sanford Photograph Collection, 1895-1910. 120 glass plate negatives and some duplicate negatives. 92:18748. This collection documents activity in Coronado and San Diego in the early twentieth century. Contains glass plate negatives and duplicate negatives. Subjects include businesses, parades (horsemen and Foresters float), fire department, harbor ships, people, hospitals, an ostrich farm, Japanese sailors, orange groves, Sweetwater Dam, monuments, and a knife sharpener. Material relating to Coronado includes Tent City, Hotel Del Coronado, surf and seals. Other areas include Point Loma, the back country, La Jolla, the San Diego Mission, Old Town, and Mission Valley.
C104. Pat Schaelchin/La Jolla Buildings Survey Photograph Collection, 1977.1985. Approx. 1400 images. This collection documents the architecture of the La Jolla Community in San Diego. Included are historic houses, cottages, bungalows, businesses, institutions and other dwellings surveyed by Pat Schaelchin in 1977. The collection consists of 35mm negatives and prints. The survey, La Jolla’A Historical Inventory, consists of a listing of properties, addresses, description, map, and a copy of the image. Another set of volumes, La Jolla Buildings (1977 with updates on altered buildings in 1985), consists of prints or photocopies of properties in La Jolla. Also included is a register of photographs taken by Carol Mansfield for the project in 1977.
C105. Charles Schneider Photograph Collection, 1958-1982. Approx. 2000 images. San Diego commercial photographer and photojournalist. Photographs were used for magazines, newspapers, publicity, design layouts, and other uses. The collection contains 4×5 and 8×10 black and white negatives and color transparencies. Subjects includes art, Del Mar Race Track (aerial), airlines (PSA), architects (Richard George Wheeler), automobile dealers, animals, boats, buildings (Scripps Clinic, U.S. National Bank, Home Tower Building, Bazaar Del Mundo, 3-West Corp, General Electronics, Coldwell Banker, Frazee Paints), construction projects, dance (Diana Davis, ballerina), fashions, food (shrimp cocktail, muffins, ice cream, hamburger), hotels (Royal Inns of America, Islandia, Hilton Inn on Mission Bay, Hotel Del Coronado), homes/offices/ interior design (Judy Chappell, Walter Broderick, Marsha Sewell, Jeffrey Hunter, Gerald Jerome), ranches (Rancho Bernardo), race tracks, restaurants (Oscar’s Drive-In), sports, San Diego views, San Diego Gas & Electric, travel, Old Globe Theater, spas (Golden Door), travel, sailing, scenery, modeling, and many weddings. Photographs of San Diego area people include Raquel Welsh, Dr. B. Shaner, the Marston family, Bill MacNamara, Dr. Stan. Lloyd, William Bately Jr., Armistead Carter, Claire Burgener, Mrs. Arthur Thorne, Diane Powers, Ernest Hahn, Earl Gagoshian, Herbert Kunzel, Hartunian family, Steven Hazzard, Helen Copley, Joe George, Mary Crosby, Ed White, and many others. Images also of Ronald Reagan and Pete Wilson. Photographs of Hollywood entertainers and sometimes their families include Gina Lollabridgada, Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole, Sandra Dee, Anna Marie Alberghetti, Eddie Albert, Lloyd Bridges and family, Joan Collins, Broderick Crawford, Vic Damone, Yvonne DeCarlo, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Robert Fuller, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Anna Kashfi, Deborah Kerr, Alan Ladd, Shirley MacLaine, Marcel Marceau, Dorothy McGuire, Kim Novak, William Powell, Buster Keaton, Sophia Loren, Jayne Mansfield, Anthony Quinn, Ramon Navarro, and others.
C106. Schneider-kemmler Photograph Collection: 1920-1932. 639 photographic prints and negatives. (94:19123). Negatives are numerically arranged. Prints are placed in reference books. Photographs of Dr. Roland Schneider (1884-1934) and his wife, Florence Kemmler Schneider (1900-1972) document work, beaches, recreation, buildings and other activities in San Diego. Areas included are downtown San Diego, Ocean Beach, Coronado, La Jolla (beaches and cliffs), Mission Beach, Agua Caliente, and elsewhere. Subjects include African-Americans, aviation and dirigibles, Balboa Park (movie making, the San Diego Zoo and other images), beaches and beach activities, the bay, bicycles, Boy Scouts, businesses, bridges, buildings, churches, circus parades, clouds, construction, dam, desert, downtown San Diego, decorations, exhibits, fireworks, fish and fishing nets, gardens/plants, homes, horse-drawn vehicles, Naval Hospital, Horton Plaza, Hotel Del Coronado, Hotel Schneider, Native Americans, industry/factories, lakes, lighthouse, lumber rafts, mill, San Diego Mission, Mission Cliffs Gardens, moon eclipses, olive press, parades, people, picnics, race tracks, recreation (horseshoes, miniature golf, swimming pools, beach games), railroads, schools, sculptures, Serra Museum dedication, ships (commercial, ferries, USS Constitution, navy ships, sail boats and private boats), shipping, signs, stadiums, streets, stunts, Charles Lindbergh reception, Pasadena Rose Parade, and theaters. Also includes a “human fly” on the U.S. Grant hotel, a Japanese garden, Ocean Beach beauty contestants, flood damage, people in costumes and other images. Some of these images were published in Memories: San Diego 1920-1934 by Mark Thomas Jacobson. Little Desert Graphics, 1976. Item level list exists. Subject list also exists.
C107. Roland E. Schneider Balboa Park Flowers Autochrome Collection, 1920s. Approx. 142 glass autochrome (color) slides. Collection of autochrome color glass plate slides (4×5) photographed by Roland Schneider. Consists of flowers and other natural scenes in Balboa Park probably during the 1920s. Images include waterlilies, lily pads, trees & vines, succulents, landscapes, groundcover and flowers. Flowers include fuschias, zinnias, night blooming cereus, roses, passion flowers, snapdragons, poinsettias, petunias, passion fruit, geraniums, and snap dragons. An early color photographic process, autochromes, were glass plate transparencies introduced by the Lumiere Brothers in 1907. Previously referred to as the John L. Westhaver autochromes.
C108. Schneider/westhaver Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1880s-1930s. 1 ft. This collection consists of photographs of San Diego businesses, the Roland E. Schneider family and the Westhaver family. It contains prints, carte de visites, cabinet cards, glass plate negatives, photograph buttons, tintypes and other items. Photographs by John L. Westhaver includes exterior and interior shots of the Hotel Schneider (1914), a union/labor parade, Labor Day (1914), formation at military base wishing troops a ‘bon voyage,’ Mission Hills residences, the Serra Museum, dog on rock in Alpine, early aviation, boating and fishing vessels, waitresses in diner, Balboa Park 1935 Exposition including the Ford building, County Administration buildings (1930), San Diego Rowing Club, San Diego Daily Bee building by B. Rhea (1880s), and others. Family photograph include images of Roland E., brother Arnold Schneider, and their family. Photographs taken in Zurich, Switzerland and San Diego (some by J.A. Sherriff). Several photographs show Roland clowning around roller skating and doing other activities. There are five glass plates of Balboa, Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego High School and Balboa Stadium. Also photographs of Harold Westhaver and his family.
C109. J. W. Sefton Photograph Collection, 1908-1940s. 1685 copy negatives (82:12923). Approx. 3000 original negatives. This collection documents Sefton family trips and activities around San Diego and the world. Contains copy negatives and original negatives. Subjects include aviation, automobiles, family members including Thomas Sefton, the 1916 flood in San Diego, the 1915 Exposition, shipping/harbor, Hotel Del Coronado, parades, beach activity, snow scenes, gardens, rodeos and bullfighting (ca. 1911), pipeline, ranch, Sefton residences (interior and exterior), construction in downtown San Diego, hogs, rivers, regattas/boat races (1924), and a new bank (1925). Areas photographed include Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Camp Kearny, Mountain Springs, Torrey Pines, and San Diego. Also includes images of Yosemite, Honolulu, Japan, the Grand Canyon, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Ceylon, Egypt, Italy, France, and Switzerland.
C110. Guy Sensor Photograph Collection, ca. 1920s-1940s. 5935 images. Includes original nitrate and safety negatives, duplicate negatives and some original prints. (84:14998). This collection has its own Master Print copy Reference Books. Arranged numerically. San Diego commercial photographer. This extensive collection documents San Diego businesses and residences. Sensor was hired by businesses and real estate agents. Subjects include animals, automobiles and auto dealers, aviation ( Lindbergh Field, United Airlines, Navy dirigibles), Balboa Park during 1935 Exposition, interior and exterior views of businesses (retail, financial, etc.), bridges, children’s homes, Chinese Mission, churches, cemeteries, construction (Bank of American building, Pacific States Savings & Loans, El Cortez Hotel, others), dams, drawings (lithographs, paintings, art), fairs & expositions, fish canneries, florists, gas stations, harbor/piers, highways, hospitals, hotels, jewelry stores, mining (Golden Chariot Mine), missions, organizations (Townsend Old Age Pension, Disabled American Veterans, Sons of Norway dance group, American Legion baseball), parades, people (individuals and weddings), police, ships and boats (naval ships, tuna boats etc.), residences (houses, apartments, etc.), restaurants, schools or camps (San Diego Army/Navy Academy-Carlsbad), shoe stores, sports (football, baseball, boxing, golf, etc.) theaters (buildings and entertainers such as Colonial Theater Actors, Felicita Park actors, 1935 Midget Village, skaters, dancers, musicians, etc.). Areas photographed include San Diego, Del Mar, Escondido, La Mesa, Julian, La Jolla, Baja California (Tijuana), Point Loma, Coronado, Oceanside, Old Town, Encinitas, Cuyamaca, Warner’s Hot Springs, Chula Vista, North Island and elsewhere. Multiple images of specific businesses include but are not limited to: Shore Acres Country Club, Emerald Hills Golf Club, Spear Flying Service, Ben Rubin’s Men’s Clothing, Star Beverage Co., Old Mission Olive Co., Mac Marr Market, Mission Florists, Peterson Lumber & Finance Co., American Pipe & Construction Co., Benson Lumber Co., Thearle Music Co., Brunswig Drugs, Service Pie Co., National Iron Co., A.O. Read Plumbing, Whiting Mead Co., Cudahy Packing Plant, Westgate Cannery, ABC Brewing Co., Aztec Brewery, Cohn & Hopkins Sea Food & Cannery, Self Realization Fellowship, Solar Aviation Co., Stubbs Garage, Benbough Mortuary, Bridgeford Meat Co., Southwest Marble & Onyx Co. and many more. Item level finding aid available.
C111.J. A. Sherriff Photograph Collection 1870s-1890s. Approx. 250 images. Early San Diego Photographer. This grouping consists of four reference books printed from negatives in the Title Insurance Collection. Many original prints not included in the reference books are scattered throughout the Photograph Collection. Subjects in the reference books include: downtown scenes, street scenes, Hotel Del Coronado under construction, Coronado, school children, Horton House, boundary monument, Stonewall Mine (Cuyamuca), parades downtown, circus parade, brickyard, trolleys, San Diego Mission, wharfs, boats and ships, signs, and various businesses including harness shop, music shop, Hole in the Wall saloon, First National Bank with bull, dry goods shops, undertakers shop, farm equipment sales building, and many other images.
C112.J. E. Slocum/San Diego Bayfront Photograph Collection, 1907-1908. 66 mounted prints. OP 0001-0066. 80:9886, 80:9885, 94:19215. This collection documents housing and industry at the San Diego Bay tidal flats. Contains mounted prints and some copy negatives. Used as part of some litigation, 1907-1908. The subjects include railroads (Sante Fe Railroad between 10th & 16th), trolleys, early telephone poles, piers, trapping crawfish, farms, industrial facilities, houses on stilts with docks, smoke stacks, water tanks, lumber in bay on pier, small boats, and small railroad car ‘McKinley.’ Businesses include Kyle’s Plunge Tank (Hot & Cold Sea Baths), San Diego, Cuyamaca, & Eastern Railway shops, Benson Lumber Co., J.S. Schirm Co. (Lime, Cement & Building Supplies).
< C113. strong>Virginia McKenzie Smith Photograph Collection, 1861, 1891-1976. 624 prints. OP 15167. Documents family life and residences of Virgina McKenzie Smith. Includes interior and exterior views of family residences at Lemon Grove, Meling Ranch in Baja California (1970s), San Isadore (1937), and Warner Springs (1970s with foliage, mountains and landscape). Family events throughout the twentieth century include infants, weddings, birthdays, grandparents, parents, children and horse riding. Family members include Gen. Medal Churchill, George (Pat) Lynch, David McK. Smith, Murray Smith, Cynthia Smith and George McKenzie.
C114. Southern California Exposition, Del Mar, Photograph Collection, June 1948. 88 photographs. OP 15741. This collection documents the Southern California Exposition at Del Mar (Del Mar Fair) on the Exposition grounds and the Del Mar Race Track. Photographs show entertainment/activities, transportation exhibits, and agricultural/livestock displays. Subjects include acrobats, orchestra and dancers with marimbas, clowns, an elephant, Ferris wheel, trapeze walkers, automobile race, Mariachi band, boys chasing a greased pig at Del Mar Race Track, a turkey race, Cavalcade of Transportation with Ford automobiles, antique motorcycles, bicycles and automobiles, early bikini swimsuit models showcasing swimming pools, livestock displays, farm machinery, flower grower’s display, botanical displays, and an orange exhibit.
C115. Southwest Onyx Photograph Collection, 1920s-1940s. OP 14347-14396. .5ft. This collection consists of prints and a photograph album documenting the work of Southwest Onyx. Included are buildings using Southwest Onyx materials, interior and exterior images of buildings such as banks all along the west coast of the U.S. and images of some workers at the San Diego factory. Many prints of Herbert Fitch photographs.
C116. W. W. Stewart Family Photograph Collection, 1869-1940s. Approx. 100 images. This collection documents the family of W.W. Stewart, San Diego merchant in latter half of the nineteenth century. The collection contains carte de visites, cabinet cards, albumen prints, and other photographs. Many photographs by J.A. Sherriff and Parker & Parker. Included are group portraits of the family in their yard, at home, and at the beach in the late 1880s. Individual group portraits of W.W. Stewart, Belle Stewart, Harry B. Stewart, Kate Stewart Shirley and other relatives. Also includes U.S. Grant Hotel, workers and houses in nineteenth century Warners Hot Springs, the Tijuana Border area, W.W. Stewart & Co. Commission Merchants warehouse on K Street (1887), and Roy Stewart in movie scenes (1920s). Another segment of this collection concerns the U.S. Navy and ships. Includes a small photo album relating to the USS Bennington disaster (1905), Lee Passmore photos of SS Harpathian (1913), ‘First ship launched at Marine Ways, North Island owned by Stewart & Babcock,’ first ship from ship yard (1880), schnooner Rosoria (1873), ships ca. 1940s, and portrait of Navy officer, Raymond G. Shirley (1940). Also see PA 76 (Raymond G. Shirley’s photographs of USS Wisconsin, 1917-1918 tour) and PA 118 (Shirley’s family and Naval career).
C117.Ralph P. Stineman Photograph Collection, 1911-1915. 3057 glass plates. 3057 duplicate negatives (91:18564). Approx. 100 original prints. Organized numerically. Collection represents photographic work of Ralph P. Stineman (1871-1955) during his stay in San Diego between 1911and 1915. Stineman documented the development of San Diego and surrounding areas, the evolution of land, air, water and automobile transportation in the area, the construction of Balboa Park and the California-Panama Exposition of 1915 and the development of local real estate. The collection consists of original glass plates, 4×5 duplicate negatives and prints. Subjects in the collection include agriculture, animals, apartments, U.S. Army, art/artifacts, beach scenes, bridges, buildings (library, YMCA, court house, factories, the post office, banks), businesses (McFadden Buxton Arcade, National Sign Co., Ford Motor Co.), churches, construction, dams, drawings, window displays, floods, flumes, groundbreakings, harbor, horse and buggies, hospitals, hotels, houses, Native Americans, machinery, maps, mausoleums, military, mining, motorcycles (male and female riders), organizations, parades, parks, people, railroads, ranches, San Diego real estate, rivers, road races, roads, schools (buildings, plays, classes), ships, San Diego skyline, sports, street scenes, trees, and water. Locations photographed by Stineman include: Alpine, back country, Balboa Park (building construction, exposition construction, bridge construction, Olmstead Brothers Landscape Architects), Buckman Springs, Burlingame (North Park residential area), Campo, Cardiff, Chollas, Chula Vista (grapefruit orchards), Coronado, Cuyamaca, Dehesa, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, El Cajon Valley (groves), Encanto, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Grossmont, Imperial Beach, Imperial Valley (dates, palms, cotton, oranges, pomegranates, corn, cattle, goats, cantaloupes), Jacumba, Julian, La Jolla, Lakeside, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Little Landers, Loma Portal, Mesa Grande, Mission Beach, Mission Cliff Gardens, Mission Hills, Mission Valley, Mount Helix, Mountain Springs, National City, Nestor, North Park, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Old Town, Otay, Pacific Beach, Palm City, Point Loma, Ramona, San Pasqual, Santee, Spring Valley, Sunset Cliffs, Sweetwater Valley, and Torrey Pines. Item level finding aid available.
C118. Rodney Stokes Company Glass Plat Maps Collection, 1880-1909. 7ft. Documents the activities of the Rodney Stokes Company. This collection consists of glass plate negatives of plat maps for areas in San Diego County. Includes Carlsbad, Chula Vista, City Heights, Coronado, El Cajon, Greenwood Cemetery, Hillcrest, La Jolla, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, National City, Normal Heights, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, San Jacinto, and many other areas.
C119. Elaine Sweet Family Photograph Collection, 1870-1970s. 1 ft. This collection consists of photograph albums, carte de visites, cabinet cards, cased photographs and other photographs relating to San Diego resident Elaine Sweet’s education and family. Included are photographs and other materials related to the Mt. Vernon Junior College in Washington D.C. (1910s); the Sweet and Whatmore families; the Sweet family house on Banker’s Hill; and recreational activities around San Diego including Cuyamaca, Coronado, Alpine, Palomar, Northern California, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, the Guajome Ranch, Mission San Luis Rey, and Mission San Diego. Also photographs of Elaine Sweet’s father, A.H. Sweet, San Diego lawyer. Gift of Elaine Sweet.
C120. Stereocard Collection, 1870s-1915. 2 ft. This collection of stereocards consists of San Diego views, views of the West, California, and elsewhere, and the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego. The collection has a large number of Parker family stereoviews (Joseph C. Parker, Francis Parker, and Wallace Brown Parker). There are also several Keystone Views Company stereocards mostly depicting the 1915 exhibition. San Diego views include San Diego Waterworks, Sweetwater Valley, Captain Jose Manual Hatam, Western Union Telegraph office, Point Loma, La Jolla, San Diego Mission, Old Town, schools, churches, Horton House, greenhouses, lighthouses, downtown San Diego, City Brewery & Gardens, Julian, Tecate Indians, residences, landscapes of undeveloped San Diego, and cactus. Several non-San Diego images include a series of images relating to Western expeditions (1871-1873).
C121. Louis & Delores Strahlman Photograph Collection, 1850s-1930s. 6 ft. Organized by subject. This collection includes prints, negatives, photo albums, postcards, published materials, daguerreotypes, tintypes and ambrotypes. Subjects include the Strahlman family, outings around the San Diego area including the back country, movie stills relating to Delores Strahlman’s part in a movie, other entertainers, stage coaches, stage stations, Spring Valley (images by F.E. Patterson), images from Noah Rose’s Western Collection of elderly cowboys and stage hands, images by Frank Stephens of the Museum of Natural History, and many other images. San Diego scenes include missions, downtown, residences, schools, buildings, Balboa Park and other subjects. Other areas photographed include Coronado, Ocean Beach, Warner’s Hot Springs, Julian, La Presa, La Mesa, Leucadia, Eucalyptus Grove, National City, and elsewhere. Also includes images of Riverside County, California desert areas, Northern California, the Northeastern U.S. and elsewhere. Folder list available.
C122. Verne Taylor Photograph Collection, 1949-1952. 107 negatives. Documents commercial and residential buildings in Pacific Beach and other areas of San Diego in the early 1950s. Includes nitrate and safety negatives. Subjects include banks, theaters, realtors, churches, drive-in restaurants, the Taylor Company Realtors, bowling alley, grocery food stores, clothing stores, schools, library, hotels, gas stations, automobiles, pedestrians and people. Reference book available.
C123. San Diego Transit System Photograph Collection 53 negatives. 94:19181. Documents activities of the San Diego Transit System. Includes photographs of Miss Downtown 1987 boarding a bus, bus drivers, cleaning busses, a bus parking lot, mechanics, employee meetings, school children on a bus, and several busses on Broadway. Also see PA 163.
C124. University Club Photograph Collection, 1920s and 1940s. 225 prints. OP 15428. This collection consists of portraits of University Club members. Included in the portraits from the 1920s are the name of the member, their college, graduation date, and affiliations. Many of the early photographs were taken by Sykes and the portraits of the 1940s were taken by Elson-Alexander, LA.
C125. Waterman Family/Stonewall Mine Photograph Collection, 1880s-1890s. 91 images. Documents Waterman family and Stonewall Mine in Cuyamaca. Consists of prints and cabinet cards. Includes images of Cuyamaca, Cuyamaca Lake, the back country, buildings and workers at Stonewall Mine, a mule team used at Stonewall Mine, the Stonewall Mine Hotel, the San Diego Flume, and the Cuyamaca Railway. Waterman family images include Hazel Wood Waterman, Mary Waterman, Waldo Waterman and other family members. Some images by Parker, photographer.
C126. Walker Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1880s-1940s. Approx. 150 items. This collection documents the Walker Family of National City. The collection consists of prints, cabinet cards, tintypes and other formats. Included in the collection are photographs of Mae Walker, W.C. Kimball, Myrtle Waller, the McVeigh family and others. Also included are portraits of women, children and men; women in pre-World War I clothing and late 1920s clothing; women dressed as men (early twentieth century); a woman with birds on her shoulder, the Ripley Shirt Factory (includes an African-American group) 1931; and images with autographs of stage actresses or models (ca. 1930).
C127. Congressman Bob Wilson Photograph Collection, 1960s-1970s. This collection consists of black and white and some color photographs of Rep. Wilson’s activities. Included are dinner functions, community leaders, constituents at the Capitol, visiting dignitaries, groundbreaking ceremonies and other subjects.
C128. Whiting-Mead Company Photograph Collection, 1890s-1950s. .5ft. This collection documents the activities of the Whiting-Mead Company, San Diego hardware and appliance merchants. Images include stores, employees, activities, picnics, a fire at one store, employees gone to World War II, interior product displays, lumber yards, and many other subjects.
C129. Jackson and Ella Marie Wooley Slide Collection, ca. 1950s-1960s. 148 slides. This collection documents the artwork of San Diego artists, Jackson Wooley and his wife Ella Marie Wooley. The collection consists of slides. Also includes their joint projects. Artwork includes wall panels of enameled copper and other forms. Slides also document the construction of San Diego Civic Theater and the copper d‚cor for the interior of the theater. Also slides of projects completed for libraries and other buildings in California and images of the 10th Ave. Terminal area (1960s).
C130. L. S. Dewein/San Diego Electric Railway Co. Photograph Collection, 1923-1927. 420 photographs. OP14530. See also PA280 San Diego commercial photographer. This collection documents the construction, lines, cars, and work of electric streetcars/trolleys in the San Diego area. Subjects include trolley cars, construction of lines, surrounding construction, development patterns in San Diego, cables, power stations, busses, advertisements, trolley news vendors, bridges, Coronado ferry, playground in Mission Gardens, and other subjects. Includes images on trolley lines in La Jolla, Coronado, Mission Beach, Murray Canyon, National City/Chula Vista and elsewhere.
C131 Richard Requa Photograph Collection, 1900s. 76 images. San Diego architect (1881-1941). This collection consists of copy negatives and prints from an album. Subjects include self-portraits, street scenes, churches, the back country, Horton Plaza, the San Diego Courthouse, scenes from Nebraska, Point Loma Theosophical Society, Mission Cliff Gardens, parades, Lakeside, vineyards in El Cajon, and some artistic images of fruit.
C132 Tom Brouwer Photograph Collection, 1980s. 2 ft. San Diego commercial photographer for Artistic Photography. This collection consists of color negatives, color prints, and slides. Included are low altitude aerials of downtown, the San Diego suburbs, the coast and elsewhere. Images include Jack Murphy stadium during the 1984 World Series, new Horton Plaza Mall, and other buildings. Also include slides of road running races during the 1980s such as the Carlsbad 5000, America’s Finest City Half Marathon, and other races.
C133 Anne Bricknell/F. E. Patterson Photograph Collection, 1870s-1960s. 5 ft. This collections consists of personal photographs of Anne Bricknell, and family and professional photographs taken by her grandfather F.E. Patterson (also see C89). Photographs include prints, negatives, photograph albums, cabinet cards, glass plates, stereocards and other images. Subjects include family, the backcountry, travel, and one photograph album of images taken immediately after the San Francisco Earthquake.