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Photographs of Santa Fe route, C.B. Waite, photographer, Los Angeles, Cal

Label
Photographs of Santa Fe route
Title
Photographs of Santa Fe route
Statement of responsibility
C.B. Waite, photographer, Los Angeles, Cal
Creator
Contributor
Donor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Album of 63 photographs probably from 1885-1895 by the Los Angeles photographer C.B. Waite, documenting cities and towns, landscape, people, and other points of interest for a tourist along the Santa Fe route of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.
Biographical or historical data
American photographer who worked in California and Mexico during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
Waite had been commissioned to provide views of the Santa Fe Route between Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico. In Los Angeles, Waite's photographs document development of the city's downtown, with views of commercial and residential buildings on Broadway, and Spring, Figueroa, and Adams Streets, and he also includes a shot of the Longstreet house on Palm Avenue lined with the Mexican palm trees that would became an icon of the city. The palms were planted in 1870 by clothing merchant Charles Longstreet, whose two-story mansion is visible at the end of the avenue. Waite also included photos of a large poppy field, and the oil derricks near First Street. Nearby attractions to the east included Pasadena--pictured are Orange Grove Avenue and Marengo Avenue, both still unpaved dirt roads, with only a few houses built--Mount Lowe Railway, Maiden Hair Falls in Rubio Canyon, Baldwin's Ranch and a house in Sierra Madre; and to the south, a beach and bathhouse in Santa Monica (dated 1894), and the Victorian-style Hotel Redondo in Redondo Beach, opened in 1890, overlooking the ships in the harbor there, including the coastal steamer S.S. Santa Rosa.Tourists could also make connections in Los Angeles for steamers such as the S.S. Hermosa, operated by the Wilmington Transportation Company, which would ferry them over to Catalina Island, or for trains south to the town and mission of San Juan Capistrano, and on to San Diego. Other destinations along the route included the Arrowhead Hot Springs Hotel in the San Jacinto Mountains, and the hotels, parks, and streets of the cities of Redlands, Riverside, and Ontario, whose flourishing citrus industry and agriculture, made possible through newly-developed irrigation systems, had brought them prosperity. Pictured are views of extensive orange groves--in Ontario the orange trees are juxtaposed with snow-capped mountains in the background--and Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, and Brookside Avenue in Redlands. Also included is a view of the towering gothic building of the State Asylum for the Insane (now called Patton State Hospital) in Highlands, San Bernardino County, California, which opened its doors in 1893. Another stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad was Rancho Camulos (near Hemet), the setting for Helen Hunt Jackson's novel Ramona, known as "The Home of Ramona." Also included is a portrait of an old Luiseño Indian woman on the Saboba reservation, seated on the ground in front of a rough straw and twig hut, weaving a basket. Heading east, the train passes through Flagstaff, where there are several photos of Anasazi Indian cliff-dwellings, and crosses Diablo Canyon over a high trestle bridge. There are seven photos of Laguna Indians in the Laguna, New Mexico area: a Laguna multi-tiered adobe pueblo house, the upper floors reached by ladders; a woman washing clothers in the river, a woman walking along the railroad tracks wrapped in a woolen blanket, a young Laguna mother with her baby strapped to a board, two women in traditional dress, and four Laguna girls, two with decorated Indian pots balanced on their heads. In nearby Wingate, New Mexico, Waite documented a row of officers quarters at Fort Wingate, and an imposing view of Pyramid Peak on the horizon
Technique
not applicable
Label
Photographs of Santa Fe route, C.B. Waite, photographer, Los Angeles, Cal
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Cover title
  • Range of dates suggested by copyright date of 1894 on the Santa Monica beach photo, and historical references in other photos. The Arrowhead Hot Springs Hotel as it appears in the album--a three-storied structure--was built in 1885 and destroyed by fire in 1895
  • Front endleaf bears Waite's studio stamp: "C.B. Waite, Landscape Photographer, 211 W. First St., Los Angeles, Cal."
  • Photographs are mounted, one or two to a page, to rectos and versos of 23 leaves of stiff gray cardboard; identifying captions and photographer's signature, "Waite Photo" appear in white negative along lower margins of photographs
  • Album is unbound, lower cover wanting. Contemporary black pebble-grain leather and black cloth board; gold-stamped cover title "Photographs of Santa Fe Route. C.B. Waite, Photographer. Los Angeles, Cal." Binder's ticket on front pastedown of Kingsley-Barnes & Neuner Co. Printers and Binders of Los Angeles
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
  • See additional C.B. Waite photographs in "Photograph album of a trip to Mexicio" (094/ 410) in the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 x 37 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (63 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy housed in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Formerly part of the John Edward Goodwin Papers (Collection 186) in Library Special Collections. Goodwin was a librarian at Stanford University and University of Texas before becoming Librarian at the University of California Southern Branch (later UCLA) in 1923, where he worked until his retirement in 1944. The album is the gift of Mrs. John E. Goodwin (nee Fanny Alice Coldren), July 1955.
Other physical details
collodion printing-out paper prints
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1021207187
  • ucoclc1021207187
Label
Photographs of Santa Fe route, C.B. Waite, photographer, Los Angeles, Cal
Production
Note
  • Cover title
  • Range of dates suggested by copyright date of 1894 on the Santa Monica beach photo, and historical references in other photos. The Arrowhead Hot Springs Hotel as it appears in the album--a three-storied structure--was built in 1885 and destroyed by fire in 1895
  • Front endleaf bears Waite's studio stamp: "C.B. Waite, Landscape Photographer, 211 W. First St., Los Angeles, Cal."
  • Photographs are mounted, one or two to a page, to rectos and versos of 23 leaves of stiff gray cardboard; identifying captions and photographer's signature, "Waite Photo" appear in white negative along lower margins of photographs
  • Album is unbound, lower cover wanting. Contemporary black pebble-grain leather and black cloth board; gold-stamped cover title "Photographs of Santa Fe Route. C.B. Waite, Photographer. Los Angeles, Cal." Binder's ticket on front pastedown of Kingsley-Barnes & Neuner Co. Printers and Binders of Los Angeles
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
  • See additional C.B. Waite photographs in "Photograph album of a trip to Mexicio" (094/ 410) in the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 x 37 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (63 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy housed in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Formerly part of the John Edward Goodwin Papers (Collection 186) in Library Special Collections. Goodwin was a librarian at Stanford University and University of Texas before becoming Librarian at the University of California Southern Branch (later UCLA) in 1923, where he worked until his retirement in 1944. The album is the gift of Mrs. John E. Goodwin (nee Fanny Alice Coldren), July 1955.
Other physical details
collodion printing-out paper prints
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1021207187
  • ucoclc1021207187

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