Anaheim Public Library's photograph collection includes images of historical interest of the City of Anaheim and other areas
of Orange County from the 1860s to 2002. Images document public, residential and commercial buildings, including businesses,
schools, churches, citrus packing houses, fire and police department facilities, theaters (such as the Fox Theater), and the
public library; street scenes; neighborhoods; significant individuals, including members of the Los Angeles Vineyard Society
which founded Anaheim in 1857 as a wine making colony, early mayors and civic leaders (such as August Langenberger and Charles
Pearson); groups and family portraits; annual events, such as the California Valencia Orange Show and the Anaheim Halloween
Parade; local geography, including the Santa Ana River, Anaheim Landing and local canyons; rancho families, such as Juan Pacifico
Ontiveros and Vicenta Sepulveda Yorba Carrillo; Mission San Juan Capistrano; viticulture and agriculture, including the Anaheim
chili peppers; transportation; ethnic communities, including Japanese Americans, Chinese Americans, etc.; natural disasters,
such as the 1933 Long Beach earthquake and the 1938 flood; Anaheim Resort area, including Edison International Field (also
known as the Big A), Anaheim Convention Center, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim and Disneyland. Formats include panoramic and aerial
photographs. Of particular interest are the large number of photographs which document the development of the Los Angeles
Vineyard Society from circa 1860 to 1890. The collection also contains a small number of ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, and
tintypes from the 1870s and 1880s.
Property rights reside with the Anaheim Public Library. Literary rights are generally retained by the creators of the records
and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce, please contact the Local History Curator.