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[Photograph album of California missions]

Label
[Photograph album of California missions]
Title
[Photograph album of California missions]
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of photographs of California missions, with some views of northern California, probably from around 1890.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
The focus of the album are the twelve large early photographs (20.3 x 30.4 cm) of many of the major Spanish missions in California: Missions San Diego, San Luis Rey, San Buenaventura, San Antonio, San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Barbara, Santa Inez, and San Juan Bautista, and the Carmel ("Carmello") Mission in Monterey. Of the twelve, eight are known to be by Carleton Watkins: San Antonio, San Carlos, San Luis Rey, San Buenaventura, San Diego, San Fernando Rey, San Gabriel, and Santa Barbara; two other photographs of Mission Santa Barbara are signed by H.H. Reed, with copyright date of 1890. Of interest among the eight photographs of Mission Santa Barbara are four which include pictures of Franciscan fathers who lived there: Father Killian Schloesser (originally from Cologne, Germany), meditating in the shady mission loggia, strolling the mission garden, watering the palms and cacti, and a group portrait of eight, including Fathers Joseph O'Keefe and Francisco de Jesús Sanchez. Twelve photographs bear the distinctive label of the studio of I.W. Taber in San Francisco ("Taber Photo., San Francisco"), documenting sites beginning in the far south of California with photos of the boundary marker between the United States and Mexico, and Point Loma in San Diego, moving north to a view of Sturges' Ranch near Santa Barbara, and up to Monterey, with views of the Monterey Mission Church, live oaks at Hotel del Monte, Monterey Bay, Midway Point from Cypress Drive, Lick Observatory, and Seal Rocks in San Francisco. Also included are photos of calla lily fields; an ostrich farm; a beach scene; a California grizzly bear; the Arizona Garden at Hotel Del Monte, Monterey; nopales next to an adobe house; boats on the beach in the Chinese fishing village in Pacific Grove, Monterey; Ramona's wedding bells; and a redwood tree trunk
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of California missions]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Possible date from copyright date on two of the photographs
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of 18 leaves of heavy white cardboard; one to three photographs per page; many photos captioned in negative or in pen below
  • Bound in contemporary half binding of black morocco and dark green pebbled cloth boards; rebacked; green flowered endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
29 x 40 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (100 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box. Purchase, Wayfarer's Bookshop, 2014.
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
cardboard
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906719456
  • ucoclc906719456
Label
[Photograph album of California missions]
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Possible date from copyright date on two of the photographs
  • Photographs are mounted on rectos and versos of 18 leaves of heavy white cardboard; one to three photographs per page; many photos captioned in negative or in pen below
  • Bound in contemporary half binding of black morocco and dark green pebbled cloth boards; rebacked; green flowered endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Color
black and white
Dimensions
29 x 40 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (100 photographic prints)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box. Purchase, Wayfarer's Bookshop, 2014.
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
cardboard
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906719456
  • ucoclc906719456

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