Monterey history photo collection

California Views:
The Pat Hathaway Photo Collection

Pat Hathaway, Photo Archivist


Orotone or Gold tone Photo

Looking through Monterey Cypress trees to the Pacific Ocean from the 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach.

An Orotone or Gold tone is one of many types of Photographic Processes which can be made from a camera negative.
A positive image printed on glass, often made from contact printing the original large format negative, the positive plate was then backed with a mixture of gold dust and banana oil.

Photo Accession CV # 78-109-0001
5x7 on glass
By A. C.Pillsbury
Circa 1910

Holdings: over 28,000 Photos of Monterey County listed in our database.
And over 81,955 historical California images in our Photo Archives.

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.

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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
California Views Historical Photo Collection
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Mr. Pat Hathaway
California Views Photo Archives
Monterey, California 93940-2702
Phone (831) 373-3811
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