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Title
Interior view of atrium inside of the Gail Borden Jr. residence in Alhambra, 1903
Creator
Pierce, C.C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946
Date Created and/or Issued
1903
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
California Historical Society
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
Photograph of interior view of the atrium inside of the Gail Borden Jr. (1801-1874
of condensed milk fame) residence in Alhambra, 1903. This Moorish-style atrium consists of columns supporting arches forming a rectangular center, where a glass ceiling provides greenhouse-like sunlight. Below the glass ceiling are stained glass windows. In the center is a fountain or multi-level platform where a variety of plants in vases are displayed. Spread around the atrium are several wooden chairs, several ferns, and a variety of other types of plants. Parts of the floor are covered with decorative rugs.
"American philanthropist, businessman, and inventor, who envisioned food concentrates as a means of safeguarding the human food supply. He was the first to develop a commercial method of condensing milk, and the dairy company founded by him (renamed Borden, Inc., in 1968) expanded and diversified to become a sizable conglomerate." -- unknown author.
Type
image
Format
2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
glass plate negatives
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
chs-m5065
USC-1-1-1-5167 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-5052
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m5065
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-5052.jpg
Subject
Borden, Gail
Dwellings
Architecture, Domestic
Los Angeles County--Alhambra--Architecture--Domestic--Gail Borden House
Housing areas
Time Period
1903
Place
Alhambra
California
Los Angeles
USA
Source
1-24- [Microfiche number]
5052 [Accession number]
CHS-5052 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960
USC
chs-m265

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