The B.D. Jackson Collection of Negatives and Photographs consists of 804 4 x 5 in. and 8 x 10 in. glass plate negatives, 1782
film negatives (including stereo negatives), 2302 black and white photographs (including stereos, postcards, and photograph
albums), and related manuscript and ephemeral materials, 1903-1950s (bulk 1920s-1930s), that provide a visual history of the
growth of the San Gabriel Valley and Southern California's suburban communities, a survey of California and the West's notable
landscapes, and an overview of Jackson's career as a landscape and scenic view photographer.
B.D. Jackson (ca.1850-1937) was born in Sullivan, Ohio; the "B" stood for Bradford, and the "D" came from his nickname Dan.
He began his career as a portrait photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1901, in search of a better climate, he moved
to Pomona, California where he purchased a portrait studio. In addition to portrait work, he began photographing the surrounding
towns and the mountains and beaches of Southern California. Jackson lived and worked at various times in Pomona, Los Angeles,
Pasadena, Hollywood, La Canada, Glendora, La Crescenta, and Glendale, all of which figure in his work. Eventually he gave
up the portrait aspect of the business and concentrated on landscape views for the production of stereographs and postcards.
As he said, "Views don't talk back."
33.19 linear feet, 60 boxes
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