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Title
Reminders of a Sojourn in California, February 1908 to May 1909
Contributor
Junior League of Pasadena, donor
Date Created and/or Issued
1908-1909
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
This bound album of snapshot photographs appears to document the tourist activities of a woman and her friends in California at the beginning of the twentieth century. The unidentified compiler labeled all the images including the three Pasadena homes in which she stayed during her visit: 149 S. Madison Avenue ("first home"), 300 Palmetto Drive ("second home"), and 44 S. Orange Grove Avenue ("third home"). The photographs depict common tourist sites of the era including the San Gabriel Mission, Mt. Lowe, San Gabriel Canyon, San Diego and Coronado Island, Catalina Island, Venice canals and beach, Redlands, Riverside, Redondo, Lake Tahoe, the gardens at the Hotel del Monte, Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Old Mill, Mission Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Ysidro. There are pictures of women driving automobiles, having picnics, and taking beach and other excursions, as well as many pictures of regional trees and flowers. There are also several photographs of ships-- including the "Atlantic Fleet" at San Diego, with the ships the Connecticut, the Vermont, and the California, as well as sailors identified as "Jackies" in a parade in San Diego. Photographs of ethnic groups include pictures of Chinese women at Castroville (pg 82) and of Native American children at the Sherman Institute in Riverside (pgs 45-46). Since Pasadena was home base for the travelers, many photographs depict local friends and events such as the Tournament of Roses celebration of 1909 and the New Year's Day games at Tournament Park.
Type
Image
Extent
204 photographs in 1 volume : gelatin silver prints ; approximately 8.5 x 8.5 cm (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in), album 18.5 x 26 cm.
Identifier
photCL 471
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/16325
Subject
Sherman Institute (Riverside, Calif.)--Photographs
United States. Navy--Photographs
Tournament of Roses--Photographs
Chinese Americans--California--Castroville--Photographs
Indian students--California--Riverside--Photographs
Outdoor recreation--California, Southern--Photographs
Voyages and travels--California, Southern--Photographs
Women automobile drivers--United States--Photographs
Tourism--California, Southern--Photographs
California, Southern--Photographs
Pasadena (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographs
Photograph albums. (aat)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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