Monterey history photo collection

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The Pat Hathaway Photo Collection

Mr. Pat Hathaway, Photo Archivist

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Big Sur pictorial collection
Big Sur Post Office, 1935, Copyright©1998 California Views
Photo Accession CV # 71-001-0155
5x7 film negative
by Lewis Josselyn
May 7, 1935

Big Sur Post Office and Pfeiffer's Resort

This photo by Lewis Josselyn shows Pfeiffer's Resort and the Big Sur Post Office. South of the Monterey Peninsula on the Big Sur coast in California. Big Sur gets its name from the original Spanish-language "el sur grande". We also have photos of Point Sur Lighthouse, Slate's Hot Springs is now home to the Esalen Institute, and vicinity ship landings - doghole ports/landings, and ship wrecks of the Big Sur Coast, Point Sur Light Station and the building of Highway One AKA The Pacific Coast Highway it was completed in June of 1937.
And the Bixby Creek Bridge and Rocky Creek both built in 1932. We have one of the largest photo collection of the history of the Big Sur Coast.
To see color photos of Big Sur by Pat Hathaway.
We have over 34,533 historical California images listed in our database and can provide a computer generated list by subject, place, date, photographer and format or any combination of the above for a small fee.
Holdings: over 22,135 Photos of Monterey County listed in our database.
Aerial photos of the Carmel and Big Sur area.

Holdings: over 1400 photographs of Big Sur Notley's Landing, and the Big Sur coast and some of the Big Sur Notables such as Henry Miller, airship USS Macon (ZRS-5) that went down off Point Sur on the Big Sur coast on February 12, 1935.
And over 81,900 historical California images in our photo archives.


Please click to see more Big Sur photos and over 70 Searchable California Photo galleries with over 700 photos
Prints are available in Black & White or Sepia from 11x14 to 40x60 inches.
All images are also available for editorial downloads and onetime editorial use.
Please keep checking back as we will be adding more galleries           
This page was first created on May 11, 1996
This page was last updated on October 1, 2014
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