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California Views Historical Photo Collection



Many thanks to Pat Hathaway and California Views for the generous contribution of historic photos posted on this site. These wonderful photos are without a doubt the best time machine available for seeing into the past of Monterey County...David Aguero

Please visit the California Views Studio at:
469 Pacific Street, Monterey CA 93940-2702
Established in 1970
Hours open: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scope and Content Note:
Central California Coast from Santa Barbara North to Marin County.
The bulk of the collection is of the Monterey Bay environ, Monterey adobes, Monterey fishing industry, Cannery Row, Chinese fishing village, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Big Sur, Pebble Beach, Early Golfing, Hotel Del Monte, Carmel Mission and the other California Missions, San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, Yosemite, Fort Ross, Lighthouses, U.S. Naval vessels, transportation including horse-drawn vehicles, railroad, automobiles, early aviation, John Steinbeck, Ed F. Ricketts, Jo Mora artist, Robinson Jeffers poet, Robert Louis Stevenson writer and others.

Scope of the Collection: 1855 to present day

Major Photographers Collections:
C. W. J. Johnson, R. J. Arnold, E. A. Cohen, C. K. Tuttle, Lewis Josselyn, L. S. Slevin, I. W. Taber, A. C. Heidrick, C. E. Watkins, Dan Freeman, George A. Robinson, George J. Seideneck, Zan Stark, Wm. L. Morgan, Donald L. Woodward, Pillsbury Picture Co., Julian P. Graham, Rey J. Ruppel.
Photo File:
Over 80,000 images and over 27,100 have been catalogued in our computer database. Currently list over 1,000 individual photographers in our database. Glass Plate Negatives from 4îx5î to 11îx14îand Film Negatives 35mm to 8îx10î. Original Prints, Albumen Prints, Post Cards, Stereo Views, and Photo Albums.

Use information and restrictions:
A credit line is mandatory in all publication and displays.
A $50.00 research and assembly fee will be charged, as well as a variable use and reuse fee based on application. The sale of a photograph does not imply the sale or lease of any rights other than the right to display the image.
All publication rights are reserved by California Views and Pat Hathaway.
A holding fee will be charged after 3 weeks.

Available by walk-in, phone, or mail.
35mm slides are available from all images.

Please visit our website:

Photo Archivist:
Mr. Pat M. Hathaways
California Views Photo Collection
By Phone (831) 373-3811
By Email:
By Mail: 469 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Dedicated to the preservation of our Photographic Heritage

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