Views is a major California photo collection of 19th- and 20th-century
photographs of the central California coast, from Santa Barbara to North of San Francisco and Marin County.
The main focus is on Monterey County, Monterey Bay and its environs.
We are always looking for information on and images by photographers that worked in Monterey County.
Some of the California photographers represented in the photo collection:This list has the photographers name, studio address, life dates and working dates, when known.
List of Monterey County Photographers by last name's D-G from 1870-1990, Long list, please be patient
List of Monterey County Photographers by last name's H-M from 1870-1990, Long list, please be patient
List of Monterey County Photographers by last name's N-Z from 1870-1990, Long list, please be patient
Featured 19th century California photographers
Featured 20th century California photographers
Prints are available in Black & White or Sepia.
All images are also available for editorial downloads and onetime editorial use.
The California glass plate and
Film negative collection
The Archives includes a wide variety of formats from 35 mm, 2"x2",3½"x5½", 4x5", 5x7", 5x8", 6½x8½", 8"x10" and 11x14" glass plate negatives, cut negatives and roll film negatives.
The bulk of the collection is 4" x5" or larger negatives we have both wet and dry glass plate negatives and film negatives.
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Early Southern California Photographers
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photographers in the California photo collection
Go to Ed Ricketts photograph, Circa 1936
Go to Soto adobe Monterey John Steinbeck lived here in the 1940s
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Please send your comments and questions to
California Views Photo Archives
469 Pacific Street, Monterey
Phone (831) 373-3811
Please call first to ensure that we are in the archives.
Hours 2 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pacific time Greenwich Mean Time -8
Closed Sunday & Monday