Monterey history photo collection

California Views:
The Pat Hathaway Photo Collection

Pat Hathaway, Photo Archivist


Clara Sheldon Smith, Photographer

Loves Point 1903
Lovers Point Beach, pier and early Bath House and Hopkins Seaside Laboratory in the distance
Photo Accession CV # 2008-025-0014 6½x8½" glass negative
Pacific Grove, California
Circa 1903,

Clara Sheldon Smith, Portrait & Landscape Photographer
Born in California (July 1862 - Died in November 1939)
Her photographic work spans the years 1896 to 1908.

She married Frank Edward Smith, Marysville, He Died on March 11, 1935
Marysville, Yuba County, California
She and her husband had a series of photo studio/ photo supply store and later operated a silent movie theater in Marysville, Yuba County.
Holdings: 25 6½x8½" Glass Negatives of the Monterey Peninsula.
A list of our Clara S. Smith holdings.
Northern California, Sacramento, Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, Stockton and Sonoma County
and California Beach Scenes.
Other early women photographers from California in the photo collection,
Lily White, Columbia River, Oregon and Carmel, California (1866-1944)
Emma B. Freeman (1880-1928)

Holdings: over 28,000 photos of Monterey County listed in our database and over 81,955 total in the collection.
Early Northern California and Southern California Photographers
and Monterey area photographers that made postcards
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This page was last updated on October 1, 2019
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Other early California Photographers
Go to 19th Century California photographers
Eadweard Muybridge, Gold Mining, Circa 1876
C. E. Watkins Lovers Point, Pacific Grove, Circa 1882
Hayward & Muzzall's, Santa Barbara Mission, 1875
Thomas Houseworth & Co. Mission San Juan Bautista, Circa 1865
I. W. Taber, Farallone Lighthouse, Pacific Ocean
C.W.J. Johnson , Pacific Grove Retreat gate, Circa 1880
Charles Kirkham Tuttle, Pacific Grove
Go to list of our holdings by place
Go to Zan Stark pstcard photographer
Go to 20th Century California photographers
E. K. Barker, early Monterey photographer
Edward H. Mitchell Postcard Publisher, San Francisco
Leopold Hugo, California Pictorialist
R. J. Arnold, early Monterey photographer
A. C. Heidrick , panoramic photos
Charles Z. Bailey, postcard photographer
J. P. Graham , as Hotel del Monte photographer in 1924
Go to list of our holdings by photographers
A list of books, magazines and television programs that have used photos from the photo collection.
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California Views Photo Archives
Monterey, California 93940-2702
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