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Collection of Panoramic Photographs
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Description
The Huntington Library's Collection of Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1995, depicts a wide variety of subjects and provides an important resource for the visual history of the United States, with a particular emphasis on California and the American West. Subjects include landscapes, group portraits, and miscellaneous views. The collection also contains photographs by some of the better known photographers and photographic firms of the first part of the twentieth century. Photographers and publishers represented in the collection include Charles Z. Bailey; Bailey and Ramsey; Bryant Studio; Bunnell Photo Shop; California Panorama Company; Bell Clements; Fay Foto Service; R. J. Gallagher; George. R. Lawrence Company; J.D. Givens; Gordon Panoramic Photo Company; Griffith Photo; Harris Photographic Company; Karen Halverson; George W. Hazard; L. M. Hermance; Hiller; Hughes Photos; B. Isensee; William Henry Jackson; I. L. Maduro; Mayhart Studio; C. R. Nock; Panorama Publishing Company; Pettit's Studio; Photo News Service; C. C. Pierce; A.C. Pillsbury; Pillsbury Picture Company; Prince Photo; G. H. Rice; H.H. Rideout; Sanford and Black Photo News Service; Thompson; O.A. Tunnell; H.A. Varble; Miles F. Weaver; and West Coast Art Company.
Background
This finding aid brings together information about the Huntington’s panoramic photographs. These images have been collected by or donated to the Huntington over the course of many years.
Extent
18.86 linear feet
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment.