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[Photograph album of early Los Angeles]

Label
[Photograph album of early Los Angeles]
Title
[Photograph album of early Los Angeles]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album belonging to Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes of Los Angeles, containing 87 black & white photographs documenting the early history and development of the city of Los Angeles.
Biographical or historical data
California historian, author, and civic leader.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
The photos are copies, printed by the Graham Photo Co. possibly ca. 1920, of historic photographs taken between ca. 1873 and 1919, principally of buildings, homes, churches, schools and colleges, streets, and parks in early Los Angeles. Many of the photos are views of early downtown Los Angeles from Broadway, Grand, Spring, Figueroa, Hope, and Temple Streets, and include automobiles, horse carriages, bicyclists, and trolley cars. Several feature the Post Office, City Hall, and the Van Nuys building. There are also photos of the old YMCA Annex, the railroad station at 5th Street, First Congregational Church at 3rd and Hill, St. Vincent's College (later part of Loyola Marymount University), Ellis College, Los Angeles Orphan Asylum, Sawtelle Veterans Home (formerly Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers), designed by Sanford White, the Times Building, and the Hodau Hotel at First and Spring. Also included are photos of various private residences, such as the homes of reformer and women's club pioneer Mrs. Caroline Severance (founder of the Friday Morning Club of Los Angeles, and in whose honor the Severance Club of Los Angeles was named), Capt. Erskine Cameron Thom (politician, mayor of Los Angeles, and developer of the city of Glendale, California), Los Angeles banker Irving H. Hellman, and California governor John Gately Downey; as well as historic photos of early Californians, such as wealthy Los Angeles landowner Mrs. Arcadia Bandini Stearns Baker, whose second husband, Col. Robert S. Baker, was a co-founder of Santa Monica. Several views document early parks in Los Angeles: East Lake, Central, and Hollenbeck Parks, and there are shots of elegant homes on Chester Place, and bicyclists on unpaved dusty Pico Boulevard and Western Ave. Scenes of surrounding areas include the Chinese cemetery in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, the Venice canals, and Ocean Boulevard in Santa Monica, and farther afield, yacht racing in La Jolla, rabbit drives in Fresno County, and the Ebell Club in Long Beach. Mrs. Forbes also included in the album photographs that she may have used in her books on California history and landmarks, with subjects such as the old capital at Monterey where Fremont was elected U.S. Senator; first home of Leland Stanford in California, in Placer; the Governor's Palace in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Mission St. Xavier del Bac in Tucson, Arizona. There are also photos of four paintings related to California history: Commodore Sloat's taking possession of California at Monterey, July 7, 1846; raising of the American flag at Sutter's Fort, July 11, 1846; and views of Rancho de la Laguna; and San Luis Obispo County. Laid in is one photo, dated May 1906, of the printing offices of Wilshire's magazine, a well-known socialist journal founded by millionaire socialist Gaylord Wilshire
Technique
not applicable
Label
[Photograph album of early Los Angeles]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8zw1n46/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs (20 x 26 cm) are canvas-backed; photographed captions along lower edge of photo, usually with date; most include photographer's name, "Graham Photo Co" and stock number; verso of each photograph numbered in ms. and signed "Forbes", with one photo signed "Wills & Forbes."
  • Bound in black grained leather album, secured with two large screw fasteners; owner's name and address gold-stamped on front cover: "Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes, 335 W. 31 St., Los Angeles"; manufacturer's label of Piltzer Mfg. Co. of Los Angeles on inside back cover; illustrated bookplate of Mrs. Forbes on inside front cover, signed by her
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (87 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige clamshell box, with spine title "Los Angeles Photographs."
Other physical details
black and white, albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
canvas
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)589235883
  • ucoclc589235883
Label
[Photograph album of early Los Angeles]
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8zw1n46/
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Photographs (20 x 26 cm) are canvas-backed; photographed captions along lower edge of photo, usually with date; most include photographer's name, "Graham Photo Co" and stock number; verso of each photograph numbered in ms. and signed "Forbes", with one photo signed "Wills & Forbes."
  • Bound in black grained leather album, secured with two large screw fasteners; owner's name and address gold-stamped on front cover: "Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes, 335 W. 31 St., Los Angeles"; manufacturer's label of Piltzer Mfg. Co. of Los Angeles on inside back cover; illustrated bookplate of Mrs. Forbes on inside front cover, signed by her
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (87 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige clamshell box, with spine title "Los Angeles Photographs."
Other physical details
black and white, albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
canvas
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)589235883
  • ucoclc589235883

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