L.K. Dewein San Diego Electric Railway Company Collection.
DATES OF MATERIAL:
466 photographic prints: gelatin silver; 8 x 10 in.
LOCAL CONTROL NUMBERS:
Photographic prints: OP14530/1-446.
San Diego History Center
Booth Historical Photograph Archives
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138
Transfer from Union Title Insurance and Trust Company, 1979.
Open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, contact the curator of the Booth Historical Photograph Archives of the San Diego Historical Society. Reproduction or publication of any part of this collection must include the following information next to the image(s) or in a special section of credits: L.K. Dewein San Diego Electric Railway Company Collection, San Diego Historical Society, Booth Historical Photograph Archives.
Arrangement: by topic in sections 24-35, numbered [by the photographer?] before acquisition. Related materials: L.K. Dewein Spreckels Wharf Photograph Album (PA280) in the Photograph Archives. The collection includes a typewritten index. Copy negatives are available for some prints (the negative numbers are noted on the verso of the prints). Forms part of: San Diego History Center Original Print and Union Title Insurance collections.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
San Diego commercial photographer L.K. Dewein’s 1920s photographic survey of the San Diego Electric Railway Company shows construction, maintenance, service, and facilities throughout the San Diego area, including National City, Chula Vista, Coronado, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, and La Jolla. The photographs depict streetcars, conductors, passengers, stations, railroad tracks, construction and maintenance crews, equipment and materials, commercial and residential streets, bridges, buses, news vendors, and advertisements. The collection also includes images of San Diego and Coronado Ferry Company operations and facilities.
San Diego Electric Railway Company.
San Diego and Coronado Ferry Company.
Street railroads — California — San Diego.
Street railroad tracks — California — San Diego.
Street railroad facilities — California — San Diego.
Street railroad employees — California — San Diego.
Railroad construction & maintenance.
Streets — California — San Diego.
Ferries — California — San Diego.
Section 24: National City and Chula Vista; streetcars, railroad tracks, bridges, and streets.
Section 25:Coronado; streetcars, railroad tracks, employees, stations, and streets. Also, views of Hotel del Coronado and Tent City.
|Folder 3||OP14530/411-420 and OP14530/74-78
Section 26: Tide, Lytton, and Rosecrans streets to La Playa; street railroad tracks, employees, construction, and streets.
|Folder 4||OP14530/79-99 and OP14530/421-430
Section 27: Mission Beach; street railroad tracks, employees, construction, bridges, and proposed site of amusement center and hotel.
Section 27 (continued): Mission Beach; streetcars, railroad tracks, passengers, stops, employees, construction, and streets.
Section 28: Ocean Beach, Bacon and Voltaire streets; streetcars, railroad tracks, buses, employees, and construction.
Section 29: La Jolla; streetcars, railroad tracks, employees, construction, bridges, and streets. Also, views showing San Diego Electric Railway Company’s “right of way” and views of passengers boarding streetcars for La Jolla at stops on Broadway in San Diego.
Section 29 (continued): La Jolla; streetcars, railroad tracks, employees, construction, bridges, and stations, including interior and exterior views of La Jolla Terminal at Fay and Prospect streets.
|Folder 9||OP14530/277-310 and OP14530/431-446
Section 30: equipment; streetcars (interior and exterior views), buses, trucks, construction and maintenance equipment, and employees.
Section 31: material; views of street railroad yards showing rails, ties, wire, and other materials.
Section 32: buildings; interior and exterior views of San Diego Electric Railway Company facilities.
Section 33: miscellaneous; signs (Rivoli Theater and Mission Cliff Gardens), employees, construction, company news service, Mission Cliff Gardens playground, and tourists buying weekly passes at information booth.
Section 34: San Diego and Coronado Ferry Company; ferries, facilities, and employees.
Section 35: Murray Canyon Line; views of undeveloped sites.
No section: panoramic view [2 photographic prints, 8 x 10 in., hinged together] of San Diego Electric Railway Company facility from M to K streets; passengers and streetcars at Mission Beach stop in 1927.