SCPL Local History Gallery SCPL Local History Photograph Collection

SCPL Local History Photograph Collection

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Photograph Collection contains more than 1000 local history photographs, dating from the 1860s to the 1990s. Whenever possible, there are notes for each photograph describing the event, persons, buildings, date, and place depicted. The notes also include links to related articles on our website.

Size: 991 items


Anthony Azoff's San Quentin "mug shot."


Tiburcio Vasquez, cousin of Faustino Lorenzana.

Views: 1539
Subject Headings and Keywords: Portraits--Men, Clothing and Dress, Neckties, Beards


A portrait of Santa Clara County Sheriff John Hicks Adams, who investigated the murder of Joseph Pelligrini on June 4, 1864.

Views: 1538


Ambrose Calderwood, Santa Cruz County Sheriff from October 1863 to October 1865.


Thomas B. Poole, a Pajaro resident, was active as a Confederate guerrilla in California during the Civil War.

Views: 1458
Subject Headings and Keywords: Law Enforcement--Criminals, Portraits--Men, Beards


The stage robber Dick Fellow, a.k.a. G. Brett Lytle.

Views: 2127


A portrait of Albert Jones, Santa Cruz County Sheriff from October 1865 to October 1867.


A portrait of Dan Rodgers.

Views: 2404


Ida B. Wells, one of the founders of the NAACP.

Views: 1775
Subject Headings and Keywords: Minority Racial Groups--Blacks, Portraits--Women, Jewelry
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