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William C. Barry Collection of Los Angeles Area Photographs

Owning Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

About this Collection

The Barry Collection contains 76 photographs spanning circa 1860 to circa 1910. The subject matter is primarily early street transportation in Los Angeles, including horse-drawn, cable, and electric cars and a trackless trolley in Laurel Canyon. Also included is a photograph of a two-level trolley in San Diego. Other subjects include Los Angeles street scenes and buildings; an auto race at Ascot Park; views of Mt. Lowe, Mt. Wilson, San Pedro Harbor, La Jolla caves, the Hotel Del Coronado, Mission Santa Barbara, Redlands, Riverside, Long Beach, Avalon Bay, Catalina Island, and Tijuana, Mexico. The collection also contains two photographs of paintings or lithographs. Though the photographers are not indicated, many of the prints bear the stamp or inscription of photographic studios, including Frank L. Park, C.C. Pierce, Park & Company, and Slocum. The prints originally made up an album which was obtained by Barry from an unidentified friend.... View collection guide.

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