Adam Clark Vroman photographic postcards of California missions and Camulos Ranch, circa 1900

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-58
Creators:
Vroman, A. C. (Adam Clark), 1856-1916
Dates:
circa 1900
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
48 Postcards
collotype
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographic postcards made by Adam Clark Vroman of California Missions and Camulos Ranch, part of "Vroman's Series of Postcards." The depicted mission include San Juan Bautista, Santa Clara, San Luis Rey de Francia, San Juan Capistrano, San Gabriel Arcangel, San Antonio de Pala, San Diego de Alcala, San Buenaventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, La Purisima Conception, San Luis Obispo de Toloso, San Miguel, San Antonio de Padua, Our Lady of Solitude, Soledad, San Fernando Rey, San Francisco de Asis, Carmel (Monterey), and San Francisco Solano. The photographs of Camulos Ranch relate to Helen Hunt Jackson's book Ramona and have the subtitle "Ramona Haunts" with a notation of related book pages.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Adam Clark Vroman (1856-1916) was a bookstore owner and photographer of Southwest Indians and culture. He and his wife moved to Pasadena, California, in 1892, where he took up photography, mostly documenting pueblos in New Mexico. After his wife's death in 1894, Vroman opened a bookstore in Pasadena, though he continued to make photography excursions to southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico. He also made photographs for the Bureau of American Ethnology during two expeditions in 1897 and 1899. Vroman's photographs illustrated the 1913 edition of Helen Hunt Jackson's novel Ramona.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 89-58

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 89-58, Adam Clark Vroman photographic postcards of California missions and Camulos Ranch, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Vroman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 92-3, the records of the Department of Anthropology, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Vroman can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Otis Tufton Mason papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian American Art Musem, University of California-Riverside's Museum of Photography, Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona Libraries hold Vroman photographs.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated to the Bureau of American Ethnology Library, circa 1911. Transferred from the Anthropology Library, 1989.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camulos (Calif.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Missions -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santa Inés Mission (Solvang, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Francisco de Asís Mission (San Francisco, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Carlos Borromeo Basilica (Carmel, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Buenaventura Mission Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Antonio de Pádua (Mission) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santa Clara Mission Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Santa Barbara Mission Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Juan Bautista (Mission : San Juan Bautista, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mission San Antonio de Pala Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mission La Purísima Concepción (Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885. Ramona Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Mission : Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mission San Miguel Arcangel (San Miguel, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mission San Juan Capistrano Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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