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Parma (John A.) photograph and horse whip collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1974-073

Content Description

Eighteen (18) photographs, a horse whip, and plaque with history of horse whip.

Acquisition Type



Gift of John A. Parma

Restrictions Apply



  • 1862 - 1942


18 Photographic Prints

2 Item(s)


1. Six horse whip, circa 1862, lash made by John Waugh, stock finished by David Greelee to whom it belonged. At his death it was willed to Major E.C. Durfee, who in turn willed it to J.R. Fithian. In 1942 it was given to Mrs. John Parma (Agnes Patten) by Frank Reasons (See framed plaque for further information) 2. Framed plaque with history of the above whip 3. Framed photo of China Galleca. Approx. size - 5 3/16" x 7 3/16". Black frame 4. Photo under glass of San Carlos Hotel in 800 block of State St. Built in 1834 by Capt. Alpheus Thompson. Approx. 7 7/8 x 5" 5. Early photo under glass of Old Mission. Approx. 11" x 6 7/8" 6. Photo under glass of Don Matias Reyes, Mission in background. Approx. 11" x 7" 7. Framed photo of four horse team drawing U.S. Mail Wagon. Approx. 12 1/2" x 5". Black frame 8. Framed photo of Matias de las Tunas. Approx. 10 5/8" x 8 5/8". Brown frame 9. Mounted photo of Chinese Musicians - Chinese New Year - Joss House - 15 E. Canon Perdido St. 10. Two photos mounted, one of Stearns Wharf 1903, the other of Summerland Oil Wells - first submarine oil wells in the world 11. Mounted photo of the Bath House at foot of Castillo Street, Castle Rock in the Background and Pleasure Pier at left 12. Mounted photo of the Potter Hotel 13. Mounted photo of Castle Rock - First Point 14. Mounted photo of Stella Steele (1) and Portuguese Belle (2), a team of horses owned by Frank Reasons, 1913. Henry Evans, deputy under Sheriff Yancy McFadden of San Luis Obispo, driver 15. Mounted photo of horse drawn decorated cart with woman and two children, Carrillo and State, 1893 16. Three mounted photos, two of which are of Native Born - Santa Barbarans - Old China Town, E. Canon Perdido St. The other is of the oldest and largest grapevine in the World 17. Mounted photo of Villa Soneschine - State and Micheltorena (now at 25 W. Mission Street) 18. Two mounted photos, one of Plaza Junipero, 1910. The other is of an old adobe originally near corner of State and East Figueroa Streets 19. Three mounted photos of "A Southeaster - West Boulevard, Before and After the Storm" 20. Three mounted photos, one of Castle Rock and Pleasure Pier (Sunset); the second, Stearns Wharf as a Southeaster Rolls In; the third, Castle Rock and Dibblee Hill