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California Views:
The Pat Hathaway Photo Collection

Mr. Pat Hathaway, Photo Archivist

Carmel Mission views from California Views Archives Copyrigh&copy2015 (831) 373-3811
Carmel Mission
C.W.J. Johnson
Circa 1884
CV # 72-017-0086
Custom House views from California Views archives Copyright©Copyright©2019 (831) 373-3811
Custom House
Circa 1880
C.W.J. Johnson photo
CV # 95-034-0001
The Lone Cypress views from California Views archives Copyright©Copyright©2019 (831) 373-3811
The Lone Cypress
Midway Point
Pebble Beach
Lewis Josselyn
Circa 1916
CV # 71-001-lc-1
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Italians making homemade wine
in Monterey
Circa 1920
CV # 74-020-0082
Cliff House views from California Views archives Copyright©2019(831) 373-3811
Sutro Bath
Near the
Cliff House
San Francisco
Circa 1899
CV # 2003-044-0003
Edward F. Ricketts views from California Views archives Copyright©Copyright©2019 (831) 373-3811
Edward F. Ricketts
Fred Strong photo
Circa 1935
>CV # 95-033-0001
John Steinbeck  views from California Views archives Copyright©Copyright©2019 (831) 373-3811
John Steinbeck
Pebble Beach
Circa 1963
CV # 88-084-0001
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About this website

California Views Photo Archivist Pat Hathaway passed away on January 5, 2021. His collection of more than 80,000 historical photographs was donated to the Monterey County Historical Society.

The Society has preserved this website largely as it was at that time to document Mr Hathaway's remarkable legacy and provide access to digitized images from the Pat Hathaway Collection. Many links to images and products on Pixels.com and Fine Art America no longer work, but images from the collection are available for purchase on Fine Art America.

For more information about Pat, the collection, and individual images, please contact the Monterey County Historical Society.

Galleries of Historical images available as Canvas prints, Framed Prints, Acrylic Prints and Greeting Cards.

California Views A Focused Look into the Past, By Michael Chatfield pp. 154-156 in Carmel Magazine - Winter 2015

History in the making Rocky Creek landslide and road closers on Highway One along the Big Sur Coast.
Scope of the California photographic collection: From the 1850's to today.
  California Views was established November 29, 1970 and is located in Historic Monterey, on the California Central Coast, this unique photo archive is the most comprehensive Historical Photo Collection of the Monterey Bay area.
Many of the images we have are one of a kind rare and unique images that we have the original glass or film negatives that will insure the best quality in almost any size print from 11x14" - 48x96".
Pat Hathaway and California Views are names that have become synonymous with Monterey History and historical images of the California central coast.
We have some of the earlist photos of Monterey and its environ.
California Views Photo Archive is constantly seeking to add historical photographs to its photo archives.
If you have any Monterey County photos that you wish preserved, please contact us.
With over 81,955 historical California images in our Photo Archives. These photographs can be used for research, publications and historical displays and or personal display in your home or office.
California Views your one stop for Pictures of the past from the 1850's.
Only a small portion of the collection is currently online with a searchable database, we are adding more photos all the time.
Featured 19th century and 20th century California photographers and photographer that made Postcards.

Please click to see images available from Fine Art America.
All images are also available for editorial downloads and one-time, non-exclusive, editorial usage rights.
Prints are available from 11 x14 - 40x60 inches.
Please keep checking back as we will be adding more galleries

Go to Maps of Monterey and California
A research fee will be charged for requests for information: $55.00 and $135.00 after hours.
Some of our favorite California historical photographs menu.
Some photographers represented in the California photographic collection.
New works in progress included are notices of books not yet published and projects underway.
Partial listing of our holdings by place with more than 50 images listed in the photo database.
Partial listing of our holdings by photographer with more than 50 images listed in the database.
Recent accessions to the California photographic collection.
California Views Photo Archives Frequently Asked Questions.
A list of Selected Current and Past Exhibits,
Books, magazines and television programs that have used photos from the photo collection.
To see Examples of our work.
Vintage California stock photos for editorial, journalism, advertising, television and video, photo use fees.
California Views will license its images for commercial and editorial use for books and magazine publishers and the media.
One time non-exclusive use fee and processing fee are charged, and printed credit to the Pat Hathaway photo collection and the photographer, if known is required.
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.
      You must e-mail or phone and arrange to pay the appropriate use and license fee for any use of any photos from our archives.
We have over 28,000 photos of Monterey County listed in our database, and the largest collection of photos of California in Monterey County.
   We are the largest Historical stock Photo Archives on the California Central Coast.
We will not allow any unlicensed use of our historic California Views images.
Only a small selection of our California historic images are currently online.

We are always looking for information and images by Central California photographers.
Many important additions to California Views come from gifts and donations.
Interested donors should contact MCHS

# 79-083-0004 California Views Photo Archives 5x8 Glass
Photo by Frank B. Rodolph
Photographers on the beach on the California Coast
"the Merry Tramps."
5x8 glass plate negative
Frank Bequette Rodolph (1843-1923)
Circa 1887
Photo accession
# 78-010-0001 California Views Photo Archives 8x10 Glass C.W.J. Johnson (1833-1903)
taken standing by his photo parlor
at the Hotel Del Monte,
Monterey, California
8x10" glass plate negative
Circa 1887
Photo accession
CV # 78-010-0001

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This page was last updated
by Pat Hathaway on
October 1, 2019
This page was first created on
May 11, 1996