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GUIDE TO THE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTIONS OF THE SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
By Gregory L. Williams
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 4x5 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 4x5 and 8x10 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 (4x5) 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. 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, 4x5 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.