Finding aid to Charcoal Sketches of Los Angeles, California, circa 1934-1947

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University of California, Berkeley
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding aid to Charcoal Sketches of Los Angeles, California, circa 1934-1947

Collection number: BANC PIC 1979.124--B

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Processed by James Ryan.
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2014 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Charcoal Sketches of Los Angeles, California
Date (inclusive): circa 1934-1947
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1979.124--B
Creator: Wardman, John W.
Extent: 50 drawings: charcoal on paper; 23 x 30 cm. 50 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The Charcoal sketches of Los Angeles, which date from circa 1934 to circa 1947, are an extensive collection of 50 drawings made by John Wardman.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charcoal Sketches of Los Angeles, California, BANC PIC 1979.124--B, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Related Collections

Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1979.069--C:
Title: Lithographs of Los Angeles, Calif.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
California Heritage Project. CU-BANC
Online Archive of California.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
Charcoal drawings.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Charcoal sketches of Los Angeles were a gift of the artist in 1979.

Scope and Content

The Charcoal sketches of Los Angeles, which date from circa 1934 to circa 1947, are an extensive collection of 50 drawings made by John Wardman. Wardman was a British-born artist who emigrated to California in the 1930's. His work has been displayed in a number of exhibitions and museums. Many of the sketches depict parts of Los Angeles subsequently demolished to make way for Union Station. Together with the scenes from Chinatown (which are also included in the collection) these sketches record an era in the metropolitan history of Los Angeles that may have otherwise faded without a trace. Almost all the sketches display the facades of civic buildings or the everyday, street-level dealings of merchants and tradesmen.

Container Listing

 

Back yard garden, Chinatown, 1934. BANC PIC 1979.124:01--B

 

Los Angeles, 1934. [Yard; laundry hanging; City Hall visible over top of building] BANC PIC 1979.124:02--B

 

Marchessault Street, Los Angeles. 1934. BANC PIC 1979.124:03--B

 

Ferguson Alley, Los Angeles, 1934 [Alameda and Los Angeles St.] BANC PIC 1979.124:04--B

 

China Alley and Apablasa (?) St. BANC PIC 1979.124:05--B

 

The Old Winery, Alameda St. BANC PIC 1979.124:06--B

 

[First hospital in Los Angeles; site of Union Terminal] BANC PIC 1979.124:07--B

 

Court House, Los Angeles County BANC PIC 1979.124:08--B

 

[View toward City Hall] BANC PIC 1979.124:09--B

 

Marchessault St. BANC PIC 1979.124:10--B

 

Marchessault St. and Alameda St. BANC PIC 1979.124:11--B

 

Los Angeles St. and Ferguson Alley. BANC PIC 1979.124:12--B

 

Tong House, Apablasa St. BANC PIC 1979.124:13--B

 

Santa Fe Station BANC PIC 1979.124:14--B

 

Southern California Gas Company's May Street Plant. BANC PIC 1979.124:15--B

 

Los Angeles Times Building, and new building under construction. BANC PIC 1979.124:16--B

 

Railway and other bridges over Los Angeles River, from Elysian Park BANC PIC 1979.124:17--B

 

From Elysian Park, looking down on railroad yards and city sky line BANC PIC 1979.124:18--B

 

Old Post Office, Temple and Main BANC PIC 1979.124:19--B

 

Old Post Office, rear view BANC PIC 1979.124:20--B

 

Alameda Street, near Ferguson Alley [U.S. Hotel on right] BANC PIC 1979.124:21--B

 

Commercial Street at Main [U.S. Hotel on right] BANC PIC 1979.124:22--B

 

Spring Street [rear of Post Office, Health Building, City Hall] BANC PIC 1979.124:23--B

 

View from top of Hill Street tunnel [Federal Bldg, Hall of Records, Lawyer's Bldg., City Hall] BANC PIC 1979.124:24--B

 

The Plaza from Los Angeles St. [1st Firehouse on left] BANC PIC 1979.124:25--B

 

Vegetable market, Apablasa Street BANC PIC 1979.124:26--B

 

The Chinese Herbalist, Marchessault St. BANC PIC 1979.124:27--B

 

Harmonia Apt., Hill Street building on Bunker Hill (1947?) BANC PIC 1979.124:28--B

 

Chinese Flower Garden, Los Angeles. BANC PIC 1979.124:29--B

 

Untitled: Chinese Buildings BANC PIC 1979.124:30--B

 

Apablasa St., Los Angeles 1934. BANC PIC 1979.124:31--B

 

Apablasa St., Los Angeles [showing Tong House] BANC PIC 1979.124:32--B

 

Chinese vegetable market [Apablasa St.], 1936. BANC PIC 1979.124:33--B

 

Cathedral, 2nd & Main, 1934. BANC PIC 1979.124:34--B

 

Old Banning Residence, Ft. Moore Hill BANC PIC 1979.124:35--B

 

Rear of old house S.E. corner Figueroa and Temple BANC PIC 1979.124:36--B

 

Window of a tong house (?) 1934. [Apablasa St.; Sun Yat Sen lived in basement in 1901] BANC PIC 1979.124:37--B

 

Los Angeles Times Building from No. Broadway and Bunker Hill. BANC PIC 1979.124:38--B

 

Old House, Alameda St. 1944 (?) BANC PIC 1979.124:39--B

 

Tong Company on Marchessault St. BANC PIC 1979.124:40--B

 

Bryson house, Spring and Los Angeles Sts. 1934 BANC PIC 1979.124:41--B

 

Old Los Angeles Times Building BANC PIC 1979.124:42--B

 

Old House on Ft. Moore Hill [Backyard; laundry hanging] BANC PIC 1979.124:43--B

 

Buddhist Temple entrance, Ferguson Alley BANC PIC 1979.124:44--B

 

Title illegible; disused yard with old truck; gas storage tanks in background. BANC PIC 1979.124:45--B

 

Meat market [Apablasa St.] BANC PIC 1979.124:46--B

 

City Hall, from Commercial and Alameda, 1934. BANC PIC 1979.124:47--B

 

Chinese laundry rear of Mar San Low Cafe. BANC PIC 1979.124:48--B

 

Foot bridge connecting Hall of Records and Library. BANC PIC 1979.124:49--B

 

Marchessault St. BANC PIC 1979.124:50--B