Historical Society of Long Beach

Historical Society of Long Beach

The Historical Society’s collection includes about 3,000 photographic images, 27,000 photographic prints and 3,000 slides. They range from fragile glass plate negatives to volatile nitrate negatives made through the 1930s, to Polaroid snap shots and color prints. The Historical Society also has large groups of images made by local commercial photographers Lawrence Inman and the Winstead Brothers between the 1920s and 1960s. In addition, there are more than 1,300 picture postcard images, along with an extensive collection of city directories, maps and map books, real estate records, architectural drawings, blueprints, thousands of documents, papers, pamphlets, brochures, booklets and some three dimensional artifacts.

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