Monterey history photo collection

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Richard J. Arnold
Early Monterey

R. J. Arnold with a camera
Photo Accession CV # 1989-033-0249
Arnold Studio, Monterey Photo Accession CV #1989-033-0329
This is a view of Arnold photo studio in the Alvarado adobe on the S. W. corner of Alvarado and Pearl Streets in Monterey.
Photo Accession CV # 1989-033-0329
4x6" copy glass negative
Circa 1915
Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, Cal.
Morro Street
San Luis Obispo, Cal.
Circa 1886-1888

Monterey Bay area photographers that made postcards
Arnold was in Alameda, Circa 1890-1900
R.J. Arnold, Alameda, Cal
Monterey, 1905 T. F. Perry City Directory

Del Monte, Monterey Circa 1901-1915
R.J. Arnold Photography
375 Munras, Monterey
Circa 1920-1929
R. J. Arnold, Photographer was born on June 28, 1856 in England and died in Monterey on May 19, 1929.
In the Arnold collection are views of early adobes and many of the California Missions as well and early Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. He had studios earlier in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Alameda before coming to Monterey to replace C.W.J. Johnson at the Hotel Del Monte in 1901.
The Arnold collection holds many wonderful images of early San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and the history of the California coastal region.
We acquired the collection in 1989 "Photo Accession CV # 1989-033-" and have cataloged it and found that it holds the works of other early California photographers such as Russell R. R. Holmes Heliographic Artist of San Luis Obispo we hold three of his 5x8 wet plate glass negatives of the Chumash Native Americans rock art AKA Painted Rock pictograph of the Cariso Plains,
W. N. Tuttle, Hayward & Muzzall, W. J. Rea all of Santa Barbara and E. H. Price of Pacific Grove, C. E. Watkins of San Francisco,
C. W. J. Johnson of Monterey, and others still to be identified.
Arnold was replaced by J. P. Graham as Hotel del Monte photographer in 1924.
Holdings: over 2,400 Photos by R. J. Arnold in the photo collection.
Holdings: over 22,034 Photos of Monterey County listed in our database.
And over 81,955 historical California images in our Photo Archives.
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