CV # 72-017-0086
C.W.J. Johnson photo
CV # 95-034-0001
CV # 71-001-lc-1
CV # 74-020-0082
CV # 2003-044-0003
Fred Strong photo
>CV # 95-033-0001
CV # 88-084-0001
Pat Hathaway Photo
Canon 19mm FL lens
Galleries of Historical images available as Canvas prints, Framed Prints, Acrylic Prints and Greeting Cards.
Views was established November 29, 1970 and is located in Historic Monterey, on the California Central Coast, this unique photo archive is the most comprehensive Historical Photo Collection of the Monterey Bay area.
Many of the images we have are one of a kind rare and unique images that we have the original glass or film negatives that will insure the best quality in almost any size print from 11x14" - 48x96".
Pat Hathaway and California Views are names that have become synonymous with Monterey History and historical images of the California central coast.
We have some of the earlist photos of Monterey and its environ.
California Views Photo Archive is constantly seeking to add historical photographs to its photo archives.
If you have any Monterey County photos that you wish preserved, please contact us.
With over 81,955 historical California images in our Photo Archives. These photographs can be used for research, publications and historical displays and or personal display in your home or office.
California Views your one stop for Pictures of the past from the 1850's.
Only a small portion of the collection is currently online with a searchable database, we are adding more photos all the time.
Featured 19th century and 20th century California photographers and photographer that made Postcards.
All images are also available for editorial downloads and one-time, non-exclusive, editorial usage rights.
Prints are available from 11 x14 - 40x60 inches.
Please keep checking back as we will be adding more galleries
Go to Maps of Monterey and California
A research fee will be charged for requests for information: $55.00 and $135.00 after hours.
Some of our favorite California historical photographs menu.
Some photographers represented in the California photographic collection.
New works in progress included are notices of books not yet published and projects underway.
Partial listing of our holdings by place with more than 50 images listed in the photo database.
Partial listing of our holdings by photographer with more than 50 images listed in the database.
Recent accessions to the California photographic collection.
California Views Photo Archives Frequently Asked Questions.
A list of Selected Current and Past Exhibits,
Books, magazines and television programs that have used photos from the photo collection.
To see Examples of our work.
Vintage California stock photos for editorial, journalism, advertising, television and video, photo use fees.
Views will license its images for commercial and
editorial use for books and magazine publishers and the media.
One time non-exclusive use fee and processing fee are charged, and printed credit to the Pat Hathaway photo collection and the photographer, if known is required.
We have over 35,000 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.
You must e-mail or phone and arrange to pay the appropriate use and license fee for any use of any photos from our archives.
We have over 28,000 photos of Monterey County listed in our database, and the largest collection of photos of California in Monterey County.
We are the largest Historical stock Photo Archives on the California Central Coast.
We will not allow any unlicensed use of our historic California Views images.
Only a small selection of our California historic images are currently online.
Many important additions to California Views come from gifts and donations.
Interested donors should contact the archivist Mr. Pat Hathaway
Photographers on the beach on the California Coast
"the Merry Tramps."
5x8 glass plate negative
Frank Bequette Rodolph (1843-1923)
C.W.J. Johnson (1833-1903)
taken standing by his photo parlor
at the Hotel Del Monte,
8x10" glass plate negative
CV # 78-010-0001
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This page was last updated
by Pat Hathaway on
October 1, 2019
This page was first created on
May 11, 1996