This section of the Huntington Digital Library documents the history of The Huntington and the life of its founder Henry Edwards Huntington through photographs and the institution’s annual reports. Materials date from circa 1850 to 2009, the year of the last annual report digitized for the Huntington Digital Library. The digitized images and reports were drawn from the Huntington Institutional Archives and Huntington Library photograph collections. The images document the early days of The Huntington Library, particularly its construction, reading room, work spaces, and staff, as well as The Huntington’s splendid gardens. The annual reports detail the history of one of the United States’ great cultural institutions.
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