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Scope and Contents The Ralph Bowers Bowman San Diego Photographs Collection (1922-1937) includes scenes of the San Diego metropolitan area. Subjects of the photographs include landmarks, waterfront scenes of fishing boats, freights ships and naval ships; Balboa Park; La Jolla; Point Loma; aerial views; street scenes; football games; visiting dignitaries; and personal photographs of Bowman's children and family. Also documented by the photographs are several road trips to St....
Scope and Contents The John and Jane Adams Photograph Collection documents the history of photography, including various photographic processes and formats, such as albumen prints, cyanotypes, platinotypes, ambrotypes, gelatin silver prints, glass negatives, carte de visites, tin types, cabinet cards, and more. In addition, the collection also illustrates the evolution of photographic subject matter and studio advertising. Highlights include early daguerreotypes, an...
Dates: 1840-1946; Majority of material found in 1890-1920
Scope and Contents The Gilbert Gaines Photograph Collection includes images of the San Diego area and southern California from the 1940s-2002, documenting Gaines's personal life and travels. Several images document Gaines's camping trips in the Cuyamaca Mountains and San Diego County Backcountry in the 1940s, and trips to Yosemite Valley in the 1950s. Gaines's trip to Thule Air Base in Greenland and the surrounding glaciers is well documented by a large series of 35mm slides....
Dates: 1940-2002; Majority of material found in 1940-1980
Scope and Contents The Marian Osgood Hooker Collection consists of two albums dating from 1894 to 1896, which document Marian's growing interest in photography while a student at the Marlborough School for Girls. Both albums include images of Marian's classmates, friends, and family.The first album, titled "Marlborough Maidens," is a photographically illustrated manuscript which contains posed photographs that complement two original publications with...
Scope and Contents The Colonel Ralph E. Forsyth Collection primarily consists of loose album pages, which document Forsyth's military service in Nicaragua. Although the collection dates from 1924 to 1976, the vast majority of photographs seem to date from the early 1930s and include scenes of the Nicaraguan jungle and coast, photographs of Ruth Forsyth, military camp life, Marines, wedding photographs of unidentified couples, a few family photographs, and more. The collection...
Dates: 1925-1976; Majority of material found in c. 1930-1933
Scope and Contents The L.F.S. Lipp Photograph Album documents Lipp’s trip to Mexico in 1914. The album consists of photographs of Mazatlan, Altata, San Blas, Santa Rosalia, Mexico City, Ensenada, Oaxaca, San Luis Potasi, the Gulf of Mexico, Salamanca, Cape San Lucas, La Paz, and Guadalajara. Of particular interest are photographs of street vendors selling milk, wood, chickens, straw, candles, and water. Also included are photographs of thatch buildings, cactus, Judas dolls...
Scope and Contents Annie L. Jobs compiled the photograph album in 1887, although the earliest photograph dates to 1884. Photographs include Flint, Idaho Mining Company buildings, company staff, miners, miner tents and dwellings, camp holiday celebrations, and surrounding scenery including Hard-Up Gulch and Eagle River. Jobs wrote meticulous descriptions to accompany each photograph in the album and listed the names of individuals in the photographs, such as Howard French, the bookkeeper; Smy, the stock keeper;...
Dates: 1884-1887; Majority of material found in 1886-1887
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The John and Jane Adams Postcard Periodicals Collection consists of magazines, newsletters, bulletins, gazzettes, collectors’ guides, auction catalogs, and ephemera related to deltiology, the study and collection of postcards.
Dates: 1947-1986; Majority of material found in 1970-1985
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 30 late Victorian autograph albums. The albums in this collection (except one) all belonged to young ladies. Some have only a few entries; the majority have many pages filled out. The albums belonged to girls in numerous locations across the United States. Some albums have entries from a discrete group of people ("Normal Institute Class"), though most are made up of a variety of friends and family. Often it is apparent that the owner later filled in...
Dates: 1851-1933; Majority of material found in 1860-1890
Scope and Contents The Homer and Betty Peabody Magic Lantern Collection (1800-2006) contains forty-two magic lanterns, approximately five thousand glass slides, as well as material related to the Peabody's membership in the Magic Lantern societies of the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, and their collecting activities and interests. The collection documents the development of lantern technology and glass slides as well as its diverse usage. The majority of the...
Dates: 1800-2006; Majority of material found in 1880-1920