By Gregory L. Williams

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Guide to “Photo Collections” start with “C” ~ Guide to “Photo Albums” start with “PA”

PA 1 to PA 168

PA 169 Florence Chambers Newkirk Photograph Album, 1880s-1890s. These images consist of cabinet cards from Boston, New York, Montreal, Ohio and some from San Diego. Names include Holman, Nichols, Kent, Stroud, Walter, Whitehill, Also includes soldiers’one by Parker of San Diego. Some tintypes and carte-de-visites.

PA 170 Dorothy Chase Ross Portrait Album, ca. 1870s-1880s. These images consist mostly of carte-de-visite portraits with some tintypes and cabinet cards. Included are members of the Herbert A. Chase, Hamilton, Gunn, Juffa, and Hill family. Photographers include J.A. Sherriff, and Parker-Photographers from San Diego and others from elsewhere in California.

PA 171 Carte-de-visite Portrait Photograph Album, ca. 1860s-1870s. This album consists of carte-de-viste and tintype portraits some of Civil War soldiers from Iowa. Photographers from Iowa, California, and elsewhere. Names include Ewing and Atkinson.

PA 172 Thompson Family Portrait Photograph Album, 1870s-1940s. Consists mostly of tintype portraits, but also carte-de-visites and two 1940s portraits. Family names include Thompson, Denton, Carter, Jones, Baker, Hanks, Waldin, and other family names. One tintype of an African-American child.

PA 173 Family Portrait Album, ca. 1870s-1890s. This album consists of carte-de-vistes, cabinet cards, tintypes and other portraits mostly by photographers from Iowa, Nebraska, and elsewhere. Names include: Taylor, Robinson, Berry, and Hanson. Several family group photographs.

PA 174 & 175 Richard Levi Ancestors Portrait Album, ca. 1880s-1910s. This album contains cabinet cards, carte-de-visites, tintypes and other portraits. Photographers from Missouri, Seattle, San Francisco, Germany and San Diego. San Diego photographers include Klindt & Walters, Lenz’s and Elite Studios. Members of the Levi and other families.

PA 176 Portrait Album, 1880s. This album contains two portraits of young men from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

PA 177 Albertype Co. San Diego Lithograph Album, ca. 1900. This album, produced by the Albertype Company, consists of images of San Diego. Images include the San Diego Mission, downtown, U.S. Grant Hotel, Point Loma, Ramona Ferry, Hotel Del Coronado, college, library, Tent City, La Jolla caves, Los Banos bath house, Theosophical Society, pier, Horton Plaza, Mission Cliff Pavilion, Sweetwater Dam and other images.

PA 178 Catherine Sloan Gaskill Family Photograph Album, Ca. 1895-1897. This album consists of cyanotype prints of the Lakeside area. Documents activities of the Gaskill and other back country families. This album is attributed to Catherine Sloan Gaskill although it maybe that of her daughter or another woman. The photographer is a woman. Includes images of Native Americans, mountains scenes, livestock, rowboat on and scenes of Lake Lindo, the Lakeside Hotel, a ‘Comanche’s’ home, pepper tree, horse and buggy, Mexican neighbors, a large family, orange tree, Cajon Peak, the Richmonds and Miss Horn ride mules, Ah See a Chinese vegetable merchant, Los Coches Dam, Indian School class portrait, gate of the flume, orchards, various identified houses, cows in alfalfa field, the Lakeside Church, Cape Horn, infants, a trip to Cuyamaca, Oak Grove Store, John Coombs Store, D.L. Hoover’s Santa Ysabel Store, F.A. De Luca’s General Merchandise Store in Julian, Ramona Hotel, grape pickers’ tents at Bostonia, Bostonia vineyard, and some images of Northern California.

PA 180 Baja California Panorama Photograph Album, Ca. 1910s. These images consist of panoramic images of Ensenada, Mexico, the Baja California coast, the mountains and back country of Mexico and other images. Includes some images of docks, the beaches, school children and businesses in town.

PA 181 ‘Winter of Content’ Photograph Album, 1899-1900. This album contains images of the San Diego Misson, Point Loma, the outlook at Green Dragon, family members, boat builders, Torrey Pines, ocean scenes, Old Town, San Juan Capistrano Mission, wildcat, hunting, Warner’s Hot Springs, San Francisco, and other subjects.

PA 182 Dorothy Chase Ross Family Portrait Album, 1880s-1910s. This album contains cabinet cards and other portraits of members of the Chase, Ross, Crawford, Rees, Hill, Preston, Newell, Pratt, Dunham, Cole, and other related families. Photographers from Illinois, California, and elsewhere. One image by J.A. Sherriff consists of Herbert A. Chase dressed in a long beard as Daniel in the Opera ‘Belshazzar.’

PA 183 Chase(?) Family Portrait Album, 1880s. This album consists of cabinet card portraits. Family names include: Hill, Preston, Chase, Penrayer(?), Beeks, Hedrick, Mulgrew, Ramsdell, Mefren, and others. Photographers from San Diego (Turner’s Elite Studios), Northern California and elsewhere.

PA 184 Dorothy Chase Ross Family Portrait Album, 1870s-1940s. This album consist of cabinet cards, carte-de-visite and other portraits and family group photographs. Family names include Chase, Hill, Preston, Pinkham, Allen, and other family members. San Diego photographers include Turner’s Elite Studios and Parker Landscape & Portrait.

PA 185 Family Portrait Album, 1880s. This album consists of unidentified cabinet card and carte-de-visite portraits. Photographers from Los Angeles and St. Louis.

PA 186 Dorothy Chase Ross Family Portrait Album, 1870s-1880s. This album consists of cabinet cards, carte-de-visites, tintypes and other portraits and family group photographs. Family names include Chase, Hill, Preston, and other families. Photographers include Turner’s Elite Studios and J.A. Sherriff.

PA 187 Family Travel Photograph Album, 1915-1921. This album consists of photographs of New Mexico, Arizona, San Diego Mission, San Juan Capistrano Mission, Lower Otay Reservoir, Butte Dam, paved road on strand north of La Jolla, Riverside, Pine Hills, San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Lake, Carmel Mission, Northern California, Lake Tahoe, Columbia River, Mount Rainier, Victoria, B.C., Chicago, New York, Maine, and elsewhere.

PA 188 Mesa Grande Indian Death Dance Photograph Album, 1906. This album consists of images of the Mesa Grande Indian death dance, Native American families, Wash Tub falls, and other subjects. Photographs by C.J. Jessop. Includes news article.

PA 189 Mesa Grande Indian Photograph Album, ca. 1900. Album shows Native Americans at reservations in La Jolla and Pala.

PA 190 Grant Family (??) Miniature Portrait Photograph Album, 1880s. Miniature portraits (1 1/4 x 2) of possibly prominent people published in Trenton, NJ. One labeled Julia D. Grant.

PA 191 Anderson Borthwick Presentation Photograph Album, 1953. This album was presented to Anderson Borthwick, President of the San Diego Harbor Commission on the occasion of the visit to San Diego by the SS President Wilson on July 17, 1953. Images include the SS President Wilson cruising into San Diego, bayfront and industrial areas nearby, welcoming crowd, people dining, posing on board and one man lighting another man’s cigarette.

PA 192 Thing Family Photograph Album, ca. 1910. This album includes rural family scenes indoors and outdoors, beach scenes, an Army encampment at Tecate, interior of a country store in Tecate, a fire truck in a parade and many other photographs.

PA 193 & 193A Robert V. Steele Photograph Album, 1918-1919. These albums document the life and work of San Diego newspaper ‘boy’ and double amputee, Robert V. Steele. Included in the 1918 album are images of his family, hanging out on a pier next to a woman talking to soldiers, at a swimming area in Tent City at Coronado, soldiers, sailors, friends, characters about town, Steele selling newspapers on street corner, Steele in flu mask, trip to New York, Liberty Loan exhibit, street scenes at street level, exterior of busy street by Rudders Grill, Balboa Park, and ships in bay. The 1919 album contains parade at street level, dogs, many glimpses of the Owl Drug Co., group of newsboys (newsies), snapshots of civilians and sailors, and other subjects.

PA 194 Family Portrait Album, ca. 1870s-1880s. This album contains cabinet cards, carte-de-visites, and tintypes. Includes image of brother and sister twins at age 16.

PA 195 Consolidated Aircraft Corporation ‘A Navy Problem & a Proposed Solution Photograph Album, ca. 1940. Documents proposal to solve sewage disposal problems by the Consolidated Aircraft Corp. Includes images of U.S. Naval Fuel Depot at North Island base, Point Loma, U.S. Naval Hospital, U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego harbor and docks, U.S. Naval Supply Depot, U.S. Destroyer Base, U.S. Marine Corps Base, Municipal Airport, and the site of proposed sewage treatment plant. Many aerials.

PA 196 Klauber Camping Trip Photograph Album, 1911. This album documents the camping trip of a group of friends in 1911. Includes images of picnics, hunting, campfires, swimming, horseback riding, and other activities. Locations include Flynn Springs, Descanso, Cuyamaca Peak and elsewhere.

PA 197 Los Flores School Photograph Album, ca. 1900. This album contains images of the Los Flores School, a back country one-room school house, students, and domestic activities at home.

PA 198 Panama-California Exposition Photograph Album, 1915. Snapshots of the 1915 Balboa Park Exposition.

PA 199 Family Photograph Album, 1908-1911. This album includes family activities, camping and travel throughout the back country and abroad. Images of Cuyamaca Hotel, Stonewall Mines, the Tijuana Insurrection (1911) and other subjects.

PA 200 Resthaven Preventorium Photograph Album, ca. 1913-1920. These images include group photos of children at this medical care facility for children threatened with tuberculosis and other diseases. Located at Lemon Villa in East San Diego. Includes children and hospital ward. One image of the Madame Schumann-Heink ward. Photographs by Herbert Fitch. Also see Resthaven Preventorium Collection.

PA 201 California Pacific International Exposition Photograph Album, 1935. Images of the main buildings of the Balboa Park Exposition in 1935.

PA 202 Harry A. Erickson/Rrussell Parachute Company Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. Photographs of Harry A. Erickson documenting the manufacturing, modeling and testing of parachutes made by the Russell Parachute Company, Kettner Blvd., San Diego.

PA 203 Harry A. (Jimmy) Erickson/Lower California Photograph Album, Ca. 1931. Aerial photographs of Harry A. Erickson document the coastline and elsewhere in Baja California, Mexico. Many views along coast, but also San Quintin, Rosarito Beach, Descanso Point, and the Hotel La Playa in Ensenada where Jack Dempsey apparently lived.

PA 204 & 204a MacArthur Gorton Family Album Photograph Album, 1950s-1960s. Family photographs of the 1950s and 1960s. See PA 208.

PA 205 Cruise of the El Rio Photograph Album, 1906. This album consists of images and a narrative of three men spending the summer boating in Juan De Fuca Channel in Washington State on a boat called the ‘El Rio.’

PA 206 Oceanside & Carlsbad Photograph Album, 1918. This album documents agriculture in the Oceanside/Carlsbad area of San Diego County. Includes many panoramic views of farm fields, irrigation, farm houses (some hand colored), and Oceanside Union High School. Images annotated by S.D. Fraser and note where the farm areas are located.

PA 207 Nina Cottage and Other San Diego Scenes Photograph Album, ca.1910s. This album documents San Diego real estate and commercial landscape ca. 1910. This album has many images of the landscape, interior and exterior of Nina Cottage of Florida St. or Georgia St. Some interiors include Christmas tree scene with adults and children. Also includes other nice portraits of large homes, residence of John D. Spreckels, view of ships in harbor and Point Loma from neighborhood in City Park, Hotel Del Coronado, State Normal College?, Japanese Tea House, many wide view aerials of San Diego downtown and harbor, views of residential neighborhoods, La Jolla caves, beach at Cardiff, San Diego Mission, U.S. Grant Hotel and Horton Plaza, battleships in harbor, view of Mission Valley, Anschuetz’ Mission Inn, and many other images. Many of these images are by Herbert R. Fitch. Some images by Arcade View Co. See negatives in 83:14740.

PA 208 MacArthur Gorton Club Activity Photograph Album, 1940s-1950s. This album documents the activities of MacArthur Gorton relating to the Shriners Organization, and the San Diego Club Managers Association. Images include parades, dinners, and autographed photographs. Includes one with Chiang Kai-Shek and wife (but not autographed by him).

PA 209 Chula Vista Family Photograph Album, 1890s. This album consists of many small photographs of buildings and activities in Chula Vista. Also includes Hotel Del Coronado (interiors), Coronado ocean scenes, U.S. Navy ships, drill of Marines (1897), Casa De Las Flores in Chula Vista, picnic at South San Diego beach, San Diego Mission, Hotel Florence, Diamond Carriages & Livery, several farm houses, La Jolla beach scenes, Tijuana, Pasadena, Oceanside (#200), women’s head sticking out of flower set, Chula Vista Post Office, and many other images. Over 200 images are numbered but have no index exists. Many images are captioned.

PA 210 Family Photograph Album, ca. 1910s-1930s. Photographs of families, buildings and sites in the San Diego area, Colorado and elsewhere.

PA 211 Women in Hats Family Photograph Album, ca. 1900-1910. This album contains many San Diego area scenes. Images include San Diego residences, well dressed women in hats, La Jolla, Ralston Realty Co., La Jolla hot salt water baths, Coronado Ferry, Hotel Del Coronado, dog pulling wagon with boy, woman with dog, Cathedral Rock in La Jolla, Russ School (?), Estudillo house, San Diego Mission, USS Bennington after explosion, Japanese Tea Garden in Coronado, motorcycles and motorcycle race, Woods Electric Co., Federal Courthouse, San Diego Zoo, more women in hats, kelp cutter and other fishing industry subjects.

PA 212 Clarence James Morrison Family Photograph Album, ca. 1910-1920. This album contains groups of people camping, hunting, and frolicking at the beach including bathing beauties throughout California. Images include Yosemite, San Mateo, Lake Cuyamaca, back country, San Francisco earthquake damage, Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz, ‘bunch at San Diego (workers),’ Mexican border monument (man with two guns holding up happy tourists), Warner’s Hot Springs, Balboa Park, Mesa Grande, rebuilding antenna for San Diego radio station (1920), Laguna Mountain camping, Mission San Diego, Marine Base in San Diego, and other subjects.

PA 213 Southern California View Company’s ‘San Diego City and Expo. Views’ Photograph Album, 1915. Consists mostly of buildings and activities during the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park.

PA 214 Panama-California Exposition Views Photograph Album, 1915. Consists of images of the 1915 Exposition in Balboa Park.

PA 215 Family Snapshots Photograph Album, ca. 1910-1920. Family photographs.

PA 216 Boldrick’s Fine Shoes Store Opening Photograph Album, 1958. This album includes photographs and news clippings showing the activities surrounding the opening of a new Boldrick’s Fine Shoe Store in October 1958.

PA 217 Ralph G. Stineman Balboa Park Construction Photograph Album, 1912-1915. Documents construction of Balboa Park for the Panama-California Exposition in 1915.

PA 219 ‘Through Balboa Park on the San Diego Electric Railway Co.’ Photograph Album, 1942. Photographs by Jack Whitmeyer of the trolley cars traveling through Balboa Park.

PA 220 First Fiesta Parade Photograph Album, 1957. Images of S.A. Marrs of a parade through Balboa Park in 1957. Floats and participants, include the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Cabrillo Civic Club, various historical reenactments, Channel Six camera men filming, and other subjects.

PA 221 California State Building Photograph Album, 1935. This album documents the work of artisans as they prepare to open the California State Building and its exhibits for the California-Pacific Exposition in 1935.

PA 223 Mission Cliff Gardens Photograph Album, n.d. This album consists of photographs and text relating to Mission Cliff Gardens and its possible development.

PA 224 Elizabeth Sprague Photograph Album, ca. 1906-1909. This album consists of images of Venice, California, Riverside, battleships in San Diego Harbor, views of San Diego and Point Loma, San Diego Courthouse, library, old train station, Sunset Cliffs, ladies on rocks in front of Hotel Del Coronado, picnics, Sweetwater Dam, border monument, dead whale at Ocean Beach, Coronado, La Jolla, Alaska trip, Catalina, Tent City, and other subjects.

PA 225 Camp Callan Construction Photograph Album, 1940-1941. This album consists of images relating to the construction, troops, and buildings of Camp Callan, a military base in Torrey Pines.

PA 226 A, B, C, & D Women’s Clubs Photograph Album, 1933-1935. These photograph albums were created by the Southern District Division of History and Landmarks of the California Federation of Women’s Club to document the history of Riverside County, San Diego County, Imperial County, San Bernardino County and Orange County. Consists of four albums. Included are photographs and captions. San Diego images include the harbor, Alpine Town Hall, La Jolla caves and cove, houses in Fallbrook, Live Oak Farm in Fallbrook, La Mesa, several adobes or ruins, ranches, Golden Lotus Temple in Encinitas, Pine Valley cabins, highway between Del Mar and Torrey Pines, ‘Indian Bath Tub,’ Borrego State Park waterfall, Old Town, Vallecito Stage Station, Battle of San Pasqual monument, Starvation Peak, Mission San Luis Rey, La Playa trail marker, San Diego Harbor, Federation of Women’s Club convention group shot, Old Mission Dam, Native American (photos by E.H. Davis), and other subjects. Imperial County album contains images of the desert, agriculture, and buildings. Orange County album contains images of San Juan Capistrano Mission.

PA 227 San Diego Views ‘Photones’ Photograph Album, ca. 1900s. Includes house interiors, mission, monkeys, docks, trolley amongst the cows, a downtown circus parade, Tijuana saloon, and pets.

PA 228 Jabez Danford Photograph Album, ca. 1910-1929. This album contains images of Native Americans in the Southwest including ceremonies. Also included are images of a Mexican insurrection including firing squad activity.

PA 229 Panama California Exposition Photograph Album, 1915. Snapshots of several buildings in Balboa Park during the 1915 Exposition.

PA 230 Bowers Family Portrait Album, ca. 1880s. This album of cabinet cards includes portraits of W.W. Bowers, W.W. Stewart, Bowers Churchill Roberts, Nellie Roberts Brst, Lucy Horton Bowers, Vyne Bowers Hill, Grace Bowers, and other unidentified people.

PA 231 Family Portrait Album, 1880s. Includes cabinet cards and one tintype. Portraits taken mostly by St. Louis Mo. photographers. Family names include Riggstein, Harney, Feigel, Ortland, Guido, Gotschalls, Fryman, Mulenbach, Herman, Robyn, Arkularius, Stork, Fuchs, and others.

PA 232 Family Portrait Album, 1880s. Includes cabinets card portrait taken by San Diego, San Francisco and Iowa photographers. San Diego photographers include Lenz’s, Parker, Charles Klindt’s Chicago Art Gallery, and Turner’s Elite Studio. Also a photograph of A. Sensenbrenner & Co. Cigar Factory (4th St. San Diego) with employees in front of store. Album apparently of an Iowa family that immigrated to San Diego.

PA 233 Family Photograph Album, ca. 1890s. Images of family activities and beach activities.

PA 235 Fred E. Green/san Diego Water Shed Photograph Album, 1926-1932. This album documents water issues in San Diego County. Includes images of the back country watershed; the construction of dams, canals, and wells; the 1921 flood; Lake Hodges Dam and related projects.

PA 236 Family Photograph Album, ca. 1915. The images in this album include picnics, pets, recreational boating, back country camping, seals, motion picture filming, and family activities.

PA 237 Family Photograph Album, ca. 1950s. These images document some activities of a 1950s(?) family apparently in suburban San Diego. Activities include getting ice cream from the ice cream man, birthday parties, dinners, cocktail hour, and scenes of housing in the area.

PA 238 Robert J. Barkley Photograph Album, 1880s-1940s. This collection consists of a photograph album and loose photographs of the Barkley family with images of various activities in the San Diego area. Photograph album consists of clippings, programs, and images of San Diego High School theater activities and the Hod Club.

PA 239 Panama California Exposition Photograph Album, 1915. Hand colored postcards of the 1915 Exposition in Balboa Park.

PA 240 U.S. Naval Training Station Photograph Album, ca. 1915?. This album of lithographs done by the Albertype Co. consists of images of buildings in Balboa Park when it was used as the U.S. Naval Training Station. Essentially this album consists of the buildings built for the 1915 Panama California Exhibition.

PA 241 Family Portrait Album, 1860s-1870s. This album consists of carte-de-viste and tintype portraits. Photographers from Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

PA 243 Chase/Preston/Wilson Family Portrait Album, 1860s-1880s. This album consists of identified members of the Preston, Wilson, Hill, Johnson, and related families. This album has an index. Consists of carte-de-visites, tintypes and one 8×10 family portrait. Also see PA 170, 182, 183, 184, 186.

PA 244 Orcutt Family Portrait Album, 1870s-1890s. This album consists of cabinet cards, carte-de-visites, and tintype portraits of members of the Orcutt, Berry, Smith, Marsh, Anthony, Raymond, Eigenmann, Gray, Townsend, Tracey, and other families. Includes some carte-de-visites of religious scenes. Some San Diego photographers.

PA 245 Parlor Photograph Album, ca. 1900. Consists of five sections. Subjects include Coronado, ferries, library, Hotel Del Coronado, Philmoars rowing team, Tent City, La Jolla, Palomar, a mountain school house, Rainbow Falls, a log house in Palomar, Pacific Beach, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Scripps and Emma Scripps in buggies, New England, Canada, and elsewhere.

PA 246 Family Portrait Album, 1870s-1880s. This album of portraits consists of cabinet cards, carte-de-visites, and tintypes. Photographers from Denver, Colorado or Ontario, Canada.

PA 247 Family Photograph Album, ca. 1900. This album includes images relating to livestock, the Tijuana Saloon, large groups posing in front of water or on trees, Hotel Del Coronado, various ruins, Old Town, farm family portraits, beach scenes, Sweetwater Dam, double deck trolley, views of residential San Diego, child with wagon and toys, and the border monument.

PA 248 Family Photograph Album, Ca. 1910s. This album contains images relating to the San Diego Mission, back county, the New Ramona Hotel, mountains, farm land, panoramic views, the desert, picnics, old cars, and other subjects.

PA 249 Panama-California Exposition Photomechanical Album, 1915. This album consists of colorized and miniature postcard type images of the buildings and gardens at the 1915 Exposition in Balboa Park.

PA 250 Albertype Co. ‘San Diego Cal.’ Lithograph Album, 1901. This album contains images of Coronado, San Diego, Old Town, a sheep farm, and several other subjects.

PA 251 Western Views by A. M. Reed(?) Photograph Album, 1908, 1924. This album includes La Jolla views of an old station, the Scripps residence, and the Protestant Episcopal Church. Other images include Chinatown in Los Angeles and San Francisco, various missions, various other California scenes, Washington, D.C., and Texas. One page of views of Davies Box Lunch restaurant in Oceanside (1924).

PA 252 H. E. Coffer Photograph Album, 1980. This album contains color photographs of flooding in Mission Valley (1980), various accidents or other events on freeways, and automobile racing.

PA 253 Standard Iron Works/Fish Filling Machine Photograph Album, 1940s. This album consists of various machinery relating to the processing of fish for companies such as fish canneries, and Van De Camp Seafood Co.

PA 254 Levi Edis Photograph Album, 1891-1901. This album contains images of cornerstone ceremony for San Diego Public Library (1901), Sweetwater Dam, downtown, water flume, view across Pine Valley, flow of water at Pine Valley (1891), dam and reservoir sites at Pine Valley, panoramic view of downtown, construction of Pine Valley dam, cattle, work camp with tents, and other subjects.

PA 255 Clay Pell Photograph Album, ca. 1918. This album was possibly Clay Pell’s, a soldier at Fort Rosecrans during World War I. Includes images of Fort Rosecrans, Santa Fe Depot, people wearing flu masks, various San Diego scenes, ‘sea nymphs’ beach scenes, car stuck in snow, children on teeter totters at Normal Training School, children theatrical production, Coronado and other subjects.

PA 257 Lee Passmore Photograph Album, 1910s. This album contains several Passmore photographs relating to rowing, Torrey Pines, Julian, Cabrillo Bridge, Sweetwater Dam break (1916), ships, trains, cars, new radio towers, flood, back country views, Spreckel’s Theater Hippodrome, Organ Pavilion, parade of wagons in front of post office, Panama-California Exposition, concrete bridge in Old Town before and after flood, interior of U.S. Grant Hotel, and Point Loma. See Passmore Collection and PA 95, 101, 102, 103, and 106.

PA 258 & PA 259 Walter Ipsen/Calfornia-Pacific Exposition Photograph Albums, 1935- 1936. These two albums contain the photographs of Walter Ipsen, a member of the bugle corps (?) of Company G, the 30th Infantry in the U.S. Army during the 1935-1936 Exposition in Balboa Park. Images include Exposition sites, activities and people. Subjects include San Diego Zoo, Native Americans in Ken Maynard’s Wild West Show, ‘girl chorus” and other groups at the Organ Pavilion, Tin Pan Alley on the Midway, Army soldiers, troops doing drills, Army Camp Derby, the Lakeside Rodeo, artillery guns at Camp Don (1936), Falstaff Tavern, Old Globe Theater, midway shows including ‘A Real Two-Headed Baby,’ Johnnie McDill ‘the Mae West of Midgets,’ Zoro Gardens Nudist Colony performances, (Queen Tanya with other nudists who are identified by first name), 11th Cavalry drill, beer garden, Midget Circus entrance, Palace of Education, Spanish Village, Enchanted Land, lily pond, Press Building, semi nude chorus girls with guns and bugles, Peter the Hermit, Indian Village, Caf‚ of the World, Palisades Caf‚, model town, Avenida del Palacios, California State Building, Exposition bus, Victor McLaglen’s motorcycle group & parade, high wire act, Army band and bugle corps, soldiers playing volleyball, Beech-nut girl, cactus gardens, some buildings at night, ‘bail out tower’ ride, Hollywood Hall of Fame, Streets of Paris, Gold Gulch, and many other attractions. Also one image of the entrance to Zoro Gardens. Other area sites also photographed.

PA 260 Irene Gardner Mills Photograph Album, 1911-1920 This album contains images of Mission Cliff Gardens, Golden Hill neighborhood, Ostrich Farm, Bennington Monument, Old Town, Hotel Del Corondo, Coronado, La Jolla, California, Michigan, West Baden, and elsewhere.

PA 261 Geraldine Wooden Photograph Album, ca. 1930s. This album documents African-American life in San Diego during the 1930s. The images consist of the Wooden family and friends throughout the San Diego area, the interior of evangelical tent services, groups, relatives and other people.

PA 262 Catherine Santer Ross Photograph Album, 1925-1950 This album contains images (mostly 1920s) of the Santer family, an Armistice Day Parade (1925-1926), La Jolla Caves, Sunset Cliffs, school groups, Balboa Park, Organ Pavilion, San Diego Zoo, moving a house, Mission Beach, Coronado flood 1936, Bunnell Photo, Brooklyn School production, and other subjects.

PA 263 Betty K. Roberts/California Pacific International Exposition Photograph Album, 1935. Includes images of Exposition buildings, sample houses, with some annotation.

PA 264 Panama California Exposition Photograph Album, 1915 This album consists of ribbons, news clippings, brochures and photographs relating to the Exposition in Balboa Park 1915. Includes activities, concerts, and drills.

PA 265 Family Photograph Album, ca. 1900. Family album contains images related to Alpine, La Jolla, Coronado, Mission Bay Bird Refuge sign, Dinky Train in La Jolla, a pier probably in Del Mar with enclosed ocean swimming area and other images.

PA 266 Selected Views of San Diego Lithograph Album, 1914. This album published by the Albertype Co. consists of lithographic images of San Diego. Includes Fifth St., D. Street, Grant Hotel, San Diego from the park, Mission Cliffs Garden, Hotel Del Coronado, Tent City, Old Town, the Scripps Home at La Jolla, La Jolla scenes, Theosophical Society, and other images.

PA 267 Rawson Family Photograph Album, ca.1900-1925. This album contains images relating to La Jolla, San Diego, Wisconsin, and a hospital and other activities in Venezuela.

PA 268 Scott Family Photograph Album, ca. 1910s. This album contains family scenes, beach scenes, 1916 flood scenes, Oceanside (1919), roadside sign for Lakeside and La Jolla, and other images.

PA 269 Scott Family Photograph Album, 1917-1919. This album contains images of U.S. Navy sailor, George Scott and his activities on board ships during World War I.

PA 270 Mary Dent Photograph Album, ca. 1910s. Images of children and adults.

PA 271 Western Trip Photograph Album, 1915. This album consists of photographs of a trip across the West. Includes the Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park (including some aerials), a bullfight in Tijuana, loose images of Camp Marston in Julian, the Grand Canyon, the San Francisco Exposition and the Pacific Northwest.

PA 272 Naval Air Station Pilot Photograph Album, ca. 1910s. This album was created by a pilot stationed at the Naval Air Station on North Island. The images include waterplanes, airplanes, aerials of San Diego area, sailors in Balboa Park, F-5-l plane, officers homes on North Island, dirigible hangar on North Island, other hangars.

PA 273 Launching Ferry Steamer ‘Coronado’ Photograph Album, 1929. This album consists of ceremonies relating to the launching of the ferry steamer ‘Coronado’ in 1929. Images of sponsor Miss Helen Mercier, others related to the Moore Dry Dock Company in Oakland, and launching the ferry.

PA 274 First National Bank Building Construction Photograph Album, 1964-1966. This album documents the construction of the First National Bank building high rise at 5th and B in downtown San Diego. Includes demolition of the previous building at the site which had been the Pantages and later Orpheum Theater and even later the Brass Rail bar. Images include construction, ceremonies, the interior and other subjects.

PA 275 Bennington Disaster Photograph Album, 1905. This album documents some activities surrounding the explosion of the USS Bennington in 1905.

PA 276 Tijuana View Photograph Album, 1920s. This album consists of views of Tijuana, Mexico.

PA 277 Mesa Grande & La Jolla Native American Photograph Album, 1900-1910. This album consists of images of San Diego County Indians and some missionary work or classes.

PA 278 Jesse W. Thomas Photograph Album, 1915-1920s. This album documents the family and work of a Pacific Telephone lineman who traveled around on a motorcycle. Images include motorcycles, flood (1916), Old Town, Balboa Park, Hotel Del Coronado, Mission Valley, Mission Cliff Gardens, Garfield School, Jacumba Hot Springs, Sunset Cliffs, beach scenes, Christmas scenes, Shenandaoh airship (blimp), and other images.

PA 279 Frances C. Henking Scrapbook, ca. 1900s. This scrapbook contains images from publications that show many sites around San Diego.

PA 280 L. S. Dewein/Spreckels Wharf Photograph Album, 1923-1925. This album documents work and construction at Spreckels Brothers wharf and some work at Spreckels Lumber Company. Includes ships, train tracks, wharf construction, underwater diver intending to inspect wharf pilings, crane accident, unloading of goods and other images.

PA 281 San Diego Historic Plaques and Sites Photograph Album, 1925-1950. Contains images of San Diego historic plaques, markers, and sites. Some images of Old Town and other historic structures.

PA 282 Camp Tapawingo Girl Scout Camp Photograph Album, ca. 1936. This album contains images of girl scouts and their counselors camping at Camp Tapawingo, Lake Cuyamuca. Also includes images of campsites, groups of girl scouts, hikes, and many snakes.

PA 283 Barrett Dam Engineer’s Report/Photograph Album, 1922. This report documents work on the Barrett Dam.

PA 284 Palmer Family Scrapbook/Photograph Album, 1920s-1940s. This album contains photographs and ephemeral relating to the Palmer Family, family reunions, moving houses from one lot to another, commercial airflights (1940s).

PA 285-286 Holman Family Photograph Albums, 1938-1950. 2 albums, some loose photographs. 1996/001. Images include family scenes, children, a wedding, the zoo, ships in the bay, El Pation Beauty Studio (La Mesa) and other scenes.

PA 287 Mary Howe McLeod/California Pacific International Exposition, 1935-1936.